Originally Posted by eight point
I guess I'll get right to the point. If it isn't eaten then it seems that we don't give it (the animal) and respect because its higher on the food chain ? I think that more respect should be given to the landowners by not leaving dead animals to rot or cause desease for there wells and other domestic animals. What are we saying about leaving dead coyotes for others to feed on ? Doesn't this go against the idea of thinning out the population by fattening up the others ? I am a hunter and to tell my young son that "oh well we'll leave it there in the field " just doesn't seem right. All creatures have a purpose including coyotes when kept in check. I just don't get it hunters say words like "coservation, respect, and ethics" I apologize for any previous posts that ruffled any feathers but these standards should either be followed as preached or not at all. I believe in walking the straight line and it seems that most hunters do also. It just that people seem to use these strong words only when it suits there particular game that the are hunting when it should apply to all game that is hunted.
the landowners i know tell me to shoot the coyotes. i know a guy that shot 3 coyotes. shot one and left in lay in the woods, came back the next morning and shot another feeding on the first and did the same thing the day after.
as i've said there are many reasons to hunt. one is food, another is management (over/growing population, no natural predators), yet another pest control (as in farmer brown want you to shoot the woodchucks because of his livestock), plus i'm sure there are more.
you said you shoot coyotes what do you do with them? sell the pelts? what is one going for these days?