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Missing deer #6723734
01/10/20 05:02 PM
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Iíve got a bait station set up on a frozen beaver pond. Itís been out for about three weeks, it had three road kill deer and a porcupine. Itís snowed a bit and the temps have finally drop into the negatives. I went to check it out today to see if itís time to hit it with snares. All the deer are gone! There are no bones just hair and tons of coyote crap. These deer were whole deer not Just pieces.
Any one ever had the yoties drag multiple deer off from a station? [Linked Image]
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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6723772
01/10/20 05:41 PM
01/10/20 05:41 PM
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I had a road killed deer disappear. It was a small buck fawn but it still was in a thick area that would have made it hard to drag away. When I checked my trail camera that was on a field catching coyotes coming to it, there it was a coyote dragging it away. There was a deep ditch to the east of the field so I knew that it couldn't drag it across the ditch. And deep canary grass in the direction that it was being dragged. I searched the area making circles looking for the carcass and never came up with it. I for the life of me have no clue where it was dragged to.

Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6723777
01/10/20 05:46 PM
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They may have eaten them. It is amazing how fast a whole deer can disappear. Other animals then carried off the scraps would be my guess.

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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6723794
01/10/20 05:58 PM
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A whole deer last about two days here, once picked clean coyotes tend to drag the skeleton off 50-100 yards.






Re: Missing deer [Re: Monster Toms] #6723804
01/10/20 06:04 PM
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I lived in Utah about 60 miles off the Colorado border for 13 years. Iíve ran lots of bait stations and never had them just disappear. Thereís no fur or bone for a 200 yard radius. Going to put three more out tonight and snare up the whole area👍


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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6723893
01/10/20 07:15 PM
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I suppose u could tie them down with rebar wire. Though I guess that isn't practical on ice.


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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724037
01/10/20 09:12 PM
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I have trail camera pictures of five coyotes consuming around a 40-50 lb beaver in one night. Nothing left. I had it wired to a tree. I've seen them clean up a pile of deer fast here when times get hard.


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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724235
01/11/20 12:42 AM
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I wonder if tying a beaver (or deer parts) in a tree a little out of reach of coyotes, to allow it to work better for bringing in bobcats, might be a wise idea for cat trappers.

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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724241
01/11/20 12:47 AM
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No hair, no nuthin'?

Re: Missing deer [Re: Posco] #6724252
01/11/20 01:16 AM
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Nothing !!!!!


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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724293
01/11/20 06:20 AM
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Lots and f hunters around here have left a deer in the woods planning on returning in the morning to drag it out only to find nothing but maybe some hair or just a picked clean spine and in a day or so even that is gone

Amazing how fast they can disappear and just how much meat a yote can gorge on then stagger of to sleep somewhere

Have seen them looking like the had a full watermelon in their belly afterwards





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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724356
01/11/20 07:56 AM
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I believe a couple of coyotes could have cleaned them up in a week. Here when wolves kill a deer it is gone that same day.

Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724372
01/11/20 08:17 AM
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A couple coyotes, 4-5 eagles, a dozen crows and a flock of magpies will strip a lion killed deer in a day or two around here. After a week there's hardly a trace


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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724374
01/11/20 08:20 AM
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They were eaten.

Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724402
01/11/20 08:45 AM
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Allegany State Park area of NY
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Do you have mountain lions in your area?

Re: Missing deer [Re: Archeryguy] #6724440
01/11/20 09:30 AM
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No lions, wolves or bear.


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Re: Missing deer [Re: NvHermit] #6724452
01/11/20 09:36 AM
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We donít have a lot of birds in this part of the country, if you look at the pic posted there is latterly no bird sign at all. We do have lots of eagles. I have about 12 other bait stations out being hit, they are destroyed with parts everywhere. I have yet to see a magpie, only a few small birds every once in awhile.


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Re: Missing deer [Re: Swift Arrow] #6724488
01/11/20 09:52 AM
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A fresh kill around here and all the meat eating birds show up. I look for birds every time I'm out hoping to find a fresh kill and lion tracks.

Last edited by NvHermit; 01/11/20 09:53 AM.

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