In southwest Virginia, coyote sightin...

In southwest Virginia, coyote sightings causing concern -- dail...

There are 74 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Sep 6, 2007, titled In southwest Virginia, coyote sightings causing concern -- dail.... In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Elaine Walton thought the only wildlife in her yard was a family of groundhogs that were devastating her garden.

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carol

Canada

#64 Oct 17, 2011
Thanks I will try this , have lost 3 cats to the coyotes this summer .not letting them have more..Carol from Alberta Canada
Hans van Hoek wrote:
I see a lot of posting are against coyote control. I live in a rural area and have lost a lot of chickens to these yellow livered dogs. It is all the fault of Virginia Fish and Game who introduced these creatures to control the deer population. What thinking? I don't care what these armchair environmentalists say, these roman sandals wearing, bearded, intellectually constipated idiots. I'll kill coyotes as much as I can and I hope the State will soon put a bounty on them! I learned from an trapper in Alaska how to catch coyotes, he used it to get wolverines. I hang a big fish hook (like a big hallibut hook) with meat on a tree about 4 feet of the ground. They will jump at it and then just hang there until I come and finish them off!!! What do you say about that, you tree huggers!!!
whatha

Hermitage, TN

#65 Oct 28, 2011
va hunter wrote:
Hey Hans van Hoek,The VDGIF encourages killin them and there is a bounty any time ,anywhere,look into it ,who told you they introduced them?Kill em
Know for fact that the game commission in southwest Va imported them by the truck load back in the '70s to this area. They also imported mountain lions and down in Tenn. they have wolves.Not only did the game commission import the coyotes, they imported rattlesnakes from out west, and bears from the park areas.
whatha

Hermitage, TN

#66 Oct 28, 2011
Do you know anything about their habits? Did you know that during mating the female will lure the oldest coyote, and after the mating, they kill and eat him. I definitely wouldn't want to be followed by a coyote. They attack in packs.
olin bare

Lovingston, VA

#67 Nov 27, 2011
carnivores eat meat
Ron

Harrisonburg, VA

#68 Dec 11, 2011
Just saw a coyote running down stone springs road in Harrisonburg. It was noon time, Sunday, and it veered into a driveway and ran up the hill. Think I'll keep my small dog on a leash
lang4d

Forest, VA

#69 Dec 16, 2011
SIGHTING ROAD RUNNER in southern va, guess the coyote just trying to get away before a train runs him over. Stay safe look real close around the cat bowls before feeding your cats

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#70 Jan 8, 2012
They are in Kentucky and Tennessee just west of Virginia and many are mixed with wild dogs.
Cranton

Greensboro, NC

#71 Feb 21, 2012
I am an avid hunter and have recently seen a big decrease in our deer population. I did not think coyotes were to blame until this past season, I witnessed two attacks on full grown deer. I was actually stalked coming out of the woods on a few occasions this year! A good friend had to defend a bow kill by going home and getting a shotgun. He shot all three coyotes that hovered over his harvest. They are a rapidly growing concern that has to be dealt with soon or the coyotes will evolve into human killers as they have evolved into killing full grown deer!!!! Choices are numerous in how to take them out, personally I am trapping due to the thick cover in our area making them impossible to bring into gun range. I choose not to say exactly how I am trapping , I will say it WORKS!!! It is cheap and alot like fishing. Another method involves helical constantine wire, this gets really MESSY, but works!!!! I have even been able to "blood trail" them back to their den using this method. Once at the den a mixture of gas and diesel gets tossed inside followed by a match!!!!! I am PETA (Precisely,Efficiently,Taking Animals) HahhahaaahhHahhhhaaHHaa!!!!!!!
Ex Tobacco Buyer

Manhattan, KS

#72 Jun 11, 2012
A lot of the stuff on here about coyotes is pure hysterical nonsense.

I grew up in Kentucky, and coyotes appeared there in the 1970s. I now live in Kansas, natural coyote country. They hnot harmed the deer population at all. Coyotes eat mostly field mice and that sort of thing. They will try to take a small dog, but they can't handle anything bigger than a poodle. People tend to greatly over estimate a coyote's size.

As to coyotes becoming man eaters, I have never heard an authentic story of a coyote attacking a human unless it was rabid.

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#73 Jun 11, 2012
Coyotes are now statewide...they have devastated the deer population in some western counties...

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#74 Jun 11, 2012
Ro - Pelham NC wrote:
I have seen a coyote in my yard,which is big, a few evenings ago. It was around dusk and it scared me quite a bit.
My friend, who lives in Danville, VA, near GW High School, had one on her front porch last night at dusk. Scared her too.
Is there a bounty on them in VA? How about NC? I am happy to shoot the b.... How do I lure him to get a good shot?
some western counties had/have bounties on them..tazewell area
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#75 Jul 30, 2013
Yeah, killing coyotes will definitely make our lives better...
Read recently where they are going to unionize, and start taking all of our jobs.., no, wait, that's Mexicans!!!
The coyotes are planning on eating our children an chihuahuas!
Frankly think we ought a give that a try...

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#76 Jul 30, 2013
Ex Tobacco Buyer wrote:
A lot of the stuff on here about coyotes is pure hysterical nonsense.

I grew up in Kentucky, and coyotes appeared there in the 1970s. I now live in Kansas, natural coyote country. They hnot harmed the deer population at all. Coyotes eat mostly field mice and that sort of thing. They will try to take a small dog, but they can't handle anything bigger than a poodle. People tend to greatly over estimate a coyote's size.

As to coyotes becoming man eaters, I have never heard an authentic story of a coyote attacking a human unless it was rabid.
Coyotes devastate fawns, typically easily caught in open fields...

The tannersville deer population is down 80 % in 6 years...there's no solution other than bringing in Elk, which have their own issues with grazing and car collisions..
amy

Charlotte, NC

#77 Mar 23, 2014
I will shot a coyote in a heart beat. No question about it. When they get close to my home.

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