A good friend of mine and occasional hunting partner shot 2 coyotes yesterday right outsisde of Evansburg park on a property he hunts while deer hunting. He dropped them with rifled slugs.
I wasn't there, but I've known this guy for over 15 years and have always known him to be a straight arrow, and never a BSer. His 2 adult sons were with him too, and they all claim that the coyotes were running in a pack of 10-15 dogs. He plans to have the furs tanned and wasn't sure how to skin them, so I cased them for him last night.
This is the first guy that I know of to have killed a coyote around here, I've only seen one once in this area, and that was only for a brief few seconds. He stopped by Evansburg park to show them to the rangers there, and they have never heard of one being shot or trapped there either.
I guess this is part of the reason we're seeing less deer these days in my corner of 5C. Good job Chuck G!!!
Catch & release is for guys who don't know how to cook
I am HIGHLY doubting the 10-15 dog thing. The most we have ever seen together running them with dogs is 6-8 and thats right after the pups are born and through out the summer. After summer breaks the most you see is usually 1-3 together. Breeding season almost always two running together.
i trap evansburg state park i have never caught one yet but i have seen tracks i have had them pull out of my fox traps...i did run into the hunter that shot the 2 coyotes off of water street on saturday..i believe him...i know they are in the park...i also noticed i haven't seen as many deer as i did in the previous years..possibly because of the increase in coyotes
I am Friends with the captain at the prison which is half mile from my house in skip pack,he tells me there is at least 20-30 resident coyotes....two of which were in my yard 4 weeks ago at 2pm.most of the time they are on the prison and not the park.the last two years they are venturing more and more off the prison.