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Coyotes out during the day

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We mowed down 20 acres , now My son sayes coyote was in the East fields , it bark at him while he walking looking for a cultivator shank. I’m thinking I’m seeing more cause it’s easy pickings to get mice and rabbits. 
But I’ve seen a big one here in the village ,made me think I do notice them more out in open foraging this time of year .🤷‍♂️👀

What patterns don’t you see with them ?

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Coyotes are common in fresh cut hay fields. Can pick up an easy meal where some prey animal is killed by baling activities. They also can see/find mice easier. It isnt uncommon to spot one on top of a round bale. A coyote barking at you is “ha ha, I see you”. If you are hunting and get barked at it means you’re busted. May as well go somewhere else. I see as many or more coyotes during the day as I do at night. Dry weather can lead them to drink at ponds close to livestock.  If they have young to feed they can be out any time. Lots of possibilities. I would think young ones are starting to learn to hunt about this time of year. 

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Had 3 luring my husky yote mix at 2am last night.

He laid on the deck listening

A 32 round sent them packing.

 

 

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Got one hayfield that everytime we cut he, or she, runs along the haybine wether it is day or night. I'm sure it's the same one. Been there for the past 5 or 6 years. Never bothers anything else so we leave it alone. The ones by home, well they gotta be careful when they show themselves lol

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5 hours ago, db1486 said:

Got one hayfield that everytime we cut he, or she, runs along the haybine wether it is day or night. I'm sure it's the same one. Been there for the past 5 or 6 years. Never bothers anything else so we leave it alone. The ones by home, well they gotta be careful when they show themselves lol

Sure thing going to get easy dinner ,dinner bell haybinec

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Leaving the chickens alone for now with electric fence , but couple of years ago something got one of the Tom turkeys  🦃 that would not stay in the enclosure ,alway got out to strut around ,he got whacked 

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I'm backwards relative to others. I really like the coyotes more than I like any of their prey. Mice, squirrels and chipmunks are disease vectors. The deer are abundant here and eat everything in the woods but beech, they've never bothered my dogs, and I don't have fowl.  If I hear them outside I'll stand out there and listen to them as long as they'll go. I actually heard one howl for the first (and so far the only) time a couple of winters ago. It was beautiful. I don't know how to describe it. I've been told I'm tone deaf, but this was the clearest single note I've ever heard. All I could do was smile. I understand they kill, but I've never had to deal with it, and they don't really seem to put a dent in any wildlife populations around me. Even the turkeys are doing well and coyotes are supposed be big turkey predators, I'm told. Maybe we're well balanced for now, IDK.

My wife and I like to watch them in the back field on the hunt. Same with foxes, deer, turkeys, etc. I've also seen them in the day. Had one right in my driveway; that wasn't okay. It was daytime, close to the house, not good signs. That one got scared off with the shotgun and never had to deal with it after.

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13 hours ago, db1486 said:

Got one hayfield that everytime we cut he, or she, runs along the haybine wether it is day or night. I'm sure it's the same one. Been there for the past 5 or 6 years. Never bothers anything else so we leave it alone. The ones by home, well they gotta be careful when they show themselves lol

Smart, just like the swallows that chase a tractor, easy pickins' when a machine scares or cuts up the prey.

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Saw one yesterday evening while hunting a cow that calved way to late and I saw the yote before I found the calf. He lived cause he caught me off guard but the herd was acting extremely nervous when I was checking them. He better be careful

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A wildlife specialist told me that the coyotes are territorial and if you have some that aren’t bothering your livestock you are better off leaving them alone.  If you eliminate the “good” coyotes, the ones that move in to replace them could be “bad” coyotes.

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