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Old 05-11-2019, 06:25 AM
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I was in New Hampshire last week turkey hunting with my brother. On the first morning we were set up on the edge of a corn field, we were sitting about 2 feet apart on the ground. About 30 min after shooting light we were approached from the woods by a coyote, sort of side angling us but came in within about 10 ft while looking at us. We yelled and motioned to run the coyote off, and it seemed to work. A few minutes later the coyote was back, circled around us and was within 10 ft again, I asked my brother if he wanted me to shoot it and he said no. We were able to get the coyote to back off again. Minutes later we hear something, turn to see the coyote in full stalk mode, crouching and coming in, eyes locked on my brother. My brother swung his gun around and yelled at the coyote and all that did was speed up the stalk rather than turning him. My brother was forced to shoot the coyote just off the end of his barrel or be attacked.

The coyote ran about 50 yards and fell out dead, looked perfectly healthy. Guessing it was rabid.
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I've heard of being stalked by a "cougar"....

But dam..those things are appearing everywhere. What happens if the mate with domestic dogs?
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Must of been ugly
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Must of been ugly
Entry just off center, exit on center under the tail, you can imagine, the reason for no pic.
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When a coyote shows up during any hunt it becomes a coyote hunt instantly...
probably not rabid...I've had hunts where I've called in more yotes than turkey.
Happens pretty often
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Was your brother "camouflaged" in a turkey outfit?
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Yea, coyotes get killed whenever possible
They eat plenty of Turkey eggs and fawns.. My cousin is a small time cattle guy and they will attack any fresh born calves too that is a day or two old..
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They’re a real problem, some of the areas of our land are INFESTED with them. We generally try to kill on sight. One of the few things that make me honestly nervous while walking out of the woods at night.
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I live in NH, and have a decent track of land behind me. They are always around but this year they seem more confident then past years. I have a 75 lb lab and was never overly concerned about them going after her. On two occasions I have seen them trying to almost draw her into the woods. They will be just past the wood line in plain site walking in and out of the woods. She barks like crazy, but keeps a good distance. On a couple occasions she will bolt into the house.

It does keep the cat population down.
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We were both in typical camo, nothing special. We were not calling. There were a dozen turkeys in the field about 80 yards out in front of us, the coyote wanted us not the turkeys. There was no mistake attack was imminent and the coyote knew full well we were human.
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Was there no way to live trap it and take it for a ride in your center console?
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I'd shot it the 1st time, you get rid of the yotes you'll notice more game around.
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We have a couple of donkeys on our property to protect the cows. It's amazing how fast they'll run after any kind of dog.
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As said before, turkey hunt is now a coyote hunt. Same thing happens during deer season. If a friend is hunting my land and he has a shot at a coyote, he must take it. My land, my rules and that is just the way it is.
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Originally Posted by Boat Hound View Post
I live in NH, and have a decent track of land behind me. They are always around but this year they seem more confident then past years. I have a 75 lb lab and was never overly concerned about them going after her. On two occasions I have seen them trying to almost draw her into the woods. They will be just past the wood line in plain site walking in and out of the woods. She barks like crazy, but keeps a good distance. On a couple occasions she will bolt into the house.

It does keep the cat population down.
Coyotes WILL draw a larger dog into the woods and then ambush, crafty bastards will go so far as to send in a bitch in heat to draw in a male dog and then ambush. Little dogs get eaten as a snack. In general I frown on killing things that will not be consumed but there are exceptions for nuisance and hazardous animals, coyotes check both boxes.

Should be terminated on sight.....


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Similar thing happened to me when I was younger. My dad shot it as it was extremely aggressive. Long story short. When he shot it, it turned out to be a pack of st least 6.
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Coyotes do not like being chased.
Once they have been chased, especially when their pups are around, are a short charge-and-retreat sequence, a barking episode,
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We have the same problem with wolves here in the frozen north. Hopefully, they will be taken off the protected species list soon. Not saying kill them all but we need to thin out all the large packs we have. Some people practice the 3 s's. Shoot, shovel and shut up!
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We were both in typical camo, nothing special. We were not calling. There were a dozen turkeys in the field about 80 yards out in front of us, the coyote wanted us not the turkeys. There was no mistake attack was imminent and the coyote knew full well we were human.
I was stalked by two feral black labs while mowing the lawn on a property I was renting about 15 yrs ago. Pretty scary. I have no doubt it was after one of you. If coyotes are willing to try to take down cattle, I am sure something human sized isn't out of the question.
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[QUOTE=billinstuart;12515787.

But dam..those things are appearing everywhere. What happens if the mate with domestic dogs?[/QUOTE]

You get an animal with a dog's coat and coloring and sloping rear end of a yote. My grandmother had a horse ranch in the foothills
of the Angeles National Forest and people used to abandon unwanted animals there a lot. The yote/dogs were a real problem
around horses and had no fear of people. Our policy was SSS.

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