collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Coyote Etiquette  (Read 4042 times)

Offline JRRJ2021

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2021
  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Bonney Lake
Coyote Etiquette
« on: September 22, 2021, 11:05:01 AM »
Hello all,

I am not a Coyote hunter but was wondering about etiquette. I was out scouting for deer MF season and came across 2 coyote corpses probably 200 yards apart. both had clearly been shot and then left there. Based on decomp and weather my guess would be they were shot sometime mid summer. They were also more than a mile into the backwoods (off trail/road). Is this normal for hunters to shoot them and leave them? it seems a waste of a pelt and even if they are considered a pest and are a predator it looks disrespectful to the animal. Just curious if that is common or not.

Thank you.

Offline Platensek-po

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2018
  • Posts: 997
  • Location: Shelton, wa
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2021, 11:12:34 AM »
Hello all,

I am not a Coyote hunter but was wondering about etiquette. I was out scouting for deer MF season and came across 2 coyote corpses probably 200 yards apart. both had clearly been shot and then left there. Based on decomp and weather my guess would be they were shot sometime mid summer. They were also more than a mile into the backwoods (off trail/road). Is this normal for hunters to shoot them and leave them? it seems a waste of a pelt and even if they are considered a pest and are a predator it looks disrespectful to the animal. Just curious if that is common or not.

Thank you.

Just gets composted. Think of all the bugs and birds and etc getting a nice free meal. Could be the fur in summer was not worth the effort.
“Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary.”

If you are not willing to die for freedom then take the word out of your vocabulary.

Offline Learo2000GT

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 50
  • Location: Steilacoom, WA
Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2021, 11:13:04 AM »
Yeah I have struggled with that as well. Hard shooting something you don’t eat. But in summer I will dispatch them to help control the population. . If you get one in the winter a prepared pelt was close to 100 bucks last time I checked at auction.  That is if it’s got a nice winter coat.   I would imagine most people see them as pests.   Fur market is making a come back.  I am thinking of running a trap line this year.  I use to love trapping as a kid.  That said I have not read Washington hunting regulations so not sure what restrictions are like. 


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline duckmen1

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 2125
  • Location: outdoors
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 11:14:34 AM »
I think it is fairly common but as you pointed out no respect to the animal. I have always been one that takes the pelt and sometimes the skull. Unless mange is really bad. I have known a few that just shoot and want to leave all of them. But I will never do that. Don't agree with it. It is fun to target them and enjoy time spent afield but always do what you can to give respect to the animal harvested. Everyones views are different. And some manage for other reasons such as farming practices and I understand management due to lively hood as well.
Maturity is when you have the power to destroy someone who did you wrong but instead you breathe, walk away, and let life take care of them.

Offline buckfvr

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 3972
  • Location: PREDATOR PIT UNIT 121
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 11:20:12 AM »
Common here.  Birds make short work of the carcasses, vultures and eagles on them til theres nothing much left for the magpies.

Offline ctwiggs1

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 4055
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2021, 12:01:32 PM »
A standing rule on one ranch that I have hunted is you're required to shoot all coyotes and if you miss, you owe $100 to the rancher.

They're a nasty creature to have around during the spring birthing season from what I hear.

Offline Stein

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 10753
  • Location: Arlington
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2021, 12:38:47 PM »
I don't save pelts from coyotes.  I kill gophers and moles too, pretty much the same category in my mind.  I'd shoot the seal that stole my fish and broke my lucky flasher this morning as well if I could do so legally.

Nothing really goes to waste in the world, something else benefits.

Offline Mtnwalker

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2015
  • Posts: 1325
  • Location: Selah
  • Groups: NRA RMEF MDF
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2021, 12:54:33 PM »
How is having his skin hanging on your wall or skull on your desk any more respectful than letting nature take it's course on the body? Dead is dead, as long as it was legally and humanely killed the rest is irrelevant

Offline b23

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 2846
  • Location: Spokane Wa.
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2021, 05:31:38 PM »
Holy moly I sure hope I'm not a sinner for shooting sage rats and leaving them because I've killed literally thousands of those things over the course of my time.  Sure hope that doesn't mean I'm taking the elevator to the lower level when my time comes.  :yike:

Offline fowl smacker

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 1676
  • Location: Castle Rock
  • Groups: DU, Delta Waterfowl, RMEF, Friends of the Cowlitz
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2021, 05:38:41 PM »
Shoot em and leave em.  Unless you want the pelt or tail for a bounty somewhere.

Offline MADMAX

  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 5497
  • Location: Kitsap
  • I like big bucks and I can not lie
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2021, 05:38:56 PM »
I see em
And it’s legal
Boom
Have a nice day🤪
I Ain't Captain Walker.
I'm The Guy Who Carries Mr. Dead In His Pocket


What would life be without the thrill of the hunt ?

God created men equal. Colonel Colt made them equal.

Offline LDennis24

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 2274
  • Location: Revere
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2021, 06:03:39 PM »
Coyote etiquette: If one gives you a clear shot you shoot it. That's the law of the land!  :dunno:

Offline hunter399

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 5214
  • Location: In your hunting spot
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2021, 06:14:19 PM »
Old farmers would string them up on the bob wire or fence post .
As a deterrent to keep other coyote away.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Offline PolarBear

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 10397
  • Location: Tatooine
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2021, 06:38:34 PM »
I shoot em and leave them. It’s more bait for the other coyotes (yes they will eat each other) and keeps them away temporarily from my calves and chickens. A few years ago my neighbor placed a dead cow where I could see it from the house. I killed 26 coyotes off of it snd never picked one up. They were eaten as fast as the cow. I had  a fresh carcass delivered last week. Killed only 2 so far but that will pick up.

Offline Learo2000GT

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 50
  • Location: Steilacoom, WA
Re: Coyote Etiquette
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2021, 07:06:03 PM »
I shoot em and leave them. It’s more bait for the other coyotes (yes they will eat each other) and keeps them away temporarily from my calves and chickens. A few years ago my neighbor placed a dead cow where I could see it from the house. I killed 26 coyotes off of it snd never picked one up. They were eaten as fast as the cow. I had  a fresh carcass delivered last week. Killed only 2 so far but that will pick up.
Man now having a bait pipe like that would be amazing.    If you ever need help let me know.  I could use a lesson or 2 my self. 

In Montana I always hunted Wolfs and coyotes over the got piles and was amazed how quickly they would get in it once the felt the course was clear. 

My boss lease the hunting rights at a ranch in Thompson  falls Montana and it was simply amazing how quickly the Wolfe’s populated with no management by hunters.  Looked like a bone yard and all the deer moved into town. Standing in front yards ane half starved.   

So I had zero issues with taking a few out.    In wa state it seams like more rules are passed to keep predators protected and the deer and elk population suffers.  So I see it as a way of doing my part to balance the eco system.   The Wolfe’s I get made them into wall hanging but coyotes I just leave them where there at unless winter and I get a nice clean shot on one that doesn’t blow it a part then I will sometimes skin, stretch and tan the hide. 


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Legendary Washington state bucks by borntoslay
[Today at 11:11:43 PM]


Early Elk Camp Meals by huntnnw
[Today at 10:37:57 PM]


2020 Blacktail Back from Taxidermist by borntoslay
[Today at 10:12:49 PM]


Travel Trailer Search by Russ McDonald
[Today at 10:04:37 PM]


The Okanogan Deer Book by gavin[j]
[Today at 09:21:50 PM]


WTB 7mm STW brass by Chad miller
[Today at 09:16:28 PM]


300 RUM with Leupold VX5 by teanawayslayer
[Today at 09:13:56 PM]


I have disabled vet buddy that drew a bull tag by Timberstalker
[Today at 09:07:30 PM]


2004 zr2 blazer by WapitiTalk1
[Today at 09:01:19 PM]


Lucky SOB (White River Elk) by acspah33
[Today at 08:51:15 PM]


2006 duramax tranny getting hot??? by Moose Master
[Today at 08:41:20 PM]


L.T. Murray Harvest Reports by Gamblin Guy
[Today at 08:38:30 PM]


disabled hunter turnbull cow tag by bobdog86
[Today at 08:25:49 PM]


Entiat wolf on cam by millerwheeler
[Today at 08:23:05 PM]


Wyoming preference tags by 87Ford
[Today at 08:16:28 PM]


2022 Crab season announced by jstone
[Today at 07:45:36 PM]


WTS Tikka T3 25-06 by tgray
[Today at 07:43:05 PM]


White River Elk by Ryan P
[Today at 07:30:30 PM]


WTS Gunfighters inc Kenai Holster XDM 10mm/.45acp 4.5 inch by acspah33
[Today at 07:25:46 PM]


German Wirehair Puppies born 5/12/22 by Special T
[Today at 07:08:13 PM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2022, SimplePortal