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Old 03-25-2024, 06:57 PM
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Evening all,

Came out two mornings ago to the three border collies losing their minds, inside the yard and barking. I go to see what is causing a ruckus, and there is a coyote just outside the fence, 25m from the barn. I went back inside for the rifle, but by the time I got back out it and the FOUR it was with had moved off enough to only fire a warning shot.

We have dwarf goats in the barn, and it's kidding season....with the recent snowfall, I'm sure that was the draw. We also picked up an orphan kid that was screaming it's head off like it has never been fed in it's entire short life, so that makes a good predator call too. Neighbor was called and gave permission for me to shoot across the fence at them if needed.

I've never skinned a coyote, and don't really have a use for it. Anyone in the area that would be interested if I manage to bag a couple of them? I'm sure someone could use the pelts.....just not me.

If so, send me a PM with a cell number and I'll keep it handy.
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Old 03-25-2024, 07:51 PM
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Pretty useless this time of year
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Old 03-25-2024, 08:00 PM
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Chuck it in the ditch or the trees. Ravens gotta eat too
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Old 03-25-2024, 08:27 PM
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Ravens love eating coyotes! They dance around them like cats on catnip!

If youíre going to leave dead coyotes exposed in a field, can you consider using non-toxic ammunition? The eagles are migrating north around now, and Iíd hate to see a big Golden eagle heading to its arctic breeding ground, laid low by lead poisoning. Thx!
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Don't count your coyotes before they're shot.
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Old 03-25-2024, 09:34 PM
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Don't count your coyotes before they're shot.
Oh, not doing that...just trying to plan ahead.
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Old 03-26-2024, 10:50 AM
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Coyote prices in last week FHA auction were terrible. Just as mentioned leave them for ravens.
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Old 03-26-2024, 06:17 PM
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Ravens love eating coyotes! They dance around them like cats on catnip!

If youíre going to leave dead coyotes exposed in a field, can you consider using non-toxic ammunition? The eagles are migrating north around now, and Iíd hate to see a big Golden eagle heading to its arctic breeding ground, laid low by lead poisoning. Thx!
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Old 03-26-2024, 09:07 PM
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Ravens love eating coyotes! They dance around them like cats on catnip!

If youíre going to leave dead coyotes exposed in a field, can you consider using non-toxic ammunition? The eagles are migrating north around now, and Iíd hate to see a big Golden eagle heading to its arctic breeding ground, laid low by lead poisoning. Thx!
Gimme a break. Ya think he is shooting them with a pellet gun? Iíve shot hundreds of coyotes and never recovered a bullet yet.
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Old 03-27-2024, 10:46 AM
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Seem to have a lot around here this year. I asked the F&G officer if they were going to bring back a bounty. She didn't know but apparently there is still a bounty in Southern Alberta.
No wonder grouse are hard to find.
The neighbor's daughter's farm is plagued with them and they have dogs (small dogs) so they see them in the yards all the time. No they don't hunt???? WTH?
The dad counted 15 cow moose and calves in the front pasture a few weeks ago. Not including the whitetails. So the animals are bunching up now. Time to look for sheds.
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Old 03-27-2024, 05:18 PM
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A coyote killed a 3 day old calf in one of my calving sheds at 8:30 in the morning. They seem to be either brave or hungry this year.

We saw the calf alive at 7 and when we fed at 8:30 a coyote was eating it.
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A coyote killed a 3 day old calf in one of my calving sheds at 8:30 in the morning. They seem to be either brave or hungry this year.

We saw the calf alive at 7 and when we fed at 8:30 a coyote was eating it.
I could possibly have time next weekend for a few stands
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There is definitely a lot of coyotes around. Saw an even 12 in one 80 acre parcel, right on the corner of Highway 28, and Sturgeon road. None were this years pups. That is not good for game or cattle producers.
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Old 04-01-2024, 01:51 PM
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I am close to you in Eckville out by the ski hill and I have shot two coyotes in the last two days. They were very brave and too close for comfort, as a rule I leave them alone but then they go and do something stupid like kill one of our cats or try to lure the dog out. Then I have to tune them in for a while until the balance is restored. D.H.
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Old 04-01-2024, 03:30 PM
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I could possibly have time next weekend for a few stands
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We've been pounding anything that shows up in the daylight and tried a bit of calling without success. If you have a night vision or thermal scope, come kill them all.
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We've been pounding anything that shows up in the daylight and tried a bit of calling without success. If you have a night vision or thermal scope, come kill them all.
And a silencer, donít forget the silencer!
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We've been pounding anything that shows up in the daylight and tried a bit of calling without success. If you have a night vision or thermal scope, come kill them all.
They make those red lights that attach to a pic rail or clip to a scope.
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Old 04-02-2024, 12:56 PM
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We've been pounding anything that shows up in the daylight and tried a bit of calling without success. If you have a night vision or thermal scope, come kill them all.
I saw Outdoor Quest is trying a Zeiss one out, maybe he will loan it out
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Old 04-02-2024, 05:47 PM
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See coyote, shoot coyote, shoot Coyote with whatever you have. A 22 RF is not perfect for the job but if it is what you have on hand, it is what I use. üotes are tremendouly destructive to both wild game and donstic animals, and they are becoming.completely unafraid of human. That is a really bad thing and we need to cjhangr that complete lack of respect for what shoulf be the ALPA killer in the room.
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Old 04-02-2024, 06:23 PM
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It's not a silencer, it's a solvent trap.
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Old 04-06-2024, 09:56 PM
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I am close to you in Eckville out by the ski hill and I have shot two coyotes in the last two days. They were very brave and too close for comfort, as a rule I leave them alone but then they go and do something stupid like kill one of our cats or try to lure the dog out. Then I have to tune them in for a while until the balance is restored. D.H.
I'm south of the gas plant on 3-2. I came out of the barn tonight after putting the goats in for the evening. Mind you, that's not a quiet event.....lots of yelling....even from the goats too. lol

Here's a coyote, sitting either right inside or outside the fence 75m away. Not a care in the world....probably the same one two night ago that was right at the end of the barn, and sure it was the one from Monday evening that was sauntering 20 feet in front of my heeler running it off the field...again, not a real care in the world.

I'm sure it's the same one, cause I got it this evening. Now, being from PEI originally, I'm used to the larger Eastern coyotes from when I was a kid....and this was the first one I have shot out here.

48" from tip to tail, 33lb. A friend of mine says that's a big one out here.
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Coyotes were horrible this year. We lambed our flock out in January and our Guardian dogs couldnít keep up with the amount of coyotes. We lost a few lambs before I decided we had to do something drastic. I brought in a buddy who is a resident trapper, locked our dogs up and we snared a few. Then I started shooting. Iíve killed 30 coyotes without leaving the yard.
Itís the worst year I can ever remember for predators.

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Old 04-08-2024, 08:34 AM
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And their population along with problems is only going to increase with no demand for their fur. Hopefully mother nature will intervene.
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My oldest son works at a dairy farm. He's seeing tons of coyotes too. They've been very bold for sure.

A lot of us hate to see the pelts going to waste, but there's times where you need to do what needs to be done.
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Coyotes were horrible this year. We lambed our flock out in January and our Guardian dogs couldnít keep up with the amount of coyotes. We lost a few lambs before I decided we had to do something drastic. I brought in a buddy who is a resident trapper, locked our dogs up and we snared a few. Then I started shooting. Iíve killed 30 coyotes without leaving the yard.
Itís the worst year I can ever remember for predators.

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I feel like an armed guard packing a gun to check cows this year.
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There is definitely a lot of coyotes around. Saw an even 12 in one 80 acre parcel, right on the corner of Highway 28, and Sturgeon road. None were this years pups. That is not good for game or cattle producers.
I know . That's in my trapping area .
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