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Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 15, 2009 at 7:19 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 15, 2009 at 3:18 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantNovember 30, 2009 at 2:40 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantNovember 24, 2009 at 1:34 pmPost count: 197
Depending on how serious of a problem this is…I would be willing to help out. I live in west Ames. I have seen a few coyotes in the ISU fields to the south of 30 east of the South Dakota entrance. I have also came across a guy that hunts over there with an electronic caller.
However, we would need the buy in and or permission from the land owner and the other families living in the area. I hunt coyotes. I usually use predator calls to bring them in…it is possible that we could get some permission on some friendly land near by that we could set up a stand to call some in and hopefully thin them out in the area. This would be a temporary fix because something in that area is attracting them and will continue to do so even if we remove the current pack in that territory. Another pack will move in; right now this years pups are moving out to find a territory of their own and hook up with a female later on this winter.
I also know a guy that I trap with. He is a great trapper and could be able to help out as well. We primarily go after coons, muskrats, mink, and skunks… but we could set a few for coyotes. We have some live traps…they are mainly for coons, but could work for coyotes. Otherwise, the snares would be the best way to get them out. Since this appears to be close to a residential area…snares are live traps would probably be the best option. I have release a few dogs from these types of traps with no harm/damage to the animal at all.
Otherwise, call the local county DNR representative and tell them your story and what you are thinking about doing to mediate the problem. They are there to help in situations like this one. The local animal control may be able to help as well or might even be recommended by the DNR to get involved. If you get to the point where you would like a trapper or predator hunter to help out, just shoot me a message and I will follow up at my earliest convenience.
Happy Holidays.Ruger 204ParticipantNovember 20, 2009 at 4:02 pmPost count: 197
Quote by: stebrichs
Can anyone tell me are beavers nocturnal? They have built 2 dams on our property and 1 in the Creek and are destroying most of the trees. Need to take care of this but cant use traps cause of the dogs. And live traps are to expensive, i have yet to see one but the evidence is there. They have been very busy this week and need to stop them soon.
Where abouts are you?
I could help you out, if you are close enough?Ruger 204ParticipantNovember 10, 2009 at 1:43 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantOctober 30, 2009 at 12:22 amPost count: 197
I use 3 or 3.5″ #4 Buck with Full choke in my 12 gauge. I’m deadly up to 75 yards. I don’t think that you will get much more distance than that. You will have to try multiple chokes and loads to see what gives the best pattern and knock down power at 50 yards. Once you over that distance you can use the rifle anyways. Each load patterns different with different chokes, no telling what’s the best for your gun until you try them out.
Good luck at the range.Ruger 204ParticipantSeptember 20, 2009 at 12:44 pmPost count: 197
I looked into this route a while ago…DNR told me that you can not use artificial lights; not even for coyotes. Wait for the snow and a full moon, sit in a bean/corn field with your 12 gauge/3.5″ #4 buck…that is a hoot. Of course you have to be able to call them in.
keep it legal.Ruger 204ParticipantAugust 31, 2009 at 12:29 pmPost count: 197
I’m actually leaving on Thurs am to head up to the northern part of MN as well. The primary target will be walleye, northerns, and panfish. However, I am bringing up the .204 to see if I can’t call in a coyote or two while I’m there. Last year, I set up once with a couple guys and we I got one to respond, but didn’t get the shot. It wasn’t because the yote didn’t present himself, but rather because we didn’t have a gun…just the camera. I was in teaching mode, not hunting mode. My buddy got some good pictures and if I can get a hold of them; I will post them up.
However, northern MN is a beautiful place. I have never been bear hunting, but have always wanted to try calling one in. Good luck and travel safe.Ruger 204ParticipantJune 7, 2009 at 2:53 pmPost count: 197
I used the hunt NE. Take a look at the game and parks commission. It has everything you need to know. Don’t be afraid of calling the local Field Agent to get some inside information. I found out that most of the time they are happy to help out.
Here is the website.