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Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? #5937731 09/20/15 10:22 PM
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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.

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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5937809 09/20/15 11:08 PM
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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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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5937820 09/20/15 11:13 PM
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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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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938019 09/21/15 12:50 AM
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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938113 09/21/15 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: SapperTitan] #5938303 09/21/15 02:43 AM
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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

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938310 09/21/15 02:47 AM
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The whole Edwards Plateau is supposed to be coyote free.

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938342 09/21/15 03:03 AM
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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.

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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938352 09/21/15 03:11 AM
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East of town has some but I have been down here 9 years and never seen or heard one either.

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938381 09/21/15 03:32 AM
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We've had our place north of telegraph for 25 years and heard the first coyotes last spring.

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938461 09/21/15 07:06 AM
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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.

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938477 09/21/15 10:01 AM
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They will never be around as long as there are Goat Farmers there...


Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938489 09/21/15 10:45 AM
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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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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938600 09/21/15 12:55 PM
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They just don't howl any more because the hogs are eating them bolt grin

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938620 09/21/15 01:11 PM
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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5938982 09/21/15 04:35 PM
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Just because they are not vocal don't mean they are not there....they are everywhere

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5939142 09/21/15 05:57 PM
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Hunted NW of Rocksprings for many years and never heard or saw a coyote. Like someone said the sheep guys killed them off.


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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5940204 09/22/15 03:52 AM
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I am just a bit south of you in Kinney off 674. Had my place since 2007 and never seen a yote, and we run up to 8 cams and have done some predator calling and lots of blind hunting, and would have seen or caught a pic if they were there. We've had fox, mountain lion, bobcat, and even a black bear on the place, but no coyotes. Husband of the realtor I dealt with on my place was a State Trapper, and he said they were totally wiped out in the area.

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: westtexaswatkins] #5940773 09/22/15 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
They just don't howl any more because the hogs are eating them bolt grin
Evolution at work haha. Before you know it the pigs will be g rowing rattles on their tails to attract rattle snakes to eat.


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5941232 09/22/15 08:05 PM
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Heard a pair last night. Getting traps ready!

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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
They just don't howl any more because the hogs are eating them bolt grin
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Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5941288 09/22/15 08:37 PM
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yep pretty much few and far between and in 8 years I've only just recently heard the howling in the evenings..... N. Kinney Co.

it really doesn't bother me to hear or see one here or there....

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Originally Posted By: SingleShot85
yep pretty much few and far between and in 8 years I've only just recently heard the howling in the evenings..... N. Kinney Co.

it really doesn't bother me to hear or see one here or there....
It will when you start seeing the damage to the wildlife they do.

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5941797 09/23/15 01:36 AM
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Don't think so been around'm my entire life part of nature. Sure, don't want to over run but they do serve a porpus

Re: Rocksprings: No coyotes that I've seen or heard? [Re: DaveTexas] #5942038 09/23/15 04:51 AM
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The goat and sheep guys keep them shot out. I remember back a few years ago when a coyote was heard the whole town of ozona would go find it.

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