texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
deerchop, JRicke1032, Dthack1881, rlb28, AntonioB
66526 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 99,770
bill oxner 65,650
stxranchman 55,458
SnakeWrangler 51,402
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,054
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics450,733
Posts6,543,459
Members66,526
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? #7813068 04/20/20 09:02 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 126
U
utcb Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
U
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 126
I'm involved in managing a 2,500 acre HF ranch in Junction, that has a coyote problem. We've seen several on game cameras and the blackbuck population is taking a hit. I just wanted to see what experience people have here on the THF with those different methods of coyote control and see what recommendations are out there. Not looking for a 'try all three' type of answer - I'm looking for a rank order of things to try. Thanks!


Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813425 04/21/20 01:48 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 12,712
D
don k Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 12,712
Snares. Guard animals in my experience won't solve the problem especially with BB.

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813473 04/21/20 02:31 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 421
L
LeonCarr Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
L
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 421
Snares and start offering varmint hunts.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr


"Whitetail Deer are extinct because of rifles with telescopes mounted on them." - My 11th Grade English Teacher
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813488 04/21/20 02:50 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 19,487
T
TXHOGSLAYER Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 19,487
Snares


See y'all around the campfire.

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813496 04/21/20 02:59 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 745
J
JCO Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 745
Another vote for snares. More productive and you can see what your success rate is. I had a donkey in a pasture with cows that was protective for sure but never saw evidence of a dead yote.

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813504 04/21/20 03:09 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 11,608
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 11,608
Snares and M44s. Snares for crossfences and outside access control, cyanide guns for the ones living in your place already.


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813531 04/21/20 03:45 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,066
N
ntxtrapper Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
N
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,066
Get a knowledgeable trapper to come in and let them do their thing or teach you how. Many of them won't fall for a snare. Footholds, done with a good set, will take care of them.

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813571 04/21/20 04:43 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 99,770
dogcatcher Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 99,770
Snares, but you have to work at constantly.


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813895 04/21/20 02:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10,459
P
PMK Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10,459
we had good success using the government trapper in our area for coyotes. Our usage was a number of years back and I thought funded thru the county (or counties) and/or TPWD and national resources. After a quick search, appears Kimble county actually has a cost associated to be a member.

Kimble County Predator Management Board

also might try the Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association

Last edited by PMK; 04/21/20 02:56 PM.

"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: ntxtrapper] #7813903 04/21/20 02:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 11,608
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 11,608
Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
Get a knowledgeable trapper to come in and let them do their thing or teach you how. Many of them won't fall for a snare. Footholds, done with a good set, will take care of them.


We've been using footholds for 40 years, without any more success than guns or snares. They are pretty smart animals, darn it. Did get a bobcat about this time last year in a foothold.


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7813990 04/21/20 04:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,015
G
gary roberson Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
G
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,015
Most counties out here did away with the Government trappers and started organizations that collect funds based on ranch size and pay out bounties. Snares are very effective while llamas and guard dogs can help to keep predators away from sheep or goats, not so much for free ranging animals. They don't kill coyotes as they cannot catch them, just try to keep out of the herds.
Adios,
Gary

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7814928 04/22/20 10:53 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,173
B
Black Duck Dog Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
B
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,173
I got 3 lamas next property east of me and coyotes walk right past them have never seen them attempt to bother the coyotes

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7814941 04/22/20 11:29 AM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 7,068
P
procraft05 Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
P
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 7,068
My FIL has donkeys, about 10 donkeys on 200 acres w the cattle

And in 15 years, I never saw a donkey chase a coyote.

Not even once and yes I would see coyotes on this place

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7814943 04/22/20 11:31 AM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,051
D
DQ Kid Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,051
Pyreneese dogs

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: DQ Kid] #7814944 04/22/20 11:31 AM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,051
D
DQ Kid Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,051
Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Pyreneese dogs

Supposedly wolf killers back in their indigenous homes...

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: DQ Kid] #7814969 04/22/20 12:05 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 12,712
D
don k Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 12,712
Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Pyreneese dogs

Good luck at getting the BB use to the dogs.

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: PMK] #7814986 04/22/20 12:19 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 17,529
P
Pitchfork Predator Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 17,529
Originally Posted by PMK
we had good success using the government trapper in our area for coyotes. Our usage was a number of years back and I thought funded thru the county (or counties) and/or TPWD and national resources. After a quick search, appears Kimble county actually has a cost associated to be a member.

Kimble County Predator Management Board

also might try the Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association

Call in the experts.....


Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7815062 04/22/20 01:21 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,456
T
TKandMike Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,456
See if you can find someone with some decoy dogs to do work

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #7816382 04/23/20 01:35 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 126
U
utcb Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
U
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 126
Originally Posted by Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted by PMK
we had good success using the government trapper in our area for coyotes. Our usage was a number of years back and I thought funded thru the county (or counties) and/or TPWD and national resources. After a quick search, appears Kimble county actually has a cost associated to be a member.

Kimble County Predator Management Board

also might try the Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association

Call in the experts.....


Thanks for this info! We have been calling & shooting, but not really putting a dent in the population. I used to trap muskrats as a teenager. But, quickly learned that if not done right, you're wasting your time. I will reach out. Thanks!


Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7816697 04/23/20 05:39 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 31,217
F
FiremanJG Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
F
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 31,217
https://www.snareshop.com/mobile/products.asp?dept=101

Dang good snares, dang good prices.

Take a slow drive hunting for trails under fences.


[Linked Image]
800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7817476 04/24/20 03:19 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,539
H
huntwest Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
H
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,539
Miles not at all.
Jenny donkeys, large ones will run off and kill coyotes or dogs that look like them.
Mostly they are good at chasing them away.
Snares are good. But they catch all.

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7817508 04/24/20 03:48 AM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,338
B
Bryan C. Heimann Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
B
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,338
I couldn't tell you what is best, but if you put out mules they will kill some of the coyotes. I guess the coyotes are not as slick as we, or they, believe. Mules do more than bray. Probably not the answer to protect free ranging wild game animals though.


Regular Guy/regularguy11B/ laid over
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7817512 04/24/20 03:58 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 15,841
B
BigPig Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 15,841
2500 acres can hold a few packs. If you’re high fenced then I would start with making damn sure you have no holes or gaps, fix those, then focus on killing the ones inside the fence. I have a friend that has done this, fixed every fence then spent 6 years hunting, trapping, every coyote on the property, made a tremendous difference for his operations


Wade Dews, REALTOR ®
"The Bigley Group"
Premier Legacy Real Estate, LLC.
www.PremierLegacyRealEstate.com
WDews@premierlegacyrealestate.com
214-356-2410

Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7818022 04/24/20 05:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 9
J
jacinda Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
J
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 9
Snares, i think...[Linked Image]

Last edited by jacinda; 04/24/20 05:26 PM.
Re: Best coyote killer: llama, mule or snare? [Re: utcb] #7818090 04/24/20 06:21 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,191
K
kyle1974 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
K
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,191
Temic works pretty good.... I think it might be slightly illegal though.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3