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#5937731 - 09/20/15 05:22 PM Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard?
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I have a place about 10 miles southwest of Rocksprings just off Hwy 674.
I have never heard coyotes howling nor have I seen one in person or on trail cam in the area.

When I use to hunt in south Texas we would hear and see them all the time.

I find it hard to imagine that you could put such a big dent in the coyote population but I've not seen any in my area.

Have some areas eradicated Coyotes in the Rocksprings area? I heard from an old timer that the ranchers hit coyotes hard when the sheeping/ram industry was in full swing.


Edited by DaveTexas (09/20/15 05:50 PM)

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#5937809 - 09/20/15 06:08 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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He's right. Mohair production kept ranchers on the lookout for 'yotes, daily. Government trappers also played a big part. I would suspect they will return eventually, since angora raisers are becoming less common.
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#5937820 - 09/20/15 06:13 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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Hunted in that area for over 20 years and never saw a coyote. There area lot of foxes and even some badgers but never a single yote.
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#5938019 - 09/20/15 07:50 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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#5938113 - 09/20/15 08:28 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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#5938303 - 09/20/15 09:43 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: SapperTitan]
DaveTexas Offline
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I know why but I ain't saying nothing


I remember as a kid in the Uvalde area seeing Cyanide Bate Traps around the area.
Do they still use these?

I also wonder if there is just enough low hog fence in the area to keep the yotes movement down

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#5938310 - 09/20/15 09:47 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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The whole Edwards Plateau is supposed to be coyote free.

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#5938342 - 09/20/15 10:03 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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Research Paper on coyotes in Edwards Plateau


The above paper makes it sound like they are coming back.
I just haven't seen any in my area.


Edited by DaveTexas (09/20/15 10:04 PM)

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#5938352 - 09/20/15 10:11 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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East of town has some but I have been down here 9 years and never seen or heard one either.

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#5938381 - 09/20/15 10:32 PM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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We've had our place north of telegraph for 25 years and heard the first coyotes last spring.

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#5938461 - 09/21/15 02:06 AM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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They're here just really quiet. Coyote areas are Eastern Edwards Co along the East prong of the Nueces River, Northern Edwards along the Kimble Co line. State trappers are always busy on the ranches that are apart of the trapping clubs. Yes they still use M-44 cyanide guns but mainly in the spring of the year. They are more effective after hunting season. Numbers are coming up due to loss of sheep and goat ranches, land and habitat fragmentation, some say (local old timers) it's the worst they have ever seen. Well that's cuz they have never had them till now. I've caught and shot a few in the last 10 or so years around here but I'm not calling it an emergency. More like a reset.

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#5938477 - 09/21/15 05:01 AM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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#5938489 - 09/21/15 05:45 AM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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Our place is about 25-30 miles sw of Rocksprings, I've too not heard or seen a yote.
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#5938600 - 09/21/15 07:55 AM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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They just don't howl any more because the hogs are eating them bolt grin

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#5938620 - 09/21/15 08:11 AM Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas]
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