Hunting Eastern Coyotes

You probably don’t know Tim Eaton. He’s a Kentucky preacher who can skin a buck, call a turkey, catch a bass, and hold his own in just about any outdoor pursuit you care to name. But to people in these parts, he’s best known as a coyote hunter. He shoots 30 to 40 big eastern dogs each winter using nothing but his hand calls and an old Savage rifle. After hunting with him last year, I learned that his success comes from following a few fundamental rules.

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5 Responses to Hunting Eastern Coyotes

  1. gamegetterII says:

    That’s pretty much spot on for hunting eastern ‘ yotes.
    Ohio is different depending on what part of the state you’re in.
    A big part of Ohio is flat with very few terrain features. The ‘yotes will bed down in treelines that are windbreaks between huge corn and soybean fields in winter.
    In SE Ohio the terrain is mountains, seems to be fewer ‘yotes down there than in NE Ohio.
    NW Ohio is mostly flat, a couple years ago a guy shot a wolf that he thought was a big ‘yote.
    NE Ohio where I mostly hunt has plenty of hills, creek bottoms and river bottoms along with lots of swampland.
    The eastern coyotes have a lot of wolf DNA.
    They interbred with wolves as they moved east and south along the Appalachian mountains. Our ‘yotes hunt in packs.

  2. we’ve got plenty of them here in youngstown.
    they are cat killers.
    saw a rabbit last night, first one i’ve seen in a long while.
    the department of the interior imported them east decades ago and now they are dangerously numerous and are right at home in the urban areas.

    interior also imported western pumas into the east . they are terribly dangerous and may be causing a decrease in the eastern mountain lion population.
    interior thought there were not enough eastern lions [although i’ve seen plenty of their spoor and some of the actual cats] so interior took it upon themselves to import dangerous western pumas into the east. this will become more of a problem in years to come.
    eastern cats are peace loving and avoid people. western cats kill people. they have no fear.
    apparently the department of the interior is run by fools or psychopaths, one or both, and they seem to have no overseers in the government.

    • warhorse says:

      it’s these guys you have to worry about…they’re running the dept. of the interior

      they believe that, because in the distant past there were large predators here in north america, they need to introduce surviving equivalents. so, there are no more smilodons, but they want to introduce asian tigers to take over. african lions, cheetah, leopards, ect are all set to be introduced if they get their way.

      of course, this also means introducing asian and african elephants, antelope, muskox, and all the prey species those predators would need to survive.

      • warhorse says:

        forgot this one…

        The reintroduction of Bolson tortoise, equids (mustangs and burros) and camelids (dromedary) has already begun. Muskoxen roam areas of Europe and Asia last grazed during Rome’s heyday, and bison herds thrive in subarctic Canada and Alaska. As of 2011, there are no active plans to reintroduce more exotic megafauna, such as elephants, cheetahs or lions, due to the controversial nature of these reintroductions.

        The southwestern United States and the Brazilian savanna are the most suitable parts of North and South America where Pleistocene rewilding could be implemented. Besides fencing off large land tracts, a natural setting would be maintained, in which predator-prey dynamics would take their course uninterrupted.[6] The long-term plan is for an “ecological history park encompassing thousands of square miles in economically depressed parts of the Great Plains”.[7]

        The Bolson tortoise will expand its prehistoric population and thrive in places like Texas. Feral horses will be encouraged to breed and multiply, and will be proxies for extinct equids. Camelids (of the genera Camelus, Lama, and Vicugna) will serve as proxies for the approximately six extinct camel species in North America. The African cheetah will serve for the American cheetah, while the African lion will serve for the American lion. The elephant species will represent the five species of mammoth, mastodon, and gomphothere which thrived in North America.

        Other animals that can be used for the project might include: mountain tapir, Baird’s tapir, and South American tapir (formerly part of a widespread Holarctic family); Saiga antelope (a Pleistocene resident of the Alaskan steppe, now found only in Central Asia); Capybara (which had its relatives that lived in North America); and the dhole (which thrived throughout North America and Eurasia during the Pleistocene). Scientific evidence points to the Siberian tiger crossing the Bering Strait into Alaska during the Pleistocene.

  3. K2 says:

    Gamegetter and Deborah Harvey, I am in Hubbard if you are interested in meeting more like minded individuals from NE Ohio. Send me an email at

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