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#7246066 - 08/05/18 12:20 PM Coyotes in NE Coleman County?
JonPace Offline

Registered: 02/24/10
Posts: 72
Loc: Coleman County
Hey everyone,

Over the years, I've always hunted properties that had coyotes and dreamed of harvesting one. I recently purchased a 170 acre hunting property in North East Coleman County just slightly South West of Grosvenor. I've spent a couple weekends out there and haven't heard ANY coyotes. There are plenty of other game so not a big deal. Just a little bummed that I may never have the opportunity to harvest a coyote (especially since this is probably the only place I'll hunt moving forward).

I had a wildlife biologist come out and he said there aren't many coyotes in Coleman County - which kind of surprised me. I see what looks like coyote poop everywhere but I'm starting to think it's grey fox. I have seen several grey fox in person and on game cam.

Curious if anyone else is in my area and what their experience is?


#7246074 - 08/05/18 12:37 PM Re: Coyotes in NE Coleman County? [Re: JonPace]
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Shoot a hog tie him to the base of a tree and put a game cam on it and you will know pretty quickly if you have any coyotes. Also just because they do t live on your property doesnít mean they arenít living on surrounding properties and passing through yours regularly.
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#7246356 - 08/05/18 08:05 PM Re: Coyotes in NE Coleman County? [Re: JonPace]
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I find it hard to believe that any rural counties in Texas don't have many coyotes. Now the population may ebb and flow with the availability of resources, but I can't imagine that you don't have many in the county when the other counties around you have plenty.
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#7246716 - 08/06/18 09:09 AM Re: Coyotes in NE Coleman County? [Re: JonPace]
JonPace Offline

Registered: 02/24/10
Posts: 72
Loc: Coleman County
Thanks guys. Makes me feel a bit better.

Coincidentally, we did leave a hog out a week ago and it completely disappeared. Didn't think to put a game cam next to it. Will try that next time and see what comes. There were a bunch of feathers in the area - can't imagine the buzzards devoured it and hauled it off somewhere else.

#7248783 - 08/07/18 09:26 PM Re: Coyotes in NE Coleman County? [Re: JonPace]
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First there are numerous areas of the state that have few if any coyotes. Areas where you find lots of sheep and goats will have had serious predator management for years. They usually have tons of grey fox in those areas though due to coyotes not pressuring them.
I hunt all over the state and while NE Coleman county is not heavily populated with coyotes they are plentiful enough you should be able to accomplish your goal. The population in that area is growing due government getting rid of Mohair subsidies so not as many goats being raised. The further north you go from there the more coyotes. Go south and west less.
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#7248888 - 08/08/18 01:41 AM Re: Coyotes in NE Coleman County? [Re: JonPace]
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Registered: 08/07/11
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What DStroud said. I use to hunt in Coleman Co. west of Velra. The place we hunted for over 12 yrs didn't have any or very very few. The land owner had sheep and if anyone heard a yote the trapper was called in. I think in that 12 yrs I hunted the place I may have heard them 2-3 times total. I never saw one, but we would see lots of fox.


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