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Capitol Forest coyotes
« on: February 19, 2018, 05:26:35 PM »
I have been hunting coyote in Capitol Forest - Thurston County for several years. I have seen fox, elk, lion, deer, and such. I have been told they are there and plentiful.  But I have as yet to hear or see a coyote. I have seen many outside of the area, none in those hils.

Can anyone comment? Is Capitol Forest over stated? Are there areas where they are more or less heavily occupied?

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Re: Capitol Forest coyotes
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 09:52:35 AM »
Today would be a good day to take a ride through there and look for tracks.  I haven't hunted it for a few years but I see coyotes when I travel trough the area at night.  Years ago I drove truck from Seattle to Aberdeen  everyday and would see them cross the highway by the old rest area and the ORV park. 

In there I actually had a coyote sit on the same log I was sitting on and look out into a small clearing at the decoy I was using.  It sat there for quite a while until I moved(gun was facing the wrong direction), distance was four feet..  I have found that trying to call them into an opening is pretty hard, and they will come in easier if you get back in the timber where they don't have to expose themselves.
After the first shot the rest are just noise.

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Re: Capitol Forest coyotes
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 12:48:44 PM »
Good stories, thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Capitol Forest coyotes
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 03:13:17 PM »
More people up there which will make the coyotes a little more cautious . Another thing not sure how long you sit on a stand but patience is also the key.  I like too get out and hike into walk in areas and I've had better success.

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Re: Capitol Forest coyotes
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 08:56:16 PM »
Take 'em out! My crazy aunt and her little wiener dogs will be grateful! 

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Re: Capitol Forest coyotes
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 08:49:38 AM »
They are up there but have learned that the locals will take shots at them from the road. On the weekend the whole area is crawling with target shooters.

I wouldn't hunt there alone. For whatever reason that forest really attracts the creeps.

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Re: Capitol Forest coyotes
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 11:03:27 AM »
Use the access the capitol forest provides to get to the back side of farms/agriculture property. Where they butt up to the forest property. Walk in a ways, I like to get within about a quarter mile of the farm property or closer if I can. down towards hwy 12 are some good areas.
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Re: Capitol Forest coyotes
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 08:03:35 PM »
They are up there but have learned that the locals will take shots at them from the road. On the weekend the whole area is crawling with target shooters.

I wouldn't hunt there alone. For whatever reason that forest really attracts the creeps.

I have had some weird experiences up there especially on the north side and the road heading down towards Porter Creek campground from Mox Chehallis Rd.

 

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