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Author Topic: Big Coyotes  (Read 1037 times)

Offline 3 beard

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Big Coyotes
« on: January 22, 2016, 02:14:01 PM »
Just wondering how big of coyotes some of you've seen this year. I know a guy here in Potter County, WMU 3A that shot a sixty seven pound coyote this year. It came by his tree stand trailing a deer that was exhausted. It was nipping at it's back legs trying to hamstring the deer so he shot. Took it to the bear check station to show the game commission and they weighed it. Said it was a coydog, a cross between a coyote and something else. Something that size wandering about makes you want to be packing some protection.

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Big Coyotes
« on: January 22, 2016, 02:14:01 PM »
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Offline King Ben

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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 02:26:40 PM »
Usually around 35-45 lbs. from my experience.

Offline buckone1

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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 03:08:11 PM »
That is a big coydog!! Thats why Indiana allows hunters to carry a pistol when hunting----- Without any kind of permit!! (*&^&%#
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Offline foxhunter126

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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 05:22:41 PM »
We hunt coyotes here in NY with hounds pretty hard. The biggest one we ever took was exactly 50 lbs. Most are 30-40 lbs. But they are one tough animal.
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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 05:27:56 PM »
the wolves and yotes have been crossing. I don't know if I could tell the difference between a yote a wolf and a cross. I would think the cross would be in that 70 lb range for a male. when in doubt, SHOOT
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 06:33:01 PM »
I would guess 30-40 pounds is the norm around here, but have seen some big ones on occasion - perhaps were crosses.  A few years ago when the EHD was really bad here, I had a yote come past my stand one morning that wasn't terribly tall, but was so darn round he was half waddling - I'm guessing from eating so many carcasses for a couple of months, unless it was just bloated due to some sort of illness.  I really think the EHD problem for us was a double whammy - it cut the deer population, but caused the yotes to multiply more due to the food supply, and then the bigger yote population puts more pressure on the fawns and other prey.  I haven't shot any yet this winter, gotta get my act together.
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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 07:34:15 PM »
The biggest I have taken in Potter Co. is a 38 lb female and a 44 lb male. Both shot during deer season, that seems to be when they are the biggest after eating well all summer and fall.
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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 08:36:51 PM »

In October Jenn got this guy. He weighed 55 pounds. Not uncommon for our area. Normal range is 40-50 with a few up to 60-70.
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Offline Viking1204

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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 10:55:06 AM »
We have them running around our hunting camp in SW Alabama and I think the only one ever shot weighed around 40 pounds. All of us that hunt will shoot them on sight if we see them while deer hunting. Might be time to start hunting them once the deer season is over.
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Re: Big Coyotes
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 02:03:46 PM »
A friend who raises cattle told me last evening, that a trapper snagged a 57# coyote behind his house.
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