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Old September 24th, 2016, 09:12 PM   #1
 
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Coyotes eating apples.

I seen a weird one on the game cam today.

Last week, I raked up several 5 gallon buckets of apples, which are from a tree right beside my house. They get to stinking after a while. And because of our German shepherds, the deer wont come in close enough to clean them up. So after darn near filling my little kubota bucket up, I dumped them out in the field where the critter could get them, and put a game cam on the pile.

We had several pics of deer, but at 815pm sharp, every night since last Sunday, ( 6 days), two rather large coyotes were coming in and eating right off the apple pile. These are REALLY sour and tart apples from a crab apple tree.

I thought it was pretty odd as Ive never seen that before.

Of course a couple years ago, we could hear a loud crunching noise at night, and a nice Whitetail buck was eating the hickory nuts off the ground. Im still trying to figure out how he didnt break his teeth.



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I would be sending them yotes to their happy hunting ground.
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A great place to call coyotes down here is around a field of watermelon.



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I would be sending them yotes to their happy hunting ground.
What he said.
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A great place to call coyotes down here is around a field of watermelon.



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I was wondering if wild hogs were bad to get in the watermelons?
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I would be sending them yotes to their happy hunting ground.
They will be headin there right directly. I kill everyone I see if I can get a shot.

Last week a small one got a 22 mag dead center in the chest. He went about 5 feet in the air, spun and ran about 25 yards and dropped. It sounded like a cat squealing. The CCI - TMJ bullet went clean through and came out his rib cage towards the rear. So he didnt have a chance. Now he is a good coyote. Good and DEAD. I probably did him a favor. He was really mangey looking and skinny. I suspect something was wrong with him. These two new ones look fat and healthy. But their health at time of death is NOT my concern.

They didnt come in tonight. I think theres just too much activity around outside on the weekend. But I will be watching this week.
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I was wondering if wild hogs were bad to get in the watermelons?
I can see a hog doing that. Pigs we had on the farm would root up and eat just about anything they could get into.
I suppose a coyote will eat anything they can get if they are hungry. But I have never heard coyotes developed a taste for raiding melon patches.

Thats interesting.
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Anyone know if there is a certain color of light that a coyote CANNOT see?

EVERYTHING see's red light, we tried that. They look right directly at the source soon as you turn it on. That includes the infared on the game cam.

I was wondering about green.
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Coyotes are omnivorous. They can and will eat anything to survive. Good hunting!

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After eating decaying meat an apple probably tastes pretty good. I've seen them eat corn.
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After eating decaying meat an apple probably tastes pretty good. I've seen them eat corn.
Never looked at it quite like that.

Corn makes sense. My Shepherds love corn.
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My uncle owned property wit 150 avocado trees. Deer would often stand on their hind legs and pull them from the trees.
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I wonder what is eating the melons and maybe that is what the coyotes are after, they killed my neighbors Jack Russell and only ate the stomach area and came back to get the other dog grabbed it but it got away when a door opened .
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Yotes eatin' apples... don't think I ever heard or seen that 'fore. But it ain't none too surprisin'... like roaches over the ages... them coys are adaptable.

You boys up in PA... must got some real poor-year harvest of small game animals... or them yotes wouldn't be eatin' things that a homeless dumpster-diver would eat. Just sayin'....
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Yotes eatin' apples... don't think I ever heard or seen that 'fore. But it ain't none too surprisin'... like roaches over the ages... them coys are adaptable.

You boys up in PA... must got some real poor-year harvest of small game animals... or them yotes wouldn't be eatin' things that a homeless dumpster-diver would eat. Just sayin'....
They kill every darn thing. I declared war on coyotes several years back. I usually get several every year. My feeling is they dont belong here, never did, and I do believe there is more than enough evidence to show our much hated game commission brought them in here. Several have been shot with ear tags. They are not in the game management business, they are in the timber management business. The game commission owns more timber than the state does. In short, anything that wipes out the deer herd, is fine with them. All they care about is elk., They make more money from the elk lottery than all the hunting license.

The coyotes here tend to follow the small game. When you start seeing rabbits, grouse, pheasant, even gray squrrels, even deer, the coyotes show up. We just started to see small game this year again, and sure enough, the coyotes show up. And they dont leave until everything is wiped out or chased out.

Provided you dont wipe them out first.
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