My 2020 Predator season

Wandling

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Night hunting in West Virginia opened January 1. I killed a bobcat 2 minutes into my first set. I had multiple misses and missed opportunities but ended the season with 2 coyotes, a bobcat, 3 gray fox, 2 coons and a few possum. I’m waiting a few weeks for the coyote pups to get bigger before I start hunting again. B9947A95-AB08-4AB9-BB97-E605713C2BB1.jpeg5CC9B981-BAF6-4B09-B5FD-8CC582F63B76.jpegF4CED3C5-B278-4AD3-BD1A-A9A3CCB4A4FC.jpeg9A51E219-0966-472D-BE81-45F9D271FE6F.jpeg5C7C5B6E-B045-46B4-B070-5D03C9FCF77F.jpegAE74BA10-135C-4318-A363-B721373AAF24.jpeg8DF45818-F04A-42D5-A99C-2896271CF843.jpeg416BB249-713C-4F9D-B938-C2A4D40F9A23.jpeg
 

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Way to start off the year. That black dog is interesting. The cat in nice looking also.
 

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Geezus...poor fido! Ar you sure that was a coyote? looks like someone's dog...:confused:
 

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Never saw anything like that...is there a special strain of coyotes in that area that produce the “German Shepard colorings? Or perhaps they are a wolf cross?
I know in the beginning of the appearance of the Eastern Coyote that were dog crosses called “coy dogs”
 

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Those look like husky's. What did you end up doing with the the hides? Were you able to tan them all?
 

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Those look like husky's. What did you end up doing with the the hides? Were you able to tan them all?
My friend is the game warden/ land manager of the public property where it was killed. He’s also a taxidermist. It is going on display in his shop along with my bobcat, gray fox and my 2018 buck. All were killed on the public property.
 

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Never saw anything like that...is there a special strain of coyotes in that area that produce the “German Shepard colorings? Or perhaps they are a wolf cross?
I know in the beginning of the appearance of the Eastern Coyote that were dog crosses called “coy dogs”
For some reason my area has quite a few black coyotes but these are the only two black and whites I have seen. I have saw pictures of other black and whites from Kentucky and Virginia. My buddy trapped a black and white 20 years ago in my area that had spotted legs similar to an Australian Shepard. I’ll post a picture. 9AA442FB-0BAD-4990-A746-9D40C84CFA13.jpeg99AAFB9D-A548-4605-81F9-E88A539C9F95.jpeg
 

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I’ve never seen or heard of any being killed in the West though. My theory is that as they migrated from the southwest over the last 100 years or so they bred with feral dogs and that’s where the different color phases began.
 

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I would hesitate to shoot one that looks like that in NH. I would think it’s someone’s dog that is running loose. Sort of a Trojan horse for someone’s pet cat or small dog 😳.
Roger-
 

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Awesome, thanks for sharing. You did an excellent hunt!
 
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