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Coyotes coming in!!!

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Angler, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    Just returned from 4 days around Bend calling in Coyotes with good success. One day we had some extra time and our next ranch was not until the next morning so I called a rancher who does not allow hunting of coyotes and asked if we could call them in for videos. He said you bet and send me the videos.

    You sure can tell these fellas have not been shot at, they came in across the pasture to one side instead of the sage in front. The second even came in from downwind although he didn't come close, just yipped at us. Very interesting seeing their reactions when not shot at.

    Coyote coming in to a rabbit call - YouTube

    Coyote yipping at us - YouTube
     
  2. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Oregon - Wet Side Member

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    What was the range to that fence in the rabbit call video?

    It looks like they are pretty weary there. Both those dogs knew that something wasn't right with that brabbit.
     
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  3. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    The fence is at 50 yards and the caller is at 30 yards almost in a straight line to yote..
     
  4. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Cool video!

    What is the ranchers' reason for not allowing coyote hunting? Kinda interesting
     
  5. kodiak61

    kodiak61 Goldendale, WA Member

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    If it's a rancher I couldn't think of a reason and honestly look forward to the answer. If its a farmer then what I get from the few that dont allow it is they feel the coyotes keep the mice population down in their fields.
     
  6. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    Healthy looking coyote - looks well fed......
     
  7. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    He raises beef cattle and says the coyotes eat all the squirrels, rabbits and rockchucks that eat the grass. We shoot more squirrels, jackrabbits and rockchucks then any 100 coyotes are going to eat. I think he just likes to hear them at night.


    Yep well fed on all the rockchucks we give him all summer and fall!!!
     
  8. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Rockchucks (or even just plain old gophers) are a worse menace to haying equipment than coydogs, I have to agree with that part. My cousin shot over 200 gophers in one of his small (160 acres) hay fields last spring. I told him to get a Ferret. BTW: My cousin doesn't shoot coydogs either,

    Our problem up here in the highlands is pocket gophers. They make the same big mess, but they won't show their heads so you can shoot them.

    Squirrels get into feed bins, urinate and deficate as they eat, yes, I can understand the squirrel being a problem.

    Rabbits? You would really have to have a lot of rabbits to eat what a cow eats... same goes for mice, of course, mice get into feed bins too, but then there can be hundreds of them little buggers.
     
  9. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    You will notice in my post I mentioned jackrabbits, allthough I did say rabbits first. I guess I will write "black-tailed hare" from now on. We were averaging 10 BTHs every 100 yards. That is a lot of alfalfa!! Here is a pic of the first hundred yards of the field from last year. We didn't take any pictures this year it slowed us down!!!

    cjrabbits.jpg
     
  10. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Yikes, that is a lot of BTH...need more coyotes, and more rifles. 10 per hundred yards could be devistating.

    North Bend Eh? When I was a teen we were living off Thompson Road in the land between the two towns back in the early 60's (60-63) Still have a couple friends in the area.
     
  11. varmintman

    varmintman Oregon City Member

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    Those were some cool videos. I even watched your shooting sage rats in the snow. and that was very entertaining. i think that would be alot of fun.
     
  12. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Oregon - Wet Side Member

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    How do those BTH taste?
     
  13. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    They taste like dungeness crab.
     
  14. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    think im going to throw up..
     
  15. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    I like crab but thinking of a BTH tasting like it makes me queasy. Many years ago the chow hall at MCAS Cherry Point, NC served rabbit with orange gravy. I don't think they intended the gravy to be orange it just worked out that way. The rabbit was good, the gravy got pushed aside.
    Those videos were cool.
    Mike
     
  16. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    Oh we don't eat the BTHs we use them as crab bait, hence they taste like crab. Sorry, I thought people would get it.
     
  17. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    NOW I get it.
    Mike