Most people don't really know how coyote hunting with dogs is done. They assume that it is a quick and humane death for the coyote and lots of fun for the dogs. NOT SO. Watch this video: Download Wp9lR6A4_c0
In the summer, they are trained on penned fox and coyotes. Yes, pens where the fox and coyotes have no chance to escape. The pens are lined with electrified fence that will deliver a strong shock to any animal that touches it. There are tubes and large pipes that the foxes and coyotes can use to hide in, but these are often blocked before the dogs are let loose so that the coyotes and foxes can not run into them to escape the dogs. There are photos taken by the hunters of their dogs killing the helpless foxes and coyotes outside of the blocked tubes. The pens are used during the "off season", usually the hot summer months. Be sure to check out the website http://www.coyoterescue.org/ for more info on the use of live foxes and coyotes to train dogs.
The hunters fasten GPS tracking devices to their dogs collars. The GPS tells the hunter where their dog is. It doesn't control where it goes or what it chases, or anything else the dog does. The dogs are taken to an area where they might cross a coyote track. These areas have often been baited with deer carcasses in prior weeks. This helps insure the dog will find a track. Once a track is found, the dogs are released to follow it. They go wherever the tracks go - across your property, across county and state property, and across posted land whether or not permission has been granted by the landowner. Often the dogs change course if they see another species, such as deer or fox and chase that too. You need to know that it is illegal for these hunters to allow their dogs to run on or across your land without your express written permission. If you see their trucks with the dog boxes in the back, chances are, they are trespassing. Get license plate numbers! You can call your State Troopers, Sheriffs, Conservation Law Officers and make a complaint. Chances are these trespassers will be gone before help arrives and they count on that, so get license plate numbers and give them to the law enforcement. Press charges too, or the guys will be back the following weekend doing it again. Make sure your property is well posted so the charges stick!
What a lot of people don't know is how the coyote is actually killed. Teams of fresh dogs are used to run the coyote to exhaustionsometimes for as many as 8 hours. The guys use their GPS devices to watch the location of the dogs, then drive their trucks to the closest location and drop fresh dogs. If they see the coyote run across the road or across a field, they will try to cripple it with a shot to the hip. This is done so that the dogs can now catch the crippled coyote. The "Kill dogs" are released on the coyote and the helpless crippled coyote is torn apart as the hunters encourage their dogs to kill their cousin. The hunters use encouragement such as "Git that Yote, good boy!" as the dogs bite and attack the coyote. Often as many as 6 or more dogs are used to tear the living wounded coyote to bits. This violent, torturous death can take 20 minutes, sometimes more. When that coyote is dead or near death, the dogs are sent to go find another track. Here is a video to show you Download 1JfqB_s3pAo Don't fall for the "this is tradition" defense. I don't recall GPS tracking devices and automobiles being used by our fore fathers, do you?
Check out the files on this site that are full of photos. Notice that in most of the photos you can see the shot placement in the hind legs, sometimes the shoulder area. The hunters are good shots and are very careful to only wound, not kill the coyote. They want their dogs "to get some chewing in" as they call it. Watching the scene is worse than watching a pitbull fight, which is of course, illegal. So why is killing coyotes with dogs legal in every state in the USA? Because not enough people know about it and how inhumane it is. These are the lowest of the low hunters. These hunters do not go for the quick humane kill like ethical hunters do. They take pleasure in torturing and maiming their prey. Their own dogs are often wounded in the process, but they don't care. Many of their dogs race across roads in front of cars during the chase- putting human lives and of course the dogs lives at risk.
Do you own property in the country that you don't have constant watch over? There is a good chance that the coyote hunters are using your property for their sadistic bloodsport. Start watching, inform your neighbors and local law enforcement. Post your property well and have neighbors watch for the hunters trucks for you. Get those license plate numbers and press charges. These hunters have no respect for wildlife, no respect for posted property and certainly no respect for you. Download Yotehunt004-1