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Coyotes #8979152 12/28/23 02:09 PM
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We are lucky to have a 10% fawn crop. The month of December, we shot 6 coyotes, and last night I get this picture. What do you do to control these fierce predators? [Linked Image]

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Snares.

We try to check the fence every day.

Especially this time of the year. We'll get after them with a helicopter in spring for the ones we missed.

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Call your County Trapper, he can do wonders.

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Vary your trapping methods, Leg hold or jaw traps, snare, Conibear, Tsc has a big live catch trap with a separate cage for a live chicken.
Red spotlight varmint rifle and a mouth or recorded wounded rabbit call. My place has goat wire fencing, so i have had the best luck putting snares or conibear traps where they dig under the fence, They get smart fast

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Find trails and set snares.

Keep a rifle beside me at all times and shoot all I see.


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I tried some snares about 3 years ago and snared more deer and coons than I did coyotes. Didn’t mind catching the coons , but counterproductive catching the deer.

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The Snare Shop.com makes snares with "deer stops". You set them so they will get down to the diameter of the neck of a coyote, but not the diameter of the leg of a deer.


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If you're doing it, not leaving hog carcasses on your place will reduce the coyote numbers. Foothold traps and conibear 330's are what I use to trap them.

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I’ve posted this before. I don’t shoot coyotes. Why?

About 5 years ago I was hunting by a feeder and pigs showed up. As I was about to stand up to run them off, a coyote ran in and grabbed a piglet and left in a hurry. They all went nuts and ran off squealing. I decided that the song dogs were on my side and I have a lot more pigs than deer for them to feed on.

I know they are a predator and will eat anything they can catch and will take fawns.


Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson
I’ve posted this before. I don’t shoot coyotes. Why?

About 5 years ago I was hunting by a feeder and pigs showed up. As I was about to stand up to run them off, a coyote ran in and grabbed a piglet and left in a hurry. They all went nuts and ran off squealing. I decided that the song dogs were on my side and I have a lot more pigs than deer for them to feed on.

I know they are a predator and will eat anything they can catch and will take fawns.


I don't doubt it.

I also watched a friend lose lots of registered calves to coyotes.

And if memory serves, U.S. Fish and Gane study said 80% of whitetail fawn mortality rate was due to coyote predation.

Around me, I've got neighbors raising cattle, and deer I see on a weekly basis.

I shoot every coyote I see.


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Coyotes are the number 1 deer predator. They kill a lot more deer than hunters do around here. I watch them chase them all over my ranch.

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In the areas of the state with too many deer the coyotes are doing us a favor. They get a pass where I hunt.

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I don’t have too many deer but way too many pigs.

I’m about to reset my hog trap.

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Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Originally Posted by LeftHandStan
In the areas of the state with too many deer the coyotes are doing us a favor. They get a pass where I hunt.

That has got to be one of the most stupid statements I have read in a while.

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Hey there Don.


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Back in the 80's we were overrun with coyotes to the point that calling & shooting didn't make a dent in their population. So, I got licensed to use cyanide guns. That made a hell of a dent in the coyotes we saw. I still have the guns but quit using them a long time ago. The worse thing about them was after they were set, you had to paint the attractant on them. All I used was for canines and brother did that stuff stink. About 25 - 30 feet was as far as one would get after setting one off.


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You ever notice how much a coyote looks like a cockroach? Looking down at a coyote’s back looks just like a damn roach.


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They have the same pattern on their back


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Coyotes have been active around us recently. In 12 years we probably snared 6 coyotes, this year has been about 12. We will win, but it is work.


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In the areas of the state with too many deer the coyotes are doing us a favor. They get a pass where I hunt.

That has got to be one of the most stupid statements I have read in a while.


When you're in central TX and surrounded by 4k acres of unhunted land, I rather like the fact that there's a deer per 10 acres and not a deer per 5. Coyotes taking out fawns certainly helps with the numbers game.

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Anyone that hunts with me knows if you have a shot at a coyote you better take it.

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Originally Posted by Espy
Anyone that hunts with me knows if you have a shot at a coyote you better take it.


Shooting the occasional coyote does nothing to control coyote numbers. Actually, it does the opposite.

And, it tends to screw up deer hunts.

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Originally Posted by J.G.
The Snare Shop.com makes snares with "deer stops". You set them so they will get down to the diameter of the neck of a coyote, but not the diameter of the leg of a deer.


These work as stated.

I ran a camera on a fence line where I saw obvious signs of crossing. Ran the camera for 2 months and then set one of these deer proof snares. In the 2 months of photos, I had every animal you could imagine using that crossing, all the deer jumped over the fence. 3 days after setting the snare, I had a doe go under the fence and died. bang

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Originally Posted by LeftHandStan
In the areas of the state with too many deer the coyotes are doing us a favor. They get a pass where I hunt.

That has got to be one of the most stupid statements I have read in a while.

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Originally Posted by LeftHandStan
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Anyone that hunts with me knows if you have a shot at a coyote you better take it.


Shooting the occasional coyote does nothing to control coyote numbers. Actually, it does the opposite.

And, it tends to screw up deer hunts.



I see you are one of those who bought that old, debunked, liberal lie, spread by the coyote huggers that shooting a coyote increases their numbers... LOL.

At what point when you take something out of the equation, do numbers increase?

Numbers don't increase when you shoot a coyote, or anything else for that matter... The number is instantly decreased by one. Enough "ones", and you have significant decrease.

People will believe anything... nidea

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