Skip to comments.Coyote hears turkey call, bites Down East hunter on arm
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 dawns first light.
Ill 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.
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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.
He needs a good rawhide chew toy regimen for that plaque. :)
You’re raisin’ him right....good man.
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.
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