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Old 12-30-2013, 04:33 PM
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Better read up on you local city rules and regulations.

I stopped a couple police officers in my neighborhood and asked them about firing a .22 from my back out into the salt marsh. Here's what I found out:

The officers said discharging a firearm in the city of Charleston S. C. is illegal. Even if I stepped into the salt marsh (officially State of SC property) the city could claim authority. Then I'd have to hire an attorney at my own expense to sort it out. (Not worth it)

The officer also told me it was illegal for him to shoot his bow and arrow in his own back yard. Pellet guns were not considered "firearms" but if a neighbor was scared at the sight of a gun, they'd have to respond. Cops and people are naturally jumpy at what appears to be a firearm.

Anyways, Charleston has a crappy rule that forbids bows and arrows in the city limits. Funny that--I believe South Carolina also outlaws slingshots.

Word to the wise. Check your regs. Bows and arrows may be prohibited.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:43 PM
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I was hoping for cougars!
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:03 PM
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Benjamin marauder in 25 cal pcp airguns with scope could Kill anything with a well placed shot .

Not the cheapest route. But good fun after the coyotes gone.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:21 PM
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Should have posted this 3 days earlier! Almost bought a .300 Blackout when I was up in Boone visiting family, could have given it a trial by fire on my way back to FL.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
Should have posted this 3 days earlier! Almost bought a .300 Blackout when I was up in Boone visiting family, could have given it a trial by fire on my way back to FL.
So, you have hippies in the family?

You were probably within a couple miles of the yote problem when you were passing thru.

BTW, anybody ever tell you that's one damned fine boat!?!
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:38 PM
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if you aren't leaning against a tree eating a tuna and bacon sammich holding a whiskey drink waiting for a coyote with a crossbow I'm really gonna be disappointed
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ThumperVII View Post
Once you have coyote in the area if you eliminate one you are just making space for the next one to move in.
This. I've got a few in my yard and they cause no problems to me, my neighbors nor my pets.

However, they have entirely cleaned up the stray cat problem and they've forced the neighbors who were not normally walking their dogs on a leash to do so.

The devil you know is better than the devil you don't. If they're not causing you direct harm, leave them be.

FWIW, I'm not animal nut, I'm an avid hunter.

Couple of yotes from my yard:

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I'd venture to say that they are in a good percentage of people's yards on a regular basis and the homeowners have no idea.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by camnbo View Post
Cut up some sponges into cubes about 2 inch sized cubes and soak em up in bacon grease. Put the sponges out near the den and all over the property. They eat the sponges and it kills em. Not the most humane thing in the world but, it's not like we're sport hunting here. And it works.
The problem with this is it will also kill and dog that eats them.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:27 AM
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If the Coyotes are not a problem yet,they will be soon.They have been known to lure pets by being playful and then kill and eat them.Just shoot the things as quietly as possible and shut your mouth about it.Don't ask authorities about it and don't consult neighbors.If questioned,you know nothing.
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The problem with this is it will also kill and dog that eats them.
Right but, the man is on 10 acres so I sorta figured that wouldn't be an issue. Heck he could just put the sponges by the den.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:37 AM
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Coyotes? Yup, got 'em. Rattlesnakes? Yup. Scorpions? Yup.

Javelinas? Yup, got 'em, too. http://www.azcentral.com/community/s...ters-rise.html

Nasty bastards!
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Javelinas? Yup, got 'em, too. http://www.azcentral.com/community/s...ters-rise.html

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Originally Posted by GhostShip View Post
Problem is, they're urban and it's not like I can whip out the Sig and take one out, yanno? Used to have a pack of them come right by my office window near daily. I'm talking downtown Scottsdale, right at Camelback and Scottsdale roads at Fashion Square Mall. This guy in the article is a perfect example:

"A 63-year-old Prescott man got into legal trouble for shooting and killing a javelina in March. Doug Newbold said he was defending himself, but Game and Fish officials said Newbold acted irresponsibly."

That said, a few years back, I was invited to a big party by a Mexican friend. His brother had shot a javelina while hunting. They dug a big hole in the backyard, filled it with mesquite, burned it to coals, then wrapped the whole dressed javelina and put it in the hole and covered it up in dirt for a couple days. Served up the whole BBQ'd carcass on a big table with fresh homemade tortillas and several fire-roasted salsas. Man, that was mighty fine eating!
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I would put a bullet or arrow in the coyote, you are on 10 acres & I sure you can get rid of the evidence before any police show up. We had armadillos tearing up our yard & several of the neighbors. One afternoon a neighbor came by to tell me they spotted 3 in a vacant lot 2 doors down. I shot 2 with my Glock, the police did not come and the armadillos problem has been resolved.
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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
Don't ask authorities about it and don't consult neighbors.If questioned,you know nothing.
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I would put a bullet or arrow in the coyote, you are on 10 acres & I sure you can get rid of the evidence before any police show up.
That's the plan. I got nixed on getting a new crossbow. I did a look about and can shoot out of a window in the barn and it would be a pretty steep downward angle. Again, this ain't your usual 10 acres. It's a triangle surrounded on two sides by those things they call a neighborhood. Will post pics if I am successful.
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spent this morning sighting in a new crossbow, a mission/mitchell
It is badass

Shag you really need one
Trust me on this one
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Originally Posted by cgrand View Post
spent this morning sighting in a new crossbow, a mission/mitchell
It is badass

Shag you really need one
Trust me on this one
OK. That's enough for me.

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Old 01-01-2014, 08:40 AM
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I live just over the north border of NYC near a large fenced off resevoir. There are a lot of coyotes living in the resevoir. The whiney neigbors are always carrying on about them, but they haven't caused any problems, other than listening to them start howling every now and then.
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lead or poison--- antifreeze works have to remember they have 8-10 pups at a time
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Originally Posted by Eyehooker View Post
lead or poison--- antifreeze works have to remember they have 8-10 pups at a time
Coincidental that you posted this. I just got the same advice from my cousin who knows his shit about coyotes. I hate like hell to cruelly kill any animal but they are like NYC rats around here right now. I need to post pics but they are denning in a 25-30 foot tunnel that the creek has dug over the years. I'm sure they are in happy land with good cover and a steady water supply. It's tempting to use antifreeze but I just can't do it.

It's also tempting to run some gasoline or propane into the tunnel and light em up. That would be doable but again, it's in the city limits and with a previous criminal record I'm not sure I want to chance it.

I'm taking cgrand's advice (over my wife's advice ) and ordered a Excalibur crossbow. I can set up in the barn and won't be more than 35 yards away. Not sure what happens if I get mommy and/or daddy what I will do with the pups. We'll see.
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