Indiana retools coyote hunting law

Indiana retools coyote hunting law

There are 62 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 17, 2008, titled Indiana retools coyote hunting law. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Indianapolis Star.

“I love me some stupid people!”

Since: Dec 07

Lil' Bus, IN

#42 Feb 19, 2008
Ben in Franklin wrote:
<quoted text>You scare me so much you well oiled Army fighting machine. I know how the Army trains their fighting machines, so when you get some real combat under your belt look me up and I'll make you eat that trap.
Hey there pusnutz I bet you WERE a Marine huh. FYI there a**clown I have 18 Months of combat experience in a little place that you have only seen on the news it is called Ramadi, Iraq. While in country I had many contacts with the insurgents. Oh and I also trainned the Iraqi police. I wont get into great detail on this site which is viewed by all of the world but if you were a real tough guy/ man you would get an account on topix and not post with a jacked up name hiding your idenity to all. I would love to talk some more one day if you have anymore moronic statements in which you have no facts to support that you wish to direct my way. By Mr. Marine, Airman, Army, Seaman, boyscout, girlscout, or whatever you claim to be. There is only one thing that you resemble to me. A worthless TOOL!!!
Onlooker

AOL

#43 Feb 19, 2008
tlkbig_fromhome wrote:
<quoted text>
It isnt that hard to read a little bit. You dont read as I can tell.
And you can't, as I can tell.
Onlooker

AOL

#44 Feb 19, 2008
tlkbig_fromhome wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey there pusnutz I bet you WERE a Marine huh. FYI there a**clown I have 18 Months of combat experience in a little place that you have only seen on the news it is called Ramadi, Iraq. While in country I had many contacts with the insurgents. Oh and I also trainned the Iraqi police. There is only one thing that you resemble to me. A worthless TOOL!!!
My son, a Marine officer who did 2 tours and trained Iraqi police in Fallujah, would, I suspect, have not been happy to have you in his company since you have difficulty with the truth, or with your attitude, or both.

Slinging sophomoric insults dishonors bona fide Marine experience, which is why I do not think you are a bona fide Marine.

“I love me some stupid people!”

Since: Dec 07

Lil' Bus, IN

#45 Feb 21, 2008
Onlooker wrote:
<quoted text>
My son, a Marine officer who did 2 tours and trained Iraqi police in Fallujah, would, I suspect, have not been happy to have you in his company since you have difficulty with the truth, or with your attitude, or both.
Slinging sophomoric insults dishonors bona fide Marine experience, which is why I do not think you are a bona fide Marine.
I am not a marine nor would I want to be brainwashed. If you would have read like you claim that I can's you would have know I am not a Bona fide Marine I am in the Army. Ah man you look retarded when you say things and forget to proof read or think about what you are saying. Talk to you later. Oh yeah and I am an Enlisted soldier not an officer. Therefore I dont just push papers I take the fight to the enemy. Talk to you soon I am sure. Have a great day... Toodles...
Onlooker

AOL

#46 Feb 21, 2008
tlkbig_fromhome wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not a marine nor would I want to be brainwashed. If you would have read like you claim that I can's you would have know I am not a Bona fide Marine I am in the Army. Ah man you look retarded when you say things and forget to proof read or think about what you are saying. Talk to you later. Oh yeah and I am an Enlisted soldier not an officer. Therefore I dont just push papers I take the fight to the enemy. Talk to you soon I am sure. Have a great day... Toodles...
You are right.
I apologize.
How could I possibly have mistaken you for Marine Corps material?

(You might want to consider taking a remedial literacy class on the Army's time.)

“I love me some stupid people!”

Since: Dec 07

Lil' Bus, IN

#47 Feb 21, 2008
True True. Hey man in case you didn't notice I love to get people fired up over stupid things. I actually have a cousin and many frineds in the Marines I just have to make fun of them and all other branches. I actually had many Marine comrads that trainned the Iraqi Police with me in Iraq. I do apologize if I truly bothered you. I trapped last year and there are many people who dont agree with it but until people get it through there head that there are truly important things going on in the world I do plan to continue trapping. I do hope you arent truly pissed. Later...
Jeremy Noblesville IN

Florence, KY

#48 Feb 24, 2008
I live in a subdivision in Noblesville, Indiana. I live on the edge of the subdivision, and I have a creek and a wooded area at the edge of my back yard. I see coyotes all of the time. Just last night, I noticed three coyotes in my backyard when I was getting something to drink at 3:00AM. I have to admit, I did not let my beagle outside to poop/pee until after I knew the coyotes were gone.(We have an invisible fence...so the dog runs free in yard)
I've seen coyotes and hear them in packs running through the woods all of the time. Just last year, I had a couple of coyotes run by me in my yard, because they were chasing a female in heat.(They mainly mate in the winter so they can birth in the spring) I was scared by the experience, and my reaction was first to harm the animals to keep them away from me, but they were not interested in me whatsoever. I realized...if I go chase this coyote down for running through my yard and causing no harm, I might as well shoot every bird, or kill every squirrel I see, because I'm scared of wild-life living around me....
I think having them around is exciting. They also keep the small rodent, and pest problem down, as they eat VERY small animals. They are a part of our natural environment. Sure..if you have a coyote threatening you, KILL IT. If it attacks your livestock, KILL IT. However, don't just kill it because you are too scared to have it around your house. People don't just run out into forests to kill bears, mountain lions, cougars, etc., unless one becomes a specific threat and really aims to harm a human or it's property.
For those of you that have posted information about coyotes killing people, do your research and you will find that this is very, very, rare. It usually comes from people feeding coyotes and then leaving their babies unattended in yards and thus are unattentive parents. They just will not admit it, but will blame their laziness on the animal. Small pets can be killed, but if you are too lazy to walk your small pet around, deal with the fact that you are leaving the animal to fend for itself...no matter what animal or PERSON it comes across.
Go camping in a different part of the country, and think about the threats you have around you then. We are fortunate to not have very many wild threats in our wooded areas in Indiana. However, I guess you could say that a deer is threatening as well, or maybe a racoon could technically eat a baby.
To wrap this up, watch your baby in the back yard like a good parent, admit that your pet should be able to defend itself in the wild or buy a bigger dog..., or keep it on a leash, and next time you want to shoot a coyote because you are scared, move to a high-rise in a big city.

Since: Dec 06

Brookfield, WI

#49 Feb 25, 2008
Onlooker wrote:
he original question was, can I shoot a coyote in town.
The answer is no, you cannot, because you are more than likely to shoot your neighbor. Every town or city has laws against discharging a firearm in town limits. Unless you are attacked, etc.(yes, there are extenuating circumstances, but you better be darned sure of those circumstances and your marksmanship before you try potting a varmit in town).
Coyotes don't stand still long. They are not particularly easy to shoot.
(I rather doubt the poster's story about watching a pack of coyotes eat a deer that bawled for half an hour, because 'yotes don't expose themselves that long.)
I see single coyotes all the time on my farm in eastern Indiana. They commute to their dens. Less frequently, I will see pairs or more. One of my dogs tangled with several of them a couple years ago and got lacerated for her efforts. But generally coyotes are shy, will try to avoid human contact, and do what opportunistic predators do- get a meal. I watched a coyote not an hour ago traverse my field; my Lab took out after it and as yotes will do, it stopped, sat, waited to see the threat (coyotes are curious animals); I called the dog and she returned, perhaps remembering her altercation with the pack 2 years ago, and the yote went on its way: far enough from the house to not be a threat to my cats, out of range of my .22 Hornet, on its way home....
Actually, you'd be surprised that some towns including some larger ones don't have such ordinances... instead they rely on the state reckless endangerment laws. But you are right that it varies from town to town so check the regs.
Kickylee - Danville IN

Greenwood, IN

#50 Mar 6, 2008
I do not believe in killing coyotes by no means. But, we let one of our dogs out the door the other day and ten minutes later went to let him in. A coyote had killed him. We do not leave our dogs out to roam. We actually have a fenced in yard and a doggie door. Oscar,(the deceased baby), wanted out the front door for some reason. My husband let him out, and he was killed within 10 minutes he went back to call for him again (he had already called once and saw him in the side yard). There were coyote tracks so we know what did it. We live on 2 1/2 acres on busy Hwy 36 a couple miles west of Danville Indiana. Does anyone know how to humanely trap and relocate this guy???
Thank you!

Since: Dec 06

Brookfield, WI

#51 Mar 11, 2008
Kickylee - Danville IN wrote:
I do not believe in killing coyotes by no means. But, we let one of our dogs out the door the other day and ten minutes later went to let him in. A coyote had killed him. We do not leave our dogs out to roam. We actually have a fenced in yard and a doggie door. Oscar,(the deceased baby), wanted out the front door for some reason. My husband let him out, and he was killed within 10 minutes he went back to call for him again (he had already called once and saw him in the side yard). There were coyote tracks so we know what did it. We live on 2 1/2 acres on busy Hwy 36 a couple miles west of Danville Indiana. Does anyone know how to humanely trap and relocate this guy???
Thank you!
To bad about your dog. I'm west of you and am starting to see coyotes congregating in open fields in broad daylight. Only 3 or 4 at a time but I've spent 40 years in the wilderness and 18 at my present location and have NEVER seen coyotes act in this bold way.

Relocating probably won't work unless he's relocated hundreds of miles. They can cover a lot of ground...

Since: Jul 07

Pitkin, LA

#52 Mar 11, 2008
Coyotes are one of the most biologically successful creatures in this country. There range has expanded tremendously, and they can live in almost any habitat, including the urban one.
You also have to remember that they can carry diseases that can be transmitted to your pet or you. And because the top predators such as wolves that used to prey upon them are gone, there is nothing but disease to keep their populations in check. They also are hell on other game and nongame wildlife species, and attacks on humans, especially children, are increasing as well.
As a biologist who manages endangered species as well as game and nongame species I can tell you unequivocally that they need to be hunted to control the populations. You might not like that idea, but by not doing it we are condemning other wildlife and even pets who will be preyed upon.
Packers Rule

Fredericksburg, IA

#53 Mar 11, 2008
el politico wrote:
Coyotes are one of the most biologically successful creatures in this country. There range has expanded tremendously, and they can live in almost any habitat, including the urban one.
You also have to remember that they can carry diseases that can be transmitted to your pet or you. And because the top predators such as wolves that used to prey upon them are gone, there is nothing but disease to keep their populations in check. They also are hell on other game and nongame wildlife species, and attacks on humans, especially children, are increasing as well.
As a biologist who manages endangered species as well as game and nongame species I can tell you unequivocally that they need to be hunted to control the populations. You might not like that idea, but by not doing it we are condemning other wildlife and even pets who will be preyed upon.
Not just pets. We have coyotes stalking our foals and calves. In fact, my daughter came face to face with one in the back yard when she was 7. That was when we took action. We definitely have problems with them here.
Steve North IN

Warsaw, IN

#54 Jan 27, 2010
Coyotes, like all animals in the state of IN with a SEASON, are fair game to hunt with regulations. Particular "problem" animals of any species have separate rules to abide by so I would check with the local CO on an individual basis if it's not season.
As in all hunting, what we have here is comments from a minority of well doers (in THEIR minds) making less than accurate comments based on THEIR emotions and not on the total facts.
YEP, coyotes are doing what they do in nature, as are the hunters whom chose to hunt them. I personally feel a person should skin, tan or have tanned hides from such since I don't see any thrill to shooting something and leaving it lay but......that's just me, yet UNlike some here, I don't think MY OPINION should govern the regulations.
We have a VOICE with the IN DNR. Attend meetings, have a say in all aspects of IN hunting. Things may change SLOW in IN but they do change so if things you see are somehow offensive?
BUY A LICENSE and go to the DNR meetings. The Co, who is PAID by license fees protects ALL animals by enforcing the regulations, Even the songbirds, etc that DON'T have a season.
You want a say in what is right in wrong in IN hunting seasons, limits, etc? BUY A LICENSE.....then you will have a say.
Hunt on!!
And God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
yote

Evansville, IN

#55 Feb 25, 2010
Shoot the damn things and leave' em for the other critters to eat. When they get so over populated as to attack pets in back yards, they are not being "encroached" upon by urban sprawl, they are adapting because they are eating their food source faster than it can reproduce.
Fox

United States

#56 Dec 18, 2010
Pretty sure this was an announcement not an argument. but such is the internet... also, arguing against the killing if cyotes is idiotic.. its not like there's only a couple hundred left in Indiana... I'm not gonna kill a polar bear, but I bet I get at least 3 cyotes just because next weekend..
Native Hoosier

Indianapolis, IN

#57 Dec 19, 2010
I saw a coyote at 65th and Allisonville Road. It made me happy just like when I see a fox or redtail hawk. These animals our part of Indiana's natural heritage. I have neighbors I consider a far greater nuisance.
Bob

Cedar City, UT

#58 Feb 12, 2012
I live in central Putnam County. I have coyotes killing my pond animals when the water is froze over. I am going to kill the offenders but can not find someone that will make good use of them. If you live in this area Please post where the coyotes can be made us of.

Thank you, please post here.
ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#59 Feb 12, 2012
Kickylee - Danville IN wrote:
I do not believe in killing coyotes by no means. But, we let one of our dogs out the door the other day and ten minutes later went to let him in. A coyote had killed him. We do not leave our dogs out to roam. We actually have a fenced in yard and a doggie door. Oscar,(the deceased baby), wanted out the front door for some reason. My husband let him out, and he was killed within 10 minutes he went back to call for him again (he had already called once and saw him in the side yard). There were coyote tracks so we know what did it. We live on 2 1/2 acres on busy Hwy 36 a couple miles west of Danville Indiana. Does anyone know how to humanely trap and relocate this guy???
Thank you!
If you trap him and release him in another area, he will kill and eat others cats and dogs. We have a fenced in back yard we let our beagles out in. We are two blocks from town. I have seen coyotes come up to the fence in the daytime and eyeball the dogs, to run when they saw me. A .17 hmr, 30/30, or .223 would make an effective trap.

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#60 Feb 22, 2012
It is perfectly okay to kill coyotes they aren't that smart and can't run very fast.

The best way to kill one is to set back and let them do it themselves. Generally they will do this any number of ways, from falling off a cliff to having an anvil fall on them. Every now and then you may see one strapped to a rocket or standing on a pair of jet skis with a short fuse.

However some are fairly smart as detailed blueprints for various devices have been found in their caves. Normally these blueprints never make it off the drawing board due to anvils & jet skis.

You will be fine as long as you stay one step ahed of them.

Signed... The Roadrunner
brent a

United States

#61 Feb 25, 2013
unreal wrote:
<quoted text>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!
I hunt coyote for a couple reasons..i make mittens and boot covers frim the fur. The rest is processed.and used as fish bait. Catfish, muskee, and pike love it. Ive also sent some in dri ice ti a buddy in the gulf for shark fishing

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