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Coyote stalking my dogs?

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  1. SteelShooter

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    the last several days I've had this massive coyote out in my back woods that has been eyeing my dogs. It stands at the top of the hill about 50 feet from the back of my fence. I have a chain link fence between the woods and the yard. This one is always out during the day and is not scared of me at all. I have houses all around me so a firearm is out of the question, so my question is, can I legally shoot this thing with my paint ball gun to try and scare it away? Between my dogs and my neighbors it has 6 tasty treats under 20 pounds each. Open to any other suggestions.
     

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    Get a bigger dog.
     
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    There are plenty of Coyote threads
     
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    Tagged coyotes have proven to be almost robotic when they make their rounds. If you’re on his list of stops you will remain so for quite some time. He’s had luck in the area. Grab a thing of bear spray, if he gets close enough blast him with that, For a start. I had one doing the exact same thing And was able to take him out with my bow, but I had a much more forgiving back stop than you it sounds. I could have set my watch to the one going through my yard to the point I had the bow knocked and ready for him the day I got him. Pellet gun to ass might make him cross you off his rounds? Watch your dog close. Good luck
     
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    razor blades in a rotisserie chicken... Just kidding [devil2]
     
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    He won’t stop until he gets what he after he’s just waiting the opportunity. Can you reach with a pellet rifle? That would be the best, nice quiet and if you hit him in the face he’s more likely to move. As for the fence well that won’t stop him they jump them like deer.
     
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    go and pee on his hill he is using to stalk
     
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    Make a noise booby trap with a shotgun shell and rig it to a chicken leg. When he tugs on it the shell goes BANG and the yore is scared to come back
     
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    Bow and arrow or crossbow and bolt, if you're serious about getting rid of him silently.
     
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    You should probably buy a bigger boat
     
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    No local animal control or ranger types to contact?
     
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    I had one come up to me and my Beagle while walking her in front of my house. Damn thing came to my feet twice, then left when I put my arms in the air and growled loudly. The beagle wanted to play with the yote. I had a 49 bodyguard .38 in my coat pocket. I didn't want to shoot unless I really had to with sick elderly neighbors on both sides of me. Take a walk into the woods at his usual time. If you see him *****.
     
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    Maura says restraining orders work on stalkers.
     
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    put a juicy steak in a very large have a heart. only handle the trap wearing gloves, to minimize your scent
    coyotes are pretty smart, they might stay away, but its worth a try.
     
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    Yea, they were very helpful.
    "Well, yea, there's some running around here, watch your dogs closely or keep them inside, good luck"

    I was reluctant to call knowing they couldn't do anything, but I thought maybe they have some thoughts on getting rid of it.
     
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    I think the pellet gun or paint ball is the safest way. He gets pretty darn close, yesterday was about 30 feet from me.
     
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    Grab him by the snout and bite his nose.
     
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    Kind of rough. Maybe try peanut butter first.
     
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    Or bait him with a surprise inside the bait :eek:
     
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    I used to have issues with coyotes coming around my (50 lb) Siberian Husky back when I lived in Framingham. I fired my 12 gauge when they were surrounding the Husky and me one night (in their direction, not at one directly but toward the hill/woods away from any homes... my house backed up to the Ashland State Forest and I didn't have the backdrop issues you have). They took off like a bat out of hell and did not return again for several years.

    Some time after they returned I happened to adopt a Great Pyr that I had been fostering. They wanted no part of that dog and very quickly stayed well clear of the yard after he made himself heard. But my point is, the sound of that 12 gauge (not even shooting one) did the trick for a long time. Something like that which would startle and scare the sh*t out of them would do the trick in my opinion. I also consulted with Jonathan Way (and read his book Suburban Howls) after firing the 12 gauge. He's somewhat controversial with some members of this forum who hunt coyotes, but in my opinion he knows his stuff and was a great resource.
     
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    Wasp spray might be another good alternative as a deterrent.

    Bob
     
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    If you are going to do something noisy, do it on the 4th of July, or during a Nor'Easter.
     
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    some of the $150 .177 pellet rifle will kill him at 30m, with a temple shot.
     
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