Skip to comments.Will Hunters Be Called in to Stop Roaming Coyotes?
Posted on 10/02/2013 12:25:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Princeton officials are considering whether to use licensed hunters and trappers to reduce the growing population of coyotes and foxes in the Ivy league town.
The number of complaints has been on the rise.
Animal control officer Mark Johnson tells The Times of Trenton people have been chased and a dog and a couple of cats were killed by coyotes.
Johnson says sharpshooters would likely be sent to certain wooded areas and fields to shoot and kill the coyotes.
We would not like to kill everything, but we definitely want to lessen the population, Johnson told the paper.
Princeton uses a similar method to control the deer population.
The Animal Control Advisory Committee plans to meet Thursday in hopes of making a recommendation to the town council.
I predict the local libtards will be more open to the idea the first time a coyote mauls a child or chows down on somebody’s house cat or toy poodle.
We gotz ‘em here in Ohio. Sagamore Hills and Northfield Center, adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Couldn’t they just use a Predator drone instead?
I mean, really.. Think about shutdowns? Lolol
We gots to obliterate some of God’s creations to saves others, yaknow.. Don’t hurt to be efficient doing it, yaknow.
Even Obamacare knows that. Lol:-)
Coyotes are cowardly, despicable beasts. They are in about as much danger of extinction as cockroaches.
Put in some wolves. I’m sure they’ll take care of the coyotes.
Not here in New England, they're not.
There’s a very good reason that our New England ancestors hunted coyotes . . . and wolves, for that matter, to near extinction.
Don’t be too sure:
Eastern coyotes typically weigh 30-50 pounds and are 48-60 inches long, approximately twice the size of their close relative, the western coyote. Eastern coyotes have long legs, thick fur, a pointy snout, a drooping bushy black-tipped tail and range in color from a silvery gray to a grizzled, brownish red. The average life span of a wild coyote is four years. Though coyotes are often mistaken for a domestic dog hybrid, recent genetic research has attributed the eastern coyote’s larger size and unique behavioral characteristics to interbreeding with Canadian gray wolves. Unlike the wolf or domestic dog, coyotes run with their tail pointing down.
~New Hampshire Fish and Game
So are progressives, but we don't get to shoot THEM!
Bring back COMPOUND 1980!
They’re dangerous, no doubt about it. There’s a large den of them about 1/8 of a mile from our property.
Going to pop one with the 410/5-pellet load.
IOW, eastern coyotes make better ruffs and coats than their western counterparts.
The hogs are already in Geauga County!
A decend game call ... and a MOE AR15 ... enough said.
Not convinced of that....living here in OK. They serve a purpose...on the prairie.
That said....they are thick around here...and need thinned out. I do my part.
Here in Pennsylvania, they've grown lazy by helping themselves to people's livestock and house pets. Even though wild game is plentiful, it takes a lot more work to get. IOW, they are more like liberals than their Oklahoma counterparts.
Absolutely. We had a pair run through our back yard a few years ago. The male looked to be as much as 60 lbs, with a very thick coat. The western coyotes that I’ve seen were much, much smaller and thinner.
Please make hunting raccoons legal....(hate them)
In Pa, coyote season is open year round with no bag limit. They can be hunted or trapped. Unlike NJ, PA has nearly 1 million hunters. We don’t have to call in the government to fix the problem.
Give it time.
I believe that’s 1080
Man I’ve got it bad the last few days! I hit 0 when I meant to hit 9 on another thread, and I hit 9 when I meant to hit 0 on this one!
Proofread, proofread proofread!
Compound 1080 does wonders on coyotes and wolves, where dogs are not present.
The coyotes weren't actually trying to catch the people, or they would have. They're very fast.
If people keep their pets indoors the coyotes will eat the pest animals and leave. They only become a problem when people feed them a steady diet of Fluffy.
It’s much too easy to allow hunters do what they do best and collect the revenues from hunting licenses. Instead, bureaucracy will dictate that “skilled sharpshooters” be HIRED to do the job...........
There's an even better reason they didn't. Prior to 1900 they were pretty much limited to SW US and Mexico. Since then they've expanded across almost all of N. America.
LMAO! In these rural areas, people transplanted from cities are cautioned to confine pets to their property, so that the coyotes and other predators keep the deer, raccoon, rat, etc populations to balanced levels. You are correct in saying that they will not chase their proper prey if presented with a buffet of soft, slow city pets...
Fawn, the site animal advocate actually hates raccoons????? Who woulda thought........LOL!
Most mammals, including people, are innately lazy creatures that will take the easier meal. It’s why you rarely encounter a fruit tree with ripe fruit less than 10 feet from the ground, somebody already grabbed the easy pickings. I live within a 1/4 mile coyote trot of a dry river, part of what we call the coyote highway system, and you can watch the natural ebb and flow of predator and prey, sometimes you see lots of rabbits, sometimes you hear lots of owls or see lots of scat, sometimes there’s lots of big roaches outside, sometimes there’s lots of big lizards. The two big lessons are: don’t make your pets part of the food chain, and don’t get too attached to the cute prey.
Any of the effective rodenticides like warfarin, red squill, compound 1980 and 1081 will do the trick.
Had 3 trot across the back yard yesterday...rabbit hunting...
Thinking about tacking a hide to the barn and see how that works.....
When the economy was good, we had too many deer, which meant that they were small, short-lived and undernourished-the same was true of raccoons, rabbits, etc-but a pet left out alone or running loose was guaranteed to be lost forever.
Since the economy has been bad, the deer and other critters are healthy again at lower population levels-the coyotes or resident mountain lion get the weak ones first, and range over much larger territories, and the few people who still live here don’t let their pets out. Much healthier for people and animals...
Been happening in my neighborhood in Connecticut,got another notice of a lost cat today.The police have warned residents about it.
Back in the 1960s and 1970s, unscrupulous animal dealers were selling coyote pups to easterners as fox kits to be released for fox hunting.
That is how many believe the coyotes moved east so fast.
of course they would..... Its about “them” at that point...but if it doesn't affect them and it's in another town...They'd be sending money and organizing protests to “Save The Coyotes”
It's a great example of how liberals "think"......its all about "feelings" dontcha know!
True ... but then Uncle Ted finished one with an air rifle ... lol.
Muscovy ducks too....get rid of the useless things.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.