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December 14, 2013 at 9:20 am #10323
I heard on news, the house of reps are trying to pass a$25.00 bounty on coyotes. Isn’t the pelt worth more?December 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm #10763
<span style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,'serif’; color: black; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,'serif’;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>House Bill 1534, sponsored by Rep. Mike Peifer, would allow licensed hunters to receive the bounty in an effort to help control the population. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. “My area is infested with coyotes, and we need to do everything we can to bring the population under control,” Peifer said. “We no longer have deer herds in the big woods. Instead, they’re living by our swimming pools, under our decks and in our gardens, and that is attracting predators like coyotes into our communities as well.” Peifer said he hopes the control program would increase deer populations, and overall hunter participation. </span></span></span>
Peifer represents part of the Poconos. Reading his comment, he has a bunch of NY/NJ refugees who don’t allow hunting in their gated communities. They want the cute deer but not the evil coyote that might eat Fluffy. They want someone else to their dirty work.
Besides, where does the bounty $ come from? PGC budget? Taxes?
Bad law IMO,
DaleDecember 27, 2013 at 9:07 am #10803
I agree regarding where the money comes from. Regarding the Pelts. That depends on how much time you take to skin, stretch, do the work, etc. I have seen pelts with white tipped tails sell for ridiculous amounts and vice-versa. There was a trapping business in my area that was offering $15 one year and that was just drop off and they did the work. So it depends, i guess, on what the pelt looks like, etc. I am in Jefferson county and there are way too many coyotes for the small area i live in. In fact, i am heading out for a night hunt tonight with a few buddies to set up early at dusk and wait. You get these yotes in the summer and they are ragged, nasty ass looking pelts. Get them in the winner and the ticks and fleas are pretty much all killed off and you have less burrs in the hair and a thicker coat. The best pelts will come from january and february coyotes. I have researched plenty, called some over the past years with varying results. Hoping i get a nice one this winter. I still want one mounted!January 25, 2014 at 5:33 am #12085
When PA had a bounty on Fox you could keep the pelt minis the ears.January 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm #12113
Any of you folks remember the classified ads in the back of some 50′s mags (not sure which ones) OL or F&S, maybe even Boy’s Life???? Anyway, a pair of crows feet had a 25cents bounty, and also squirrel tails sent to Mepps for their spinners were also worth 25cents. Always wanted to send them a few Chippy tails for a joke.
Hey dk, I think the bounty on the yotes should be county specific, and be paid by the landowner ( the NY/NJ dudes ) and the hunter should be allowed to keep the pelt. Just a thought. Not sure about the rest of the state in regards to where the bounty dough would come from.
POW/MIA LEST WE FORGETJanuary 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm #12192
they finally let us unfortunate nj residents hunt coyotes with rifle this year. im trying to get my first jersey wolf this year
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