Thursday, February 11, 2016

Winter Coyote Hunting

This winter in North Dakota has been a fun time to be out in the field hunting coyotes.  From December through January, I believe the total # of coyotes harvested off the ranch has been over 80.  The photo above shows a 5 day span where we shot 17 coyotes. 
It always helps to have snow on the ground to eliminate some of their food sources as well as aid in tracking them.  Coyotes are very territorial, but when you get rid of the alpha male in one area there will be a new one taking over very soon.  They are constantly on the move to find food or new territories. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Another Mild Winter Thus Far

North Dakota has presented another mild winter for us.  We received about a foot of snow throughout December, but have had plenty of warm days to already melt it away.  The wildlife are in very good condition this year and the forecast is showing above average temps for the next couple of months.  This is great news for the pheasant numbers and even the deer as well.