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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Hahaha...nobody told the Coyote about being sure of your target before pulling the trigger...:)
Will he have to get rabies shots now?
The coyote or the hunter? :)
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.
Hasn’t it been determined that NE coyotes are wolf-coyote hybrids?
I didn’t know deer ran in packs. Guess they’re getting more vicious these days. :o)
The enviros and community don't want them touched. It won't be coyotes that we will be hunting if a someone gets hurt.
Actually, in some places there are so many deer...there are Conga lines of 'em!
We lost 2 cats to coyote...seems to be quite common.
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.
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.
This is Willie Robertson - not Bill Robinson - kinda close! ;-)
Shoot, shovel and shut-up!
I know of places in Maine where feeding by locals [for whatever *innocent* reason] has got out of control.
There was this coyote who thought a truck was a roadrunner....oh.....wait......that was a cartoon......sorry.....
Around here we call them rats on stilts.
I know....Duck calls v turkey calls...two different things. :)
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.