Coyote population in WV !!

Since: May 08

Louisville, CO

#41 Dec 4, 2008
They do what it takes to survive. They are becoming very abundant here in Georgia.
Logan Girl

Humble, TX

#42 Dec 4, 2008
I live in Logan, W.V...and here, the coyotes are taking over some parts of our wooded area.They are everywhere.Most nights when we would ride 4 wheelers..we would hear them, but not see them.Now they come to you!
They arent even afraid of our camp fires,They approach us and howl ungodly..this is truely a scarey thing.There were to many to count..we heard them right behind us begin to howel, they had been so quiet and was right ontop of us, circled around us before we knew it.The fire and people didnt even scare them.They began to howel, as if they were telling us it was time for us to leave!~We didnt waste anytime coming off that mountain Ill tell you.I wouldnt say kill them, but I think now they are out numbering us, and they know it!They should be caught and moved away from our houses.The places we go and ride are very close to houses..just on a road above them.They really do need moved away.
bww3

Morgantown, WV

#43 Jan 2, 2009
I've taken 4 on our farm in Taylor Co. Scariest hunting I've ever done. If you want a good scare call up a pack and have them think they are coming in for dinner and your it! I don't think there are too many in most areas, but these dogs are smart. They will hang out were the meals are cheap and easy (young livestock and small pets). Like it or not humans rule and have taken over all the wild places. Now, it is our responsibility to manage animal populations at a safe and resonable level.
trapper ed

Ashburn, VA

#44 Jan 3, 2009
hilldude wrote:
Regarding DNR introducing coyotes to Wv. do a google search on eastern coyotes and you will find all of north america has coyotes.Wv DNR did not introduce coyotes to Wv or ohio or Pa
thats right the eastern coyote is across of coyote and red wolf. the come down from canada. i live in summer co. i have trap my share of them. it take seven year of taking 70% of the pol. to control them. if quit for three years there back where they start at. the bitch coyote will breed two time a if you catch most of the pack to build the pack up. just this morning i shot at two coyotes trying kill a newborn calf. that was born lastnight. so i say all hunter and trapper keep killing em
Bud

Morgantown, WV

#45 Jan 5, 2009
Some of you people need to put down the pipe or the LSD, packs need to be thined. Any animal that would, and could, drag a 2 year Child away and kill it, should not be in large numbers around Humans PEROID.
Sinajuavi wrote:
Some anthropologists have suggested that in fact humans did learn culture from wolves if not coyotes. One Native name for coyote is "Coyote who taught culture to humans".
The theory is that humans developed pack hunting by observing wolves. By the late Pleistocene humans had become quite adept at hunting large mammals such as wisent, aurochs, woolly rhino and mammoth in Eurasia.
Since it is now known from genome analysis that all domestic dogs on earth descend from grey wolves of eastern Siberia, that is likely where it happened, in the area which was then part of Beringia, which included the wide land bridge between Asia and N. America as well as western Alaska.
Humans, it is suggested, along with pack hunting, developed art by imitation of the wolves' habit of marking territory with scent. Since humans lack the olfactory capacity to use urine effectively, they developed symbolic visual markings, which were extended to clothing and adornment as tribal indicators.
None of this is proven, but it is an interesting hypothesis. Since many Native people speak of wolves as teachers of humans, it cannot be readily dismissed. A lot of traditional myths are orally transmitted history which takes on symbolic structure over time, but is rooted in fact.
People who exterminate "vermin" such as coyotes for fun are not attempting to perform a public service, they are looking for an excuse to slaughter randomly for fun. This is not a healthy attitude and expresses deep disrespect for the earth. We are part of the earth, not alien beings who came here like Star Trek's Borg to rape it of whatever we can use and trash the rest. Unfortunately Western civilization has behaved for centuries like something of a Borg...
Some of you people need to put down the pipe or the LSD, and the Kool aid, packs need to be thined. Any animal that would, and could, drag a 2 year Child away and kill it, should not be in (LARGE) numbers around Humans PEROID.
unwanted hunter

United States

#46 Jan 6, 2009
I would like to thank everyone that posted here. Although I agree with some I also strongly disagree with others and I would like to bring it to your attention that if populations become overcrowded in other states they will move on because they are extremely territorial animals that will not except overlapping boundaries and that an overcrowded area will bring disease and unwanted encounters why do you think they kill pets in an inhabited neighborhood? THERE ARE TOO MANY THERE! but i also respect them I hunt them and I will be the first to tell you that we will not wipe them out a bitch coyote knows what the population is in an area and gives birth accordingly one more of mother nature keeping in balance also for all of you non hunter tree hugger types what kind of death do you think an animal that gets mange or rabies how about distemper has? compared to a quick clean bullet placed in the right spot thank you all and I,ll be out there hunting doing my part good luck to the tree huggers when they come into your backyard and grab your dog or cat or maybe your Two year old child playing and screaming sounding like a distressed animal to those two coyotes or maybe a mountain lion laying under those shrubs in your back yard next to your neighbors privacy fence. By the way sina Juabi you live in VA we are our own state now we are not western VA its West by GOD Virginia what would you know about it you probably voted for anti-gun politicians
varmit killer

AOL

#47 Jan 6, 2009
i stumbled on this crap looking for tips on killing coyotes. i think half of you people are faggz. my pap is right. hes afraid for my generation cuz this screwed up world. god help us . f**k a mangey wild dog that kills our chickens and any city bitch. west virginia, guns, huntin, fishin. real country/ most of you are so soft if shit ever hits the fan in this country you hippie queers will be hidin behind me and my coyote killin, family protectin, ak-47. yall get a life now.. ya here
news

Hurricane, WV

#48 Jan 8, 2009
XXX wrote:
Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties are having problems with the coyotes. They are killing a lot of peoples cats and dogs. They will also get a young sheep, goat, calf or foal. The coyote population has increased a lot in the past 5 years. Hunters are trying to keep the population down but it is not working.
Hello, glad i found this subject coyotes have killed since this past summer where i live at lest 10 cats, we are infected with them.
trapper ed

Ashburn, VA

#49 Jan 8, 2009
hey let's kept this about coyote's! and watch the language. there might be youngster reading this. let face it there here and they ain't going nowhere.
Donnie

Wayne, PA

#51 Mar 1, 2009
Hilldude wrote: Regarding DNR introducing coyotes to Wv. do a google search on eastern coyotes and you will find all of north america has coyotes.Wv DNR did not introduce coyotes to Wv or ohio or Pa.

I'm 32 years old. I grew up in West Virginia and I played in the woods during the day and the night. I've hunted day and night. Never once did I hear or see a coyote. I know they have always been there but not like they are today. And there is no way possible that they populated like this on there own. I do believe that the population of coyotes had some help, why, I have no idea but hopefully somebody finds out.
steve

United States

#52 Mar 4, 2009
fadedglory wrote:
What is with the coyote population explosion in West Virginia? Recently, coyote seem to be coming out from everywhere. I am in Tyler County,WV. The population seems to be growing here, they are being seen more often than in the past. Anyone know what the reason for this is? Is anything being done about it?
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i am also a tyler cty resident. coyotes seem to be everywhere i killed 9 last year and i am off to a good start this year. they seem to be almost everywhere i call.
WV Woodsman

Ithaca, NY

#53 Mar 5, 2009
If you see 'em, SHOOT 'em. They are a pest predator of the worst sort. BTW, has anyone seen a cougar in WV? I have heard rumors of sightings in Monongalia and Greenbrier Counties.

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Since: Dec 08

Maryland

#54 Mar 7, 2009
Sinajuavi wrote:
The ultimate cause is the removal of wolves since the Europeans arrived.
Coyotes have been gradually spreading into former wolf habitat for decades. What is observed is simply the steady progress of this. Now they are being noticed.
Their songs are welcome. In the West coyotes serenade the night. There is nothing wrong with this. If we wish to return to the more natural state, wolves must be re-introduced.
Wolves, like coyotes, do not harm humans. However, coyotes will eat pets and they and wolves will attack lifestock. There are ways to deal with this, which are saner than just hating the predators and trying to exterminate them.
Killing coyotes is stupid. You cannot eradicate them in that way. It has been tried in the West.
Native peoples see the coyote as a "trickster", similar to the Norse Loki. Sometimes coyote is associated with a spiritual entity, who taught culture to humans. Sometimes wolves or ravens play this role.
The barking dog, God's dog... the name coyote is a Spanish corruption of the Nahuatl "coyotl". The proper pronunciation is co-yo-tay, in Spanish. There is no English equivalent; the Nahuatl/Spanish word simply passed into English.
Coyotes are highly intelligent and are commonly spirit guides. If you see one, it could be auspicious; the coyote may be trying to tell you something. You should listen.
Nicely said.
bennett

United States

#56 Apr 22, 2009
varmit killer wrote:
i stumbled on this crap looking for tips on killing coyotes. i think half of you people are faggz. my pap is right. hes afraid for my generation cuz this screwed up world. god help us . f**k a mangey wild dog that kills our chickens and any city bitch. west virginia, guns, huntin, fishin. real country/ most of you are so soft if shit ever hits the fan in this country you hippie queers will be hidin behind me and my coyote killin, family protectin, ak-47. yall get a life now.. ya here
your right man, im 19 years old and I can tell ya our generation is full of a bunch of scared idiots. Like right now with all this recession stuff goin on, I know me and my family will be fine. we live off our farm already as it is. but what bout these people with the big stuff.boats and cars, and big houses, and 1000 dollar cell phones and useless shit that they wont be able to pay for when they cant even afford to weat. I'll be fine, but you know all these other people need to learn to live within there means and get a grip on life.
Harrison Co transplant

Carlisle, PA

#57 Apr 24, 2009
There is a coyote problem here, too. Coyotes and humans don't play well together, and its the coyote that has to go.
Doesn't take a whole lot - a simple .30 cal carbine by the computer room window is plenty to take out an adult coyote. Find 'em, fill 'em (with lead) and forget 'em. Nothing could be easier. Watch those kids and pets - they are far more important in my view than a coyote.
When they get too close to my home, they are going to go far, far away with hole(s) in them.
Bullseye

Montgomery, AL

#58 May 9, 2009
I agree that the coyote is telling me something; when I see one I hear.......exhale and squeez.
watcher

Hurricane, WV

#59 Jun 17, 2009
XXX wrote:
Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties are having problems with the coyotes. They are killing a lot of peoples cats and dogs. They will also get a young sheep, goat, calf or foal. The coyote population has increased a lot in the past 5 years. Hunters are trying to keep the population down but it is not working.
They have attached my cat three times , once his neck had a hole in it you could put a child's fist in it, than half of his hip was the last one. I hate them all...
Louis Cypher

United States

#60 Jun 17, 2009
Our pioneer forefathers saw fit to kill off certain predators (i.e cougars, wolves, coyotes) because they didn't want to lose livestock and loved ones to these creatures. Now we want to bring them back. Some of these nature lovers will be hoping for bringing back dinosaurs until they wind up in ones mouth.
kkaufman

Chesapeake, VA

#61 Jun 21, 2009
i have family that lives in Greenbrier county, wv. i recently visited there and learned that the coyote population has gotten out of control. my father and i are thinking about hunting for coyote but are not sure if it would be a wise decision because we do not live in west virginia but eastern va. does anybody hunt coyote in greenbrier county or west virginia for that matter, and have any tips for a first timer?
nature friendly

United States

#62 Jul 28, 2009
bob wrote:
i hate people that kill wolfs and coyotes i say look what they are doing and see if the wolves and coyotes shall join together and kill there hunters
I love all animals but,when the coyotes just killed a family pet in my backyard I will kill back now!The next thing could be my grandkids!

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