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Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7775933
01/18/23 07:49 PM
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We scheduled a little aerial assault to bring in the New Year.

Our regular ride is the R66, but this trip we took the smaller R44.

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Coyote and pig were on the menu.

Scatterguns loaded with buckshot were the prescribed medicine.

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Five hours flight time yielded a grand total of two coyote targets acquired and shot.

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When a chopper pilot that flies this area every day comments on the absence of Wile E. on your ground you know you’re on the right track.

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Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7775935
01/18/23 07:50 PM
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Just like the trail cam bait recon, the helicopter results are a fairly accurate reflection of the coyote population on the ranch. That's why the deer survey and recon is done in the same manner. The sand reveals the remaining low-key coyote crew.

Sure, there are coyotes are not seen from the chopper, but it still gives you a good window into what kind of numbers you are dealing with.

As stated before, the day and night bait station photos don’t reflect true coyote density as much as they showcase the effectiveness of good bait on location. Had there been a large concentration of coyotes in the area we would have seen a good percentage of them from the air.

This also demonstrates the scope of how effective a bait station can be at pulling coyotes in from a long distance over time. The fact that the coyote population had not filled back in after 8-10 months of no pressure shows that the buffer zone created can be long-lasting even in an area known for its numbers.

Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7776083
01/18/23 10:18 PM
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Dad-gum------ I have been telling the Missus I shore need me a helicopter to hunt coyotes-- she aint going for it

Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7785236
01/28/23 08:41 PM
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We scheduled another flyover targeting coyote and pig a few days back.

The weather conditions that morning were cool temps with heavy cloud cover.

We hoped this would keep targets on their feet later into the morning.

With the tank topped off and a few shells on board we took to the air.


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Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7785246
01/28/23 08:52 PM
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Tejas that sure looks like a ton of fun!!! Killed a yote with jewelry out the kill window.

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I'm itchin' to see a coyote twitchin'.

More trappin' and less yappin'.



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Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: yoteguts] #7785276
01/28/23 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by yoteguts
Tejas that sure looks like a ton of fun!!! Killed a yote with jewelry out the kill window.

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laugh
That was a waste to collar that one, they didn't have time to get much if any data on that one. Can still see the mark on it's paw where it was in the trap


You gonna leave us hanging James?
What did the helo trip net you?

Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: yoteguts] #7785281
01/28/23 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by yoteguts
Tejas that sure looks like a ton of fun!!


It’s a lot like riding like a roller coaster at the amusement park.

The only difference is they hand you a twelve gauge and a box of buckshot. grin

Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7785304
01/28/23 09:55 PM
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Three hours flight time produced only two coyotes.


This big male was taken on the perimeter of the ranch.

With the rut still on there’s a good chance he had just crossed the fence and was caught looking for love in all the wrong places.

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If I had to guess I would say that a coyote can probably run somewhere in the neighborhood of forty miles per hour with a little salt on his tail.

The agility they show on a prickly pear obstacle course while at high speed would make Wile E. proud.

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Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7786849
01/30/23 05:50 PM
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I managed to snap a few photos of a couple of the bucks we came across while in the air.


This old warhorse was a monster last year. He managed to elude us in the 21-22 season.

It looks like he sustained an injury that affected his antler growth.

It will be interesting to see if he makes a comeback in the fall.

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Wide Track

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Now & Then

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Pigs can't but deer can.

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Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7786881
01/30/23 06:33 PM
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Good pics James

Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7788220
02/01/23 08:27 AM
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Nice

Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7788254
02/01/23 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Carolina Foxer
Thanks for taking the time to make this thread Tejas. You take great pictures too.

I was wondering, if you are on a 'kill em all' type approach, and have to deal with super wary coyotes, have you considered using 2 traps at each set instead of one? I'm sure you have plenty of reasons why NOT, but was just curious.


I just started reading this excellent thread and I can only make a comparison to some early mistakes that I made with foxes, namely that I made mistakes twice with setting 2 snares less than 6 ft apart and on both occasions once a fox was snared he / she then proceeded to trigger the adjoining snare in attempts to escape. 2 snares wasted instead of 1.

I can only guess that a similar outcome would occur if Tejas used 2 traps at each set.


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and it don't look good
Who you gonna call (FoxExterminator)
I ain't afraid of no fox
Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7788262
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Originally Posted by TEJAS

Golf, I’ve cut back to just over two dozen right now.

Traffic on the road dictates how many I have out at any one time and where.



Tejas....that makes sense as those traps look nasty if a human were to accidentally step on one? Hope that never happens. (although I have read later in this thread that you caught a few illegal aliens smile maybe uncle Sam should give you a full time job? wink

Regards F.E.

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If there's something strange in your neighborhood
and it don't look good
Who you gonna call (FoxExterminator)
I ain't afraid of no fox
Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: BTLowry] #7788365
02/01/23 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BTLowry
Originally Posted by yoteguts
Tejas that sure looks like a ton of fun!!! Killed a yote with jewelry out the kill window.

[Linked Image]


laugh
That was a waste to collar that one, they didn't have time to get much if any data on that one. Can still see the mark on it's paw where it was in the trap


You gonna leave us hanging James?
What did the helo trip net you?


Today I learned a great deal about Yotes and many other things from reading this excellent thread, as I explained to my 8 year old boy yesterday...We should all be learning new things every day until the day we die! The day you don't learn something new is the day your brain starts going into remission! Tejas I like playing chess games too (played in a few international tourneys in Europe and Asia)

I got a question that is itching for an answer smile What do you guys do with catches that have jewelry? (tracking collars) Do the tracking devices not give away your locations? then again I am guessing that if your catches are on private property that you are entitled to dispose of the collars in any way you see fit?

Regards

F.E. (Irishman living in the UK)


If there's something strange in your neighborhood
and it don't look good
Who you gonna call (FoxExterminator)
I ain't afraid of no fox
Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: Longbeard12] #7788390
02/01/23 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Longbeard12
Red fox and coyotes are never afraid of the tractor. Making hay the other day this red got as close as 15 yards from us.

looks like a juvinile to me they get a lot bigger over here

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the last 3 above over 7.1kgs the first one maybe 8-10kgs ...I had no weighing equipment at that time

Regards

F.E.


If there's something strange in your neighborhood
and it don't look good
Who you gonna call (FoxExterminator)
I ain't afraid of no fox
Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7789882
02/03/23 09:54 AM
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It’s good to see our trapping friends from the UK chime in!

I'm glad you enjoyed the thread FoxEx!

I wish we had reds like you folks do.

The coyote has almost wiped out the grey fox down here along the border.

A few have started to filter back in after multiple years of putting pressure on the coyote population.


Re: COYOTE CARNAGE – SOUTH TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY [Re: TEJAS] #7789898
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Here are a few more Brush Country Bucks that made it through the season.


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