Now i have also noticed that the coyotes in VT some of them appear to be the size of a female german shepards. From the ones i have seen shot close up so I think there actually wolves. So i mentioned that to other hunters but really got no good answer why. If i mentioned about wolves they would laugh at me too. Soon after I read an article about the canadian wolves crossing the frozen water in upper new york state into the US from canada and there interbreeding with our coyotes making a larger wolf type coyote. Now thinking about them crossing into the US I thought why didn't anyone think about the mountainlions doing the same crossing into the US too?
not that this can't happen, But you will not see true wild dogs interbreed. A wolf will always kill a coyote, the same as a coyote will always kill a fox. You always hear of coydogs, which are wild domestic dogs mixed with coyotes. This happens very rare, as a coyote would kill a domestic dog. All canines depend on hunting to survive, so when a larger canine moves into an area, it wants to eliminate all smaller canines. I have caught fox while trapping and the coyote has gotten there before me. It is not a pretty site.
there are several different species of coyote, the eastern strain being the largest, with a male weighing around 65 pounds or more. Also note, that many state DNR's will deny. They have imported crossbreed coyotes. We had a coyote hit in my area a few years ago with a radio collar on it. State denied releaseing coyotes in the area, but came and retrieved this one rather quick. A animal group, collected a few bodies of coyotes in the area for DNA testing. The results came back as coyote and a wolf from northern Canada.
The state reintroduced wild turkeys about 15yrs ago, no hunting for about 8 yrs. Now they have hunting with special permit. But there are flocks of over 1000 turkeys. We also have an out of hand deer population. Magically a supersized coyote appeared. also there is no coyotes of this DNA in North Jersey. However the DNR states it is natural migration of the coyote.
So they bypassed North Jersey for south jersey.
State DNR's trade animals back and forth like we trade cub parts. So an animal that use to be in the area and is no longer there. Can show up overnight with no explanation other then natrual migration