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#5596791 - 02/12/15 07:35 PM Coyote Problem!!
TXHENDO55 Offline

Registered: 09/25/13
Posts: 52
We've had three calfs killed in the last week. Problem is these dogs have been called at by our neighbors and they are extremely weary of the calls at this point. We are going to try and make a few stands on Saturday morning and any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!!

#5596889 - 02/12/15 08:16 PM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5501
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Without any other information, it sounds like your bait is your calves and that you may need to shoot around, near, amongst your herd. That isn't necessarily a dangerous thing to do, depending on how dispersed the cattle are.

Do you have night vision?

Edited by Double Naught Spy (02/12/15 08:16 PM)
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#5596892 - 02/12/15 08:17 PM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
dogdown23 Offline

Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 958
Loc: TX
Hunt the wind. Play sounds your neighbors may not use.

The only thing that'll stop a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun.

#5597008 - 02/12/15 09:08 PM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 6149
Loc: Central Texas
Hunt over the bait. Works great if you don't mind being out at night, and if you have the right gear.

#5597026 - 02/12/15 09:16 PM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
IDoc Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 19
Loc: West Texas
Get a trapper out there that knows what he is doing

#5597159 - 02/12/15 10:33 PM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
Cole P Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 421
Loc: East of Dallas
Get some coil spring traps and learn how to make a dirt hole set or use snares. Another forum (trapperman) can teach you everything you need to know. Otherwise Follow Doc's advice and get a trapper out there. Traps hunt 24/7...

Where are you located?

Edited by Cole P (02/12/15 10:34 PM)

#5597214 - 02/12/15 11:19 PM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
TXHENDO55 Offline

Registered: 09/25/13
Posts: 52
Located between Cleburne & Glen Rose, and no I don't have night vision or thermal. I'm going to try in the morning without calling and try to play the wind right.

#5597215 - 02/12/15 11:20 PM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
Reality Outdoors Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 1069
Loc: Leander, Texas
Where you located?
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#5597292 - 02/13/15 06:01 AM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
wtjim Offline

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 624
They are attracted to the afterbirth from calves being born, calves are secondary target. Usually mama cow won't let yotes near calves...killed 2 of 3 couples weeks ago worrying the cows away from where the calves wee born the night before... Hunt near your herd like others said above. No need to call they will come by looking for groceries sooner or later.

#5597306 - 02/13/15 06:18 AM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
HWY72 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/13/15
Posts: 258
Loc: S TX
How old were the calves you lost?

#5597316 - 02/13/15 06:38 AM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
texas2 Offline

Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 115
Most counties have a county trapper. All you have to do is to give them access and they'll take care of it. We use one in Mcculloch county and he has done a good job for us.

#5597375 - 02/13/15 07:28 AM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8055
Loc: bastrop county
get you a live animal trap, put a goat in it, sit back & watch, there is some other things to do with this method, if interested contact me.
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#5597481 - 02/13/15 08:24 AM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 4003
Loc: Dallas, TX
hunt over bait and get some night vision or put out a trap with live bait (chicken)

#5597528 - 02/13/15 08:49 AM Re: Coyote Problem!! [Re: TXHENDO55]
cp50948 Offline

Registered: 10/26/11
Posts: 182
Loc: Erath,Panhandle
Use a coyote pup distress sound. Most people use rabbit distress or mouse squeaks. Always works for me.


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