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Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« on: January 15, 2016, 05:41:55 PM »
I am seeing a lot of folks (on Facebook and other social media) freaking out in Benicia and Vallejo, CA because they are seeing more and more Coyotes who are not so afraid of humans. And the Coyotes are catching, killing and eating Spot and Kitty. Coyotes jumping fences, following folks walking their dogs down the street in the middle of the day, and rumored to have snatched dogs from their owners.
 
Fish and Game, and the city governments of Vallejo and Benicia are all pretty much ignoring the complaints.
 
Now, if I could get away with hunting down a few of these varmints with my Sam Yang 909s, I'd be a happy camper. Trouble is, it's as loud as some powder burners. Shooting firearms in Benicia is illegal, but shooting airguns is not. :)  And for every person who wants to kill the unafraid Coyotes, there's another who wants to give them hugs and feed them doggy treats.

Wish that 909s wasn't so loud (even with LDC)
 
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Re: Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 08:47:31 PM »
You have a whole lot of alternative PCP's capable of that task ...that are quiet !
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Re: Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 08:51:16 PM »
Well if you could time a car backfire. 

Or just FLEX your options.  It is very very quiet for the horsepower it brings to the table.  The biggest problem I see is getting them to walk in front of the crosshairs!
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Re: Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 03:25:32 PM »
Agree with Motorhead.  A lot better options out there for this task.  Heck a MROD 25 would get the job done.


Doesn't surprise me about the CA. local ENFORCEMENT though, everything on their list is LOW PRIORITY and THEY COULD CARE LESS. They leave you to fend for yourselves and when you do ACT, you get in trouble.....lol!  I bet somebody of authority would ACT on you if your caught shooting one in a residential area though.....

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Re: Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 04:24:57 PM »
Shooting with airguns is allowed in City Limits. Though I suspect this is in your own backyard, and if, and only if the neighbors don't complain. Shooting on public land? I am very sure someone will call the cops.

I am sure my Sumatra .25 carbine would work fine also.  And with an LCD in place I probably wouldn't attract that much attention. Then again, I'd have a removable LCD which law enforcement might have a problem with. Don't want to take the chance.

But I tell you what, if I see a coyote in my front or backyard stalking my cats or dogs, it's gonna be pushing up daisies in a very short time.  ;D


Agree with Motorhead.  A lot better options out there for this task.  Heck a MROD 25 would get the job done.


Doesn't surprise me about the CA. local ENFORCEMENT though, everything on their list is LOW PRIORITY and THEY COULD CARE LESS. They leave you to fend for yourselves and when you do ACT, you get in trouble.....lol!  I bet somebody of authority would ACT on you if your caught shooting one in a residential area though.....
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Re: Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 07:29:00 PM »
I'm a rural dweller, a coyote (or fox) seen is a coyote shot.  I don't think there are any serious airgunners near me though.  Most folks around here shoot firearms on a regular basis...at all hours.  A well placed .177 JSB Monster from a custom Disco will drop a fox on the spot.

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Re: Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 09:56:52 PM »
By no means am I an advocate for the coyotes. If I even thought one was eyeing up my dog the noise level of the first gun I could reach would be the last of my concerns. However, I just read an article about how shooting a coyote could mess up the natural order of things. Allowing unchallenged juveniles to move in causing an even worse scenario. My point. If given the opportunity, make sure you are properly educated and committed to the task. And, bring lots of lead.
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Re: Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 10:32:50 PM »
By no means am I an advocate for the coyotes. If I even thought one was eyeing up my dog the noise level of the first gun I could reach would be the last of my concerns. However, I just read an article about how shooting a coyote could mess up the natural order of things. Allowing unchallenged juveniles to move in causing an even worse scenario. My point. If given the opportunity, make sure you are properly educated and committed to the task. And, bring lots of lead.

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Re: Coyotes Eating Pets in Benicia and Vallejo
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2016, 06:59:47 PM »
I'm near the Vallejo area, got plenty of flex for the job.  ;)