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Varmint hunting, how do you approach a land owner?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by darkminstrel, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    A friend and I are fairly accomplished mid range shooters, both with night vision set-ups. We had been discussing going out to BLM and eliminating some of the larger pest species that are in the state. But on further discussion we figured that finding a farmer/rancher who has issue with boar or coyote might be the better option.

    As I don't know any central or southern OR ranchers personally I'm curious if any of you know how to get to where we want to go. I get 9 days of vacation in spring and would be very happy to test my skills and help out someone who could use it.
     
  2. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    Start at the local store, gas station, hardware store the smaller the better and ask. They will at least be able to get you in the right direction.
     
  3. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    For local varmint hunting, walk up to the farmer's door and ask ! Be considerate, be polite, and start a conversation with them. It might be short, it might be long. You never know until you try. I got a lot of no thank you's and only a few gave permission, but those few were real gold mines :thumbup:
    Also check the hunting reg's because you may need more than just a hunting license when hunting at night.
     
  4. BigNickShooting

    BigNickShooting Centralia, WA Active Member

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    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    Posting on Craigslist netted me a couple of spots but I got more people responding they had LOTS of coyotes when they really had little to no activity. When a person hears them, they are naturally right under their window !
     
  6. sagerat-shooter

    sagerat-shooter Coquille, OR Member

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    I just found a ranch outside Myrtle Point with coyotes in the fields and knocked on the door and politly asked if I could help them with the coyotes. They said sure so I set up and downed three yotes. Most ranches don't mind you asking and will most likely say yes.
     
  7. mobil890

    mobil890 Vancouver Area Member

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    I would like to know what you do with the dead coyotes. Do you have a place that buys the furs?
     
  8. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I actually know a person, distant relative really, who takes the bones and turns them to bone-black for dyes and ink. He's also a Native artist, so it's in line with his ancestry. The pelts can be sold or used. I believe there's a $5? $15? bounty in certain counties.
     
  9. Grand Poo Bah

    Grand Poo Bah Eugene, OR New Member

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    I live in Eugene, does anyone kow where i can use my ar-15 and my .17 HMR to bag some small game?
     
  10. 2dognite

    2dognite Vancouver, Washington Member

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    The ways that I have gotten permission is to ask politly. I try to find places to hunt during the off season so I don't walk up to the door in camo. I have had good luck with offering fish also. It never hurts to help around the property after you get permission. Just my :twocents:
     
  11. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    your prob hunting down by are ranch.. we have a bad yote prob but im not that good at hunting thim..:thumbup:
     
  12. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Myself and a friend would love to help you with that problem!
     
  13. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you'll get a lot of offers to help.

    Including this one. <<--

    :laugh:

    elsie