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Decoying Coyotes with Domesticated Dogs Ends With a Predator Headshot


This is one of the most interesting ways to hunt coyotes.

Jeff Thomason of Predator Pursuit has made a living killing coyotes and entertaining us with some of the best predator hunting footage on the planet.

An episode on this season had a different flare to it, though, and it was pretty incredible. They specifically train domesticated dogs to bring coyotes in to extremely close range before letting instinct play its part.

This short clip has been causing quite a stir around social media, too. Many misinformed people have chimed in with comments like, "This is unethical," and "You are putting pet dogs in danger." With very specialized training under their belts (or collars), these dogs are highly skilled hunting dogs who love the sport.

Watch the video below:


WHOA! Talk about some healthy social media debate! Better grab a cold one from my LiT Coolers and see it all unfold.5 canines in one frame...2 different species...1 goal. I wanted to get this video up after it has caught a lot of attention and debate on the Sportsman Channel page as well as a few others.These are highly trained dogs who are passionate and love what they do just as a rabbit dog or duck dog gets excited for a hunt. They are by no means "bait". It is a legal and very effective way of hunting and predator population control. We would never put a dog in danger or harms way just to shoot a coyote... Many uneducated people have chimed in with comments and debate. It isn't about arguing, yet educating them on what is actually going on. Unethical, not even close. Effective, you better believe it. This episode will air 3 more times this week. Thursday @6AM, Friday @8AM, and Friday @11:30PM on the Sportsman Channel.Tune in and understand the hunt and what is behind it for a better perspective instead of just a 40 second social clip. And then you can make an educated argument...

Posted by Predator Pursuit w/ Jeff Thomason on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

As you can see in this video, the coyotes are somewhat flustered and irritated. They become so focused on the dogs that they follow them into very close ranges and lose all recollection of the hunters. Even after shots are fired, other coyotes hang around and attempt to move closer.

If you have had any experience in the field of predator hunting, you know that you don't get many chances with these intelligent animals and they very rarely present multiple opportunities.


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