Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage in New Mexico

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A gun store-sponsored competition in which hunters shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can has sparked outrage among activists in New Mexico who have called it a "heinous killing contest." Animal Protection of New Mexico posted a petition on its website, rallying against the contest, which is sponsored by Gunhawk Firearms of Los Lunas.
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If you're going to steal someone's name, learn to spell it! It's FREUD!
I thought he was trying to spell FRAUD.

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We got a coyote pup once when I bulldozed up the den. Its eyes werent open. It wasnt never a pet. mean vicious unfriendly timid easily frighened animal. It was a female. It came in season I took it to a guy that had a male wolf. We where gonna crossbreed them. The coyote prompty attacked the wolf & the wolf promptly killed it. That wolf wasnt really vicious they would get it out and walk it on a leash and pet it. That guy would get a whole road kill deer and put it in the wolf cage. the next day it would be almost completely eaten even the bones. You might see a spine and a few chewed off ribs still attached to it.
Thank you for reminding me to pull a slab of ribs out of the freezer for tonights dinner.

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Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Coyotes are dogs. Anyone that kills a dog is an amoral freak.
That goes for eating them also.

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So do bears, mountain lions, wolves, tigers, cheetahs, moose, deer, bison, hawks, owls, eagles, elephants, sharks, jelly fish and humans. What do you propose? Eradication of all predators on earth?
Who in their right mind leaves their pets and children outside alone in the desert anyway?
If you have box turtles, they do better outside.

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So do bears, mountain lions, wolves, tigers, cheetahs, moose, deer, bison, hawks, owls, eagles, elephants, sharks, jelly fish and humans. What do you propose? Eradication of all predators on earth?
Who in their right mind leaves their pets and children outside alone in the desert anyway?
Gee, that explains what I saw in the field last weekend. Must have been a jellyfish preying on the livestock.

Do you honestly believe coyotes only inhabit the desert? But, since you insist I値l use your own daft logic. My puppy has every right that coyote has to be outside. That mean nasty coyote should leave my puppy alone because my puppy has every right to be outside.

There痴 an easier solution. I値l just shoot it and my puppy will be safe.

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Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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How did you manage to twist my words into something I did not say?
Really? Are these not your words?
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Coyote families are no different that dogs with puppies; playful and cute!

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Gee, that explains what I saw in the field last weekend. Must have been a jellyfish preying on the livestock.
Do you honestly believe coyotes only inhabit the desert? But, since you insist I値l use your own daft logic. My puppy has every right that coyote has to be outside. That mean nasty coyote should leave my puppy alone because my puppy has every right to be outside.
There痴 an easier solution. I値l just shoot it and my puppy will be safe.
"my puppy has every right to be outside."
You're right. Your puppy does have every right to be outside. And as a responsible pet owner you have every responsibility to be outside with him if there are predators around.

"I値l just shoot it and my puppy will be safe."
Nice. Do you shoot it when it comes around to bother your puppy? Or do you go off into the desert (or the mountains) and seek out as many coyotes to kill as possible?(That is what we are talking about here, ya know.) And even if you do the latter, does that mean your puppy is now "safe?"

Your puppy should NOT be alone outside anywhere. Do you really think coyotes are the only predators that can kill your puppy?

Like I asked before, What do you propose? Eradication of all predators on earth?

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Really? Are these not your words?
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"Coyote families are no different that dogs with puppies; playful and cute!"

Thanks for at least posting my words this time.
So tell me, how are dog families and coyote families different?(other than the fact dogs may live in a human dwelling.)

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Here, maybe this will help you in distinguishing the difference between dog families and coyote families.


http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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This is GREAT! Like I've been saying, some animals are simply misunderstood. So many myths have been passed down and sadly, countless coyotes, and other animals, have been wrongly killed out of ignorance.

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And in some countries they eat dogs. And in some societies coyotes are tricksters and evil. Dogs are also associated with a lot of taboos. Where is our tolerance for the diversity of different views?
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Do not buy a dog or cat for a pet or you will get poor.
Do not open the eyes of newborn kittens or puppies because you will go blind.
Do not kill dogs because they belong to the spirits and you will become paralyzed.
Do not brand a dog as a joke or you will lose your livestock.
Do not choke a kitten or you will have throat trouble.
Do not watch a dog mate or you will go blind.
Do not watch a dog go to the bathroom or you will go crazy.
Do not give food from a ceremony to the dogs because it will spoil the ceremony.
Do not let a dog bite the Medicine man because the sing will not work.
Do not talk to dogs or other animals because they might talk back and you will die.
Do not let a dog eat in front of you when you butcher or you will lose the meat.
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Here is another heart warming story for you animal lovers that think coyotes are so nice.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Residents-w...

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Defiant1 wrote:
Here is another heart warming story for you animal lovers that think coyotes are so nice.
http://www.click2houston.com/news/Residents-w...
Nobody here said they were "nice." We said they are "predators."
Let me get this straight: a coyote kills a dog and that is evil and cruel.
A human kills a coyote and that is NOT evil and cruel.
Is that right?
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Nobody here said they were "nice." We said they are "predators."
Let me get this straight: a coyote kills a dog and that is evil and cruel.
A human kills a coyote and that is NOT evil and cruel.
Is that right?
Everything about eating habits in the animal world could be considered "evil and cruel" by those that fancy themselves intellectually and morally
superior to others.

Humans are still animals. Last time I checked, we haven't evolved into
some wonderful beings that are far beyond other animals killing their prey.

Nuisance animals need to be disposed of.
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That goes for eating them also.
Obama thinks that they are delicious when cooked up Kenyan style.

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Too lengthy to post the whole study.
http://agrilife.org/texnatwildlife/coyotes/ta...
Conclusion
Although the results of these studies appear ambiguous at first glance, differences in methodologies among studies can explain the various outcomes. The Texas studies which involved short-term (< 6 months) coyote removal programs did not note differences in rodent and lagomorph populations. However, those studies which consistently removed coyotes throughout the year began to realize population-level changes after a minimum of 9 months of coyote removal.

Although white-tailed deer and bobwhite quail reproductive success increased with coyote removal, overall population densities for both species remained unchanged. This implies that a compensatory mortality mechanism is involved with these populations and that potential population increases of certain game species due to coyote removal are short-lived. All studies indicated that coyote control caused an immigration of coyotes into the removal areas. Coyote population densities returned to pre-removal levels typically within 3 months after removal efforts ceased.

Therefore, short-term coyote removal programs typically are not sufficient in reducing coyote density and, therefore do not alter ecosystem composition. However, intensive, long-term coyote removal has been successful in reducing coyote populations by over 40%, which has resulted in prey-base increases.

The intended goals of coyote control need to be determined prior to the onset of removal efforts. If the management objective is to reduce livestock losses caused by coyotes, then an intensive, short-term removal program may provide immediate relief of depredation just before and after parturition. However, if the coyote removal is practiced year-round, microherbivore populations may potentially increase; increased competition for forage with livestock may result. Consequently, a reduced stocking rate then may be required to offset competition, which may negate the number of livestock saved from predation.

If the goal is to increase the harvestable surplus of a game species, then it must first be determined that coyote control will increase the numbers of the target species. Next, can the additional animals be supported by the habitat? Finally, will predation as a mortality source be replaced with other mortality factors acting in a compensatory manner? Until these questions can be answered, then coyote removal would not be warranted.
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All you out-of-towners are so knowledgeable about varmints. Come out here where these vermin are as numerous as jackrabbits and you can't leave stock or pets outside. I shoot them every time I see one on my property and I don't need any prize for doing it. I have lost many a cherished pet to these disease ridden vermin. So all you dogooders in Michigan, Florida etc etc shut the heck up if you don't have the problem in your yard.
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Coyotes and for that matter anything you wish to reduce the numbers or make extinct. The best way is to targret the young. If you reduce the young the old soon get older stop reproducing and eventally die off. That is the approach I use to keep varmits in check. Ill kill a adult if the opportunity presents but I aggressively targret the young. The young are dumber and easier to kill.
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Nuisance animals need to be disposed of.
you?

Back up dummy. They can be a nuisance. That is not what this is about.

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