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Old 03-24-2005, 06:16 AM
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This thread will be updated throughout the following months, for the purpose of supplying information related to hunting coyotes in N.E. PA.

Several coyotes have been sighted and taken in these ares over the last year:

IF THERE IS ANY INTEREST IN THIS THREAD OTHER PA COUNTYS AND SIGHTINGS WILL BE POSTED.

* CARBON COUNTY
-The games lands north of Bear Creek Estates, between the Bear Lake and Unionville, Stoney Creek Hollow off RT 903. Brown and Silver phase dogs have been noted, one silver taken.

- The game lands south of RT895 behind old sand quarry. North side of the Blue Mountain, newly areas have been clear cut and brown colored dogs have been seen, one taken.

- Hells Hollow behind water resivor, browns and silvers sighted

- Beltzville Lake area just south of the Wild Creek Resivor
browns sighted

- Game Lands on the south side mountain of Mauch Chunk Lake, browns and silvers sighted, one taken.

- The Broad Mountain up above Ginther, browns, silvers and black phase dogs sighted.

- Unionville area just south of deer kill pit browns and silvers

- Drake's Creek area and Summer Mountain all phase colors sighted.

- The north side of road forests running between Weatherly and Beaver Meadows brown's sighted.

UPDATE 11-3-05


Strauss Valley Gamelands Schuylkill County - The last week of October had high Coyote activity along the mountain ridge between Strauss Valley and the Owl Creek Resivour. Most sightsings and calling took place at dask, the Coyotes responded with vigor. One pack had over 10 dogs of various coloration.
The rabbit distress calls worked better than the yip or howl callers. Two were brought into gun using a doe beat call.
The yotes range is heavily wooded so a shotgun using No. 4 shot would make a good choice of weapons, there are several areas were shots up to 100 yards or so can be made.

All areas mentioned above this update are still holding good populations of yotes. Best hunting times early morning or dask.

New Sighting 11-4-05
Two coyotes were sighted at 2:00pm Friday in the Delaware National Forest on the hunting lands behind porter lake just North of Stroudsbrug off Rt. 402

Report just In 11-8-05 Pike County
Three sable phase coyotes were spotted while a friend of mine was acrhery hunting North Of Stroudsbrug in the Timothy Lake area, last Thursday. He stated that all three were seen between the hours of 12:30pm to 3:00pm.
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Old 04-12-2005, 03:17 PM
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We also have them in the S.E. While some are Cydogs, others prove to be pure breeds. A lady lost about 10,000 in show rabbits not to long ago. While fisihing last year in a remote part of N. Leb. Co. i had a feeling something was watching me,as i turned a Coyote slunk away,and ran after i launched a 325 grn hard cast at it. Score Coyote 1 fisherman 0. They have been reported as far south and east as Bucks Co. I am one who believes this is the reason for low small game populations and lower than average deer sightings when you add in all the other things like suburban sprawl, high doe kills, and posted land becoming a big issue areound my neck of the woods. Hard Cast

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Old 04-13-2005, 03:57 PM
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I hate to tell you this ! But them **** Coyotes are all over the place ! They had me surrounded one year while camping in the mountians in PA. ! Had to go get my rifle that i left in the car and bring back to my tent at night ! JAGG
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:08 AM
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They are in every county in Pa. i have been told. The fawn death rate has trippled in ten years and will continue to rise as long as the Coyote population does the same. We as sportsman,and huntes should make an attempt to take every one we see. Yesterday there was one on the road just two miles from my house. A freind of mine who traps has had his animals taken from his sets by coyotes. It is a big problem here and it wont go away. They are mostly noctunal and the old cliche "out of sight and out of mind" applies to the general publics attidue and ignorance of the problem we now face. Contact your local game officer and have him lobby for a bounty on pelts, like we had 30 years ago on red fox when their population exploded. It might get a few of us off our lazy buts and spend a few nights outside enjoying what we take for granted, and help curb their population. Hard Cast
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The only way you can hunt them is at night and you will need night vision devices to do that ! But will the game commision go for that ? JAGG
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:32 PM
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Ther are very good lights on the market red is the most used. Electric calls are legal and do a good job if you move around and hunt several areas over a week or so time frame. Coy's are very smart and will catch on quickly. We need more hunters to be aware of the problem and go out and have some fun while insuring the future of small game and deer hunting for our children and their children. Our club has started Coy night and its catching on like wild fire. We map out state game land and private land ( that we have secured permission to hunt at night) and set up our calls and decoys.We have bought three of the rabbit decoys that move when the caller calls. Bring it up at your general meeting and see what happens, you never know it might go off like a bang. It is just like any other type of hunting that gets in your blood. Shots are quick so be very sure of your back stop,and whats over the next hill before shooting. Varmit calibers are the best to use, they are not that loud and have the inherent accuracy to take dogs that " hang" like turkeys do. Good luck and good hunting Hard Cast
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Just set up a camp at night ans start cooking diner ! They will come ! If you want bring a squealing rabbit call ! I didn't need anything to attract them just cooked a can of franks and beans ! JAGG
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chalk at least 1 up in S. Cumberland/N. Adams county. Dad saw one behind my house a few weeks ago. What is a summary of the rules of Coyote hunting in PA
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We have a bunch of them here in clarion county.
2 summers ago we heard them yelping every night in the woods behind the house.
I havent heard them since the big black bear started roaming through the yard. But i see tracks in the woods and I saw one last fall.
A few miles away at my brothers house he saw one in his trash last week.
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I have 5 dead groundhogs within 250 yards of my kitchen window, I should keep my spotlight out and keep an eye and see if I can catch the yotes in the act
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I know two people that killed coyotes around stewardstown
near the Maryland line , They had ear tags. One from
Colorado and one from Wyoming. They called the number on the tag is how they found out where the dog was from.
The game commision said they did know what they were talking about.
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Old 04-24-2005, 05:57 PM
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The game commission is actually trading turkeys to western states for 'yotes. I am not sure what they are trading to where to get the Mountain Lions. Blasrman where are you from in Maryland?
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Coyote Call - Cass Creek
Here is a product I found that may help the coyote hunters who can't afford expensive calls and who may have trouble calling using mouth calls. The website below has demos you can listen to.

http://www.casscreek.com
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Two Bob Cats, Coyote , Bear ? & Buck

Went coyote hunting last night 11/17/05, after setting up at a stone bench at the bottom of a hollow, and calling for about an hour, had something new and interesting happen.

The calls used were LITTLE BUDDIES cottontail distress and a doe bleat mouth call. In the process of my calling sessions, a black shape was seen crossing the hollow some 150 yards above me. I can't sware to it but it looked like a small black bear, could have been a deer.

I continued to call one more session, and thought of moving my setup to another location some 300 yards away. In a short time, I did make the move.
No sooner did I setup at the new sight and after making only two bleat calls, I noticed some movement. Here came two BOB CAtS in prime coat walking towards me.

Since, I was in full camo, they never saw me sitting on a dead fall. What a sight to see, the two cats came within 15 yards of me, and if I would of had a Pennsylvania BoB Cat permit, one would have been shot.

No sense sitting here anylonger I said to myself. so off I went looking for another loaction to setup. Must have walked for over an 1/2 hour when I came to a large clear cut. Finding a huge fallen oak tree, I made my setup, began calling and in less than 10 minutes had a coyote come out of the tree line on the opposite side of the clearcut some 300 plus yards away.

My gun taken was a 30-30, since I had planned on hunting thick timber, so I didn't attempt a shot. As I waited to see if the coyote would approached closer, off to my right movement was noted, this time it was a nice six point buck, heading in my direction.

Our archery season over and rifle not to begin until the 28th, he was not worried and walked on through the clear cut. In fact this same buck has been seen by me several times this year, and he will definately be hunted come rifle season.

It is really surprising what you can see in the woods when you are out for coyotes, this form of hunting allows you the opportunity to be in the forests all year long. If you have never tried hunting for coyotes, give it a try, you just may enjoy the animals you see!
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