Controlling Maine’s Coyotes
Okay, so we all know about the coyote and the trouble they cause. But, how much is your state doing to control them? I am happy to say that the people and organizations of Maine are doing their best. From night hunting to the trapping season to winter bait hunting around designated deer yards. In the past few months the coyote situation has been top priority in Maine. There is the average hunter doing his part and there are organizations like the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Maine Trapper’s Association and the Maine Professional Guide’s Association. Not only are they killing coyotes they are also educating hunters through seminars and DVDs on where and when to do this. It is one thing to take a coyote, but it is another to take a coyote at the right time of year and location. This is the best way to cut back on their breeding or to decrease the pack during the winter. I am starting to see clubs putting on more hunting tournaments now than I have ever seen in the past. We have to say that the eastern coyote is truly an amazing animal with the ability to survive anywhere. But, putting that aside they have to be controlled. I am happy to say that the sportsmans of Maine are finally taking a step forward in the right direction. We all have to do our part.