Nothing’s worse than seeing or even knowing that something is taking out the deer that you love so much. Coyotes make themselves easy to hate in that regard, often eating a variety of game animals, as well as livestock and sometimes even our pets.
Coyotes are a medium-sized wild dogs, with males weighing up to 45 pounds and females weighing up to 35 pounds. They have a distinctive brownish-gray coat, with a bushy tail and pointed ears. Opportunistic predators, they will eat almost anything they can catch, including small mammals, birds and insects. They are also known to hunt larger prey, including white-tailed deer, but it’s not exactly a main food source for them.
While coyotes are not typically the primary predator of whitetail deer, they can have a significant impact on deer populations. In areas with high coyote populations, deer may be more vulnerable to predation, leading to a decline in the deer population.
Due to their adaptability and resilience, coyotes can be difficult to control. Hunting and trapping are the most common methods of coyote population control. In some areas, coyotes may be hunted for sport or as part of a predator control program. Trapping is also used to capture and remove them from areas where they may pose a threat to livestock or humans. Some states even offer an open season, no limit on coyote hunting and trapping.
This fella was driving along scoping out some ground and spotted a deer. He noticed that there were some coyotes chasing it down and decided to spring into action. The man gets loaded up and comes up with a game plan to get the dogs. He sets up and calls in a nearby field. Quickly, a dog comes in and the man drops it in its tracks.