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Offline Sturla Snorrison

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Tips on Coywolf Extermination
« on: July 06, 2016, 06:22:50 PM »
I am on my second consecutive summer of coywolf problems- I have lost about 30 chickens and a kid goat in the past year. Both the goats and chickens are kept securely in the barn and chicken coop, so the problem is not a nocturnal one- I am losing animals in broad daylight. Last year my wife saw the predators in the mid morning hours and just before dusk. Although I have not seen it, she said it was about the size of a german shepherd, so we are pretty sure that this is not one of your 40-60 lb coyotes. We believe they are coywolves as we live about 50 miles from the Canadian border. My neighbors down the road also saw two of them last year, so my wife and I think we are dealing with a mated pair.

I simply cannot come across these predators when I have a rifle in my hand. I have spent several hours sitting out trying to bag these predators with absolutely no luck, and I would be grateful for some surefire tips on luring these guys in to where I can get a shot at them.

Some other info- we are in northeastern Vermont on some pretty hilly property, not much more than 50-80 yards of open space in any given spot. Most of the suggestions I have heard involve a baitpile near a fenceline and sit about 100yds away and try and call them in. I don't really have that much open space to work with. I have done some calls and gotten them to answer me, but not been able to call them in.

Anyway, please tell me the surefire way to exterminate these #@%$&s


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Re: Tips on Coywolf Extermination
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 07:57:48 PM »
Contact VT Fish & Wildlife to get your state trapper. You pay your taxes, so use them.
Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620-3208.
Phone: 802-828-1190 or 802-828-1191 or Phone: 802-828-1000

They will come out and trap/kill it for you. Don't put out poison as it is your neighbors dogs or cats which will likely get into it. Coydogs have no natural fear of humans, which you would think would be easier for you to kill them, but it is not. Plan B.. if you cannot get them to come out. get your trappers license. as otherwise you could be in for some liabilities.


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Re: Tips on Coywolf Extermination
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 02:13:47 PM »
Canadian Geese taking out or Planes (Hudson River), now we have Canadian half-breed-Wolves practicing guerrilla warfare in broad daylight?!!!

Maybe you are thinking about it wrong...who is to say that other coywolves don't move in after you exterminate the current ones? You may need a long term protection plan instead. I know that's hard with chickens if you let them out. We have lost 13 out of 19 over 2-3 years along with both Ducks.

Two big dogs, A Donkey, Maybe Alpaca or Llamas?

My friend grew up in the high desert. Ranchers openly approved of jackrabbit hunting. Kind of sick, but if you left an injured rabbit alive it would scream. This would draw out the coyotes and you could pick them off as well.

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Re: Tips on Coywolf Extermination
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 04:36:52 AM »
I am not actually condoning this, but our dnr rides down forest service roads and chunks kitchen sponges soaked in bacon grease out the truck windows in areas where pets are unlikely. The coyotes eat the sponges and die, eventually, of an impacted intestine. It is a very cruel way to die.

The way I have done it is:

In areas of our property where I do not have much worry about pets, set a 5 gallon bucket on its side with food in the back, and set a 330 conibear in the mouth of the bucket. I have to get a special permit to set a 330 above water, and had to do it in an area less likely to attract birds of prey.

Other than that, we never went anywhere outside without at least a pistol, and preferably a rifle. We carried rifles in every truck, and every tractor. We made it to where we were never unarmed if we saw a coyote.

Then we started getting road kill deer and strategically placing them where we had a concealed approach to a good position to shoot from. Come back at night, sneak in, listen to make sure it sounds like there are several feeding, hit the light and empty an AR-15 into them. I preferred a laser illuminator to a spot light, it doesn't spook them as quick. Unfortunately they get smart to this real fast.

None of these methods worked to actually eliminate the coyotes, and only to teach them the area is unsafe and they move elsewhere. Eventually others move in, and have to be taught as well.