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EIEIO    Posted 11-04-2002 at 06:10:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had a big fuss here last night, dog going crazy, weird screaming sounds - no not S&S. We went out with the spotlight, Dennis spotted some weird eyeballs staring back at us on the side pasture road but by the time we got to where we was going it was gone. I just keep forgetting to take my gun with me. Sure hope coyotes don't eat adults.

My neighbor across the road called and said she spotted quite a few coyotes by our barn yesterday. I counted the chickens and ducks and they were all accounted for.

I am just wondering though if I am being too much of a greenhorn worrying about stuff I really don't need to worry about. It is just I can tell when Halfpint barks that certain bark there is trouble out there.

steve JD 4000    Posted 11-04-2002 at 12:05:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
what you could do to keep them away all time, buy one those big Rat traps put some meat on them and set them every where around your farm they will find the meat first try to get it off trap but the trap will get them in the nose they will run off unless they want more of it. or other way sit out on proch with your gun unless you want a rug.

Foz    Posted 11-04-2002 at 07:01:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mornin' EIEIO, I sure hope you get those critters under control. right now they're after chickens an such but once they get brave they will likely start after your pets or young calves. I'm sure there is a reson for coyotes but I'll be danged if I know what bit is. Good luck!

TB    Posted 11-04-2002 at 06:33:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good morning Eieio. Off hand I would say it appears that they are casing your place out. Ask around and see if there any fur trappers around. If not see if any of the neighbors and farmers around that may have experience trapping varmints. They should be more than willing to help because your problem may also be there problem. Good luck.

TB    Posted 11-04-2002 at 06:51:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I almost forgot if you are going to try to shoot them tell Dennis to put a red lens on that spotlight. I believe that coyotes can't see red light.

DeadCarp    Posted 11-04-2002 at 07:10:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is just little incident that happened, but it offers some insight into the personality of coyotes - Jack and his old service buddies decided to drive up to the ridge and go coyote hunting years ago. So this guy slid a nice set of speakers on the pickup roof and started the "wounded rabbit" tape that was supposed to call them, and they all loaded their shotguns, got their lites ready and settled down in the bed of the truck. It got dark and the tape was squeeling away and still nothing, so they had a few beers. After awhile they decided nothing was coming and they reached the last of the beer and were gabbing away when all of a sudden somebody yelled and they started hitting the lites - they'd attracted a coyote alright - he'd gotten so interested in the call that he took a mighty hop and scrambled into the truck bed, right in their laps! Well, nobody was hurt and needless to say, by the time anybody thought about shooting anything, the coyote was long gone! Made for an interesting evening anyway .... :) Unless a coyote is rabid or something, they're a lot like any dog - enjoy your hunting and be careful.

EIEIO    Posted 11-04-2002 at 07:38:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Believe me I will not try this at home. It would have scared the **** out of me. Bad enough yesterday when we went down to the barn the barncat brushed by my leg and I nearly stomped him to death.

EIEIO    Posted 11-04-2002 at 07:03:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the tip about the red lens. We have to go to the co-op today which is in our town so I will ask them if they heard anything. Where we are we have neighbors behind us who have no critters except those $^&%&*$$& dogs, and the neighbors across the road who have emus. Our next neighbor is about a mile away and that is a very small dairy. Dennis knows them so I'll see if maybe he can go there today and talk with them.
Thanks again.

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