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Since: May 10

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Aug 3, 2010
 
I live in Lindale where the back part of my property joins the new housing development off Eden Valley Rd near the country club.

We are being over-run with coyote in the wooded area between my house and the new subdivision. They're getting braver and have started coming into our yard. They vary in appearance from the typical mangy looking dog to the very large animal resembling a wolf.

We can hear their constant howling at night or anytime a siren sounds. I've read that they have been known to attack children and even adults. I'm just wondering if they've caused a problem for others around here.
piggy

Rome, GA

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Dec 13, 2010
 
Maybe our men should start hunting them to thin the population. I think it is legal. You could check with wild life management on laws concerning this.

Since: Nov 10

Guyton, GA

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Dec 15, 2010
 
This isn't a new problem. I lived in the village years ago next to the railroad tracks and saw them all the time. A new sub division means their territory is being taken away, so it's no wonder they are comming into yards. That's one of the disadvantages to progress.

Since: May 10

Lindale

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Dec 15, 2010
 
djdouglas60 wrote:
This isn't a new problem. I lived in the village years ago next to the railroad tracks and saw them all the time. A new sub division means their territory is being taken away, so it's no wonder they are comming into yards. That's one of the disadvantages to progress.
I'm not in the village, I'm in the gaither park area, at the very back. The last time we allowed someone to hunt here my dog ended up shot in the back. We have enough problems with neighbors wanting to shoot their guns near our house. Seems like it would be illegal in a residential neighborhood where children play. Last time I called police to a neighbor for shooting his rifle yards away from my boys play, they seemed to think it was alright. There should be zero tolerance for discharging a gun in a residential neighborhood.
MattDillon

Rome, GA

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Dec 16, 2010
 
Wow, we went from coyotes, to wanting to ban firearms. I guess if a burglar were lurking, you would rather your neighbor had no weapon.

What a shame..

I say if you dont want guns fired nearby, move to the city, where they have ordinances, give it time though, a new subdivision usually brings about unwanted change.

Since: Nov 10

Guyton, GA

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Dec 17, 2010
 

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Theresa Yarbrough wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not in the village, I'm in the gaither park area, at the very back. The last time we allowed someone to hunt here my dog ended up shot in the back. We have enough problems with neighbors wanting to shoot their guns near our house. Seems like it would be illegal in a residential neighborhood where children play. Last time I called police to a neighbor for shooting his rifle yards away from my boys play, they seemed to think it was alright. There should be zero tolerance for discharging a gun in a residential neighborhood.
I didn't even mention shooting guns...lol. My point was that as we continue to build new subdivisions out in the county...no matter where we live...it eventually bites us in the a** when nature has no place to go but right into our back yard.
MattDillon

Rome, GA

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Dec 17, 2010
 
Theresa Yarbrough wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not in the village, I'm in the gaither park area, at the very back. The last time we allowed someone to hunt here my dog ended up shot in the back. We have enough problems with neighbors wanting to shoot their guns near our house. Seems like it would be illegal in a residential neighborhood where children play. Last time I called police to a neighbor for shooting his rifle yards away from my boys play, they seemed to think it was alright. There should be zero tolerance for discharging a gun in a residential neighborhood.
Read before you respond, little one. I was simply replying to the above post.
roadrunner

Cedartown, GA

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Dec 17, 2010
 

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You can try animal control but all they will do is bring out traps that the yotes will not go in.

You can call DNR and they will tell you to shoot them. Yotes are predators and a nuisance that will feed on anything smaller than they are.

I'm not seeing the problem here. Just shoot every one that you see with something large enough to kill it. Please don't be one of the ignorant that shoots them with a pellet rifle or 22. All that will do is cause a slight injury and make the animal suffer.
MattDillon

Rome, GA

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Dec 17, 2010
 
Roger that, I reccomend a godd ol 30-30
huntress

Cedartown, GA

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Dec 17, 2010
 
piggy wrote:
Maybe our men should start hunting them to thin the population. I think it is legal. You could check with wild life management on laws concerning this.
Why just the men? My husband and I BOTH hunt. There are a lot of women who enjoy hunting. And here's a cute little tidbit....I'm actually a better shot than my husband, with both firearms and bow. lol!

Since: May 10

Lindale

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Dec 18, 2010
 
MattDillon wrote:
Wow, we went from coyotes, to wanting to ban firearms. I guess if a burglar were lurking, you would rather your neighbor had no weapon.
What a shame..
I say if you dont want guns fired nearby, move to the city, where they have ordinances, give it time though, a new subdivision usually brings about unwanted change.
Who said anything about banning firearms? I don't feel comformtable with firearms being discharged where my children play, would you?

Since: May 10

Lindale

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Dec 18, 2010
 
oops,comfortable

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Dec 18, 2010
 
roadrunner wrote:
You can try animal control but all they will do is bring out traps that the yotes will not go in.
You can call DNR and they will tell you to shoot them. Yotes are predators and a nuisance that will feed on anything smaller than they are.
I'm not seeing the problem here. Just shoot every one that you see with something large enough to kill it. Please don't be one of the ignorant that shoots them with a pellet rifle or 22. All that will do is cause a slight injury and make the animal suffer.
The property is in what is called a "set-aside" tax plan. This plan lowers the property owners taxes but it makes it off-limits to hunters of any kind, for any reason.

Coyotes have posed a threat to young children before. Thankfully here there's enough rabbits, and other wildlife to sustain them. They will kill small pets if you let them roam freely, best to keep them inside and keep a vigilant eye when they're outside
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