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Looks like I have more Coyote then Deer

Old 08-24-2010, 04:06 PM
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Default Looks like I have more Coyote then Deer

just picked up my first week trail cam pictures from family land we hunt down south of Pana, IL. It looks like I have 10 different sets of pics of coyotes and only one shot of a doe in a week. I am new to hunting so Iím looking to you guys to teach me what is the ethical way of hunting coyote. So lets say Iím out in the deer stand attatched to this tree and I shoot a coyote, what do I do with it?

Also what time of day is allowed, trail cam pics look like they are most active between 5-6am.

Is it necessary to kill off some of the coyotes? Do they keep the deer away or kill off some of deer population?





Notice the coyote taking a dump in the second pic. Hilarious
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:58 PM
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Kill everyone you can. They are predators and will make your deer more wary and they do prey on deer. I have seen video of 2 taking down a healthy adult doe. They usually feed on fawn but once they have discovered or learned that they can take down adult deer, they will. As far as what you do with it, they make great mounts, wallhangers, etc. If you don't want to do anything with them, drag them away so as not to stink up your area.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:28 AM
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Agreed! Kill all the yotel dawgs you can get the crosshairs on!
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:31 AM
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looks like its time to take action..i think the yotes can see in the windows of a pop-up blind...but get a wabbit squealer and find some good cover, be ready to shoot at all times, be still as all get out..and let em get close...cause ya dont usually get another shot.
snares work good too.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:38 PM
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And be prepared for one thing. Once you start huntin coyotes, you will become very addicted to predator hunting. Large amounts of money and even more amounts of time will be spent chasing them.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by twcw5804
Also what time of day is allowed, trail cam pics look like they are most active between 5-6am.
Your state regs will tell you that.

In Colorado coyotes are covered by the small game regs. You only need a small game license and sometimes you don't even need that.
6.YOU CAN HUNT COYOTES without a license during big game seasons
if you have an unfilled big game license for the same season and unit.
You must use the same method of take for coyotes as your big game license
allows.
They fall under the definition of furbearer
FURBEARERS:mink, pinemarten, badger, red fox, gray fox,
swift fox, striped skunk, western spotted skunk, beaver,
muskrat, long-tailed weasel, short-tailed weasel, coyote,
bobcat, opossum, ring-tailed cat, raccoon.
LEGAL HUNTING HOURS
Legal times to hunt small game are one-half hour before sunrise to
sunset. An exception is made for furbearers, which can be hunted from
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
Raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, striped skunks, beavers and red, gray
and swift foxes can be hunted at night. See "Furbearers: Legal Methods of
Take" on page 10 for details.
And here the bit about "Furbearers: Legal Methods of Take"
9. On private land, artificial light is allowed at
night to hunt beavers, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats,
striped skunks and red, gray or swift foxes
with permission of landowner or agent.
10. On public land, artificial light is allowed at
night with permit from local district or area
wildlife manager, to hunt raccoons, coyotes,
bobcats, striped skunks, beavers and red, gray
or swift foxes. Permits are valid for time and
place specified.
a. Permits are not valid 24 hours before or
during deer, elk, or pronghorn rifle seasons,
HUNTING LAWS & LEGAL METHODS OF TAKE
Legal hunting methods
for small game
GAME MAMMALS
A. Rifles or handguns.
B. Shotguns cannot be larger than 10 gauge.
Shotguns cannot be capable of holding more
than 3 shells in magazine and chamber
combined.
C. Hand-held bows and crossbows.
D. Pellet guns and slingshots.
E. Hawking.
GAME BIRDS (EXCEPT MIGRATORY BIRDS)
A. Rifles or handguns allowed for dusky
(blue) grouse and ptarmigan.
B. Shotguns cannot be larger than 10 gauge
not firing a single slug. Shotguns cannot
be capable of holding more than 3 shells in
magazine and chamber combined.
C. Hand-held bows and crossbows.
D. Pellet guns and slingshots allowed for
dusky (blue) grouse and ptarmigan.
E. Hawking.
CALIBER RESTRICTION
A. It is illegal to hunt game birds, small
game mammals or furbearers with a centerfire
rifle larger than .23 caliber in regular
rifle deer and elk seasons west of I-25, unless
you have an unfilled deer or elk license
for the season you are hunting. A small
game license is required.
AIDS IN HUNTING SMALL GAME
A. Dogs are allowed to hunt small game,
waterfowl and furbearers but only to pursue,
bring to bay, retrieve, flush or point. It
is illegal to use dogs to hunt cottontail rabbits,
snowshoe hares and tree squirrels during
regular rifle big game seasons.
B. Artificial decoys are permitted.
C. European ferrets are permitted for hawking.
Ferrets must be neutered, tattooed on
left inguinal area and dyed along one-fourth
of their body for easy field identification.
D. Mechanical devices designed to call
wildlife are allowed.
2010 Colorado Small Game Hunting
11
nor opening weekend of grouse, pheasant,
quail and waterfowl seasons.
b. It is illegal to hunt with a light permanently
attached to a vehicle or to project light from
inside a vehicle.
c. It is illegal to take furbearers within 500
yards of a dwelling, building, campground or
other structure, or in areas that jeopardize
human safety.
d. You must carry the permit while hunting to
show if requested by a law enforcement officer.
e. DOW can deny a permit for management
purposes.
f. Night hunting permits are not issued for bobcat
on public land in Canada lynx recovery
areas or where lynx are. If a bobcat hunter kills
a Canada lynx during bobcat hunting season,
the DOW will not issue any more night hunting
permits for bobcat for the rest of the calendar
year in the recovery area or where the lynx
was killed. The DOW also will revoke all night
hunting permits previously issued for bobcats.
One of the few things you can hunt year round in Colorado.
COYOTE
SEASON: Year-round
BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: Unlimited
You have to be part lawyer to get through all this stuff.

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Old 08-26-2010, 07:26 AM
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lol if this doesnt answer your question i would be surprised....good info!


Originally Posted by o_O
Your state regs will tell you that.

In Colorado coyotes are covered by the small game regs. You only need a small game license and sometimes you don't even need that.


They fall under the definition of furbearer




And here the bit about "Furbearers: Legal Methods of Take"


One of the few things you can hunt year round in Colorado.


You have to be part lawyer to get through all this stuff.
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