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Learned something new about coyotes
« on: December 11, 2016, 09:29:49 AM »
They like apples. Took me a few minutes to figure it out as I watched them, but they were waiting for the apples to fall off the tree, then eating them. I shot this small female while she was chomping on a frozen Apple.

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 09:32:18 AM »
Yes indeed they will clean them up, more so when its cold but they have very opportunistic.
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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 09:35:26 AM »
I frequently use an apple in distress call while hunting coyotes.  In all seriousness I hunt near orchards a lot and they eat most fruits. And judging from their scat they'll travel miles to eat them.
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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 09:49:07 AM »
I frequently use an apple in distress call while hunting coyotes.  In all seriousness I hunt near orchards a lot and they eat most fruits. And judging from their scat they'll travel miles to eat them.
Pear in distress also works good in the right area

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 10:24:14 AM »
I have lots of trail cam photos of coyotes eating apples that I put out for deer or elk. One location was apparently near a den. All summer I had the mother and 4 pups visiting the apple like every day.

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2016, 11:32:25 AM »
Coyotes love fruit! They gorge on berries in the summer, and apples and plums in the fall. I lead animal tracking forays with my club Cascadia Naturalist Association and I will often use a coyote scat filled with fruit as a trick question for my students (everyone says bear initially).

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 11:54:47 AM »
Somebody PM Bearmanrick and see if he stocks these Fruit In Distress calls? I think he's been holding out on all of us........ :chuckle:
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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 01:49:02 PM »
I had a yellow lab that would climb into trees to eat the fruit, pretty funny site to see.

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2016, 02:02:30 PM »
Coyotes will eat about anything.

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2016, 02:45:59 PM »
I've even seen scat full of carrots.
After the first shot the rest are just noise.

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2016, 02:58:28 PM »
I was anchored up in Alaska once cooking breakfast, waiting for a gillnet opener on the Copper River Delta when I happened to glance out at a nearby sand bar and saw a coyote sniffing then gobbling down an apple core. This sand bar was about a mile long and 100 yards wide at low tide and much smaller at high tide. To get to it he had to swim over a half mile at low tide (or over two miles at high tide) to another sand island then swim swim another quarter mile to the island he was on. I don't think it was the apple core that attracted him though. Coyotes and bears regularly swim out to the barrier islands and feed on seagulls and goose chicks as it's a major breeding area. But seeing the coyote eating the apple core was surprising.
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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2016, 03:00:37 PM »
2 different years, two different locations

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2016, 10:16:18 PM »

Coyotes love fruit, apples, cherries, plums, etc......and in the summer "watermelon" and even cantaloupe
I helped on a coyote study back in 1989, in Seattle / Bellevue area.
They will also raid your vegetable garden too.

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Re: Learned something new about coyotes
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2016, 12:54:49 PM »
I have pics of them taking apples off my bait piles in broad daylight.

 

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