I see that this was from 4 years ago. There are many, many more of them in the state now. They are being spotted more frequently than ever before and people in rural areas are losing all their barn cats to these critters.
The State was quick to act on the increase of the coyote population by making it mandatory to have a Fur Harvesters license in order to take them. This is the license that trappers need in order to trap fur-bearing animals such as mink, muskrat, beaver and so forth. Looking at the prices for pelts these days, I guess if a guy shot enough of them, it might be enough to pay him wages.
The waterfowl hunters say that the main reason that they are not seeing the numbers of ducks in recent years is because of all the eggs that predators are taking. Hopefully, enough people will want to get out after these critters that our small game animals and birds will not be decimated.
Like most hunters we all are looking for something to keep the deer on our hunting ground and to bring more deer into our hunting ground. Most of the time we just don’t have the room or funding for this to even happen. We lease a lot of smaller properties here in Kansas and we know that the farmers are needing every little bit of ground they can get to make a living. So if they give up any ground at all it’s not much. As I was talking to one farmer he told me he could give up about a half acre...