Just took a look, I had top lot Coyotes in 2017 and 18. 167.00 in 2017 and 156.00 in one of the sales in 2018.... I hope the market stays up for them, they are getting targeted pretty hard around here, helps the deer quite a bit in my opinion. On average they say one Coyote eats 3.65 deer a year, approximately one every 100 days. I'm no biologist but these numbers wouldn't surprise me...what do you think? If there are 10,000 Coyotes in the province they are taking a lot of deer!!
Bang on dbg !!!
Not very many times I see yote scat and there's NOT deer hair in it !! Doesn't matter where either...around home here, Upper mukky dobbit or Stew-Stew ack !
Number of years back, we were doing some rabbit snaring in late January. Probably a foot of snow down for a couple weeks or so.
On one particular morning we found what was left of a big doe. (not very much BTW ) 90 % eaten in one night !! Wasn't there the day before.
We went back wards from the feeding / kill site to the initial attack...prolly about 3 hundred yards or so, easy to follow in the snow ! No problem to see the unbelievable struggle to survive from the get go for that poor doe !!
Blood almost right away from the start...mannn...what the snow revealed was astounding. Don't know how many times they had her down, but it was a lot !!
Hundred yards in the blood was three times as much...maybe a neck of rear end artery was punctured. From then on it was like spilled red paint in the snow.
After seeing this, it was in fact the start of our coyote hunting !! This was between 3 of our tree stands so helping the deer out was an easy decision for us.
Right away new 243's bipods, callers, camo, finding bait...lol I got 2 that winter, while Glen got 7 IIRC !! He's had a few good years at it since too ! I believe he still goes every winter for a bit.