RadicallyLiberal wrote:When I moved to NS in '09 the NDP put a bounty on coyotes. We were knocking them off all over our 43+ acres. I'd sit in the upstairs bedroom and hit 4 from the bedroom. One day I was cutting down trees near the power lines on the rural highway, 8 or 9 started circling me, I hit 6 in the chest/heads with my mini-14. The other two hit tall marshgrass quickly.
My Dad and I must have killed 40 coyotes a year over three summers, within a few hundred feet of the house.
The compost problem in rural areas is directly responsible for this. You can't live in bear, deer, and coyote country and have every house composting. The average property in that town was 6.5 acres, 90% forest. Only a socialist city moron would think compost bins next to every house is a good idea.
As a result of this there are no small neighbourhood dogs off leash (they get eaten) and no stray cats. Anything smaller than 30lbs is lunch for coyote packs.
Even the numbers of pheasant population took a beating in the 3 years I was there. It went from 36 kills to 10 in three years for us. For the previous ten years my Dad had 40+ a year.
So that's it! I knew something was off. Several of my neighbours lost cats. I still let mine out, but she never goes far and I always left an opening 6" across she could get back in through.
I've been all across Canada I've never seen the bear and coyote population so high and everything else so low. I think I saw three deer in 2 years on the south shore, and one fox.
styky wrote:So lets see if I have this story right......a gaggle of city slickers with a trunk of electronics went out into the wilderness, heard coyotes barking freaked and called in the troops to save them from the horror of wild things in the wilderness. Is that it. Some one needs to slap these people.