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HANGING COYOTES #8805906 02/22/23 02:35 AM
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In years past, hunters would hang coyotes that they had shot on the fence line by the roadway. Don't that too much now, so I am wondering if there is a regulation that prohibits that practice these days?


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I still do it, depending on the property owner. My lease owner would throw a fit however.

Having lived in Texarkana for a little bit, there was a young guy that would hang all kinds of skulls and skeletal remains on his fence. One day he put a human skull out there. Never saw him after that

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Years ago I had permission to predator hunt on 7000 acres north of Dallas. The condition with the landowner was a requirement to hang my coyotes on the fence line of a road leading to his home. If he did not see new coyotes on the fence, I would lose my permission. Nothing has changed legally. It's just culture change.

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'Saw one in Roosevelt a few weeks ago. Folks used to hang big catfish heads too.


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Road from Weatherford to Granbury has a ranch that hangs coyotes. My grandmother used to hang dead snakes on the fence, said it would bring rain.


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When I lived in Montana we did that but also hung the elk nutz and wanker on the fence posts.


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What’s the purpose of all this?

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Well, if you read the responses above, you can see there are several purposes.


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I believe county trappers used to do this simply to demonstrate their effectiveness. Last time I saw a good line of these was on my way to Truscutt, north of Benjamin.

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In Kansas, always heard it was a warning to coyotes. Coyote 'getters' were very effective. IIRC illegal now.

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Coyotes share the same turf with pigs and the pigs eat them and if the pigs won't the buzzards will. Years back I gave coyotes a pass but that eneded when they killed my cat.

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You kill off a bunch of coyotes you will have an increase in the jack rabbit supply, this in turn will increase the supply of coyotes because they will have enough food to breed more, which will reduce the jack rabbit population. A cycle of nature is a cool thing to observe

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Originally Posted by deerfeeder
You kill off a bunch of coyotes you will have an increase in the jack rabbit supply, this in turn will increase the supply of coyotes because they will have enough food to breed more, which will reduce the jack rabbit population. A cycle of nature is a cool thing to observe


On our Upton county ranch I witnessed the most incredible population explosion of jack rabbits, cotton tails, prairie dogs, pack rats, blue quail, ground owls, hawks, snakes, coyotes, bobcats, etc... Every time we shot at quail jacks and cotton tails exploded in all directions.

The next two years the plague hit and you could drive around the entire ranch and only see one or two rabbits. The populations of everything mentioned above crashed!


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We used to do it, but my current trapper takes them and uses various parts for his 'scent' mix. If I shoot one it's going on the fence. I don't believe there's any regulation about it in Texas.


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I was told by a old wolf hunter that hanging them on a fence would chase the others out of the pasture.


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Was at my sons house today and these were hanging in someone’s pasture down the road.

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Originally Posted by Tbar
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You kill off a bunch of coyotes you will have an increase in the jack rabbit supply, this in turn will increase the supply of coyotes because they will have enough food to breed more, which will reduce the jack rabbit population. A cycle of nature is a cool thing to observe


On our Upton county ranch I witnessed the most incredible population explosion of jack rabbits, cotton tails, prairie dogs, pack rats, blue quail, ground owls, hawks, snakes, coyotes, bobcats, etc... Every time we shot at quail jacks and cotton tails exploded in all directions.

The next two years the plague hit and you could drive around the entire ranch and only see one or two rabbits. The populations of everything mentioned above crashed!

I’ve had a bird dog go on point, and when I walk up and see a rabbit I scolded the dog. Then a covey of bobs flushed. That season it got to be a regular thing, see cottontail and get ready for a covey to flush.



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The county trapper use to hang them here on the fences at the entrance until PETA came through and pitched a big fit and now he just lays them in the ditch/roadside by the entrance. I still hang them on the fence when I get one, just hoping it pisses them off if they see it.

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We still see it occasionally. I killed a coyote the other night but just left him. He was after calves

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Hwy 6 and FM529 used to be called wolf corner back in the 60s. Always a few hanging there. Misnomer I know but that's what folks called it.

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Originally Posted by GasGuzzler
Well, if you read the responses above, you can see there are several purposes.


Aside from bragging rights and to get carcasses out of the field, the other claimed purposes were mostly just imaginary.

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In Kansas, always heard it was a warning to coyotes. Coyote 'getters' were very effective. IIRC illegal now.

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I was told by a old wolf hunter that hanging them on a fence would chase the others out of the pasture.


Funny how the ranchers like to hang them on the fences by the roads most of the time. I guess that is because they had a large commuter population of coyotes that traveled the roadways.

Funny how you never saw them being hung around the chicken pens to keep them out of the chicken yard.

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I believe county trappers used to do this simply to demonstrate their effectiveness.


To show effectiveness, advertising, bragging, whatever, but the coyotes don't really notice or care.


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All this and nobody has it right yet. Hunters would hang coyotes on the fence to let the ranch owner know it was dead. The ranch owner would cut off an ear and get the bounty for it from the county extension agent. This all began when counties started paying bounties on them back on the late 1950's.

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They certainly did that in the 1950s in some cases, but not everywhere. The practice of hanging from the fences started well before the 1950s. This article shows a 1937 west Texas photo of predators (bobcat and coyotes) being hung from a fence.
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/arti...m-a-fence-in-13633796.php#photo-16962421

My dad's family, during the depression and 1940s, would do it just to get the coyotes out of the field, he said.


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