Coyotes around here were becoming quite a problem until the last year or so. Game wardens let it be known that they could be killed year round with no bag limit. Encouraged thinning out the population of coyotes to keep the small animal populations up (turkey, rabbit, gopher tortoise which are endangered, as well as others). You used to not be able to walk out at night without hearing them howling or yapping up a storm, but haven't heard them at all in 6 months or more.
smigelski wrote:....once the coyotes run out of wild animals it is all over. After they kill their first domestic animal they never go after anything else. ....
I agree. Although you may not see a problem now, coyotes will multiply so fast they will soon overwhelm the wild food source and will turn on "Fluffy and Spot" real quick! The natural migration is also BS, hunters brought them here, with the blessing of the wildlife officers, when the statewide fox population ran thin, and argueably has never recovered.
SONNY wrote:I have never shot a true coyote, never could get close enough to! thanks; sonny
If you are looking to do so, start depositing the 'leftovers' of deer from hunting in the same place. The coyotes will of course congregate there looking for easy food, and will become easy targets. They are very smart, and are very quiet. You have to have a sharp eye out for them sneaking up.