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Don’t mess with this Donkey

Donkeys hate coyotes, so much so that they sometimes go postal on intruding ‘yotes like this donkey did.
South Carolina landowner Steve Hipps has a grass pasture in his backyard that’s guarded by a donkey named Buck.

Buck used to share the pasture with a female donkey, but when she had babies, Hipps decided to let Buck have it all to himself.

“I just wanted something in there to keep the grass eaten down, and I’ve always loved donkeys,” Hipps told Georgia Outdoor News.

But Hipps got more than a grass muncher; he got a coyote killing machine.

One afternoon, Hipps’ neighbor phoned him up to say that he’d just seen a coyote headed towards his pasture. Coyotes seldom come out during the day, but this particular female coyote had been scouting out the neighborhood during daylight hours.

When Hipps went outside to check, Buck had already taken care of it.

“By the time I got over there, Buck was stomping the coyote. Then he reached down and picked him up by the neck and started slinging him like a rag doll. I grabbed my phone and got two pictures.”

Buck doesn’t mess around. Buck might also have a screw or two loose.

Though, Buck’s behavior is pretty normal for a donkey. Farmers often keep donkeys with their livestock, particularly cows and horses, because donkeys don’t take any sh** from coyotes.

They’ll stomp on, and buck, intruding coyotes to death, or they’ll warn the rest of the herd by braying.

Not all donkeys do, though. Some are about as dumb as you’d expect. And, donkeys are pretty slow, so they are typically the first animals to get taken down when a pack invades.

But not Buck. I mean, look at the guy – just don’t look him in the eyes.

Boy and Coyote Pup – What a howling good time

You never know when you’ll make a new friend. This young man met his coyote buddy, and they started bonding the best way Coyotes know how:


They started howling together! That little pup seems to be in good hands with this guy, they both look pretty happy. I wonder where that pup is, now? Set back into a wildlife habitat, or sticking close with his new two-legged buddy?

Source: Trending Facebook

Deer Hunting is endangered by Coyotes

Coyotes will hurt our Deer Hunting

Realtree.com recently looked at the effects of coyote on deer population, and the effects is a huge problem. One of the problem is that the coyote population is growing at a rapid rate. Data from Quality Deer Managment Association (QDMA) shows that 75 percent of the coyote population needs to be removed annually to control their population.

But the reality is that hunting coyotes isn’t going to make a dent in decreasing their population due too many coyotes out there. Some hunters and land owners have talked of trapping, localized areas have had some successes. Trapping is still hard due to resource, man power and gasoline. Someone has to get out there and check the traps in the areas. Despite the efforts our deer and turkey population are still endangered.

A quote from Charles Ruth, a deer biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR):

“Coyotes are here to stay and will play a role in future deer management at some level… If property owners/hunters are concerned with their impacts, take every opportunity to shoot them, if you have the time and money, trap them. But more importantly, we need to look at the other side of the equation which is how we treat deer from a harvest management standpoint.”

“Making adjustment to harvest strategies, particularly on does, is more important now than prior to the colonization of the state by coyotes. Hunters remain the No. 1 source of mortality on deer in South Carolina and the only source of mortality that we have complete control over. Therefore, harvest management ultimately will dictate the trajectory of deer populations in the future.”

Don’t get caught up in thinking you will mess up a deer hunt by shooting a coyote; instead, you will be helping to ensure that there will actually be a deer to hunt!

Source: Realtree.com, Charles Ruth of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Quality Deer Management Association

9mm Tracers Lights up Coyote

Hunting coyote and other predators  is definitely a huge plus in helping preserve the local deer population. Youtuber Tim Wells highlights some coyote hunting with 9mm tracer rounds.

Watch as Tim Wells lights up these coyotes with tracer rounds.

Awesome shooting and great footage of tracers!

In the video, Tim encounters some challenges on getting these wily predators  to come closer. With some patiences like a seasoned hunter, utilizing the Foxpro caller, the coyotes  arrive.

However, one of the shooter misses an easy shot of the standing coyote, but later was able to obtain a different shot to take down the coyote, see the video for the highlights.

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Video Transcript:

Well you always know it’s going to be a good hunt when you pull into the pasture and a coyote runs in front of the truck.

After that last thirty-round clip I decided to try and stop the Coyote.But he didn’t want anything to do with it. He just kept on running. So we set up. I thought I might be able to call him out into the open. Only trouble was, he wouldn’t hold still. Suddenly I found myself between the Coyote and the guns, so I hit the dirt. and lucky for me, they were very safety-minded. I looked over and noticed that Chip and Bubba were laughing about the whole ordeal. When suddenly I also noticed a coyote and he was coming our way.

“Shut up here somes one!”

I tried all sorts of calls to draw him closer, but he held his ground. Finally, chip moved into position. He’s gonna try the shot with the nine milimeter.

“You got him? Huh? Tell me when you got him. Just about a foot right over his hea, and squeeze the trigger real slow.”

It’ll be like launching a canonball at this distance.

“Got it?”

“I’m on him.”

[BANG] [Chuckling] [Again in slow-mo]

“[chuckling] That was crazy! Did you see that?”

“This was the coolest setting ever. This Coyote, Tim says, ‘Yeah I don’t think they’re gonna come quite into the call’ We called, as you’ll see in a little bit, he calls that coyote right up, jumps ontop of the day-gum call. jumps ontop of the day-gum call. I don’t know what kinda call that is, but it’s the best call ever, so [voice fades out]”

Chip’s first shot was perfectly placed. Right where the Coyote used to be.

Original story by Micah Sargent, revised by Calsports
Source: Tim Wells Youtube

How well do you know about Coyote?

I’m a big fan of coyotes. I enjoy seeing them, hearing them and hunting them. I think the reason I like them so much is that I’ve always had a lot of respect for a underdog, which the coyote surely is compared to its more media divisive cousin the wolf, or other charismatic megafauna like the bear. Similar to Rodney Dangerfield, coyotes “don’t get no respect.” Unlike wolves there are no national groups crying for their protection, no one is pleading their case on the steps of the capital. In spite of this, coyotes are without a doubt one of the most successful predators in North America. They are ultimate survivors.

Below are some facts, history and trivia that might give you a better understanding of the coyote and maybe even help you put a couple extra pelts on your wall this year.

1. General description

Coyote males typically average between 18 and 44 pounds, while females average between 15 and 40 pounds. Northern subspecies tend to grow larger than southern populations. Body length typically ranges from about 3.5 feet to 4.5 feet. The largest coyote on recorded was killed near Afton, Wyoming in 1937; it measured 5.3 feet from nose to tail.

2. They’ve been in North America a long time
The modern coyote shows up in the fossil record during the Middle Pliestocene about 450 thousand years ago, after they diverged grey wolves about 1.5 million years ago.

3. They’re speed demons
The coyote can run up to 40 miles per hour. Its animated enemy the roadrunner can only run about 20 miles per hour, making Acme Rockets completely unnecessary in the real world.

4. Coyotes are very mobile can be found almost everywhere.

The 19 subspecies of coyote are found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama to the northernmost parts of Canada. Males will travel up to 100 miles to find food and new territory when their current location is overpopulated.

This, combined with the removal of wolves throughout the U.S might be a reason their populations have spread so quickly to the eastern parts of the nation.

5. Native American mythology

Coyotes play major role in the mythology of many Native American tribes. While their description varies, they are often seen as a crafty and intelligent trickster with a voracious appetite.

Depending on the culture, Coyote could be seen as hero who teaches and helps humanity, often instrumental in the creation of the world, as a antihero whose bad example is used to educate on the dangers of greed and arrogance, and as a mischievous trickster constantly getting himself in and out of trouble.

6. They are monogamist, most of the time

Coyotes will mate for years, but not necessarily for life. Boy coyotes court girl coyotes for about 3 months during the late fall and early winter. Sometime between January and late March, the ladies go into heat for two to five days. In spring, females den and give birth to litters of three to ten pups with both parents helping to feed and protect the young.

7. Will eat almost anything, but really have a taste for eating fawns

Not a big secret, and the main reason some want to see them removed from the landscape completely. Fawns are only a part of their diet though. Coyotes will happily eat almost anything from rabbit, to fish, frogs, water fowl, snakes, insects, fruit, grass and roadkill.

When it comes to deer, some studies show that coyote predation on adult deer doesn’t have a big affect on adult deer numbers. Coyotes are much more successful on predation of fawns during the spring and summer months, but the overall impact isn’t really significant to a state’s deer population.

There is one big exception though; the southeastern United States. Studies conducted in the region have shown that coyote predation on deer is seriously impacting fawn survival to the point that deer populations will not remain stable unless major management changes are put in place.

8. Coyotes and wolves have mated to form a new hybrid, the coy-wolf

Some of the coyotes wiping out deer populations on the east coast aren’t really pure coyote. Rather, they are the result of breeding between wolves, coyotes and even domestic dogs. This interbreeding has produced the stuff of nightmares; a extraordinarily adept new animal that is spreading across the eastern part of North America.

Like the coyote of the west, it can hunt on open plains, but also in forests and mountains like a grey wolf. The DNA it shares with domestic dogs has been brought up as the factor for them moving into cites like Washington DC, Boston and New York, apparently much less afraid of humans than purebred coyotes or wolves.

DNA research suggests that a large part of the domestic dog DNA comes from large breeds like Dobermans and German shepherds, pets that the hybrid animals see not as dinner, but as a potential mate. The result: a coyote hybrid with larger jaws, more muscle and a higher top speed, making it possible for individual coywolves to take down deer much more successfully than a typical coyote, with packs of coywolves capable of killing adult moose.

9. Trapping or shooting them out of your area probably won’t happen

Some recent studies have shown that eliminating coyotes from a given area, say a hunting lease or ranch is almost impossible. Researchers believe that this is due to the fact that at least half of a coyote population is made up of residents while the other half is made up of transients. A North Carolina study found that transient coyotes can move up to 100 miles, setting up shop in an area for a week or two.

If a resident coyote dies, the transient might then fill the spot. What this means for hunters, ranchers and land managers is that even if they continue to trap, shoot or poison coyotes on their property for infinity, you might only end up with the same number of coyotes you started with. That shouldn’t dissuade you from hunting and trapping them though.

Whether you love or hate the coyote, as a hunter you should know them, because they are out in the field and they sure as heck know about you.

by Dan Born

Man Protects Family from Coyote

This coyote chose the wrong family to mess with.

Coyotes are ruthless, aggressive and just don’t know their place in the food chain. After this coyote continued to threaten this man’s children and pets, he decided to take matters into his own hands to avoid a potential coyote attack.

Watch this hunter set a local coyote straight after it threatened his family.

by Mike Reeber
Source: Antler Addicts Youtube