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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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I've been wandering for a few days and haven't looked at a computer.

Just thought I'd let you guys know that I have been waging war on a certain pack of coyotes that have a fancy for a local farmers lambs. Last Friday evening I made a nice 300 yard straight away running shot on a big male coyote with my lil 7 (7mm-08/120 Hornady). Then Sunday morning I sloberknocked another one with a load of Rottweil 00buck out of my 12 gauge just as the sky was turning pink in the east. He was late to breakfast and I was ready. The sheep let me know he was coming. However a mighty coyote hunter I am not! I missed the easiest shot in the world last night at one hundred yards and he was just trotting. Missed him three times. Dang he was the big dark en that I got figured for the alpha male. Sure would have been nice to have culled him out of the pack.

I have a surprise for them this weekend! Coyotes come on the run if they see buzzards circling and the witches brew is fermenting as we speak. I know it's a rough job but someone has to do it...right?
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Thank you for the report! Great news, they are out there and need to be controlled.

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Are they Armenian Coyotes? They seem to have a particular taste for lamb, especially during the Spring when the Ewes are birthing. It could be a 'silence of the lamb' thing, ya know. You're not eliminating any specific ethnic group are you? Have they been stealing the farmer's baklava? If they go for his pilaf, in addition to the new Spring lamb, I would say blast away but if you wind up with a Turk in sheep's clothing he's probably only half Armenian. Just sayin'.......
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We've seen them on the Trail Cameras and have had only one on the ground in the last five years. They won't show themselves in daylight on my tiny parcel of real estate between monstrously HUGH parcels of State owned land. Bears too have been working the local wildlife populations. I don't know which is worse. Bears are protected and not hunted. They all have to eat something. No sheep or domestic livestock here though.
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I don't care for them either. They are the reason we have lost so many barn mouser cats over the years.
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An old dairy farmer told me one time that a guy who doesn't miss, doesn't shoot. Watched this same old farmer miss a chip shot on a big doe one evening. After we checked for a hit, he told me I had just witnessed a miracle. A dead deer running.
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Many American Indians say the coyote will be the last living animal on earth.

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Many American Indians say the coyote will be the last living animal on earth.
So many coyotes so little time! I hate them with a passion and with good reason. Back in the mid 90s a pack of them killed my old faithful hunting buddy Ruger. I am almost certain that it was a pac of adolescent litter mates who were by that time 10 -11 months old and full grown and out killing just for fun. I hunt them hard this time of year because the bitches have whelped and have a litter of pups in a hole somewhere. If I can catch that momma coyote out hunting I will kill her every time. It eliminates the litter too. Sounds cruel but nobody considers the mouse or rat that is caught in a trap might have a litter of offspring somewhere nor do we care. I view coyotes the same way.......only they are bigger and smarter!
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Are they Armenian Coyotes? They seem to have a particular taste for lamb, especially during the Spring when the Ewes are birthing. It could be a 'silence of the lamb' thing, ya know. You're not eliminating any specific ethnic group are you? Have they been stealing the farmer's baklava? If they go for his pilaf, in addition to the new Spring lamb, I would say blast away but if you wind up with a Turk in sheep's clothing he's probably only half Armenian. Just sayin'.......
Come to think of it I did see a scat pile that looked a lot like a Papakha! You might be onto something!
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Arrow canine latrans is a part

of daily life here but fortunately, my acreage is fenced all around and we have had no problems with them attempting to invade our space or to take any of our livestock (the very little we have)

I have no beef with those that cull them as a necessity to defend their livestock, or even those that hunt them for 'sport' (if hunted legally)

in most areas they are far from being endangered.

Wyllie is simply, like every other creature, trying to make a living and often times steps over boundaries we perceive as bad but he sees only a source of food.

I've actually had more problems with feral dogs than Wyllie and have had to dispatch them...

lead, follow, or get out of the way!
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