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Coyote hears turkey call, bites Down East hunter on arm
bangorDailyNews ^ | May 2, 2012 | staff reporter

Posted on 05/02/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT by Daffynition

MACHIAS — Opening day of turkey season turned out to be a bit more than Bill Robinson had in mind Monday when he set out his decoy at dawn’s first light.

“I’ll never forget looking up and seeing a jaw full of teeth coming at me,” Robinson said Tuesday, the day after being attacked and bitten on the right arm by a coyote. The wild canine sprang while the Maine Guide was hunkered down in the brush, using a mouth-call to lure a turkey into the open while hunting on private property near the Washington County community of Cooper.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: coyote; hunting

1 posted on 05/02/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Hahaha...nobody told the Coyote about being sure of your target before pulling the trigger...:)


2 posted on 05/02/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: SJackson
ping


3 posted on 05/02/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Will he have to get rabies shots now?


4 posted on 05/02/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: rlmorel
Up here in Maine....there are so many coyotes, they are hunting the deer in packs.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 10:09:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Ken522

The coyote or the hunter? :)


6 posted on 05/02/2012 10:11:02 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

So what brand turkey call was it, because it surely was effective! I see an endorsement deal in the guide’s future, which might relieve some of the sting.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: Daffynition

Hasn’t it been determined that NE coyotes are wolf-coyote hybrids?


8 posted on 05/02/2012 10:16:21 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Daffynition

I didn’t know deer ran in packs. Guess they’re getting more vicious these days. :o)


9 posted on 05/02/2012 10:17:41 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Daffynition
Here in Colorado (Littleton area) they are hunting pet dogs and cats. They will leap into a yard, grab the pet, and take it back to the pack.

The enviros and community don't want them touched. It won't be coyotes that we will be hunting if a someone gets hurt.

10 posted on 05/02/2012 10:27:21 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Twinkie
LOL...you *know* what I meant! LOL

Actually, in some places there are so many deer...there are Conga lines of 'em!


11 posted on 05/02/2012 10:28:57 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: dhs12345

We lost 2 cats to coyote...seems to be quite common.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 10:32:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

I took my son deer hunting for the first time last fall.

If I show him that picture he will start to drool on the spot.


13 posted on 05/02/2012 10:33:44 AM PDT by toast
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To: Twinkie
I didn’t know deer ran in packs. Guess they’re getting more vicious these days. :o)

Nice humor, almost seems a shame to correct you. In the winter White Tail deer yard up and do indeed "hunt in packs", hunt for edible plant life that is. Mule deer and black Tail don't yard up but the does do run in herds at certain times of the year, and even the bucks seem to buddy up, two or three to a bunch sometimes.

14 posted on 05/02/2012 10:54:13 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Daffynition

This is Willie Robertson - not Bill Robinson - kinda close! ;-)


15 posted on 05/02/2012 10:58:14 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: dhs12345

Shoot, shovel and shut-up!


16 posted on 05/02/2012 11:04:48 AM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: toast
Good dad! Bless you for introducing your son to hunting!

I know of places in Maine where feeding by locals [for whatever *innocent* reason] has got out of control.

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/species/deer/feeding_deer.htm


17 posted on 05/02/2012 11:53:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

There was this coyote who thought a truck was a roadrunner....oh.....wait......that was a cartoon......sorry.....


18 posted on 05/02/2012 11:59:29 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Daffynition

Around here we call them rats on stilts.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 12:01:50 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: fremont_steve

I know....Duck calls v turkey calls...two different things. :)


20 posted on 05/02/2012 12:02:40 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
I took this little excerpt from the website you provided.

Supplemental feeding is expensive.
Grains and pelleted foods are sold at a premium price in winter. A deer will consume 2 to 3 lbs of grain each day. Deer seem to be able to communicate the location of "free food" among themselves. Consequently, people who feed a few deer in December often find they are buying food for considerably more deer by February. Some large-scale feeding operators spend $300 or more per week on grain for wild deer.

Once a feeding program is begun, it should not be terminated until spring greenery emerges. Ending a feeding operation prematurely, or providing inadequate amounts of feed, will lead to nutritional problems for deer that have become dependent on supplemental feed. Attracting deer to feeding sites, while failing to provide adequate amounts of supplemental foods can actually cause malnutrition in normally healthy deer populations.

I think it would be a good idea to put Department of Wildlife managers into Department of Welfare positions. They seem to have figured something out.

21 posted on 05/02/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT by toast
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To: Daffynition

He needs a good rawhide chew toy regimen for that plaque. :)


22 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:56 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: toast
Sometimes the snow is deep....other winters not so much. :)


23 posted on 05/02/2012 11:08:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
The *star* in the spotlight leaving his autograph to the adoring crowds.:)


24 posted on 05/02/2012 11:13:44 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: toast

You’re raisin’ him right....good man.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 11:20:46 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: WellyP
Yup. Or a well placed b-b should do it. They have lost their fear of humans. Lets make them afraid again.
26 posted on 05/06/2012 5:30:18 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Daffynition

No humans injured yet. But if a child or adult is hurt there will be hell to pay. And I am not talking about the coyotes.


27 posted on 05/06/2012 5:33:49 AM PDT by dhs12345
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