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Best times of the year to hunt them?
How much predation do you think the do on fawns ?
Why do you like to hunt them, thrill, calling, only thing to hunt?
I am hoping to try coyote hunting for my first time this JAn/Feb/March.
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The best time to hunt them up here in MI is the months you want to go.
They prey on fawns extensively. They will always prey on the weakest and easiest animal to take down. It has gotten to the point in my area, the does and their fawns hang out in my front yard to avoid them.
I like hunting them because I cover a lot of ground in areas I like to be in. Adding calling increases the thriil for me.
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used to hunt them in the winters when i was growing up in wyoming. we used mouth calls and got em as close as we could that made it fun. when you could hear them breathing they were just right. the decent ones we sold to fur buyers and made a little money off of them.
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A report I read on the impact of coyotes as predators said that in "turkey country", 1 coyote equates to approximately 25 turkeys a year.  As for deer, elk, etc, it is a double-edged sword, they take a pretty heavy toll on fawns, but they also take the old/decrepit and sick.  Unfortunately, they are vastly over populated and are not really controlled as they should be.  While I don't believe in the wanton destruction of coyotes, I certainly believe they should be hunted a lot more heavily in some areas than they are.  They are very prolific and once they lose their fear of man and/or breed with dogs, they become quite dangerous.
My wife has seen a number close to the house recently, so when I get home, I'm going to have to mount a "coyote control" program.  I've got to go back to the farmers in the area and get them to sign off on my "hunting rights" on their property again so I can decrease their range a bit.   
In my area, I see them pretty much all year round, but they are not as "common" in the dead of summer. 
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I never thought of coyote being able to catch turkeys. Goodness know's I have a hard enough time with a shotgun!
 I agree with them losing their fear of people with developments continually encroaching on their habitat they adapt to what is around them. Sounds like you are adapting as well with increased coyote control. 
Thanks for the input.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

A report I read on the impact of coyotes as predators said that in "turkey country", 1 coyote equates to approximately 25 turkeys a year.  As for deer, elk, etc, it is a double-edged sword, they take a pretty heavy toll on fawns, but they also take the old/decrepit and sick.  Unfortunately, they are vastly over populated and are not really controlled as they should be.  While I don't believe in the wanton destruction of coyotes, I certainly believe they should be hunted a lot more heavily in some areas than they are.  They are very prolific and once they lose their fear of man and/or breed with dogs, they become quite dangerous.
My wife has seen a number close to the house recently, so when I get home, I'm going to have to mount a "coyote control" program.  I've got to go back to the farmers in the area and get them to sign off on my "hunting rights" on their property again so I can decrease their range a bit.   
In my area, I see them pretty much all year round, but they are not as "common" in the dead of summer. 
I can not even fatham the effects of the Lott on a yote..... But i sure hope you post us some pictures!Wink
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I shot one with the .458 WinMag.  I probably won't ever do that again.  I felt bad, so I buried him...
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I hit one with a 300 WM in the backbone and it about tore him in half.  Last time I used 190 gr bullets on a yote.  I bought my 22-250 after that.

I hunt them because they are a pest, harass the cows, kill the deer fawns, and a number of other reasons.   I hunt them year round, but the best time if you want the hide is Jan through Mar.  I hunt them a lot then because it is the only thing to hunt that time of year, but coyotes are always a target on my radar.
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That seems to be the common theme, only thing to hunt that time of year, plus they are a challanging. 2 new freinds in Tx. said they started hunting 'yotes after finding dead fawns while spring turkey hunting. Now they make shooting these critters a priority. 
I have now found a guy who wants the pelts down here in N. Tx., all I have to do is bring him the animal. 
Can't wait for Jan.!

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Do you use a mouth (open or closed reed?) or electronic call?
I have been looking at a couple of big name mouth call makers and  I am not sure which ones (sounds) to get. Suggestions?
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