Used my CCW for the first time
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November 29th, 2007 10:40 AM
Note the ages of most victims, coyotes tend to try and get food (in most cases) a full grown person is too much for them to handle. I don't know where you are, but heavily populated areas tend to increase animal encounter as well, since the animals are being pushed out of territory.
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November 29th, 2007 10:41 AM
Always walk to the stand with 4 rounds in the clip but nothing in the chamber, until after I clime up.
While I am sure that can change from state to state, I never considered it a volition of the law for the firearm to be loaded. Figure I was not hunting, but rather transporting it to the hunting stand. If the rifle being loaded is a violation for hunting before daylight, then the same could be said for that Glock on your hip.
While others have express opinions that a coyote will not attack, I personally have no experience with them, so I can not say. But Iíve been attacked by wild boars, and Iíve had a black bear stand up on her hind legs and act real nasty. Seems I stumbled upon an area with her cubs. And while hunting desert rams, in the Southwest, the guide and I had a mountain lion circle us.
In any case, glad you had a loaded firearm with ya, and you made it out OK.
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November 29th, 2007 11:21 AM
where are these farmers I need some money and would love to help them with this problem.....
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November 29th, 2007 11:42 AM
Basically yotes are harmless when it comes to adults. A few years ago, we had a nearby school kid walking when he was circled by a half dozen or so. No bites or any attack occurred. Don't feed is a good rule, unless you want contact.
I shoot them on sight since there are way too many up here.
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November 29th, 2007 12:02 PM
Like the coyotes wouldn't ruin your chances, never seen deer and coyotes hanging out together. I think the deer would steer clear of the whole area once the coyotes presence was known.
Originally Posted by ron8903
November 29th, 2007 12:03 PM
I've hunted coyotes for years. They dont like to be around people much at all, and they are smarter than a lot of people too.
Even the ones in the city that are used to humans will bolt at the first sign of a person approaching. I know they are well in city limits around here, as I see them foraging in the neighborhoods and industrial areas. The minute you approach, they are gone. They are far more elusive than deer.
I ride dirt bikes all over the eastern half and midwest of the U.S... I've seen a few yotes while out on my bike, but its always been a quick flash of their backsides and they are gone.
I cant imagine one let alone two allowing someone on a on ATV to get within pistol range in a rural area. They must be the zombie yotes we have been hearing about.
November 29th, 2007 02:08 PM
In northern Arizona we shoot them on sight, The Babbit ranch (hashknife brand) welcomes varmint hunters w/open arms. I have found my CZ to be a perfect rifle for shooting them.
CZ 527 chambered for .223 rem, 3X9 illuminated retical mil-dot scope. A winning combination for varmints!
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November 29th, 2007 03:28 PM
Tough crowd today, Deer and Coyotes coexist pretty good in
Originally Posted by rogerswann
Deer, Its - whats for dinner.
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November 29th, 2007 04:45 PM
It's not illegal to have a loaded gun, you just cant shoot deer til after a certain time.
Originally Posted by tns0038
November 29th, 2007 04:55 PM
Originally Posted by SIXTO
I think they were hunting something and I just happened to stubble upon them
November 29th, 2007 05:10 PM
coyotes here in NEPA are pretty gutsy. which is good, because it saves me money on targets at gander mountain.
November 30th, 2007 09:32 AM
my thoughts too
Originally Posted by Pro2A
November 30th, 2007 09:37 AM
Good one. I had to use my on a rabid racoon once.
November 30th, 2007 11:13 PM
Originally Posted by target1911
They just found a hunter up here who had been mauled to death and missing for 3 days. they say he got a shot off but missed the bear. Pity he didn't have a backup sidearm.
December 1st, 2007 08:32 AM
I would be more worried about running into a feral dog then a coyote..the coyotes around here (south kenton county) make a lot of noise and stay hidden.
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