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cowlady    Posted 02-14-2004 at 08:44:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I asked a question about coyotes yesterday, now I can't find it! Is there a search? I see we have had some characters on this board, wonder if they answered in an inappropriate manner and it got deleted.

jimP co    Posted 02-14-2004 at 14:31:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sent you a answer yesturday, but Kim deleted the whole Page.
No. You shouldn't worry about the coyotes coming into your yard.
They normally don't get near your dogs. The cattle will shy away from them tho.
I was out your way this morning and I did see one over off of Meridian and I think Elbert Hwy.
Was jus trotting along.
We had chickens and none of them would come near enough to even worry about them.Dogs keep them away. Can't shoot at them now due to so much new population.
Enjoy their evening howling.

Burrhead    Posted 02-14-2004 at 08:55:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
cowlady what's your question?? Maybe it will stay in here til somebody can answer you this time.

Walt is right about the trolls.

cowlady    Posted 02-14-2004 at 09:21:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Basically, I had a cow stampede, they were running full out trying to get to the barn. The dog was going crazy, barking and pacing at the edge of the woods. Turns out there was a Coyote (later shot at the next farm over)

I wanted to know if I was being overly paranoid! In all the years here we have NEVER seen a coyote. If they were there, they never came into "civilization".

Should I just leave it be and keep on the look-out, or go looking for them to hunt down? I have these awful visions of snarling, blood thirsty werewolf like creatures!!! (I know, too much pizza and beer before bedtime!!)

If there is one, is there probably a pack? What would make them come close to the house like that?

Any advice or experience? Thanks

Imagpie    Posted 02-14-2004 at 21:08:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live in an area with lots of coyotes, never had trouble with cattle although I have lost a few chickens and guineas to coyotes. I guess it's kind of a balance, because, they sure go after the mice in the fields. I got lots of deer mice and I don't mind seeing them go for coyote food. If they start getting outta hand I give one a dose of lead poisening either 223 or 30 06. And that calms them down a bit. I do very much like the yipping and howling at night or early in the morning. Two coyotes can sound like a dozen.

toolman    Posted 02-14-2004 at 22:24:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
they have a den at the back of my property and every time the trains go by at night and blow their whistles for the crossing down the road the coyotes start howling, something to hear.

Burrhead    Posted 02-14-2004 at 09:48:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe somebody else will have better info but I'll share from my experience. they come close because they get something to eat easier than where they were. Maybe urban spread has moved them out of their home.

I have never seen them after grown cattle or horses but I have seen them destroy a herd of grown goats.

In my area we have had alot more rain than usual this year. That has flooded them out to different territory around here.

They usually travel in some kind of pack of at least 3-4 adults.

I have never done any good at going hunting for them but I carry 30-30 and SKS rifle in my truck to the pastures and barns with me.

If there is somewhere outside along your fence rows you can put open large mouth containers (like a bottom half of a plastic gallon jug) of glycol antifreeze so that your livestock and dogs cannot get into it to drink then put out some antifreeze as a treat for the coyotes.

toolman    Posted 02-14-2004 at 09:30:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
can,t see a coyote bothering with full grown cows , unless they were giving birth or something like that,if they were sick and down maybe , but they usually don,t bother the larger animals too much, if somebody shot one the rest will stay back for awhile as they are pretty smart and know its not safe, i would keep a watch out for them and when you see them around shoot them or even at them and they will usually move on for a while, i wouldn,t waste my time hunting them unless you like the hunting aspect of it.

walt    Posted 02-14-2004 at 08:47:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Because those kids started using the regulars' names, looks like Kim got rid of all the stuff.

toolman    Posted 02-14-2004 at 09:13:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
walt , these aren,t kids , they are adults are and old enough to be held accountabale for their actions.

walt    Posted 02-14-2004 at 10:27:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
No, I agree, hold them responsible. But using the word "adults", they are not.

toolman    Posted 02-14-2004 at 10:31:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
well lets put it this way , they are supposed to be adult , but are nothing but educated punks.too bad with that ability they could probaby spend their time doing something good instead they choose this , terrible thing to waste a MIND.

grma jo    Posted 02-14-2004 at 10:06:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
coyotes dont usually attack cattle but they will take your poultry /ducks/geese/chickens/ginneas/ect.ect. its the wolves that do all the snarling & teeth showing..i grew up with the coyotes in our back yard along with the bears.. a good dog should keep them away .. the anti freeze is used to poision them.. & will go back to den to dye..slowly & painfully.. better off using a clean shot then posioning them... ..grma jo

toolman    Posted 02-14-2004 at 10:10:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i would never put anti freeze out , all critters will get into it and its a terrible way for them to go.

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