Indiana retools coyote hunting law

State wildlife officials have drafted a new coyote hunting law intended to prevent live coyotes from being illegally sold to people who then hunt them down with dogs. Full Story
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nobody

Evansville, IN

#1 Feb 17, 2008
Is it ok to shoot them on site? There was a coyote in my neighbors front yard about a week ago. And this was in a residential neighborhood. I was shocked to say the least.

Since: Dec 06

Pittsboro, IN

#2 Feb 17, 2008
So make this rule change then create a modestly priced license to allow the exports? Not like coyotes aren't a renewable resource in this state and I'm beginning to see them dead on the side of the road.

Given the choice, myself, I'd rather be hunted than shot on sight.
JJJ

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 17, 2008
If you want to eat it, then go ahead and hunt it. If not, then there's no reason to murder another living creature outside of self-defense.

Those who kill just for the sake of killing are mentally deranged.
LucyLou

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Feb 17, 2008
Pointman wrote:
So make this rule change then create a modestly priced license to allow the exports? Not like coyotes aren't a renewable resource in this state and I'm beginning to see them dead on the side of the road.
Given the choice, myself, I'd rather be hunted than shot on sight.
Hunted in natural environment with a chance of escape, even if small, vs. hunted with ZERO chance in unfamiliar territory after a terror filled transport and the terror and agony of a slow death by a pack of dogs against just one of you?

I believe I would be rather be shot on sight. Think about it.

This is a great addition to the requirements and even if you don't give a crap about the animals the public safety issues are important.

The posters who would mock this change or would be against it make me wonder why the heck do you have to be mean. Get over yourself.
Shoot em up

United States

#5 Feb 17, 2008
nobody wrote:
Is it ok to shoot them on site? There was a coyote in my neighbors front yard about a week ago. And this was in a residential neighborhood. I was shocked to say the least.
Yes, you can shoot them on site but you can't just fire a gun in a residential neighborhood or within city limits. You must be at least 500 feet away from a residence (someone else's, not your own). Now, if you were in fear of your life, then you would have been justified in shooting it regardless of the firearms restrictions.
Jim Mast

Thomson, GA

#6 Feb 17, 2008
JJJ wrote:
If you want to eat it, then go ahead and hunt it. If not, then there's no reason to murder another living creature outside of self-defense.
Those who kill just for the sake of killing are mentally deranged.
I live in a very rural area, and we live in fear that our pets will be attacked. Worse yet is the fear of Rabies. The population is getting out of control when they start showing up in Urban areas, they are running out of habitat and they could become dangerous.
I don,t want to see them tortured but ,I do want them thinned out. they are starting to thin out the fox, rabbit and other critters.
Ole Ray

New York, NY

#7 Feb 17, 2008
nobody wrote:
Is it ok to shoot them on site? There was a coyote in my neighbors front yard about a week ago. And this was in a residential neighborhood. I was shocked to say the least.
Don't be surprised...Urban sprawl, means less habitat to support the population of animals, plus coyotes can survive and even thrive in populated areas. Plus, cats, rabbits, and small dogs are easy meals for coyotes.
Coyotes are fair game

Carmel, IN

#8 Feb 17, 2008
IC 14-22-6-12 spells out how you can take/kill coyotes. However, you still have to follow local regulations with discharging weapons. In some areas, you can't shoot anything, even a sling shot. In other areas, you can't use a firearm, but you could use a crossbow.
stevewsr

Bloomingdale, IN

#9 Feb 17, 2008
Bring back the Bounty Hunts!!!
Carl Hoffman papa serf

Spokane, WA

#10 Feb 17, 2008
Coyotes are becoming a problem in some areas in Indiana. In California they have attacked kids in the back yard of homes. Coyotes learn very fast how to live in new areas. Still selling them to be used as bait or sport is not called for. Their fur is used and trappers are allowed to trap them and you can kill them on your land if they are a problem. They do reduce the small game but that is natures way of control. Selling them to run in front of a pack of dogs is not sport when it done inside a fence area where end is certain. Kind of like game farm hunting where they plant the game.
Independent Voter

United States

#11 Feb 17, 2008
So when a pack of coyote run down a deer and eat it while still alive, is that "prolonged suffering" ?

I have seen this happen and the deer was alive while being disemboweled and having it's hind quarters eaten away. It bawled for 30 minutes. How long is prolonged suffering?
humanity please

Bridgeport, WV

#12 Feb 17, 2008
Coyotes are natural predators whose role in the environment is vital to maintaining a natural balance between predators and prey animals. It is humans who have encroached on THEIR environment and limited their options or forced them to adapt to suburban or even urban environments. Any coyote would rather hunt in the wild than on city streets or even farmland, would rather hunt rabbits than pets (and those who have pets need to treat them as domesticated animals, collared, fenced and chained, and not let them run loose even in rural areas to become prey. THAT'S what makes them pets!) Clearly, there will have to be some kind of unnatural intervention, because there will be more and more development, but at least let some reason and humanity be part of the consideration.
Carl Hoffman papa serf wrote:
Coyotes are becoming a problem in some areas in Indiana. In California they have attacked kids in the back yard of homes. Coyotes learn very fast how to live in new areas. Still selling them to be used as bait or sport is not called for. Their fur is used and trappers are allowed to trap them and you can kill them on your land if they are a problem. They do reduce the small game but that is natures way of control. Selling them to run in front of a pack of dogs is not sport when it done inside a fence area where end is certain. Kind of like game farm hunting where they plant the game.
Kent

United States

#13 Feb 17, 2008
Independent Voter wrote:
So when a pack of coyote run down a deer and eat it while still alive, is that "prolonged suffering" ?
I have seen this happen and the deer was alive while being disemboweled and having it's hind quarters eaten away. It bawled for 30 minutes. How long is prolonged suffering?
That would be nature doing whats done for millions of years. Not the most plesant thing to happen but its not on par with crating a trapped animal, dumping it in unfamiliar surroundings and having it hunted by a pack for sport. You know the difference buy like a good liberal your trying to spin.
nobody

Evansville, IN

#14 Feb 17, 2008
Ole Ray wrote:
and small dogs are easy meals for coyotes.
This is what bothers me. I have a small dog that I put out on a lead to use the bathroom. I dont typically do it at night but occasionally if she has to go out I do. I leave her out for 10-15min and after seeing that coyote Id be afraid she might get killed.

BTW, I live just outside of city limits so I dont think city limits argument would be an issue.
nobody

Evansville, IN

#15 Feb 17, 2008
JJJ wrote:
If you want to eat it, then go ahead and hunt it. If not, then there's no reason to murder another living creature outside of self-defense.
Those who kill just for the sake of killing are mentally deranged.
See my comment above. I TOTALLY dont agree with sport hunting just to stuff a head and hang it on a wall. But I dont want to wait for a coyote to attack my dog before I killed it either.
Jim Mast

Thomson, GA

#16 Feb 17, 2008
humanity please wrote:
Coyotes are natural predators whose role in the environment is vital to maintaining a natural balance between predators and prey animals. It is humans who have encroached on THEIR environment and limited their options or forced them to adapt to suburban or even urban environments. Any coyote would rather hunt in the wild than on city streets or even farmland, would rather hunt rabbits than pets (and those who have pets need to treat them as domesticated animals, collared, fenced and chained, and not let them run loose even in rural areas to become prey. THAT'S what makes them pets!) Clearly, there will have to be some kind of unnatural intervention, because there will be more and more development, but at least let some reason and humanity be part of the consideration.
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I have had them attack one of our dogs in it's own yard. Thank goodness we had a German Shepard with a bad attitude about intruders in it's space.I have seen several of them try to get our dogs put in the weeds so they can attack them.
Dan of Seymour

Tucson, AZ

#17 Feb 17, 2008
nobody wrote:
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See my comment above. I TOTALLY dont agree with sport hunting just to stuff a head and hang it on a wall. But I dont want to wait for a coyote to attack my dog before I killed it either.
Hunting is part of the balance of nature, not contrary to it. Killing deer, for example, lessens the number that will starve to death. Coyotes kill sheep and maim cattle, as well as endanger pets and children. They also mate with wild dogs, and packs of "Coy-dogs" are even more dangerous, as they're typically larger than coyotes.
Acme Incorporated

Fillmore, IN

#18 Feb 17, 2008
Acme Incorporated has announced the expansion of their "Wiley Coyote Brand" here in Indiana. It is expected to employ 5-10 Road Runners within the next five years. The Governor was on hand for the great job announcement stating "This is great news for the Indiana Job market and this continues to show the rest of the world Indiana is a great place to do business". Beep, Beep...
unreal

Sullivan, IN

#20 Feb 17, 2008
JJJ wrote:
If you want to eat it, then go ahead and hunt it. If not, then there's no reason to murder another living creature outside of self-defense.
Those who kill just for the sake of killing are mentally deranged.
Would killing our pets and making for an unsafe environment for humans at night be considered a good reason? Or is that deranged too? I'm guessing you have never had to deal with these animals and there is never just one, it's always a pack. I don't agree with selling or trading them, but to say that killing them just for food is the only acceptable way of hunting them is just plain stupid. I have never heard of anyone eating them!
White Rabbit

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Feb 17, 2008
JJJ wrote:
If you want to eat it, then go ahead and hunt it. If not, then there's no reason to murder another living creature outside of self-defense.
Those who kill just for the sake of killing are mentally deranged.
Thank God for America. Because, only in America could a "moron" state what you just stated.

Coyotes are nuicances to farmers, and "when" not "if" they become overpopulated they WILL be running through the streets of our cities.
And, at that point, I would like you to repeat your "moronic" statement".

Thanks

WR

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