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amberg

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Again, I have no idea how you guys get these critters so close. they may not last so long here. if we can even find them. ( and we try ) I would not even try to shoot a critter that is that tame. ( my golden lab would love to chase those critters )

I envy you guys!!
 
alleyyooper

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Some people feed them as you can see in one picture piles of corn. When winter hits with deep snow easy to cut down a tree and the deer flock to it for easy food and if you read this some critters just raid the bird feeders.

We only have what the lord has placed her for The critters and salt block I put out for them by the house. Yes they do rend to like the shrubs we have planted. Burning bushes are one of their favorites.

:D Al
 
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Some people feed them as you can see in one picture piles of corn. When winter hits with deep snow easy to cut down a tree and the deer flock to it for easy food and if you read this some critters just raid the bird feeders.

We only have what the lord has placed her for The critters and salt block I put out for them by the house. Yes they do rend to like the shrubs we have planted. Burning bushes are one of their favorites.

:D Al
Is it the deer that eat the burning bush? Most of my customers have problems with rabbits on burning bush and viburnum, deer love the yews and cedars. Then in the summer all the perennials get eaten. Then they ask me what can be done to stop it. :confused: So goes living with nature.
 
alleyyooper

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Yes it is the deer that eat the burning bushes. With all the coyotes in the area now despite my hunting them hard there are very few rabbits. I guess I should not place all the blame on the coyotes as we do have Cooper Hawks, Red Tail and Kestrel's that work the area a lot.

We have had really good luck by allowing the deer to munch on stuff in the front yard like the burning bushes they have made into trees. Placing fishing line around the perennial beds half way between the knee and thigh. But for some reason last spring that didn't hold them back so I installed a electric fence just above the knee high. Applied a bit of peanut butter along the wire and no more problems.

:D Al
 
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Maybe, I am wrong , but we used to hunt rabbits about 35 years ago with beagle dogs and seem to enjoy it then. Now it seems you cannot even find a rabbit. the only thing we seem to find is a damn coyote! and or a hawk, We never had coyotes here until about 10 or 12 years ago. now they seem to like to feast on my new calves and what ever else they can find to eat. We are lucky enough here to be able to trap and shot them year round, including sunday's, I hate a damn coyote, alleyooper please try to eradicate all of them.

amberg!
 
alleyyooper

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I do every thing I can to get rid of every coyote in Lower Michigan. I have 5 friends also like minded who just about every day we can make a pair to go after them.
Started about 4 years ago word of mouth because of John the farmer in our group volunteering us to get rid of some coyotes on a bee cattle farm. Since they word of mouth has gotten out and we get calls from farmers wanting us to do a number on the coyotes in the feed lots ECT. I just ordered a new call yesterday I am wanting to try out. Has a 300 yard remote.

:D Al
 
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I do every thing I can to get rid of every coyote in Lower Michigan. I have 5 friends also like minded who just about every day we can make a pair to go after them.
Started about 4 years ago word of mouth because of John the farmer in our group volunteering us to get rid of some coyotes on a bee cattle farm. Since they word of mouth has gotten out and we get calls from farmers wanting us to do a number on the coyotes in the feed lots ECT. I just ordered a new call yesterday I am wanting to try out. Has a 300 yard remote.

:D Al
300 yard remote ! Now; that's serious yote hunting.
My son lives in town, and his buddies are all from town, and most are hospital staffers i guess U'd call them.
Well; he brought them out one Saturday night to call some yotes up with an electronic caller he' borrowed.
They came in on the ranch just before dark, and I saw them heading out about 15 minutes later. The batteries on the caller were dead.
They came back in about a half hour later, and it was pitch dark. They were in one of those bronco's with extra large tires, U know that sets way up off the ground. Well these boys (men) were all over 200 lbs, and a lil out of shape. So the guy on the passenger side couldn't find the door knob in the dark, and when he did, the door popped open, and he fell out on his head. They finally all got out , and my son was trying to get the caller to work, as two guy climbed up on top of the bronco. The thing was rocking like a boat in a gail as they scuffled up there on their belly's trying to hold on. About that time my son got the caller to call a yote howl, and coyotes all around the truck lite up the night sky, and scared the life out-a them boys, and they all clambered back into the truck where it was safe, guns and all. They haven't been back out here since.
 
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