First Coyote of the Season

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First Coyote of the Season

Postby PorkChop » Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:42 pm

I am getting a late start on my coyote hunting season. I typically try to get out before deer season but with coyotes not being worth much this year I figured I’d wait a little bit. Just got a little glimpse of this lady running in. Didn’t get the phone down fast enough and got busted.

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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby Ricky Spanish » Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:40 am

Looks a lot like where I live. Flat as hell yet a coyote can literally disappear by using a slight dip in terrain.
Making fur clothes?
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby Anotherone » Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:20 am

Congrats on the song dog!
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby plainsman » Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:44 am

I used to hunt them until the pelt prices bottomed out. Congrats :thumbsup:
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby PorkChop » Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:58 am

plainsman wrote:I used to hunt them until the pelt prices bottomed out. Congrats :thumbsup:


I like guys like you! More for me ha ha Ha. Yeah the best of the best are probably only worth $15. Hardly worth it if you’re trying to make some money.
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby plainsman » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:07 pm

PorkChop wrote:
plainsman wrote:I used to hunt them until the pelt prices bottomed out. Congrats :thumbsup:


I like guys like you! More for me ha ha Ha. Yeah the best of the best are probably only worth $15. Hardly worth it if you’re trying to make some money.

you can have all those worthless, mangy mutts, I 've got better things to waste money on :beer:
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby PorkChop » Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:20 pm

plainsman wrote:
PorkChop wrote:
plainsman wrote:I used to hunt them until the pelt prices bottomed out. Congrats :thumbsup:


I like guys like you! More for me ha ha Ha. Yeah the best of the best are probably only worth $15. Hardly worth it if you’re trying to make some money.

you can have all those worthless, mangy mutts, I 've got better things to waste money on :beer:



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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby Ricky Spanish » Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:37 am

In this area there are two kinds of Coyotes.
The actual coyote and coyodogs.
If you catch one that's bony and looks like it's starving that's a coyote. If it's German shepherd size and healthy looking that's a coyodog.
Your dogs look healthy and big.
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby PorkChop » Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:15 pm

Ricky Spanish wrote:Your dogs look healthy and big.


They have plenty to eat. Never saw a coydog here.
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby plainsman » Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:10 pm

Ricky Spanish wrote:In this area there are two kinds of Coyotes.
The actual coyote and coyodogs.
If you catch one that's bony and looks like it's starving that's a coyote. If it's German shepherd size and healthy looking that's a coyodog.
Your dogs look healthy and big.

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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby SpinnerMan » Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:18 am

Eastern coyotes are moving west. Eastern coyotes are bigger and have more wolf DNA in them.

https://wildlifeboss.com/eastern-coyote-vs-western-coyote/

I think they are moving further west than is suggested. There was an absolute beast of a male coyote where I work a few years ago. He was a solid 50 lbs and looked 80+ in his winter's finest coat. He had a typical sized female with him and dwarfed her. I measured his paw print in the snow when he moved on. It was 3.2 inches. My 80 lb Chessie had a 3.5" print. Beautiful beast and looked 100% coyote just much bigger and very pretty.

I caught a glimpse of him heading to the office and pulled over. He was at the edge of the woods between the gate to get into our site and my office. Our site is 1,700 acres, mostly undeveloped land surrounded by a 2,500 acre park. Lots of wildlife. He just glared at me with his wolf eyes. Honestly I wasn't getting out of my truck. It was just the start of mating season and he had a girlfriend slinking in the bushes behind him. He was only 30-40 yards from me. I saw him ine other time.
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby Rick » Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:44 pm

I count myself fortunate to live in a coyote rich part of the country, as I admire and enjoy watching them. Don't know what this fellow's genealogy was, but he was by far the largest coyote or coydog I've encountered:
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as opposed to our run of the mill in winter garb:
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And most are downright scrawny in summer-wear:
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Some are bolder than others:
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby SpinnerMan » Sat Nov 19, 2022 2:34 pm

That coyote is big. Looks kinda fat. Too many table scraps :lol:
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby Rick » Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:36 am

Here's a more typical male protecting its den:
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby don novicki » Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:17 am

That coyote walking up on that Chessie probably got a big surprise when it went up to it.........Chessies rule.
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby PorkChop » Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:35 am

Great pictures Rick!
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby Rick » Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:17 pm

don novicki wrote:That coyote walking up on that Chessie probably got a big surprise when it went up to it.........Chessies rule.


Wasn't a big deal. When it got close enough that I figured I better released him with "OK" he chased it a very few feet, then came to me:
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My guys have never been allowed to fight unless fought, and the only times he offered to break that rule came after he saw one chasing his aging "brother" Brittany, Kie. And even then he'd only run them off when Kie was afield with us and could be stopped with a shout or whistle, unless it was on before I saw the target.

Other than that, he and our coyotes sometimes seemed like family, too:
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby Deltaman » Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:45 am

Great pics Rick, and cool to see a coyote so curious as to come that close.
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Re: First Coyote of the Season

Postby Rick » Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:45 pm

Deltaman wrote:...cool to see a coyote so curious as to come that close.


The dogs and I spend enough time on the land to become part of it.
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