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He folks i'm thinking of hunting coyotes and wonder if there are a lot out there. Also what type of rifle or shot gun do you use?

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He folks i'm thinking of hunting coyotes and wonder if there are a lot out there. Also what type of rifle or shot gun do you use?

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22-250, 223 is usually the norm for yotes...although there is other choices, they just arent as popular.

When Is NB gonna wake up and allow big Caliber Usage year round...If people wanna poach they'll do it with a varmit cal anyways...I dont understand it!!
It would be perfect too cause most lads in this province cant afford to have 2 or 3 guns for different species!!
 

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Marc , in a couple of mounths there will be all kinds out there because this year's litters will be starting to roam,last year I was seeing some on a weekly basis starting around mid august. P.S. Wonsky- 10-4 on that.
 

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He folks i'm thinking of hunting coyotes and wonder if there are a lot out there. Also what type of rifle or shot gun do you use?

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Marc,

Depends where you will hunt. Some areas are teaming with them, others not so much.

As for firearms, any accurate rifle (bolt, lever, pump, single, etc) in the allowable calibers or a 12 or 20 ga pump or semi with # 4 Buckshot will do the trick just fine.
A Stevens 200 in 223 and a good scope would be a great starter kit. Being 223 you can buy lots of ammo to practice with for reasonable a price. 22-250 or 204 Ruger are also great choices but ammo is more expensive.

Get a good call and learn to use it!
 

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22-250...The Only Way To Go Ca'mon!!!
Them 223's Are For Sissys!!
 

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In ontario you can pretty much use any CF except in some areas (Farm) you must use .270 or less. Also in some areas Like outside of Ottawa Yote season is open, so if I have a small game licence I can carry it year around.

Other areas you need a game seal as well and there is a set season. Are you guys allowed to run dogs on them. Up hear alot of people hunt with dogs.
 

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We are just a couple mins from the NS/NB border and we are stuck using a shotgun from the end of March untill deer season for coyotes.
Not sure why we can't use a centerfire here.
 

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He folks i'm thinking of hunting coyotes and wonder if there are a lot out there. Also what type of rifle or shot gun do you use?

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hey marc i think you can locate coyotes almost anywhere! in my travels i see coyote sign just about everywhere. some areas just seem to hold more in one area.the edges of fields and clear cuts as well as hydro lines are places to sit and call. hunting woods with small shooting lanes and opening gets you more up close and personal.as for a gun i have not hunted them with a shotgun. my personal choice is the 22-250. it can be used pretty much year round legally, it is extremely straight shooting,easy to find ammo for and heavy hitting as far as coyotes go.[ not trying to start a debate on guns here..]just get a decent 3x9 scope and crank it up or down depending on the situation.
 

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start looking for them after moose hunting, last year they were all over the place, in hay fields and apple orchards, loocking for mice and apples on the ground, and the young pups are pretty stupid still so you can get pretty close.
 

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the hardest part of yote hunting I find is finding a good spot 400 meters away from houses, any spots to share in the moncton area? l
 

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There are plenty in my hunting area. Last fall I decided to hunt coyotes only, no deer and ended up with 28 just in the month of deer season. They are getting in towards the subdivisions so something had to be done. Just find a nice active cut and get down wind and you will be suprised what might come out! Shocked me to see the numbers that i seen.
 

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I hunted em hard last winter with absolutely no success, learned alot though! But yea I guess ya juste gotta keep trying.
 

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As I understand it You are in NB. You can hunt coyotes with a center fire .223 or 22-250 a 22 Mag or .22lr during the closed season with a varmit permit. Shotguns are allowed with shot no larger than BB. 22 Mag and 22LR are rim fire rifles 22-250 and .223 are center fire. You may also use the newer .17 HMR however there is some controversy about using the smaller calibers on coyotes. This does not preclude a good accurate shot from a 22 LR or Magnum from stopping a coyote short.
 

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As I understand it You are in NB. You can hunt coyotes with a center fire .223 or 22-250 a 22 Mag or .22lr during the closed season with a varmit permit. Shotguns are allowed with shot no larger than BB. 22 Mag and 22LR are rim fire rifles 22-250 and .223 are center fire. You may also use the newer .17 HMR however there is some controversy about using the smaller calibers on coyotes. This does not preclude a good accurate shot from a 22 LR or Magnum from stopping a coyote short.
So a .270 is too large? Just bought one and other than a 410, it's the only gun I have.
 

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Too large to carry with a varmit license,but it is a great deer cal.
Thanks for the reply. I did buy it for deer however I'm really getting the hunting bug - big time - and would love to try to rid Kent County of some coyotes.

So what you're saying is that after deer season closes I can't carry this gun - even though I have the deer / varmit license combo.

Just climbing the learning curve - gnb.ca isn't exactly the best site to find this info. Thanks again.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I did buy it for deer however I'm really getting the hunting bug - big time - and would love to try to rid Kent County of some coyotes.

So what you're saying is that after deer season closes I can't carry this gun - even though I have the deer / varmit license combo.

Just climbing the learning curve - gnb.ca isn't exactly the best site to find this info. Thanks again.
Sorry,but no,once deer season is done,you cannot legaly hunt with it.Max cal .23
 
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