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#3567399 - 01/29/14 08:57 PM coyotes harassing my dogs - What to do?
varminthunter123
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I live in the county and am having problems with coyotes come up to within 20 to 30 yards of my backyard harassing my labs. I have tried to lyre them in during normal shooting hours with no success.

What can I do to element these pests and still be legal? Can I legally shoot them at night? They typically cone around between 11 pm and 3 pm. I have thought about setting out traps, but I'm afraid that my own dog might get into them by accident.

HELP - What are my options???

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#3567628 - 01/30/14 06:28 AM Re: coyotes harassing my dogs - What to do? [Re: varminthunter123]
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#3567730 - 01/30/14 08:20 AM Re: coyotes harassing my dogs - What to do? [Re: Rockhound]
Chaneylake
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it does not take much light for a zeiss scope on 3 power to see at night, I have shot them in my front yard a few times when I felt that they were harassing my lab
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#3567792 - 01/30/14 09:14 AM Re: coyotes harassing my dogs - What to do? [Re: Chaneylake]
Diehard Hunter
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Call your county officer, the regional office, or a local animal damage control operator.
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#3567827 - 01/30/14 09:50 AM Re: coyotes harassing my dogs - What to do? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
varminthunter123
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Called the field office in Jackson and they informed me that if the coyotes are endangering or a threat to myself, livestock, pets or property it is legal to shoot them at night. Just cannot hunt them.

Thanks for advise Diehard Hunter \:\)

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