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Night Stacking Cut Short...

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by velvetfoot, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    That's another big controversy here - the coyote bounty. They decided to keep it going for the time being. There are those of course that don't believe in killing anything, and others that claim the faster they die the quicker they reproduce so you're just making it worse.

    Here's a couple pics I do have (if this works), from this past August picking blueberries. There are 4 of them in the first pic, and after I took it another one came out of the bushes. The second pic has 2, then a while later there were 5 of them scattered around the field all at once, in and out of the bushes. The locations of the pics are about 20 kms. apart.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

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    Certainly no reason to stop working because of some coyotes. Just stop and enjoy the music for a few minutes and then go back to work. We've had them right in our yard howling and they don't bother us at all.
  3. Fifelaker

    Fifelaker Feeling the Heat

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    We have a bunch here in NW Mi. I worked midnights at our rural high school at midnight a lot of nights I was late getting home because of yotes. No not that. I would be locking up and could here them talking and had to try and speak to them they would stay just out of the lights so I couldn't see them but they would talk to me for ten to fifteen minutes then just shut up and leave.this went on a couple of times a week for quite a while.My experience is they are more scared of me than I am of them.
  4. mecreature

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    Plenty around where I live. They travel in packs of 10 or more sometimes.

    You can hear different packs screaming from 4 or 5 different directions once they get going.
    They keep the mice population down I am sure. I know they will bully up on the Red Foxes too.

    I foster Alaskan Malamutes and they can get to howling pretty good themselves. I had 5 as of last week.
    Get all that going and it can last 20 minutes.

    they do seem to be growing bigger in the last 10 yrs.
  5. Gasifier

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    I read an article one time last year, I can not remember what news source it was from. It said that scientest had tested the DNA of coyotes in the eastern United States and found that they had once interbred with a type of wolf. That may explain the fact that they are bigger in certain areas. I do not know how trustworthy the news article or the study was. I will have to see if I can find it on the web.
  6. Blue2ndaries

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    We have coyotes too, and owls, and chukars, and racoons, and... Not afraid of any of 'em, but they can sure keep you up at night...except for the chukar that is. :)

    The thing I am concerned about are mtn lions. Wife called me at work once to tell me one was spotted in my neighbor's property. I told her to bring the boys inside and get the shotgun out just in case. :bug:
  7. John the Painter

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    Just get a donkey.Coyotes wont go near them.Alot of old timers around here swore by having one out in the feild with sheep.
  8. Duetech

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    I read a similar article too and the article stated that an new generation of coyote is the offspring. Eastern wolf and western coyote. Coyotes usulally do not run in packs of mature animals but the crossbreed does because of the pack tendencies of the wolf. On a hunting trip several years ago in an area where there are no wolves the coyotes there chased down and killed a doe deer as one of the hunters watched. They said they would never return to the area to hunt. Hunting for game ore firewood alone could soon be a memory of days gone by. Or maybe we should get chainsaws that come with a pepper sprayer built in?
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  10. Beer Belly

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    I hear Coyotes from time to time in the woods behind our house....I know we have Fox, Deer and a Bobcat also.....keep my Yorkie on a leash most of the time, or walk right next to him when he's off leash.
  11. Blue2ndaries

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    Oh my! :gulp:
  12. NH_Wood

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    +1. No need to get too concerned here guys - lightening strike chance of attack from coyotes - just look up the statistics. As for killing cats - cats shouldn't be here (we brought them here) and coyotes were here long before us. At least this site has a lot of good info on burning wood! Cheers!
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    when hiking and camping out in the middle of the woods we will a lot of time here them in our site and then howl right next to your tent!. quite an eerie feeling. this has happened a couple times. and it really gets your heart racing. but never have they bothered us they just sniff around and howl. makes for a unique experience.
  14. weatherguy

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    Ive heard the coyotes howling some nights, it is eerie but they never come to close, a fisher makes a much eerier sound, first time I heard it I nearly crapped my pants. I have a bobcat living in the tree lot adjacent to my lot, he hunts along the stone wall on the back of my property, Ive spotted him several times, when it sees me it leaps over the all into the brush, probably a good 8-10 foot leap, and its gone in seconds, its a beautiful animal, but that said, I dont let the cats out after dark.
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    My Dad and his Coyote catching killing Greyhounds would be in Heaven right there. :zip:
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    I live in the middle of the woods and hear them yipping at least a few times a week. I've never seen one though in the woods, only when driving as they run through an open field. No need to worry I'd say.

    Is that a grizzly? Holy cats! Now that is something I'd crap over. Was sitting in a campsite a few years ago and had a black bear walk right into were we were sitting making smores. Short story is....the kids almost crapped their pants and all got up and ran into the cabin. I picked up a chair I was sitting on and walked backwards to the cabin as well. By then the bear had taken the bag of marshmellow's and was chowing down. Then he ate the rest of the grahm crackers too. I think my oldest had the chocolate and took it with her. She was pissed there was no more smores! Now this was in the camp site in Old Forge, and apparenlty this is a nightly ritual there. Pretty big blackie though.

    I've been told they are around me, and "neighbors" say they have seen them....but I never have.

    Another thing I've never seen in the wild, alive, is a porcupine. Saw a dead one a few years ago....

    No need to fear the coyotes around here....they will be happy to eat your small pet though. My huskies will sit outside at night and when they start howling and yipping, the coyotes, they don't even care....surprises me. But I can't get them to howl anyways (the huskies)! One of these days I'd like to get a cart and see if they'd be happy moving some wood around...
  17. Chargerman

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    It is good to have your senses on alert while out in the "wild". I was staring down an angus bull out in the pasture today while getting my last load of walnut out.
  18. Shadow&Flame

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    We have a lot of them here...always hearing them howling at night. I let them alone and
    they leave me alone. Around here you have to worry about coy(coyote mix)dogs and feral
    dogs. They are not afraid of people and can be a problem...mainly to livestock.
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    You may have something there kind of like them wild Hogs all over the south. Back when my dad taught me that coyote was a scavenger was like 55 yrs ago.
  20. Fifelaker

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    Bogy I heard you guys get big pumpkins,cabbage,squash and stuff but I have never seen a tree rat paw of that magnitude could you show the rest of that Thing.
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    They are in Rockland for sure.

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  22. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    Lately they've been howling three times a week. Though it wakes the dog up, he don't howl or bark at them. He's prolly like the guys that have Huskies and Malmutes. . . not only is he unafraid, but he figures if he remains quiet they might be foolish enough to get close enough that he could kick some a$s!! We were walking say 500' from the house two months ago and one came out of the woods prolly 150' away. The dog and the coyote stared at each other for about 10 seconds, then the lil bass turd was gone. I've never seen them in a pack, though if I did I'd have a better chance of hittin at least one of um ;-)

    When I hear them yippin in the night it always reminds me of {getting back to hearth related stories} the first year with my wood boiler. I was having a ton of trouble with it and many nights I was outside doing something with it every 45 minutes. The coyotes would start up and I just WISHED they would come by and see what I was doing, 'cause I was generally incredibly pissed off and lots of steel implements around.

    If I was back in the woods at night and the tractor didn't scare them off, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot. But generally I think most all animals still know that humans are the Boss and best to leave them alone if possible.
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    ...or humans
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    I cannot get over this pic... I keep going back to take a double look.

    is that your finger bogy?

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    Reminds me of the Bear Grylls meat poncho commercial. "Sweat is like tasty gravy to a hungry wolf". Sorry...
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