Coyotes are predators to other wildlife such as deer. They are also predators to our new born calves.
Last spring the coyotes were after our registered calves and just about killed one. Luckily my Grandma went up there and caught the coyotes, killing one, while the other ran off. If they kill our calves that can cost us $2,000 and up. That’s a pricey meal for those coyotes.
They also kill baby deer and we’ve been trying to raise our deer population numbers. The coyotes are not helping. They are a bad predator to have.
So this fall and winter I decided to eliminate some coyotes by snaring them. Snares tie to a fence at the bottom at a hole where the coyotes crawl through. When the coyotes try to crawl through the hole they get caught. Then I kill the coyote, skin it and sell its pelt.
I’m protecting our herd of cattle and the deer. I’m also making money selling their pelts.
Snaring is like a chore, you have to check the snares every other day. It’s an enjoyable learning experience.
From RealRancher Katie Keith – Casper, WY