We kill 400,000 Coyotes per year.

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  1. FatBack

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    Cull them.

     
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    Though it does happen, like any canine, they grow bolder in packs.

    Coyote Attacks on People - DesertUSA
    www.desertusa.com › animals › coyotes-and-people

    As coyotes lose their fear of people, they become bolder in approaching people and may put themselves in hazardous situations they would normally avoid.

    Chicago coyote bites child, man in 'extremely rare' attack
    www.usatoday.com › story › news › nation › 2020/01/09

    Jan 9, 2020 - Two people, including a 5-year-old boy, were bitten by a coyote in Chicago Wednesday, the most recent in a string of coyote sightings.

    Coyote Attacks On People in the U.S. and Canada
    tchester.org › sgm › lists › coyote_attacks

    A typical coyote attack to a sheep or goat is to bite the throat just behind the jaw and below the ear, causing death from suffocation and shock. Coyotes have ...
     
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    It doesn't work. Look into the science and the links I posted. When you kill a coyote, the females go into a hyper breeding mode where they produce up to triple the amount of coyotes. This approach just makes more coyotes.
     
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    Not when more people buy more ammo and do more culling.
     
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    No. Totally wrong. You just end up with more coyotes that way. This approach is the literal (and I do mean literal) reason that coyotes have spread.

    Like I said. Read the links. The more coyotes you kill, the more you end up with. Meanwhile in national parks where you cant hunt them, their levels are lower than elsewhere.
     
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    I understand that but if enough are hunted, to the point it outpaces breeding...
     
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    I've killed coyotes many times. One took a chunk out of my neighbors dog. Another tore up my mother's garden. Another got aggressive one evening when we were clearing a trail.
     
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    The problem with that thinking is that it is exactly what we've been trying for more than 100 years and its only resulted in more coyotes. Estimates are that if you killed 70% of the coyote population in the whole US every year, you are only going to break even on coyotes. Anything less than 70% and you end up with more.

    So unless there was a massive federal military program aimed at exterminating coyotes, you are just going to end up with more. There is nothing to suggest we could come close to killing 80%+ of the coyotes every year for decades on end, with even a slight mess up a single year getting us right back where we started. Keep in mind we'd have to do much of this in the urban areas they live in now.

    Meanwhile leaving them alone seems to reduce their numbers.

    Which seems like a better and cheaper idea to you?
     
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    I guess if you were a rancher fed up with losing stock, the choice is either eat the loss or cull. A coyote conundrum.
     
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    I actually never have, yet there is an AR-15 (chambered in 6.5 Grendel) sitting at the doorstep for this purpose. Calving cattle are vulnerable to 'pack' attacks, esp. if the bull is a 'no show father'...

    It's amazing how the wildlife (hawks, eagles, foxes & coyotes - woodchucks) respect the presence of a proactive German Shepherd dog 'patrolling their area'... I've had to get my varmint gun out - to effect - a number of times since the passing of 'Anke Liede' my beloved (GSD)...

    Btw, woodchucks go burst w/ a 6mm Norma BR, .22-250 has nothing on the 6mm Berger hp, Hornady A-max or XTP (imho). Looking forward to a GSD being back on 'watch duty' ... 6.5 Grendel is the last resort gun in a midnight scare, don't have it in a bolt action gun yet, so it doesn't get used much.

    (Oh yehh, I have chickens too)
     
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    It’s very difficult to decrease coyote populations by killing them. I have seen it done in relatively small geographic areas but as you say the population rebounds quickly.

    The secret to having healthy populations is knowing which individual coyotes should be killed and leaving the rest alone. It isn’t hard to figure out which individual is the problem and eliminate it. In 20+ years in the livestock business I suppose I’ve shot less than ten coyotes. They were either habitual predators of domestic livestock, mangy, or rabid (or a combination of these three reasons). The rest of the coyotes are left to perform their duties of varmint control and carcass/placenta disposal.
     
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