I was out this morning and saw 2 coyotes traveling together and wondered how often people see them in pairs or more. Thinking back, I can't remember a time where I saw more than 1 coyote during the day.
Same here.....at least two. Last season I saw three together a few days in a row in the same spot. The last day they came within range and I popped a couple of those suckers. I hate coyotes.bow addict said:I see them in groups more than singles.
I'm pretty sure that is Bergmann's Rule (the farther you go north, the larger the body size of a species). Don't quote me on that one though.clinometer said:They are also larger in the northeast than in the south.
How do you get rid of coyotes? I recently read an article on coyotes in Virginia and it said that they are here to stay. The article said that 10 years ago, just over 500 were killed in Va. Last year, more than 5000 were killed. From the reports that I have been getting from area farmers that I know, their numbers are growing and there's no stopping them.Daniel Boone said:Get rid of them and your deer herd will grow in numbers. We did and believe me it works,
Coyotes DO NOT mate during fall. *****es come into heat during mid-February thru to mid-March. This is the norm over the coyote's entire range....coast to coast. And they are still running in family packs and won't disperse until late Nov and Dec. Here's a pic of a young female of this year that zigged when she should have zagged on my foodplot Saturday.AK-AZ said:Actually, coyotes mate in the fall and begin whelping in late February. That is why most trapping seasons end then, so you don't catch momma's that have little ones in the den. So seeing them running together this time of year isn't strange. They will also pack up to hunt. I grew up on different ranches in the southwest and have been familiar with coyotes since I was a small child. If there are enough rabbits and ground squirrels etc, they won't pack hunt as much but as food becomes scarce, they will join forces. It is interesting to see what a group of them do to a momma cow when they are after the calf.
Worst one I ever saw was a cow in the process of having a calf was jumped by a bunch of coyotes. She spun around a few times tryin to defend herself and went down with a hind leg on each side of her (a cow cannot get up from this position) with her calfs head exposed out of the birth canal. The coyotes chewed him up pretty good. This is how we found her. It must have happened just before we got there. We got the cow rolled over and pulled the calf, but it was too late for the little bugger.
Now you know why I hate coyotes.