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?
22-250, 223 is usually the norm for yotes...although there is other choices, they just arent as popular.
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.
So a .270 is too large? Just bought one and other than a 410, it's the only gun I have.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.
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.Too large to carry with a varmit license,but it is a great deer cal.
Sorry,but no,once deer season is done,you cannot legaly hunt with it.Max cal .23Thanks 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.