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It has been the 8th night in a row I have been woke by my dogs barking like crazy. The first night I checked it out and seen nothing so I figured they seen a racoon. I was incorrect when at roughly the same time the next night they were at it again. I looked out and seen 5 coyotes feet away from my dog pen. I chased the away I thought, but an hour later they were back. I called the game warden and followed his advise of using loud fireworks and shooting a loud and sparking shells out of my shotgun he gave me and it didn't work either. I was told if I feel they are threating towards me or my dogs I can destroy them. If they weren't by my dogs I wouldn't care, but it just bugs me that my barking dogs didn't scare them off, and I got less than 20 yards away with a rifle and they just looked at me. Is there another way to scare them off, or should I just dispatch them. I hunt coyotes, but am kinda curious why I can get so close to them. My neighbors have a few goats, but they seem to leave them alone, but I think I need to take action before it gets worse. Thank you for any advise.
 

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My first guess would be one of the female dogs may be coming into heat, yours or one of the yotes.
I would definately do my best to take as many out as possible.
Coyote numbers are increasing throughout the U.S. and the dangers of attacks are on the rise & increasing.

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we've seen 3 already in 2 weekends of bowhunting.they are all over now.my cousins property got so overun with them they called in a trapper.we made a decision gonna have to start taking some before it gets outta hand.they constantly harrass the turkeys,not to mention the deer.
 

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On my way to "VOTE" yesterday, I spotted a really small doe running accross the road approx. 150 yars in front of me
as I got to about the 50 yard spot, a Yote running at full throttle crossed the same area heading for the doe.
 

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I am gonna set up tonight and take them out. I'm not gonna take a chance, I am gonna pop them all with my 270 and be done. I dont want them running off so i figured the 270 will pin them right there. I have noticed that there number are rising fast. When i hunt the state land i never used to see any, but the last two years I have seen quite a bit at all times of the day. My neighbor is on board too, he is gonna help, so between the two of us I think we can knock a few off. Thanks guys and I will keep you posted. I hope we get all 5.
 

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I found a small buck this morning mauled about 75 yards behind my house. It clealry shows that it was chewed on by what I am gonna say were the coyotes. I had the game warden out and he took it, but am I allowed to post a picture of it on this site?
 

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Tricky, don't see why U can't post that pic

PLUS, Coyotes will multiply quickly over the years if you don't thin them out. If i were you, I'd stay up real late one night..... IF YOU GET MY DRIFT...
ALSO if you deer hunt, deer don't take nicely to coyotes, if one comes in range of my stand, he/she is down, period. Me and Coyotes don't get along....
 

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My good friend lost 2 full size german shepherds to a pack of coyotes in one encounter. Those rats may be after your dogs for food. Good luck at the ok coyote corral. :w00t:
 

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I was gonna set up tonight and take them out, but when I came home for my lunch break I had them in my back yard. I got two of them but the rest scattered. I neck shot them both with 22 , so I was a little quieter, dropped both where they stood. I couldnt get a clean shot at the other but will nail all that I see by my house. The first pic is the buck I found, and the other two are the dead yotes. Both shots were around 25 yards.
 

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Coyotes, a problem- is an air rifle a solution??

We are also having a problem with coyotes in my city and in my neighborhood. I have contacted the City, they say contact the DNR. The DNR says it's a City matter. The City just had a meeting and said we are suppose to harass the coyotes and that will make them leave. I don't think that will work. Question, will an air rifle kill a coyote and if so at what range would it still be effective? We are not allowed to shoot a firearm in the city but an air rifle should fall into a grey area. I haven't declared war on them yet, but will if they kill any of the dogs in our area. Several have been killed in the City, and they say well there is a leash law so no dogs should be running free. You have to love our elected members..

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one reason that they are not intimidated by human presence is the possibility that they are crossing with domesticated dogs. when this occurs the fear of humans is removed. this also presents a problem that attacks on humans from large packs may not remain isolated and uncommon.
there is almost nothing worse in the woods than a pack of wild dogs.
there is nothing worse in the woods than a pack of hungry wild dogs.
 

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There pelts will be worth something. If you can skin them (cased) and dry them you could try to sell them. If not try to get them to a trapper/fur buyer in the area. I know they are a nuisance critter to most but taking up trapping has changed my view of yotes. To many trappers here in New York they are a way of life. Most hunters just kill and leave them(i'm guilty myself in the past) but I think an effort should be put forth to not waste our natural resources.
 

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I took out another one last night. I kid you not I was maybe 10 yards away from it and hammered it with a 12 gauge with 00 buckshot. It seen me, but I just kept slowly walking towards it and my dogs, and it couldn't care less. I followed the path I seen it walk in from and didn't see anymore, but I could hear them. I'm gonna be ready tonight when they come back, and I am gonna drop as many as I can. They are acting aggressively towards my dogs, so I think its time to thin the pack some more. It just shocks me that I can get that close to them.
 

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i moved the dogs into the house tonight, and so far I haven't seen any. I figure my dogs are what's keeping them interested. I still plan on knocking them off if they come in. I have shot coyotes before, but they were all 40 yard plus shots, but these coyotes are not afraid of me and I can get close.
 

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whack them all if you can, they obviously have no fear of man so that makes them a danger to small kids and the elderly, or you if there are enough of them and they decide to make a snack of you. I would let the game warden or county extension agent know about your taking of them, just in case they wanna check them for diseases such as rabies. a few years back I ran a warehouse in the town of chickasha, there were red foses around but seeing them was uncommon, I came to work one day and found one in the middle of the yard, just sitting there, so I called animal control who came out and took 7 shots with a 20 gauge before they hit this animal, they tested it and it had rabies
 

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I agree with goose... but I wouldn't bring up the yotes you've killed already.... shhh on that one. But they might go ahead and tell you to shoot them if they are being aggressive. Remember also, just when you think you have thined out the yotes, there's MANY more where they came from.
 
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