Predators

ART_SKYD

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Pulled this off a trail camera, just a reminder to us all to keep predators in check so we can be the ones putting the meat in our bellies!
 

Mthuntr

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The recreational hunting of coyotes typically only serves as a short term reduction in the local population. One study in Georgia suggests that you may benefit 1 year of fawns however recruitment was not affected. Transient animals will very likely fill in the void in available habitat or females will go into estrus faster/more frequently. Not discounting a good coyote hunt since those can be fun and a great way to spend time on your property
 

Ben Lamb

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"We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then and have known ever since that there was something new to me in those eyes, something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”

Also Leopold. Thinking Like a Mountain, A Sand County Almanac.
 

onpoint

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Those who explain why they like to shoot coyotes is that they like to shoot coyotes - they're stating a fact.
Most other reasons stated for for liking to shoot coyotes - interesting talk over beers at the Longhorn/Moe's/The Mint/Karson's Streamside Brew Pub and Tapas (for the flat bills), conversation gets "better" with more beers/ales..........
 
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