I've been gone a couple years due to medical issues and am just now starting to get back on my feet. I signed on tonight to see who is still here and how the Coyote hunting is in NH these days. I know it must be getting better as we have several packs in our neighborhood here in Laconia. Too bad I can't hunt them as they are eating all the cats around here.
Anyway, just checking in to see who's around and to see what opportunities might be available to go hunting. I don't even own a gun any more so I guess the first thing is to find something I can use. What is everyone using these days for Coyote hunting?
welcome back! still hunting in the southeastern part. had a couple opportunities, over the winter. hoping to get back out again this winter. Using a 6.5 Swede and a 6 TCU now. Still waiting to see how the results are if I can shoot one...
Glad to see you're still after it. If you find any, let me know and I might be able to join you on a stand if the terrain isn't too rugged. Right now I'm trying to find a used .223 or .243 I can afford so I can start shooting again.
It seems like no matter where I put out my trailcams, I going to get more coyote and bear pics than I get deer pics but I haven't had much luck calling them in. Some of the guys I hunt deer with thinned out a few yotes during the deer season last year and I'm sure we're going to run into them again this year up on the mountain. I don't know how you like to set up on coyotes, but don't rule out hunting them with a shotgun with #4 buckshot.....
I stuff them...right under a log or brush pile & even let them lay out in the open as a warning to other coyotes that I'm around & looking for them ;D Now if it's got a good pelt & I know someone wanting one, I'll carry them out.
I never heard anyone eating coyotes but then it took me 20+ years to find one person that ate ground hogs He was part Indian & he ate a lot of thing I didn't know people ate.
Back when my brother & I trapped fox in PA, we would skin up ground hogs for baiting traps. I guess some coyote hunters that trap or bear hunt could probably use them for baiting. Does anyone know if a coyote will eat another coyote if their skinned?
"It's better to be hated for who you are…then liked for you're not"
I have a few coyote skeletons out back LOL. I leave em where I drop em. May take a skin someday if I get a nice one but they've all been gross! Deerfield does not have very nice looking yotes. Coon and fisher and nice though. One yote was so bald with manage I didn't even want to be near it or touch it. I shot it from the bedroom window and managed to flop it maybe 200 yards away from the house using a big stick and left it. After a few days the crows, ravens, and turkey vultures were all over it. Within a month it was a white pile of bones. I've wacked a few from the window, and the deck. They come in to try for one of the birds...and to taunt the dogs. My .223 has been good yote repellent.
If we're not supposed to eat animals, why did God make them out of meat?