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Yotes
« on: March 08, 2007, 11:19:17 PM »
Anyone got an over population of yotes at hand? We've got a mess of them here around Fall City, but the firearms restrictions keep them pretty save, at least from a high power standpoint.

I'm thinking that a weekend drive up towards Okanogan and Mallot and a bit of evening calling ought to yield something.

Is anyone here seeing a lot of coyotes in their neighborhood? ;)
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2007, 01:38:16 PM »
i can hear them singing in duvall almost every night. it'd be a lot closer to head over by ellensburg into the wenas or somewhere like that and call some up. lots over there too, and you'd be helping the elk calves, deer fawns and ranchers during calving season. some door knocking would probably get you permission on private land.
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2007, 02:34:13 PM »
Thanks for the comments. Yes, I probably don't have to go far East to find some to hunt. Just need to get out of the highly peopled zone.

We used to have a late deer season, running from Dec. 20th to around Jan. 8th, located between Brewster and Okanogan, which took in Chilliwist Butte, Fox Mountain and quite a bit of WDFW land. I have memories of seeing and hearing lots of coyotes back then and hav e always thought that would be a good spot to return too. We'd developed a few relationships with some of the local farmers, so thats wher my imagination takes me when I think coyote.

But Ellensburg and Wenas would make a great day trip and thats what I need. Thanks again!
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007, 09:18:20 PM »


We used to have a late deer season, running from Dec. 20th to around Jan. 8th, located between Brewster and Okanogan, which took in Chilliwist Butte, Fox Mountain and quite a bit of WDFW land. I have memories of seeing and hearing lots of coyotes back then and hav e always thought that would be a good spot to return too.

Still lots of yotes up that way. Been up that way the last few springs as well as fall. Saw a monster muley come off Fox Mountain two years ago. Absolutely huge!




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Re: Yotes
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007, 09:53:04 PM »
Thanks for the comments! I've always had fun on my trips up that way.

And during our late archery seasons there you never knew what you might see in the way of big mule deer! ;)
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2007, 06:50:26 AM »
There are also a few bear up that way, many color phase as well.




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Re: Yotes
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 09:56:03 AM »
Well I have quite a few around my place in Buckley.  It's not uncommon to hear two packs calling back & forth during the night.  There are enough that they are out and about during the day most of the year. They really have put a dent in the deer population.  A wise person would thin a few of them out. 

My informal attempts to hunt them so far hasn't produced anything.  But I haven't put a lot of effort into it either.


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Re: Yotes
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007, 10:38:09 AM »
I saw 7 the other night with the spotlight...killed one...no cats though

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Re: Yotes
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2007, 07:30:10 PM »
I live in the Wenas and there are lots of them.  I hear them all of the time.  If I see them they DIE, or are at least educated. 
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 04:24:25 PM »
Everytime I go to Brewster I see them in the State Game land. {Wells Wildlife refuge.} Probably eating all the Quail and Pheasents.
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2007, 10:49:36 AM »
"I saw 7 the other night with the spotlight...killed one...no cats though"

Hmmm didn't think night hunting was legal this time of the year?
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2007, 04:35:51 PM »
Lots of them in the dunes around Potholes. We camped out there in the islands one night and it was hard to sleep with all the noise. They were all around us.

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Re: Yotes
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 12:12:56 PM »
You can spotlight at night during established bobcat and raccoon seasons. Except that you CANNOT spotlight them during the months of September, October or November in any areas that are open to a centerfire rifle deer or elk season.
 We do this very thing every year and let me tell you, it is a absolute BLAST!! We killed sixtythree songdogs last year and fiftyone of them were taken at night using a spotlight. The cover of darkness seems to make them alot less cautious. It surprises us that we never have seen anyone else out doing the same thing when we are.
 What started us hunting them this way was that three of us went down to Texas on a tree day varmit hunt a few years back and they hunt strictly at night on these hunts. When we got back home we checked out our game laws and found that it was perfectly legal to do the same thing here. We use a red or yellow filter on the spotlight as this seems to not affect them as much as a straight white light when they are coming in. Give it a try fellows. It's a HOOT!!
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 01:13:54 PM »
hey kent how do you spot them? Do you keep the light on at all times and call them into the light or what. I never hunted at night b4 thanx
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007, 01:18:54 PM »
We call for fifteen or twenty mins and then scan with the light and try to pick up some "eyes". That is our system. Some others might do it differently.

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Re: Yotes
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2007, 01:26:56 PM »
Kent Hunter, better recheck your regs my friend.  Straight out of the book:

Bobcat, raccoon, and coyote may be hunted at night during established bobcat and raccoon seasons, EXCEPT that: It is
unlawful to hunt any wildlife at night or wild animals with dogs (hounds) during the months of September, October, or
November in any area open to a centerfire rifle deer or elk season.

Night Hunting for Yotes is NOT open year round, it is only open during established Raccoon and Bobcat seasons.

You and Fletch might want to remove those post before your local Game Warden pays you a visit.
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2007, 01:38:00 PM »
Kent Hunter, better recheck your regs my friend.  Straight out of the book:

Bobcat, raccoon, and coyote may be hunted at night during established bobcat and raccoon seasons, EXCEPT that: It is
unlawful to hunt any wildlife at night or wild animals with dogs (hounds) during the months of September, October, or
November in any area open to a centerfire rifle deer or elk season.

That's exactly what Kent Hunter wrote in his post. Did you miss that part?

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Re: Yotes
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2007, 01:44:33 PM »
Did you notice the edit part at the bottom of his post?  That was NOT his original post.  He was letting folks know it was legal to do year round.  I think he must have went and looked at the regs and then went back and changed it.
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2007, 01:47:38 PM »
I saw it was edited and that it was done before your post, so figured it was edited just for a typo. I didn't see the original post before it was edited and didn't know it said you could hunt at night year round.

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Re: Yotes
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2007, 01:57:08 PM »
I think we were posting it at the same time because I got the warning window that someone was posting at the same time I was posting.  No biggy
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2007, 06:35:31 PM »
I use the light on most of the time, but only use the fringe of the light (pointing the light up) and burn them with the bright light when ready to shoot.  Don't work too good for archery, got all mine with the bow in daylihgt.

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Re: Yotes
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2007, 06:53:24 PM »
Fletchs post was in March, so his was fine.
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2007, 09:14:13 PM »
I deeply apologize, should have looked at the date it was posted, very Sorry Fletch to say anything.  Thanks for pointing that out Bone!  I'm an idioit.
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Re: Yotes
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2007, 11:47:43 PM »
I had relized my mistake and changed it pronto. Probably while you were writing your post.  :dunno:

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Re: Yotes
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2007, 09:50:20 PM »
Yesterday on Flordia between Francis and Wellesley on my way to United Pipe and Supply. The critter looked me like hey buddy mond you own bees wax. :chuckle:

 

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