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Coyote

Coyotes move east

Coyotes are in the east and have even been seen in NYC! Why are they moving? I was under the impression that they're a Western animal and historically were never in the East. I know they're very adaptable and are following deer and other food sources easterly...that makes sense. What I'm not sure of is if they were ever actually in the East. Does anyone know? 

Oh, and I saw in the Jersey regulations that there's a two dog limit! If they are Western species, then they're not native to Jersey and therefore shouldn't fall under any type of management...unless Jersey is trying to protect them...which wouldn't be a surprise in this state!!!

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I hunt the easterns here in PA by tracking them and foxes as well. no luck yet but a few buddies and my dad have killed or hit a few the last couple years. my last encounter was during spring turkey, no shot though.

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from blue ridge wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

We have TWO types of coyotes, Eastern and Western. The western looks like the yote's you see in the movies, the eastern look like a little wolf. We run them with dogs, it adds 3 months to the hunting season

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from hanshi wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

I'm a native Georgian now living in Virginia. I saw my first coyote in Ga. back in 1966 in the Forest Resources School at UGA where I was a student. Since then I've seen many of them hunting in fields, dead on the road and roaming around during deer season. I even shot one from my deer stand. He sensed something was wrong and stopped behind a bush. Thinking I could put the bullet through the intervening brush I went ahead and fired. He turned tail and ran. Later on checking I found only a couple drops of blood but there was an easily followed trail of fluffy fur leading into the woods. One nick and one frightened coyote.

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from The Great Onalaskan wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I've seen a few,but my dad wouldn't let me shoot.

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

PASHOOTER,
I chase them things all over the country side Pennsylvanian hills and have never got one but i have had some big ones in my sights.

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from PAShooter wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

I saw my first coyote in PA in 1977,saw 4 that year, I remember that year well because my wife was pregnant with our first child. Large ones go 55-60# here.

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from washburs wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Coyotes have been in the east for years. I've seen them here in Maryland since I moved here in 1993 from New Mexico. One issue that I have noticed in Canada, is that they are breeding with Wolves and are getting bigger and now hunting in packs in some cases. I met a taxidermist in Newfoundland that was doing a Coyote from NB, but it had wolf colors, hair and was about half way between a coyote and a wolf in size.

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from bighunter wrote 5 years 17 weeks ago

there are to many of them there pop. is just expanding

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from Yoda wrote 5 years 21 weeks ago

They've been on the east coast for quite sometime. Coyotes are one of those species that hybridizes very well, it's ability to interbreed with other canines such as feral dogs has helped the spread and survivorship of eastern coyotes. If you compare the western and eastern coyotes there is an actual difference due to that hybridization.

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from blue ridge wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

Eastern coyotes migrated from the New York Mtns. They look like small German shepards, the western coyote looks loke what you think of when you think coyote. In eastern Ohio we have both. Shot my 1st. one in 1961.

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from Hammer wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

There aren't very many damn places anymore where coyotes haven't covered up the woods. I hate 'em to tell you the truth

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Coyotes are originally not native to the far eastern states. They have gradually moved east. One article I recently read attributes this in part to bridges over major rivers like the Mississippi allowing the dogs to find ways east. If you check out predatorxtreme.com and look at the article "Coyotes wreaking havoc in Virginia" it gives more info on this. Sorry their site was down so I couldn't leave a link directly to the story. Easterns are bigger, but its hard to distinguish between the two subspecies in the field.

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from PAShooter wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

I saw my first coyote in PA in 1977,saw 4 that year, I remember that year well because my wife was pregnant with our first child. Large ones go 55-60# here.

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

PASHOOTER,
I chase them things all over the country side Pennsylvanian hills and have never got one but i have had some big ones in my sights.

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from blue ridge wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

Eastern coyotes migrated from the New York Mtns. They look like small German shepards, the western coyote looks loke what you think of when you think coyote. In eastern Ohio we have both. Shot my 1st. one in 1961.

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from Yoda wrote 5 years 21 weeks ago

They've been on the east coast for quite sometime. Coyotes are one of those species that hybridizes very well, it's ability to interbreed with other canines such as feral dogs has helped the spread and survivorship of eastern coyotes. If you compare the western and eastern coyotes there is an actual difference due to that hybridization.

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from hanshi wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

I'm a native Georgian now living in Virginia. I saw my first coyote in Ga. back in 1966 in the Forest Resources School at UGA where I was a student. Since then I've seen many of them hunting in fields, dead on the road and roaming around during deer season. I even shot one from my deer stand. He sensed something was wrong and stopped behind a bush. Thinking I could put the bullet through the intervening brush I went ahead and fired. He turned tail and ran. Later on checking I found only a couple drops of blood but there was an easily followed trail of fluffy fur leading into the woods. One nick and one frightened coyote.

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from blue ridge wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

We have TWO types of coyotes, Eastern and Western. The western looks like the yote's you see in the movies, the eastern look like a little wolf. We run them with dogs, it adds 3 months to the hunting season

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I hunt the easterns here in PA by tracking them and foxes as well. no luck yet but a few buddies and my dad have killed or hit a few the last couple years. my last encounter was during spring turkey, no shot though.

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Coyotes are originally not native to the far eastern states. They have gradually moved east. One article I recently read attributes this in part to bridges over major rivers like the Mississippi allowing the dogs to find ways east. If you check out predatorxtreme.com and look at the article "Coyotes wreaking havoc in Virginia" it gives more info on this. Sorry their site was down so I couldn't leave a link directly to the story. Easterns are bigger, but its hard to distinguish between the two subspecies in the field.

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from Hammer wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

There aren't very many damn places anymore where coyotes haven't covered up the woods. I hate 'em to tell you the truth

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from bighunter wrote 5 years 17 weeks ago

there are to many of them there pop. is just expanding

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from washburs wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Coyotes have been in the east for years. I've seen them here in Maryland since I moved here in 1993 from New Mexico. One issue that I have noticed in Canada, is that they are breeding with Wolves and are getting bigger and now hunting in packs in some cases. I met a taxidermist in Newfoundland that was doing a Coyote from NB, but it had wolf colors, hair and was about half way between a coyote and a wolf in size.

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from The Great Onalaskan wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I've seen a few,but my dad wouldn't let me shoot.

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