THis is a sickness and everyone should be mad about it...
Here's what those conserving rednecks who save our wildlife by hunting in the northern Rockies entertain themselves:
Cache County Coyote Contest
"Cache County Coyote Contest
4 Tagged Coyotes worth $1000 a piece
$4000 in Guaranteed Payouts"
Mule Deer Foundation
Steve Sorensen Antler Buying
Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife
Critterlick Big Game Attractant
We as sportsman are in the field year-round and see the affects coyotes have on our deer herds first-hand. We see the amount of deer they kill and want to do something about it.
Four coyotes have been ear tagged and released in different wintering grounds and fawning areas around Cache County. If you trap or shoot an ear tagged coyote, on or before December 31, 2013, you will be paid a $1000. Any of the tagged coyotes not taken by December 31, 2013, will go into our drawing and will be awarded to a registered coyote. Be sure to register your coyotes as they may be worth $1000 if no ear tagged coyotes are taken.
Cost is $20 per person to register an unlimited amount of coyotes. Each coyote registered gives you one chance in the drawing. Registrations must be made on, or before, December 31, 2013. If you do not register your coyotes, you will not be eligible for any of the prizes in the drawing or any untaken, $1000 coyotes. All you need is the coyotes nose to register.
Eleven other prizes to be given away in the drawing are:
Three 1-year memberships to Mule Deer Foundation
$100 in big game attractant from Critterlick
Custom muzzle break from Ak Gunsmithing Wellsville, UT
Free alignment & tire rotation from Hyrum Tire
Three 1-year memberships to Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife
Two $100 Cal Ranch gift cards donated by Goring Sheep Ranch
All coyotes that are registered must be killed in Cache County. Participants must obey all Federal and Utah State laws.
We would love to see your Cache County coyote hunting pictures. Please send them to [email protected]
This is something that is often supported by Cabelas and other sporting/hunting retailers.
Everyone should know that this stuff happens regularly, in this case it's a year-long contest. These events are common in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado and Montana and probably other states as well.
What a bunch of maroons.
real men and kill something because that's what makes them good stewards of the land. And that's what they'll tell you. and that they have a godgivun right to kill coyotes 'cuz they are coyotes and got seen by a moran with a gun, or caught in a trap.
This needs to be more widely known, when the GP hears about crap like this, they get loud about it and then sometimes, these things are shunned locally and they go away.
Like the "Top Dog World Championship Prairie Dog Shoot" in Nucla - wherein a gizillion eijits with arsenals that could take down a small country converged in Western Colorado to play a real blood and guts version of "whack a mole". Started in 1990 - I think it was over by 1997 . . . in 1994, they killed 3,200 prairie dogs.
a part of our history, some of the uglier parts, but is revered like it's some major advancement in human understanding of the world... not.
I hope a lot of people hear about this so they will start complaining in places where complaining counts.
Large dogs are one way. Coyotes don't often want to tangle with a large dog. Some have, but it's pretty rare. They are also afraid of the sounds of cougars so a cougar sound track would scare them off as well. They are also not fond of wolves usually. Wolf urine would also scare them off( I have no idea how to collect wolf urine). Over all I think the best method is to have a pack of large dogs, they can protect livestock and are good companions as well.
What these people are doing is much like what the House Rs are doing, they have the power to piss off people who don't see every coyote as a villain. They are sport killing a species that really should be left alone. If the ranching folks want to be free of coyotes, they would do as you suggest but they actually enjoy killing these animals, which only ends up exacerbating their perceived problem. Has nothing to do with protecting livestock in reality, it's just an excuse to go kill something you aren't going to eat and you can do it all year round... and now for cash prizes to get support and participation and publicity.
I thought we were dealing with people that merely wanted to protect their livelihoods. I can't blame them for that even though it a livelihood that is bad for the environment. I wish I could change that overnight. But, I can't I have to deal with the reality that people ranch and want to protect that. I strongly disagree with their method of protection especially since as you state it's not really about that it's just about killing an animal that doesn't need to be killed.
This is really sad to me. Wolves are another animal that people don't need to kill. Probably foxes as well, but I don't hear about them being hunted too much. I think I would rather live around these animals than the animals that hunt them for sport and pleasure.
It's a shame that old world mythology is the rule instead of people actually catching up to what goes on in the world at the present time. At least half these folks live in a world that's been gone for over a century. I live in these parts and the wolf hunt is especially ugly, two packs that I used to track and watch are now gone thanks to hunting and most of the wolves being studied in the national parks that had collars were the first to be killed. Meaning that these guys were sitting on the boundary of the park with "calls" luring these wolves outside the boundary and then killing them, they were likely monitoring their collar frequencies as well. I know a whole lot more about the wolf issue than the coyotes but today it's a coyote issue that is on the menu, it will wolves again tomorrow no doubt.
These folks just want to kill predators and for all the most insane reasons, that they claim to be real (like WMDs in Iraq for instance) but actually it's about killing predators because, well, you know, god gave them the right to kill their competition and that there is why they do it, oh and it's fun and a tradition. It's really a sad commentary for us as a society just like the other issues we discuss on this web site.
Here's hoping for a lot of hunting accidents to thin the herd ...
it's well overdue for a cull to remove the diseased members.
. . . what, about 200 years now?
Anybody seeing their range or numbers decrease?
Good luck with that, guys. Why not just go get your tires rotated or join the Mule Deer Foundation and cut out the middle man?
reasonable thinking is not allowed in this gang of brainiacs.
And to answer your question, the range of the coyote may actually be increasing due to this sort of thing and the lack of habitat as we keep taking up more of it then simultaneously deciding that wildlife can't be there too. Shooting them only seems to make them more determined to survive. The most effective "check" on coyote population increase is wolves in the same ecosystem, they have a way of keeping the population at a level that is easily sustained in the habitat. But these guys hate wolves exponentially more than they hate coyotes so that's not an answer for them. Apparently they want to be the only killing machine on the planet cuz that means they are the top dogs... and most of them are the biggest, whining chickenshits to ever exist. These are the TPty types and this is what they do for entertainment and bragging rights. Life in the Rockies these days.