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coyote hunting?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by HITMAN, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. HITMAN

    HITMAN Vancouver Member

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    Anyone coyote hunt? I herd the pelts go for 90 bucks and the skulls 10 but i have no idea who to sell them to , thats the easy part. The hard part is where to hunt them and if there is a season or a tag that needs to be purchased? Or some private land would be sweet! My brother and i just finished a couple dedicated coyote guns and would like info on how to get into this. I got a fresh new 4 x14 Nikon coyote special scope on a bull barrel AR 223 that needs some seat time. oh and i live in Vancouver Wa, but am not opposed to an out of state tag... thanks if you can help with info... i got a fever and the only cure is more coyote. lol
     
  2. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    In WA, there's no season. Just need a regular hunting license. Can't use dogs. No separate tag required.
    As far as where? I have no idea up there. Try asking around local ranchers to see if they have had any sightings or incidents with their calves in the past.
     
  3. Marshall Tall Eagle

    Marshall Tall Eagle Woodburn, OR 97071 Member

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    I use to hun them in Eastern Oregon. We used old chickens and tied their feet down with wire to the ground with lots of feed, then when down wind about 150 yards, found a good spot to sit and wait. Usually within 30 minutes we hjad game. for Oregon you just need a hunting license and permission from land owners to hunt them.
     
  4. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy Portland, OR Member

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    Are coyotes that much of a nuisance? Why hunt em?
     
  5. SlickJoeSD

    SlickJoeSD Astoria, OR Member

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    The might kill small deer. Good enough reason for me.
     
  6. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    Yes
     
  7. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    they kill calves, domestic pets, anything that is in their area of habitation that cannot defend itself.
    I had an acquaintance lose 3 small dogs and 2 calves over the course of a month. They were concerned as they had small kids that would run around and play on their property.

    They've even been known to kill adults
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/29/canada.singer.killed/index.html
    http://www.varmintal.com/attac.htm

    The "lack of fear" is very apparent in the ones I've seen on the trails (not while hunting them).
    I've been on logging roads, just hiking and had stare downs with a coyote that didn't appear bothered by my presence at all. I've had reports from a young woman who went running on the same road that ended up having to turn around and come back as the coyote wouldn't move on.
     
  8. HITMAN

    HITMAN Vancouver Member

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    we are going to purchase a electronic caller. but need a place to try it out. anybody go out and still do this for fun?
     
  9. HITMAN

    HITMAN Vancouver Member

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    also do we need to purchase 5 round mags for our ARs are does it matter?
     
  10. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    I have found no stipulation in the WA hunting regs on magazine capacity. It just states any legal firearm and has caliber requirements for big game.

    Anyone else from WA know this?
     
  11. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Don't think you can use high capacity mags in Oregon. Not for large game for sure. Maybe its different for Yotes, not sure will have to check the regs.
     
  12. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    Right, in OR for big game here are the general provisions for Centerfire Firearm

    * Fully automatic firearms prohibited.

    * Semiautomatic rifles with a magazine capacity greater than five cartridges prohibited (except for western gray squirrel).

    * Military or full-metal jacket bullets in original or altered form prohibited.

    * Hunters may use any muzzleloader with any ignition type, except matchlock, any legal sight, any propellant, or any bullet type during centerfire firearm seasons, provided the weapon meets caliber restriction for the species.
     
  13. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    You'll need a hunting license for Oregon. Not sure about magazine capacity.
    Go to predatormasters.com and start reading. Lots of good info and good folks over there.
     
  14. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    I live south of Salem. The sheep farmers lose a lot of lambs and I think they pay a hunter to kill coyotes. I talked to a hunter near my place who had a couple of dead ones and he was telling me about another hunter who got 27 one morning over the hill behind my place.
     
  15. Red Ryder

    Red Ryder Washington New Member

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    I am not a lawyer. I am not a game warden. I did call the Department of Fish and Wildlife once though and asked them that very same question.

    In WA state, there is no restriction on the number of rounds carried in your hunting rifle for hunting big and small game. I was told by the responder at DF&W that you could put on a hundred round drum for all they care. If you are hunting game birds with a shotgun you are still limited to 3. As far as I know this has not changed.
     
  16. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    Just get a 5 round mag. You may run into a new guy that THINKS he knows everything! Better safe than sorry.
     
  17. Atroxus

    Atroxus Marysville, WA Member

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    Wow anyone able to confirm that those prices for pelts and skulls? If so who buys em and where are they?
     
  18. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    I do know this Eastern yotes are worth more than the West and now is the time when their pelts are best. A few more months mange starts to set in and they are worthless. Bobcat is the way to go if you want to do it for money.... Bobcat brings in a good dollar. My last buddy got $270. I have only seen 2 and never shot at one though. 90% of the time they see, hear, or smell you before you even know they were there. Good luck and get a Foxpro and it will help a huge bunch.
     
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    Atroxus Marysville, WA Member

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    When i said "If so who buys em and where are they?" I should have been more clear. I am interested in who buys coyote pelts, and where the buyers are located. I am planing on doing some coyote hunting this year, and having someone to take the carcasess or pelts to would be awesome since I don't really know how to process pelts.
     
  20. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Oh...I'm sorry. I have the wrong thread. I was looking for the "Feelings-R-us" thread...