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Humans have created a new top predator that is taking over the Northeast

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by mjbskwim, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    So the scientists (probably against hunting) put out an article about the "coywolf" and the large numbers of them in the North east.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ther...on-coywolves-in-the-northeast-2015-10?ref=yfp
    What do they think this will do to hunting these things? How's a guy with a coyote tag supposed to know the difference?
    Has anyone seen any very large coyotes around the northwest?
    I remember 1 time walking in the park at Stelicoom.340 acre park btw,lots of woods around. Lots of coyotes cause seeing them wasn't unusual.
    1 day we had 3 dogs running around,Luckily they didn't see what I did. It was a rather large coyote.I had a 85 pound dog and my friend's was about 130. The coyote was taller and longer than my rot but thinner. Not a skinny little ratty coyote that I have seen in the park before.
    I figures it must be around the 75 pound area. It just looked at use and slithered away into the brush
     
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  2. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    There are states that actually issue tags for Coyote hunting?
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I was guessing the east coast states have a tag for everything.
    Here it would just be your license
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    In all my years of Coyote hunting and just seeing them informally I cant honestly say I have ever seen one 'unusually' large - but I have see some that have probably exceeded 50 or more lbs. As far as:
    If I understand these two question correctly I am thinking you are suggesting the Coywolf would be protected and the coyote not. IF coyotes are considered 'vermin' in these areas then I suspect there would be no legal distinction as they are natural hybrid as opposed to something artificially introduced. Not unlike the 'CoyDogs' that are occasionally written about. I recall reading something about 20 or so years ago about them with a similar 'concern' in the story but again more hype than reality.
     
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  5. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you want to see some "Major Yotes" go to Sun City AZ. and check out the golf course. The buggers just stand there and look at you..:eek: I guess that's better than the "Gators" in the ponds in the South.:p
     
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    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  7. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Chicoyote?
    CoyChi?
     
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  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    My thought was since it has wolf dna in it they may try to protect it. I know the coyote hunters out there do kill them from different forums.Now that the NY times picked it up i would guess they will investigate if these wolf hybrid are being hunted
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    My thought also BUT aren't wolves already 'open game' in Canada?
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but the hunters in the US are also seeing these quite a bit.Even thru the eastern side of the midwest
     
  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yea - lets not put any ideas in their (small) heads!!
     
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