Posted by Dirka_Dirka, a resident of San Ramon, on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:33 am
The coyote is not endangered in any way. In fact, it is thriving, encroaching into urban areas and becoming more aggressive. The coyote is considered a non-game animal and there are no restrictions to taking the animal other than having a hunting license and obeying all law with regard to firearms and other weapons in each locality. There is no coyote season defined by the CDFG and there is no limit. The CDFG has some pretty good warnings about aggressive coyote behavior. Stay clear of these animals. We do not have a lot of resources for animal control these days. With population growth and development and less natural predators for the Coyote hunting and trapping are necessary to control the population. However, the state is broke and not doing much. Coyotes are often no longer afraid of people. This is the time of year that they hunt aggressively to feed their young, so be careful. They hunt in packs, so if you see one, there are others most likely close by. If you feel like you are being stalked by a Coyote, you most likely are being stalked. My goats are endangered by Coyotes.
You do not need to be a hunter to learn about hunter safety. This program teaches ethics of wildlife management. Most people do not understand the realities of wildlife management. The fools at REI and Any Mountain do not know a thing about real wildlife management. Urban sheeple have become soft and do not want to understand the reality of wildlife. Ultra liberal socialists believe in a utopian concept of wildlife and sanctuaries that is not grounded in reality. The swiftest, most ethical and economical way of managing these coyotes that are encroaching is to shoot them, not trap them. The AR is an awesome and arguably the most effective and humane varmint platform. Really? Yep, uneducated fools think ARs are evil. There is a lot of misinformation being slung by Feinstein, Boxer and Obama.
The Dirka is not saying residents should shoot these critters, that is against the law in almost every case. Animal control EBRP needs to get their poop together. FYI, it is not uncommon for a Coyote to be able to jump a six foot fence.
Good article on urban coyotes:
The most successful method of frightening a coyote away is to appear as large and threatening as possible. Making aggressive gestures toward the animal (moving arms and legs), shouting in
a deep voice, throwing rocks, sticks or other objects at the coyote, waving an object (walking stick, handkerchief, etc.), maintaining eye contact and moving toward human activity or populated
areas are proven techniques for either making the coyote flee or ending the encounter. Teach children to remain calm, not to shriek or scream (it might sound like a wounded prey item to the
coyote) and to move toward adult activity. What should I do if the coyote keeps approaching me? Even if the above methods donít appear to be working, continue and exaggerate them. Do not turn away or run. Keep constant eye contact with the coyote and continue to move toward other people, a building or an area of activity. These techniques will generally frustrate even a bold coyote.
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