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why coyotes??

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someone asked me this question the other day and i had no answer for him. why is it that just the dominate coyotes breed?? i checked with a vet and he had no answer for me. anybody have any clue?? thanks!

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I'm not trying to be Cliff Klavin here, but heres my take. The dominants fight their whole life to establish their supreme power and even during breeding season they constantly ward off other suitors to their pack females. My guess is over the years of traits picked up through breeding, that it finally has become part of the genetics and a dominant trait to pass on its strength and right to breed being the reigning Alpha male. Remember the saying only the strong survive. Just a theory. And probably didn't add anymore to what you already knew.

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Around here i dont think that just the dominant coyotes breed. They break up into pairs, as in late Febuary and March thats the only way you see them or find them. We hardly ever see packs here, mostly two's or singles. We have had 5 come in at one time but that was quite a while ago.

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IN theory only the dominant bucks breed and only the dominant Tom turkeys do the breeding. They don't fight off the lesser male sonly to let them mate the lesser females.

If a lesser male breeds a female it was luck or a result of overpopulation and there is no way a single male can mainting control on the whole group.

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Around here i dont think that just the dominant coyotes breed. They break up into pairs, as in late Febuary and March thats the only way you see them or find them. We hardly ever see packs here, mostly two's or singles. We have had 5 come in at one time but that was quite a while ago.


Same as around here.We used to hunt 7 days a week all winter long.Come late Feb about once every 3-4 days we would see 3 one male/two females and the male was 38-40lbs.Otherwise you see lone males searching or a pair of them locked up.Seems like the smaller males in certain areas were able to breed at will

I think this was due to the fact the older males started to feel the pressure holed up during day light hours and the young males figured it was a great time to get lucky and not get kicked around

I'm amazed after a winter of good snow fall not 1 yote track can be found for miles.Come fall there just as thick as they were the year before

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How about some yote stories?

Here is two. Last year i had a yote sneak up on my bigfoots. My lab whined when she saw it, that made him come on a run. Must have thought there was competition. I Shot him at 35 yds. And, last weekend for the local pheasant season, my buddy's setter locked up so we ran over to it when my lab jumped into flush out the..not bird but yote. THe setter was only two feet away before the coyote ran out. We dumped it at 30 or so yards.

any other stories?

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Here is a story and a question. I was pheasant hunting in a refuge out in western MN. It is a refuge for waterfowl but deer and pheasant hunting is allowed. Anyway we were walking through a small grove and kicked out a yote. I was going to blast it but my buddy yelled not to, said we couldn't shoot them in the refuge. Can anyone verify that or is it probably a case by case basis.

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    • BringAnExtension

      Posted

      Zach-

      I have been making annual ice fishing trips with friends for about 12 years ago.  We have tried LOTW, Mille Lacs, Red and one other lake that happened to be where we could use a free cabin for a weekend.  With that one exception for the free cabin, we have also rented sleepers.

      We have never made it to Devils Lake, but it is on my personal bucket list just because of the possibility of those monster perch.

      Six years ago, we ended up back on Red and no longer consider any other option.  Here's why:

      • This fishing is good.
      • The Petrowske family are wonderful hosts.
      • No other resort that we have used has come close to being wonderful hosts.  They just didn't put any effort into it.

      Now, I don't know how that you translate to your running portables, but I have never been disappointed with our trips to URL.

      Hope that helps.

    • CaptJohnWis

      Posted

      Headed UP NORTH.

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      Be back to Rainy around the 10th. Herb wants to try Mille Lacs for bass when I get back. Any tips for that lake in mid-October appreciated. Course it will be hard to pry me off Rainy now that the bass are starting to school up.

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    • Thanks FishinCT, makes me feel a bit better.....

    • fins_n'_feathers

      Posted

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    • curt quesnell

      Posted

      Close to home is possible, try those places first?  I will be out this weekend (if this cold doesnt kill me first)  Better luck next time fins

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    • fins_n'_feathers

      Posted

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    • proguide

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    • BringAnExtension
      Zach- I have been making annual ice fishing trips with friends for about 12 years ago.  We have tried LOTW, Mille Lacs, Red and one other lake that happened to be where we could use a free cabin for a weekend.  With that one exception for the free cabin, we have also rented sleepers. We have never made it to Devils Lake, but it is on my personal bucket list just because of the possibility of those monster perch. Six years ago, we ended up back on Red and no longer consider any other option.  Here's why: This fishing is good. The Petrowske family are wonderful hosts. No other resort that we have used has come close to being wonderful hosts.  They just didn't put any effort into it. Now, I don't know how that you translate to your running portables, but I have never been disappointed with our trips to URL. Hope that helps.
    • CaptJohnWis
      Headed UP NORTH. Leaving for Athabasca tomorrow. My trip of a lifetime was there about a decade ago. My buddy Herb and I caught many BIG lake trout about this same time of year. Sadly I could get nobody to go with me since it was a spur of the moment decision. A camping trip I was supposed to be on to Reindeer Lake got called off (not by me) at the last minute. I was bummed so started looking around for other far away big trout and pike lakes. Here are pictures from my best laker trip ever. Hopefully this one will be even better! Be back to Rainy around the 10th. Herb wants to try Mille Lacs for bass when I get back. Any tips for that lake in mid-October appreciated. Course it will be hard to pry me off Rainy now that the bass are starting to school up.
    • PSU
      Thanks FishinCT, makes me feel a bit better.....
    • fins_n'_feathers
      Usually we skip the the river until later in the year but it was the cleanest water we found and the only place we caught any fish. Heading out now to give it another try.
    • curt quesnell
      Close to home is possible, try those places first?  I will be out this weekend (if this cold doesnt kill me first)  Better luck next time fins