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Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« on: June 06, 2011, 07:11:41 PM »
Hello, I am just starting out hunting for Coyotes and I was wondering if anyone knew where to hunt Coyotes in Western Washington. I live in Bothell (About 30 min North of Seattle), if there are not any really good spots on this side of the mountains, do you guys know any places over on the east side?

Any help would be much appreciated.  :)

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 07:47:37 PM »
Well it should not be a problem on the eastside.. lot more land .. now as far as the wetside it is not that easy .. less land and lots of brush but your encounters are up close a personal .....

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 08:01:08 PM »
I see you from Lynnwood.  You should be bear hunting.
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 08:48:46 PM »
lots of "coyotes in NE Wash, in the area of Usk, really big "coyotes too, about 150 lbs, just find a spot facing Idaho and call away.
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 08:52:48 PM »
Jack Diamond that has me laughing....
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 08:57:11 PM »
Hello, I am just starting out hunting for Coyotes and I was wondering if anyone knew where to hunt Coyotes in Western Washington. I live in Bothell (About 30 min North of Seattle), if there are not any really good spots on this side of the mountains, do you guys know any places over on the east side?

Any help would be much appreciated.  :)

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 09:04:13 PM »
On a more serious note Ellensburg is not to far away and most cattle ranchers would welcome coyote hunting on their property.  Most the time they will advise you in the lay of the land giving good direction.
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2011, 09:16:24 PM »
However all cattle and sheep ranchers have a deep seated belief that a shot at and missed coyote,is a coyote that just got his masters degree.
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2011, 09:18:42 PM »
True that.
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 10:55:05 AM »
Grab the shotgun and head out closer to home with some buckshot. Set up near the edge of a clear cut and call... Better yet take the 522 out to the Snohomish river valley and talk to some of the dairy farmers. Coyotes are ALWAYS near a dairy... You don't need to drive far to shoot coyotes. You will better luck if you find a few spots and use a cat in distress call in the more urban areas...
Here is great artilce i read a while back on Urban coyote hunting. Preditor extream online mag
http://www.grandviewoutdoors.com/predator-hunting/articlecontent/9/2010/1218/urban-coyote-hunting-tactics

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 01:31:17 PM »
CAMPMEAT and Special T both gave you some good areas but one thing to be very careful of are the No Shooting/No Hunting zones. They can vary greatly from different jursidictions - for instance the State maps and/or regs will not list an area as prohibited while the local county or city may. Same thing with the county maps, they may not list an area as no shooting/hunting but the city will prohibit it and vice-versa. I suggest you make real sure who has jursidiction in the area you plan to hunt at and if there are any restrictions at any level - especially in urban areas. Even shooting/hunting in sparsely populated areas may be restricted for one reason or another. In one case I contacted the Granite Falls police sergeant and he told me it was OK to hunt pretty much anywhere within the city limits (he said just be safe and use common sense around houses, etc - ??? - of course) and also in the particular area I was considering - but when I checked the county map the same area was listed as restricted. Now I always thought the local restrictions prevailed but I was not going to risk getting nailed by the county or anyone else and so I did not hunt in that area.  :bdid:    :twocents:
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 03:00:03 PM »
CAMPMEAT and Special T both gave you some good areas but one thing to be very careful of are the No Shooting/No Hunting zones. They can vary greatly from different jursidictions - for instance the State maps and/or regs will not list an area as prohibited while the local county or city may. Same thing with the county maps, they may not list an area as no shooting/hunting but the city will prohibit it and vice-versa. I suggest you make real sure who has jursidiction in the area you plan to hunt at and if there are any restrictions at any level - especially in urban areas. Even shooting/hunting in sparsely populated areas may be restricted for one reason or another. In one case I contacted the Granite Falls police sergeant and he told me it was OK to hunt pretty much anywhere within the city limits (he said just be safe and use common sense around houses, etc - ??? - of course) and also in the particular area I was considering - but when I checked the county map the same area was listed as restricted. Now I always thought the local restrictions prevailed but I was not going to risk getting nailed by the county or anyone else and so I did not hunt in that area.  :bdid:    :twocents:

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 09:27:23 PM »
Thank you for all the suggestions and help.  :)

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 05:13:02 PM »
I've seen a yote twice in the median just north of 128th ave and everett mall way exit on i-5...where the staters like to hide....

Its brushy and close as previously stated....just need to get out and explore!
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2011, 05:34:14 PM »
I got friday off, and Im headed to my honey hole :drool:  Hope I can post a few vids for you guys on this thread come friday afternoon.
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2011, 07:07:53 PM »
My understanding is that there are quite a few coyotes even in the Issaquah (Tiger Mts) area. My friend's chicken coups are raided often by them. The only hairy thing is the population density of the area. Might need to shoot towards the mountains instead of away.

 

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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2011, 08:32:47 PM »
 :)Go to LT Murrey or Ellensburg, the Yakima training center, loads of coyotes there, easy to call. :tup:
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2011, 07:08:33 PM »
lots of "coyotes in NE Wash, in the area of Usk, really big "coyotes too, about 150 lbs, just find a spot facing Idaho and call away.
  huh .. thats whats eating all the turkeys around Usk .. wonder why I did not see a few hundred this year !! :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2011, 08:11:15 PM »
My understanding is that there are quite a few coyotes even in the Issaquah (Tiger Mts) area. My friend's chicken coups are raided often by them. The only hairy thing is the population density of the area. Might need to shoot towards the mountains instead of away.

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2011, 08:17:42 AM »
the 'coons take a lot of chickens for sure....but I had one coyote that knew we left the house to take the boys to school...neighbor say it making the loop and told me when it was happening...

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2011, 08:28:11 AM »
Anyone ever go after yotes with a Bow?  I saw it on Arrow Affliction once, and they didn't have any luck.  I guess they are too keen to come withing 40 or 50 yds.  That could be fun to give it a try... 

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2011, 09:46:19 AM »
They pick up movement real quick! I want one with my bow so i can say i have the coyote trifecta! Rifle Shotgun Bow... I think you got to call them from a tree stand on the westside.  :twocents:
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2011, 02:00:33 PM »
I was always thinking ground blind, never thought about a tree stand... hmmm, this might be worth a try...

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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2011, 02:08:41 PM »
Decoy - use a rabbit decoy, it may help get them in closer. It does for me, I've got them inside 10yds more than once. Next I want to use a pistol for my 'trifecta' (rifle, shotgun, pistol) since I dont shoot a bow.
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Re: Coyote Hunting In Western Washington
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2011, 02:41:42 PM »
i have killed a couple with my bow but did not call them in ...just happened to be in the right spot at the right time .......

 



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