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Missing lgd

Discussion in 'Livestock Guardians' started by Skiesblue, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Dec 2, 2018
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    If the coyote threat has increased to the level that it's becoming a challenge to your LGDs, perhaps hiring in a trapper to eliminate some, or night hunters/varmint hunters to call them in and eliminate some might prove beneficial. Really sorry to hear that Sam hasn't returned. How is the other one healing that was involved when Sam went MIA?
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2018
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    The way our little farm is laid out there is a trail around us that deer, coyotes, fox and bobcats use a game trail that has probably been used for 100 or more years where they are never out in the open. I keep a rifle handy but I have only gotten a shot at a coyote once in 4 years. The dogs keep them out of the pastures with my sheep but I have also found two carcasses that the dogs killed (but not sure if it was fox or coyote).
     
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  3. Dec 2, 2018
    babsbag

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    I like hearing my dogs bark, it makes me feel safe. Sorry that Sam has not returned. :hugs:fl
     
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    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    I like hearing my dogs bark, it makes me feel safe. Sorry that Sam has not returned. :hugs:fl
     
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  5. Dec 3, 2018
    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    We have a pole light, it’s closer to the house. Wonder what kind of music? Coyotes always sort of struck me as punk rockers so maybe light classical as a deterrent?
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:13 AM
    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    He’s good. An early, thorough wound flush helped. He didn’t think much of that. Followed up w antibiotics.
     
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  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:56 AM
    greybeard

    greybeard Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I'm guess I'm just not much on pushing my problems off on someone else, such as my neighbors and they feel the same way. I sleep fine and get lots of it. Bullets are cheap and we've all always used plenty of them.
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:18 PM
    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    No better than I see I don’t have any business shooting distances. I have neighbors who enjoy hunting and if they rid the neighborhood of predators we non shooters compensate in meat, eggs etc.
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:21 PM
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    I hpoe your neighbors who like to hunt get together and lay a bunch down for you...
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    My neighbor to the back has large acreage and makes a point of having a hunting fried join him on occasion for a coyote hunt. With about a dozen deer stands they can bait and call in nicely. Both are dead shots and our population is thinning nicely. Fox, also.

    I have been fortunate to not have had more than the occasional fox, possum or skunk. The fox that was frequenting my fields in Spring was eliminated and skunks are my annoyance now. One of those was hit last night...RIP. Lucky to not have more issues.
     
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