Coyotes

Coyotes take down deer [video]

This video was shared with us by Beverly, who asked that only her first name be used. It was captured on Larksville Mountain, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 13 and provides an amazing look at how ruthless, yet effective, coyotes are as top predators in Pennsylvania. Categories: Pennsylvania Videos Tags: Coyotes, Deer

Coyote that attacked 5 people in Bay Area captured, killed

MORAGA, Calif. — A coyote that attacked five people, including a 3-year-old girl, in the San Francisco Bay Area was captured and euthanized, wildlife officials said Friday. The coyote was captured and killed Thursday, “very close to one of the attack sites,” Fish and Wildlife Capt. Patrick Foy told the San Francisco Chronicle. DNA results later confirmed it was the…

Coyote hunting presents challenges to longtime hunters

Furbearing species that can be hunted in Pennsylvania include coyotes. (Photo by Bob Drieslein)RAPID CITY, S.D. — To John Cooper and Jerry Pier, a coyote hunt is not a shooting gallery. So you won’t find any high-capacity, fast-firing, military style weapons in their coyote-hunting arsenal. What you will find are some smooth-handling, accurate, bolt-action rifles, along with a commitment to…

As part of settlement, study to determine if predator-killing poisons are affecting federally protected species

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)BOISE, Idaho — U.S. officials have agreed to complete a study on how two predator-killing poisons could be affecting federally protected species as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by environmental and animal-welfare groups. The 10-page agreement filed last week in U.S. District Court in Montana requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to…

Coyotes gaining foothold in urban South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An advertising firm was shooting a commercial Dec. 19 at Janet Hopkins’ home in Elmwood Park, just blocks from downtown Columbia, when a crew member saw something he didn’t expect. Geoff Herbert, a worker on the shoot, was taking a short walk in a vacant field across the street from her home during a break. He heard…

Maine hunters on the prowl for coyotes – by moonlight

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine hunters are on the prowl for coyotes. The state’s annual “night hunt” for coyotes opened Saturday. It’s legal to hunt coyotes all year, but it’s only legal at night from Dec. 16 to Aug. 31. The state has no bag or possession limit on coyotes, which live across the state – there are thought to be…