whiterookParticipantApril 27, 2009 at 2:20 pmPost count: 5576
Spoke with a guy yesterday. He told me “something” killed & drug a new born calf on his Father In-Laws farm. Calf was drug under a spread in a fence wire. All that was left was the rump & head. Got ahold of him. He wants to show me around his farmland soon. I told him, I would do what I could for him. I suspect a pr of nearby coyotes rearing pups. We’ll see what the future holds.
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Went & met with the farmer abit ago. He shown me all of his land he farms on a platt book. Calf was a newborn[maybe a couple days old, farmer wasn’t sure when it dropped?]. Couldn’t tell exactly what killed it, I still suspect coyotes. As there was some femur breaking & marrow eaten. Wasn’t much left of the carcass. Apparently whatever killed it came up in the farmyard by the barn after it initially feasted on it in the pasture edge. Et feasted on it some more 👿 . Stripped the hide & ears off of the head. Et left all the legs, spine & some entrals intact.
Farmer told me he has a few more calves yet to drop. I told him, if he gets another kill. To try & save the carcass ASAP, to identify the killer & I’ll call by it in the late pm. I hunted this same area some 30yrs ago. killed some coyotes, then the pop went way down. So I focused back on W. Main St, over towards State Center way. In the meanwhile, I plan to keep spotting the area now & then when I have some free time. Coyotes had best stay wary of the grey dodge
Hey Rooster long time, thought you joined the Foreign Legion or something 😯
too old to join-dogsFeathersParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 4:28 amPost count: 345Prime_FocusParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 8:16 amPost count: 2932whiterookParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 11:17 amPost count: 5576twdenneyParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 1:09 pmPost count: 766whiterookParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 1:56 pmPost count: 5576PopwoodParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 2:47 pmPost count: 837nickcurrieParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 5:29 pmPost count: 19
The farmer said he didn’t know how old it was, but that it was a newborn?
For all we know the calf was born dead or died on it’s own, then a coyote or dog comes by and drags it off, and they get blamed for killing it! When really it was just carrion to them, like a roadkill deer.
But then again it’s fun to think or assume that your calling or sniper skills are needed, for some big bad coyote that’s assumed to have killed a calf.
Good ADC men in the West can determine how the calf was killed.
If it’s a repeat offender, more than likely there is a coyote den real close to this calving pen. As the pups are whelped and papa & momma coyote arn’t going to go very far from home.whiterookParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 8:51 pmPost count: 5576
Hey Popwood, not long now LOL! I’m so short I can jump off of a quarter. B)
I didn’t know this incident involved you nick. How many yrs hunting of coyote now do you have? A couple? 🙄 BTW, I didn’t gain my experience from reading on the NET. I put in many yrs, like 41. Hows about you? You can repeat what other’s have gained/experienced over their yrs. Doesn’t cut any ice with me. Come back after hunting coyote for 41yrs. Then, maybe I’ll listen to your OWN experiences & opinion. Move on, before you get in over your head.jrockerParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 9:52 pmPost count: 1666DvFirefighterParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 10:42 pmPost count: 319whiterookParticipantApril 28, 2009 at 11:01 pmPost count: 5576tgkParticipantApril 29, 2009 at 4:15 pmPost count: 954whiterookParticipantApril 29, 2009 at 5:34 pmPost count: 5576
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