Coyotes are not friends to pheasant hunters! I know a guy in NE who dug up a coyote den and said there were literally hundreds of pheasant leg bones in there!
Couple “interesting" coyote stories….
In the 50’s in Nebraska they were such a nuisance that they had a bounty on them. You would bring in the ears for the bounty. My grandpa and dad were going somewhere in the country and saw a coyote running along the road ditch. My dad got out and shot it with a .22 and when he retrieved it he found out it didn’t have any ears… they had been removed, apparently for the bounty and left for dead… but they had scabbed over. So, they took the whole thing to town and in the big city of Albion, NE it was apparently newsworthy as it made the paper. But grandpa took credit for the kill and posed for the picture in the paper with the coyote!
My grandpa trapped for many years and in the late 20’s he trapped a female coyote and later found out it had a den, with two pups…. Albino at that! (Now the strange but true part) he captured them, raised them… then stuffed them… he also did taxidermy! My dad has them now… here they are.....
- Albino Coyotes