This particular video was posted to YouTube back in December of 2016, has amassed over 1.9 million views, which is pretty darned good. These boys take their coyote hunting pretty darned serious, because one look at the equipment they’re using and you know they put some serious money into this.
Coyotes are members of the Canidae family and share a lot of the same traits of their relatives: wolves, dogs, foxes and jackals. They have narrow, elongated snouts, lean bodies, yellow eyes, bushy tails and thick fur.
Known for howling at the moon, coyotes hunt at night and howl to communicate their location. They are also known for being “wily”; in fact, they are very smart creatures and have a heightened sense of hearing, smell and sight.
These adaptable animals will eat almost anything. They hunt rabbits, rodents, fish, frogs, and even deer. They also happily dine on insects, snakes, fruit, grass, and carrion. Because they sometimes kill lambs, calves, or other livestock, as well as pets, many ranchers and farmers regard them as destructive pests.
The biggest problem with coyotes for humans is predation of livestock. Coyotes will attack a variety of livestock, with sheep and fowl being at the greatest risk. The other two problems of most concern are the predation of pets and the concerns for human safety.
Coyotes pose little threat to horses and cattle. It’s a good idea to install fencing and maintain it to keep coyotes at bay. Also keeping susceptible livestock and poultry penned and secured at night is your best defense. Guard dogs can also be used to keep coyotes at bay.
You should always remove and dispose of dead livestock and poultry promptly and properly. Leaving it out will attract coyotes. Remember, coyotes eat carrion, Because to a coyote, if you do happen to leave dead livestock out on your property…that’s like an invitation to dinner.