Coyote trapping

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Wow, looks like its going to be a long night or two in the skinning shed! I'd love to live somewhere remote enough to use snares. Do you know where the picture is from?
 

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Are you interested in trapping coyotes in Mass or someplace else? In Mass you can only use cage traps and I guess its near impossible to catch them that way.

I was out for the first coyote hunt of the season a couple days ago and no coyote came into the call, but a big barred owl landed right on top of it and tried to catch the little decoy spinner in its claws. Tried for a minute before it looked up and realized I was only 30 feet away. It was pretty cool, wish I had been able to get my phone out for a pic. I see lots of owls while calling but never had one land on top of the decoy before.
 

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I say the more coyote's the better - or ideally we'd start getting some wolves showing up too :). Anything that might eat some deer would be great - those are the nuisance animals around here IMO.
 

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I say the more coyote's the better - or ideally we'd start getting some wolves showing up too :). Anything that might eat some deer would be great - those are the nuisance animals around here IMO.
Please let me know if you have any places where deer are a problem. I'll be glad to take care of them come September 15th!

My experience the last three years is that deer numbers are down, way down, in just about anyplace where you can hunt them in southern nh, north eastern MA. COVID put more hunters in the woods, the housing boom is reducing forested areas at a stunningly fast rate; so deer are getting crammed into small plots of land where hunters have either wiped them out, or they can't be touched because its too close to houses or landowners just won't give permission.
 

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Please let me know if you have any places where deer are a problem. I'll be glad to take care of them come September 15th!

My experience the last three years is that deer numbers are down, way down, in just about anyplace where you can hunt them in southern nh, north eastern MA. COVID put more hunters in the woods, the housing boom is reducing forested areas at a stunningly fast rate; so deer are getting crammed into small plots of land where hunters have either wiped them out, or they can't be touched because its too close to houses or landowners just won't give permission.

I saw literally a heard of them this past week, crossing the road in Newton, never seen a group like that - at least a dozen, pile of them looking stupid on one side of the road and they just kept coming out of the woods and crossing the road from the other side. This past year I had a near miss but got by OK, previous year I hit 2. Please come to Newton/Plaistow and shoot these deer, preferably all of them.

I'm not a fan of the turkey's either - they have become a navigational hazard on the bike. Sooner or later they will be pecking small children to death if they keep multiplying - people treat them like majestic animals, feeding them, stopping to let the whole flock cross the road. I do my best if I'm in an older vehicle to run them over but they usually move, do my best to get them in the habit of staying off the road (whether that's possible to train turkeys is another question but I swear some local idiots have trained them roads are safe/OK :) ).
 

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Most of the New England coyotes in New England are actually Coywolves a Coyote Wolf mix and thus larger and less scrawny than pure Coyote.
 

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Most of the New England coyotes in New England are actually Coywolves a Coyote Wolf mix and thus larger and less scrawny than pure Coyote.
Yup. From what I’ve read, New England coyotes are, on average, 80% coyote, 15% wolf and 5% dog. That’s why our 50lb coyotes are the largest.
 

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As soon as the snow hits the ground up here the guys run them with dogs. Usually kill two ot three a day. They mostly stay in the woods hunting them but sometimes there will be 10 pickups along route one every 100 feet with 20 guys with AR’s and shot guns waiting to blast them. Some of the people really get bent out of shape because they are being hunted. The game wardens and landowners are all for it though.
 


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