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Old 02-16-2021, 03:43 PM
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I'm not a pro, and I'm not as good as some, But I do manage to kill a "Few" coyotes a year. We have made 66 sets without a coyote. Be for that we had a string of about a month with nothing, I did shoot one that broke that string but it must have been a Flook.
We see very little signs and a few tracks sometimes. The lack of rabbets seems way out of place too.
We seldom see any road dogs, seen from the truck.
LOTS of hawks and owls, And way above numbers of crows.
I don't know if any of this is related to the lack of coyotes.
We have been hunting 100% public land, but most of it is very remote with little to no farming/ranching we can see.
During deer hunting, we would hear some, sometimes but not anything like normal. The roadkill and gut piles have birds all over them but seldom a coyote track. They're not "Hanging up. there just not coming in. I don't know what to think. It's their rut right now and we still are coming up blank.
I just don't know what's going on.

I suspect they're just aren't many coyotes around.

Lack of food? The rabbits had a BIG die-off from some disease, except around my house I still have tons.

I have not seen or heard of anything affecting coyote-like distemper but maybe.

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I'm baffled.
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Old 02-16-2021, 04:36 PM
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Pretty slow in wisconsin also for me . Don't feel bad

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Old 02-16-2021, 06:00 PM
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I find my area the same. We have a Ton of Rabbits and field mice that move in the snow but the coyotes tend to only be in little areas here or Very large swamps where 6-7 guys are calling now to them. On the most part I see very little movement and tracks and I travel a lot of miles.
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:31 PM
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Well.....I'm certainly no expert, but I do manage to whack a few. No doubt about it. This time of year gets a lot tougher. I "think" the coyotes are moving to more remote areas in order to set up denning sites. We never do see much sign near roads, but in the last month or so I haven't seen any. Accessing more remote areas and locating by howling will tell you if the coyotes are there. You might find more tracks and scat, but I don't "think" they move around a lot right now. After the pups are in the den the male should start roaming farther, depending on the available food supply. Of course howling is one of the best sounds to call with at this time of year. In my area it seems the females came into heat early. Definitely an odd year, but it is what it is. Work harder and change tactics when the kill rate falls off.
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This time of year

It's been This time of year for 3 months...
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It's been This time of year for 3 months...
Well shucks! You may have killed 'em all off???? Just kidding.....sort of.
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Here we are finding that there are more and more wolves where the yotes deer and elk used to be. To bad we can't trap and transplant the wolves into the areas where the people that want them live.
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Here we are finding that there are more and more wolves where the yotes deer and elk used to be. To bad we can't trap and transplant the wolves into the areas where the people that want them live.
Jingles- not close to you, but Mid Central MN has same thing going on. My Gramps was born on our hunting land and wolves were rare. In last 10 yrs since I have ran cams, I have more wolf pics this year then all years combined previously. They keep pushing boundaries and with that yotes and all other animals like deer, grouse, etc go with it.




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