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The only good coyote is a dead coyote

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  1. Myles

    Myles Well-Known Member

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    To me, the only good coyote is a dead coyote.
    I've never shot one, but where I live, it is legal to shoot them anytime. You just have to claim it was a pest. Very vague, which could include messing with your pets, chicken or yourself.



    An aggressive coyote was put down after reportedly attacking a mother and her 4-year-old son at a New Jersey park, authorities said.

    The 34-year-old woman was pushing her child in a stroller through the Fairfield Recreation Complex around 7 p.m. Thursday when she was alerted that there was a coyote walking behind her, Fairfield police said.


    When the woman turned around to see where the animal was, the coyote lunged at her, pushing her to the ground and tipping the stroller, officials said.


    The coyote then allegedly bit the woman in the back of her leg, before biting the child on his right leg, police said.

    “At this time, other individuals began to run towards the victim at which time was able to get up and right the stroller,” police stated in a press release. “She attempted to flee at which time the coyote again lunged at her.”

    Authorities said the coyote fled into a wooded area nearby as the mother and child were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

    The recreation complex was closed while police and members of the New Jersey Conservation Department, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Associated Humane searched for the coyote.


    Police said Sgt. Frank Tracey spotted the canine about an hour-and-a-half later walking in a yard off a nearby road.

    “[Tracey] exited his police vehicle with his M4 patrol rifle and made his way into the backyard,” police said. “A few moments later, a coyote emerged from behind a poll and began to aggressively approach the officer. In order to protect himself, the officer fired several shots, striking the coyote and killing it.”

    The animal’s carcass will be tested for rabies, officials said.

    Police said they were worried more than one coyote could be living in the area after learning a nearby family’s dog was attacked by a coyote Wednesday. The release said that coyote was described as “being much larger” than the one killed by police.


    Coyote attacked mother, child in stroller at New Jersey park: police
     



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    Sounds like it was rabid. I had a buddy attacked by a rabid fox onetime and what he had to go through was absolutely no fun.
     
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    They are a predator and a nuisance to say the least. In the last 35, 40 years they have moved east from out west and migrated down from Canada into mountainous areas in the Northeast and maybe in the South too. And yes, show up in populated areas too. I can only speak for my area personally and where I have hunted deer since 1968. Back then you never heard a coyote howl or see one. Through the years they have affected the deer herd by eating the fawns. I don’t know if they can pull down a full grown deer but if the pack is large enough I imagine they could. Here in Pennsylvania you can even hunt them on Sunday.
     
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    In Georgia there's only two animals that I'm aware of where the season never closes and there's no bag limit, and they are coyotes and wild hogs. Coyotes are a threat to livestock and pets, and at times, people.

    Put it this way, I'll gladly ruin a morning of deer hunting to put down a coyote if I see it in the woods.
     
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    They're pack hunters. They can take down a deer.
     
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    Mangy fucks.
     
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    The guys here aren't that bad.
     
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    In some regions, coyotes have been scooping up people's small dogs for dinner. Not good for owners that let their dogs run free.
     
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    They pretty much kill everything and then move to another area.
     
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    We just moved to a small acreage about a month ago. I have seen one squirrel and zero rabbits since moving in.
    The coyote population is probably way out of control. I plan on remedying this issue as soon as I can get a decent call and decoy.
     
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