Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:05 AM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:16 AM
For purebred coyotes, probably true. I don't know about your area but here in Texas we have what is called a coydog. For some reason a lot of city folk tend to haul their unwanted pets out in the country close to my ranch and turn them out. Some of the bigger breeds will survive while most of the smaller breeds become prey if they are not found and rescued first. The bigger dogs will eventually go feral, especially if they were mistreated by humans. They can and do interbreed with coyotes and that is where you get a coydog. In about 1981, I shot the bigger of three coyotes going across a tank dam at about 150 yards, thinking mother and 2 pups. When I recovered the coyote, it was a HUGE male weighing nearly 65 lbs. I was shocked. The "pups" were normal size coyotes. I talked to the government trapper we had at the time and he told me it was the 2nd biggest he had heard of. A feller about 20 miles northwest of me had killed one a few months before that weighed, according to the trapper, 70 lbs. He told me that coydogs have the cunning and instincts of a coyote and the natural lack of fear of humans of a domestic dog.
Whats the biggest coyote anyone knows of like how much they weighed ? I always figured the were like everything else the farther north the bigger they are .
NOT a good combination.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:17 AM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:32 AM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:34 AM
Yes they are larger and have a higher quality fur the farther north you go. when i lived and trapped,hunted up by the Yukon the animals were very nice. i sold my furs in Vancouver,B.C.,and was there and talked and saw the furs the auction house had. they really craved the ones from the arctic for this reason.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:04 PM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:16 PM
Just a note for comparison, I run a coyote hunt every year in Oregon.I keep very detailed records year to year. Over four years, (1, 48 hour hunt each year)
There have been 171 coyotes turned in total. We weigh every yote turned in for the contest.The biggest yote ever turned in was 40#.
I personally kill 125 to 150 + yotes a year, my personal biggest was a calf killer, shot right off the back end of a cow. That yote weighed 48#.
None of these figures mean any thing really, just some facts I've compiled over the years.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:25 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:06 AM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:26 AM
I agree with Geoff on this one...40+ is a large animal for us here in the Midwest.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:49 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:54 PM
Sorry cur dog, wilded supplied all the pics. I agree, nice pictures.
bar-d and wilded those are some mighty good pics. I have seen Coydogs in my area off and on for years. Most of the time they are ugly as home soap
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