Help with Coyotes

by Barbara Annis
(Hillsburgh, Ontario, Ontario)

We live in Hillsburgh, Ontario - and spotted a Coyote den on our property, we saw four Coyotes.


We have lost our cats, chickens and our neighbours have recently lost a total of 12 domestic cats, chickens, and a small dog (that we know of).

This is an impossible situation, and we cannot seem to get Animal Control help us, they are not even calling us back.

They do not seem shy creatures, we have seen them cross our paddock (in front of our horses) in the afternoon.

Can someone help?

Much as I hate to suggest this, you may have to find someone who will shoot the Coyotes for you - they are getting very bold and won't go away until they have eaten all your pets and small livestock. See if any of your neighbours know of a hunter who will help you.

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Coyote Problem
by: Darren

I saw this post and I am willing to help with this Problem. I would hunt the Coyotes free of charge. I have a Facebook group called THE HUNTER, feel free to contact me there if you still have a problem with the coyotes. Thank you.

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Coyote Problem
by: John

I'm a licensed hunter and a range officer, (very safety conscious) I can to hunt coyotes in the Durham region you can contact me at: zzstop@live.com

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Always around
by: Anonymous

We have heard a pack passing through the field/trees behind the house almost every night this spring... We are also in Hillsburgh. They don't seem to be bothering anyone around us but the pack is extremely loud when cackling and appears to be quite large. We have three dogs, one of which will bark at the drop of a hat, but he isn't bothered at all by the pack when he hears them around. Their pee/marking, on the other hand, is a different story. Host a hunting party if they are bothersome or threatening. I don't like hunting, but I don't feel threatened by them either - nor do I have livestock or pets that stay out to worry about. They can just be a bit eerie to hear in the trees or fields not far from where we have our bonfires.... But never had any issues.

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Help with Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Why in the world would someone in the country leave their cats outdoors for the Coyotes to get, or not lock up the chickens so they cant' be eaten?

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Coyotes Hate Loud Noise
by: Anonymous

A starter pistol or cap gun that makes a huge noise but does not harm the animal works well. Coyotes also hate strong odors like bleach and really hate bear spray. We have had to shoot a few that were just too bold for their own good or the well being of our livestock, but most of the coyotes we encounter can easily be scared off. You have to be persistent and consistent though if using a deterrent.

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Hunters can help
by: Anonymous

The Coyotes can be hunted. There is no closed season and no bag limit in Ontario. This shows that their numbers are doing more than well and actually indicates an overpopulation. If you are having issues, I would be glad to help. I live in the Oshawa area, and am an avid hunter. Leave a reply so we can get the ball rolling on defending your land and livestock.

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Urine
by: Anonymous

This may seem gross, but it is supposed to work; wolf urine or urine from another animal to be poured/spread around your residence. I don't know how the animals you have would feel about that and I don't know where you would buy animal urine, except for online, but it apparently supposed to work!

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Bug them
by: jeff m

Bother them often and they will leave and den up elsewhere. Be careful around the den. Also remember coy-wolves love to eat dogs! My friends run them with Walkers American Bulldogs and marmoros. Do not shoot them or poison them nor trap just pester them keep on top of them and they will leave!

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Run Them Off
by: Anonymous

Run them off. A couple of adults should have no problem chasing them away... just keep at it unitl they stay away. If you know someone that has appropriate dogs, that would work too. Make the den site unsafe for them and they will leave.

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