This is one of the most interesting and most popular ways of hunting coyotes.
An episode on this season had a different flare to it, though, and it was pretty incredible. They use domesticated dogs specifically trained to bring coyotes in to extremely close range, let them hang around, and then let it all unfold to show us just how effective it can be.
This short clip has been going around social and causing quite the stir. 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.
No different than a rabbit dog or a duck dog, these animals love to do what they do and are excited to go to work.
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.
Well when using decoy dogs, all that is out the window. Rather than being argumentative with the uneducated crowd and blasting insults at them, try to inform them of what is actually going on with the sport of decoying dogs and how effective it can be for population control.
The owners love these dogs like kids and are extremely cautious when hunting with them, just as you would be with your own dog.
One thing is certain, those coyotes won't be messing with the ranchers' livestock anymore. And, how crazy was the head shot at the end?