I talked to a fellow I know and although he did not take a deer this year (by choice), he did get 3 coyotes while bow hunting for deer. This was in northern KY. From my dealings with yotes I was impressed.
I would say that individual most likely is a deers worst nightmare if he chooses to take it. I had a couple years I specially hunted predators with bow. Best in one year with bow while deer hunting is 2 and I thought that was darn good. My hats off that is a feat.
I was lucky enough to kill one in 15 in Ky and one in 16 in Illinois with my bow, I have never had a chance in Tn during bow season but have killed several during gun and turkey seasons though, I try to kill every one I get a chance to.
I agree trapping is the most effective use of time when trying to remove coyotes. I think I might have a few more than some others though. They will come into yards in broad daylight and grab cats. I was even lucky enough to snare 37 if memory serves on a 5 mile snare line in 6 weeks. The following year was the first time we'd had seen twin fawns in years and they were the norm. I shot 2 in the 2 days of slug season I hunted this year missed 1. I do think they are the hardest animal to take with bow I have ever hunted. Luck is involved but if they smell you or your trail or see you it's game over. They don't seem to give their hides up easily.
Post by bowhunter836 on Mar 20, 2017 19:45:23 GMT -5
Nice 37 in a 5mile set! My best is 27 in a 3mile snare I just love snaring we did catch 70 a few years ago although we had good ground to run, coyotes were worth $, and work was slow, know life gets in the way more then I like!! There is a art to snaring to put up numbers and you learn more Everytime you go in I have been trapping and snaring coyotes for 20+ yrs & I'm still learning
Post by tnbowhunter on Aug 22, 2017 6:06:01 GMT -5
I have killed several with a bow but never more than one a hunt. For the past two years I have taken two on opening day of rifle. I can't let them walk. Learning to mouse squeak with your mouth will usually stop them in their tracks for a shot.
Well one dead and one left me a souvenir so far this year. The one that left the souvenir was at 12 yards sitting and I hit a limb. That was in 3 times out in clay county MN. I'm not supposed to shoot them in town where I live. I can't target shoot my bow but I can shoot deer in the backyard go figure.