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Hunting with Weatherby => Predator => Topic started by: Downeast on December 22, 2014, 03:55:32 AM

Title: Greyhounds vs coyotes
Post by: Downeast on December 22, 2014, 03:55:32 AM
What I want to do on my next vacation.  ;D

Title: Re: Greyhounds vs coyotes
Post by: badsection on December 22, 2014, 04:27:10 AM
Pretty cool!   ;D
Title: Re: Greyhounds vs coyotes
Post by: jeffersonv on April 25, 2015, 02:40:06 PM
Heat seeking yote missles!  Awesome.
Title: Re: Greyhounds vs coyotes
Post by: Chris on April 25, 2015, 07:20:21 PM
Man those dogs are fast. I was reading some of the comments. One person asked if you kill all the coyotes what would keep the rodents and rabbits in check. My answer is me! That is one of the reasons we don't have that many rabbits in my area.
Title: Re: Greyhounds vs coyotes
Post by: Jameson on April 27, 2015, 02:42:30 PM
If what I saw on the news is correct, they could use those dogs in Manhattan. We have coyotes coming out of our ears in my neck of the woods, but there are too many roads and too much traffic to hunt them with hounds, not to mention that in California, that is almost certainly a capital offense.
JP
Title: Re: Greyhounds vs coyotes
Post by: badsection on April 27, 2015, 02:51:57 PM
Coyotes exist in 49 of 50 states, excluding Hawaii.! Regardless of Mr. Obama's claim to 57 states....   My German Shepherd saw a confrontation with a "yote" here in south Florida as a challenge to his imaginary sheep herd. He was prepared to chase that intruder to Cleveland, with a plane change in Atlanta! My money was on my dog!   ;D
Title: Re: Greyhounds vs coyotes
Post by: Jameson on April 30, 2015, 01:36:59 PM
Coyotes exist in 49 of 50 states, excluding Hawaii.! Regardless of Mr. Obama's claim to 57 states....   My German Shepherd saw a confrontation with a "yote" here in south Florida as a challenge to his imaginary sheep herd. He was prepared to chase that intruder to Cleveland, with a plane change in Atlanta! My money was on my dog!   ;D
Years ago I had to drive down to LA on business, so I was wearing my fancy dress clothes, dress shoes, a tie, the whole nine yards. I took the dogs (my old Chessie, a German Wirehaired Pointer pup, and our German shepherd out for a last chance to lift their legs, and of course that was when they put up a coyote at the bottom of the hill. I blew the whistle and the Chessie and wirehair came running back like good little soldiers, but the shepherd took off in hot pursuit. I threw the Chessie and wirehair in the kennel, grabbed a handgun and went running after him.
I followed the trail to the top of the next hill where three bull elk jumped up from the long grass in front of me. I broke the world record for the backwards long jump, did a detour around that area, and of course I lost the trail. But way down in the canyon I could hear the shepherd's jaws popping the way they do when they're fighting. I ran down there, stopped to listen, and realized the sound was echoing off the canyon wall. Ran back up to the top and saw a coyote running through the brush. Charged in after him and saw another sky-lined against the horizon. No shot, but I ran toward him. Saw another coyote off to the side, but again, no shot. Heard the jaws popping again and ran toward the sound.
That shepherd had gotten himself up in some rocks where his flank was protected, and he was taking on - or holding off - all comers. I grabbed him by the collar, dragged him home, and threw him in the kennel. By then, my suit was ruined, my dress shirt was soaked with sweat, my dress shoes looked liked the dogs had been chewing on them, and my mood was less than serene.
Later, when I checked the shepherd carefully, I found a neat puncture hole in one hind leg where they had tried to hamstring him.
Fun with dogs.
JP
Title: Re: Greyhounds vs coyotes
Post by: badsection on April 30, 2015, 02:39:18 PM
One on one, my money is STILL on my GSD!  Let me know ahead of time if you want to stop by!   ;D If he gets to you first, bring your own ambulance!   :)