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MBullism
12-22-2002, 06:13 AM
I know you smoke polers out there are still at it, heck I even sat yesterday morning with my bow. Anyone out there chase yotes? I've seen plenty in my normal haunts and even tried a few times in years past but have yet to bag one.

If you go/have gone, how do you work the "hunt til midnight"/"no artificial lights" foolishness? I've been out on full moon nights with snow cover before, but mostly stick to dawn and dusk....

FYI, they're in season til Feb 28, 2003-

MBullism
12-24-2002, 03:37 AM
No one?

woodsman
12-24-2002, 11:43 AM
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Quilly
12-24-2002, 06:01 PM
nope. i have seen several in years past but see no need to take them since i don&#39;t do any fur trading or anything that i could use out of a yote.

skipnoid
12-25-2002, 04:55 AM
Merry Xmas everyone,:xmas hat:

Got a breather from the kids till the next round of present opening. Checking the weather, so I figgured I&#39;d see what&#39;s up on the JHP http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif. Supposed to go to my sister&#39;s at the Cape later today, but looks like a bad idea with the weather coming.

One of my goals is to get a nice big one and make a rug out of it. Winter&#39;s supposed to be the best time for a good coat. I&#39;ve posted several times in months past on the varmint hunting forum for advice, as I don&#39;t like the thought of killing something and not eating it. Word is there&#39;s nothing you can really do to make them palatable. So ... I figgure they probably eat half of the turkey poults, so I&#39;m going to justify it that way. I also found four coyote killed deer while scouting last winter. Of course they&#39;re just trying to survive like us, but personally I&#39;d rather have more deer and turkeys than coyotes.

Once deer season ends, I&#39;m pretty burnt-out and never actually get around to actually hunting specifically for coyotes (I bow hunt right through Jan in RI). I&#39;ve called lots of them in while turkey hunting, and started bringing a scoped .22 with me last year after having them come in two different times http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-shootin-green.gif . Of course nothing showed up after that http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-rolleyes-green.gif . I had one six yards away from me two years ago ... kind of a spooky feeling.

One day a week or two ago, I was in my stand and could have shot a nice one with the muzzleloader. Had the cross hairs on him, but didn&#39;t want to blow my cover as it was just after legal in the AM. My buddy shot a spike 20 min later ... I should have shot the coyote. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif

FYI - RI has no closed season on Coyotes. Cheap license prices too. Lots of public land as well.

Don&#39;t tell my wife (or the in-laws who flew in last night), but I&#39;m thinking that since we probably won&#39;t be going to the Cape ... might as well sneak out into the woods for a few hours this afternoon to see if I can intercept a deer feeding on acorns before the storm to put under the tree! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif .

MBullism
12-25-2002, 07:38 AM
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Hey skip- I know what you mean about not shooting if your not gonna eat, that&#39;s why I gave up ducks and geese. Too much dark meat for me. Never seen a duck eat a turkey or a deer though. We&#39;ve got coyotes pretty thick around me. I had one at 15 feet this spring while hunting turkeys. Made a few yelps and he was johnny on the spot. He was so close I wasn&#39;t sure I could swing the gun fast enough if need be. Kind of spooky is right....

Man, I wish I could sneak out today. Inlaws, parents etc. Was a large group of deer spotted nearby last night too... (none with red noses either)

I can&#39;t say I have a "use" for them, but unless I hear that deer and turkey are so overpopulated that hunting is no longer an adequate control.....

I&#39;ve gotta travel to mendon, then on to CT. It&#39;s only snow,...right?! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/afraid_face.gif

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