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    Buddy I hunt with shot this coyote off our lease this morning. I saw it once back during gun season for a split second at first light but not long enough to get a shot. There are a ton of coyotes on our lease and I've never seen one with this much white. Has anyone seen one like this?
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    Why did he shoot it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoops5 View Post
    Why did he shoot it?
    Quota hunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoops5 View Post
    Why did he shoot it?
    They're "pests"...their numbers were once kept in check by mountain lion, bear, wolves, and bobcat due to the fact that they not only competed for prey with those other predators, but because they also were preyed upon at times by. Without mountain lion or wolf populations, and with drastically diminished bear and bobcat populations in Kentucky, the coyote population is left unchecked by nature.

    They feed on smaller animals, and in many/most of the areas where they're over-populated in Kentucky, they have a notably negative impact on the populations of smaller animal populations. As a result, the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources has an "unrestricted hunting season" on coyotes, meaning hunters are encouraged to kill them year round whenever they see coyotes in an effort to reduce their numbers. That's what woodsy meant by "quota hunt".

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    What he said. They essentially have no natural predators in Kentucky other than humans. If not kept in check things get out of balance.

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    We had one in our neighborhood a few years ago. We went from seeing rabbits and squirrels daily to seeing nearly none for over a year. After it moved on, the squirrel and rabbit populations were able to come back after a year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoops5 View Post
    Why did he shoot it?
    Where I hunt the land owner would be livid if I let a coyote walk.

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    That’d make a pretty hide though.

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