Coyote Killed Going After Calves

Coyote Killed Going After Calves

This is a discussion on Coyote Killed Going After Calves within the Small - Medium Game & Varmit forums, part of the Hunting, Fishing & Outdoors category; I've heard numerous times from other ranchers around here that they've never had a coyote problem. I guess I'm just lucky. Was out looking for ...

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    Coyote Killed Going After Calves

    I've heard numerous times from other ranchers around here that they've never had a coyote problem. I guess I'm just lucky.

    Was out looking for hogs and caught this one in the act of going after several of my calves. I don't have a clue why a single coyote would do that. Where I'm originally from in the PNW, a pack of several coyotes will kill a calf, but not a single one.

    Anyway, I weaved my way around a bunch of cattle, and got extremely lucky in that a calf pushed the coyote out of the herd at that time. I didn't have a chance to get my shooting sticks ready, so I used them like a monopod. As soon as that coyote started to twitch back towards the calf I let her have it.

    I've knocked that coyote out of that herd before too.

    https://youtu.be/iimCR4AfDII
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    Cool! I've seen single coyotes waiting or a birthing cow to drop the calf before several times, but always suspected it was wanting to eat the afterbirth.
    Going after a bigger calf like that is pretty unusual for a single coyote.
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    Another great video I liked the music in it too when you shot the yote
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennishoddy View Post
    Cool! I've seen single coyotes waiting or a birthing cow to drop the calf before several times, but always suspected it was wanting to eat the afterbirth.
    Going after a bigger calf like that is pretty unusual for a single coyote.

    I think that coyotes really like both the afterbirth and the fresh calf poop with colostrum. If that was all they ever went after, we'd be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggler1833 View Post
    I think that coyotes really like both the afterbirth and the fresh calf poop with colostrum. If that was all they ever went after, we'd be fine.
    Exactly.
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