Coyotes

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  1. ruck139

    ruck139 Weekend Warrior

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    So I checked my trail cam today. It had 24 pictures taken in 3 days. Problem is I had 18 pictures of coyotes, 4 pics of deer, and 2 of nothing. I know I live and hunt in a coyote hotspot, but this has gotten ridiculous. Do you guys think all this coyote activity will push the deer out? I know an occasional coyote moving through an area is not a problem, but it seems a large pack has taken up residence in my backyard. I live in a suburban area where gunshots would be frowned upon, and shooting a coyote with a bow is difficult at best. What to do?
     
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    Trap em
     
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    POWERHAWK_11 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yep^^
     
  4. ruck139

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    City boy here, I don't have the first clue about trapping. What would I buy, a cage type trap? If I catch one, then what, shoot it, throw it in the pond and drown it?
     
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    you might post on a predator hunting site that you have a hot spot, and have someone come hunt them for you. Lots of people like to call yotes.
     
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    PSEREVENGEMAN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    They sell .22 ammo that are virtually silent for the backyard coon/skunk work.
     
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    frenchbritt123 Grizzled Veteran

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    Trapping would probably be best, but I would start a contingency plan for when you catch dogs. Being that close to the city I am sure it could happen and you would want to be very careful on how you handle that situation.
     
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    Polecatmasten Weekend Warrior

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    They are pretty easy to call and kill with a bow. I shoot 10-15 every year from my bow stands.
    If you call, they will circle to your down wind side 99% of the time. Distress calls seam to work best for me. I would suggest a pup distress of kitten distress. They will key on the sound and pick you off if using a mouth call. I use both electronic and mouth calls when predator hunting with a rifle. I carry diaphragm turkey calls ... Which a realistic pup distress can be made. Have your bow ready and make sure you get a good pass thru or they will eat your arrow ;(
    Just takes practice but can be a lot of fun. They will smell you so go scent free. In close quarters or specifically calling yotes, I use a simple decoy of a turkey feather tied to an old arrow shaft. The feather will dance in even the slightest breeze, and keep their attention while you draw your bow :)


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    Set up some snares
     
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    Polecatmasten Weekend Warrior

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    Trapping is defiantly an option .. The OP said this was a suburban area, so anything other than a live trap is going to be unethical at best.
    Let it get out that you caught one domestic dog or cat in a foothold, conibear ,or snare and the non hunters will be on you like stink on poo.
    You can release fido from a live )


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    ^what he said^
     
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    CB shorts for a .22 or a high powered air rifle would do the job if they are close enough. That would be my choice other than my bow.
     
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    Leg trap and a baseball bat, just a county boy speaking.

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    Foothold traps and snares are great until its your prize coonhound caught in it ..



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    Here in WI I believe you have to have taken trapping classes in order to place traps. I think it also requires you to check them traps every day.
     

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