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Will Hunters Be Called in to Stop Roaming Coyotes?
NBC Philadelphia ^ | Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013

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.


TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: coyotes

1 posted on 10/02/2013 12:25:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


2 posted on 10/02/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nickcarraway

We gotz ‘em here in Ohio. Sagamore Hills and Northfield Center, adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


3 posted on 10/02/2013 12:29:04 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

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:-)


4 posted on 10/02/2013 12:30:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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. . . and that the child mauling (or worse) incidents may not have to happen quite as often as the disappearing cats and dogs before they take notice.

Coyotes are cowardly, despicable beasts. They are in about as much danger of extinction as cockroaches.

5 posted on 10/02/2013 12:30:41 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nickcarraway

Put in some wolves. I’m sure they’ll take care of the coyotes.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 12:31:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Vigilanteman
Coyotes are cowardly, despicable beasts.

***********************

Not here in New England, they're not.

7 posted on 10/02/2013 12:32:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

There’s a very good reason that our New England ancestors hunted coyotes . . . and wolves, for that matter, to near extinction.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 12:35:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Coyotes are cowardly, despicable beasts.
9 posted on 10/02/2013 12:37:27 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: blueunicorn6

Don’t be too sure:

Description
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


10 posted on 10/02/2013 12:38:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JimRed
Coyotes are cowardly, despicable beasts.

So are progressives, but we don't get to shoot THEM!

11 posted on 10/02/2013 12:38:47 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: nickcarraway

Bring back COMPOUND 1980!


12 posted on 10/02/2013 12:39:34 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Vigilanteman

They’re dangerous, no doubt about it. There’s a large den of them about 1/8 of a mile from our property.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 12:39:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I saw my first coyote this past weekend here in SW Ohio, north of Cincinnati.

Going to pop one with the 410/5-pellet load.

14 posted on 10/02/2013 12:40:52 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: trisham

IOW, eastern coyotes make better ruffs and coats than their western counterparts.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 12:41:11 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The hogs are already in Geauga County!


16 posted on 10/02/2013 12:42:56 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

A decend game call ... and a MOE AR15 ... enough said.


17 posted on 10/02/2013 12:43:16 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: Vigilanteman
Coyotes are cowardly, despicable beasts.

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.

18 posted on 10/02/2013 12:44:05 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange
Well, let me explain it this way. In Oklahoma, they've had to scratch for a living as they have for centuries looking for rabbits, prairie dogs and other small game to munch on.

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.

19 posted on 10/02/2013 12:49:03 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 12:49:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All

Please make hunting raccoons legal....(hate them)


21 posted on 10/02/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Vigilanteman
Ha!!!

Good point!!

22 posted on 10/02/2013 12:53:30 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


23 posted on 10/02/2013 12:55:04 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: JimRed
So are progressives, but we don't get to shoot THEM!

Give it time.

24 posted on 10/02/2013 1:07:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I believe that’s 1080


25 posted on 10/02/2013 1:10:55 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

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.


26 posted on 10/02/2013 1:18:37 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: nickcarraway
Animal control officer Mark Johnson tells The Times of Trenton people have been chased

The coyotes weren't actually trying to catch the people, or they would have. They're very fast.

27 posted on 10/02/2013 1:19:16 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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To: nickcarraway

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.


28 posted on 10/02/2013 1:20:46 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: nickcarraway

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...........


29 posted on 10/02/2013 1:22:40 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: Vigilanteman
There’s a very good reason that our New England ancestors hunted coyotes.

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.

http://www.urbancoyoteresearch.com/About_Coyotes.htm

30 posted on 10/02/2013 1:24:56 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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To: Sherman Logan

Illegal immigrants?


31 posted on 10/02/2013 1:30:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway (They should call it a government shut up, not a government shut down)
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To: nickcarraway
I suggest importing roadrunners.


32 posted on 10/02/2013 1:34:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: discostu

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...


33 posted on 10/02/2013 1:38:15 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Fawn
Please make hunting raccoons legal....(hate them)

Fawn, the site animal advocate actually hates raccoons????? Who woulda thought........LOL!

34 posted on 10/02/2013 1:40:28 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: Texan5

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.


35 posted on 10/02/2013 1:48:02 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Any of the effective rodenticides like warfarin, red squill, compound 1980 and 1081 will do the trick.


36 posted on 10/02/2013 2:03:05 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: nickcarraway

Had 3 trot across the back yard yesterday...rabbit hunting...

Thinking about tacking a hide to the barn and see how that works.....


37 posted on 10/02/2013 2:07:33 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: discostu

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...


38 posted on 10/02/2013 2:21:30 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Vigilanteman

Been happening in my neighborhood in Connecticut,got another notice of a lost cat today.The police have warned residents about it.


39 posted on 10/02/2013 2:43:07 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Sherman Logan
***Prior to 1900 they were pretty much limited to SW US and Mexico.***

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.

40 posted on 10/02/2013 3:33:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Vigilanteman
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.<<<

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!

41 posted on 10/02/2013 6:32:43 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: dartuser
Hell..that's sporting of ya!!...If u really want to get rid of them....its easier to just "fish" for them.....(if u get my drift)..Just check your lines daily and bring your AR15
42 posted on 10/02/2013 6:47:50 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

True ... but then Uncle Ted finished one with an air rifle ... lol.


43 posted on 10/03/2013 6:19:50 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: Hot Tabasco

Muscovy ducks too....get rid of the useless things.


44 posted on 10/03/2013 11:17:42 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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