Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage...

Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage in New Mexico

There are 1270 comments on the ABC News story from Nov 17, 2012, titled Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage in New Mexico. In it, ABC News reports that:

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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“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#256 Nov 20, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
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"I take solace in knowing that God is watching all of us. He will take whatever measures he deems necessary if HE thinks what we do is wrong."
Your arrogance and hubris give me to believe that should the creator of this place judge you properly, that you will find yourself in a far lesser plane, come the time of judgement.
Judge ye not, lest ye also be judged.
Where did I judge anybody? I said HE will make the judgment.
You Sir, are the one who just made the judgment and said if HE judges "properly," I will go to Hell. That's a heck of a thing to say about someone you don't even know.
I like animals. So? That makes me "evil" in your mind?
Tray

Belden, MS

#257 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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You missed the point from my other posts back around page 2). Killing them DOES cause increases in their population. Those studies along with the ones conducted in Texas proves that killing them is simply a waste of time and effort. Nature has a fine balance (Yes, Churm, it does) and when we interfere, we usually don't make things better.
BTW, in nature, no species is left to "explode" beyond a certain point. Nature will take care of the excess.
So if killing them increases their numbers then mass killing them is doing them a favor. I'll get my gun now and get to helping them.
Tray

Belden, MS

#258 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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If you don't like rats, get a few coyotes.
I would if coyotes were specific in what they target but the are opportunity killers. My bullets are very specific, more reliable, and on demand, plus my gun doesn't carry disease or parasites.
frogmann

Masontown, PA

#259 Nov 21, 2012
youtube.com/watch...
is a competitive arguement

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

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#260 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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What's it about?
True story by and of Farley Mowat, who was sent to the Canadian boonies to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was doing to the caribou herds. He is somewhat of an eco type of guy but a great author. Like your "Call of the Wild" by Jack London. Man and nature. Good read no matter which side of the issue you are on.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#261 Nov 21, 2012
Sorry, reference to Farley Mowat's book "Never Cry Wolf".
Churmudgeon

Bexar, AR

#262 Nov 21, 2012
If the theory is that killing the alpha female caused the non alpha females to breed thus causing increases its full of holes. most of the packs ive seen are a single mother with pups. no alpha male involved. around here unless its a mother with pups all you see is lone individuals, and many of these around here are messeginated. yes they are part dog. Coydogs. many are mangy nasty looking things,

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#263 Nov 21, 2012
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> So if killing them increases their numbers then mass killing them is doing them a favor. I'll get my gun now and get to helping them.
Ha Ha Ha. Aren't you the comedian!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#264 Nov 21, 2012
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> I would if coyotes were specific in what they target but the are opportunity killers. My bullets are very specific, more reliable, and on demand, plus my gun doesn't carry disease or parasites.
Does that mean you've never touched it?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#265 Nov 21, 2012
Willothewisp wrote:
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True story by and of Farley Mowat, who was sent to the Canadian boonies to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was doing to the caribou herds. He is somewhat of an eco type of guy but a great author. Like your "Call of the Wild" by Jack London. Man and nature. Good read no matter which side of the issue you are on.
Thanks. I'll keep it mind next time I visit the library.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#266 Nov 21, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
If the theory is that killing the alpha female caused the non alpha females to breed thus causing increases its full of holes. most of the packs ive seen are a single mother with pups. no alpha male involved. around here unless its a mother with pups all you see is lone individuals, and many of these around here are messeginated. yes they are part dog. Coydogs. many are mangy nasty looking things,
Doesn't that prove my, er their, point, Churm? Coyotes normally run in packs with only the alphas doing the breeding. If the pack has been artificially altered,(one or more alphas killed) then it stands to reason lone coyotes are out in search of mates and breeding and raising young outside the disturbed pack, in the hopes of becoming alphas in a new pack.
Churmudgeon

Bexar, AR

#267 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Doesn't that prove my, er their, point, Churm? Coyotes normally run in packs with only the alphas doing the breeding. If the pack has been artificially altered,(one or more alphas killed) then it stands to reason lone coyotes are out in search of mates and breeding and raising young outside the disturbed pack, in the hopes of becoming alphas in a new pack.
It dont prove anything, Your like a bible thumping fanatic they can twist & spin the bible to fit their preconcieved belief,. You are doing the exact same thing. What Is more likely Is that since we kill many coyotes in our area. We have created a fringe area and the coydogs are the result. There was a Idiot on the missouri border who released some dogs that where dingo hybreds. Im guessing they crossed with the coyotes. Im confident I can single handedly significantly reduce their numbers . I went and got my licence and since im old enough I bought a lifetime licence. Ive already set traps today. Im very good at trapping I bury the trap and cover the trigger with waxed paper that keeps dirt from fouling it. then I sift dirt through a screen over it. I attach to the ring in the trap chain to some small cable that I get from the airplane folks when thay replace the worn ones that control the rudder ect. the ring on the trap is hooked on a nail driven in a tree or stake with the nail head cut off. the cable is then run through small pulley suspended from a tree with weight attached, when the varmit is caught they pull the ring from the nail and the weight drops. That keep,s them from getting away. I went around my fence,s and placed traps where is seen evidence of a varmit scooting under. I bet I can average a coyote per 24 hour period. Ive set a goal of 100. I might catch some housecats too!
dpb

La Veta, CO

#268 Nov 21, 2012
Your cruelty and lack of compassion mark you as less than human in your mentality. Possibly you should seek some mental help for your condition. Or better yet, you step onto a well-concealed bear trap with a weight attached.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#269 Nov 21, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> It dont prove anything, Your like a bible thumping fanatic they can twist & spin the bible to fit their preconcieved belief,. You are doing the exact same thing. What Is more likely Is that since we kill many coyotes in our area. We have created a fringe area and the coydogs are the result. There was a Idiot on the missouri border who released some dogs that where dingo hybreds. Im guessing they crossed with the coyotes. Im confident I can single handedly significantly reduce their numbers . I went and got my licence and since im old enough I bought a lifetime licence. Ive already set traps today. Im very good at trapping I bury the trap and cover the trigger with waxed paper that keeps dirt from fouling it. then I sift dirt through a screen over it. I attach to the ring in the trap chain to some small cable that I get from the airplane folks when thay replace the worn ones that control the rudder ect. the ring on the trap is hooked on a nail driven in a tree or stake with the nail head cut off. the cable is then run through small pulley suspended from a tree with weight attached, when the varmit is caught they pull the ring from the nail and the weight drops. That keep,s them from getting away. I went around my fence,s and placed traps where is seen evidence of a varmit scooting under. I bet I can average a coyote per 24 hour period. Ive set a goal of 100. I might catch some housecats too!
Or some childs' beloved puppy.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#270 Nov 21, 2012
dpb wrote:
Your cruelty and lack of compassion mark you as less than human in your mentality. Possibly you should seek some mental help for your condition. Or better yet, you step onto a well-concealed bear trap with a weight attached.
Absolutely. To humanely kill a nuisance animal is one thing. But to intentionally inflict as much pain and suffering on an animal as one can is another. He has no consideration for the feelings of a living being that is only trying to survive. I can't wait until those traps are banned. And they will be.
frogmann

Masontown, PA

#271 Nov 21, 2012
youtube.com/watch... …
Save me the Coyote's Tail,,it furry

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#272 Nov 21, 2012
Yes wrote:
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we know you have no common sense and ethics. Cruel and stupid.
Another one, who is we?

Common sense; an idiotic phrase used by morons unable to formulate a valid debate with facts.

How is it cruel to shoot a squirrel with 00 buck or 30-06? They nearly explode. Do you honestly believe they would feel pain? I have a better idea. I’ll start shooting them with 10 gauge slugs. They’ll really explode.
StrangerThanFict ion

Kutztown, PA

#273 Nov 21, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
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Another one, who is we?
Common sense; an idiotic phrase used by morons unable to formulate a valid debate with facts.
How is it cruel to shoot a squirrel with 00 buck or 30-06? They nearly explode. Do you honestly believe they would feel pain? I have a better idea. I’ll start shooting them with 10 gauge slugs. They’ll really explode.
Why don't u crawl back in your hole where u came from?

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#274 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Poachers have no business hunting. It's people like you that make normal people turn against legitimate hunting and give real hunters a bad name.
Poacher, not hardly. Nice try though.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#275 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Yeah, sure they were. uh huh. okay.
Are you really that ignorant?

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