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Get that gal going on coyote control...
We know she can shoot straight.
Yes - I was thinking we should get out and try to thin out the coyotes a little since fawns will be dropping soon.
 

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Snakes might keep the rabbits at bay…

btw did you happen to see any “coming home” last fall? The amount you collected last spring seemed like they had congregated on/in your buildings for winter.
 
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Maybe them porkies eat ticks. :whistle:
Had never heard that rumor ML. I know the rumor that possums eat ticks has been debunked. I do know that porkies can wreak havoc on maple trees though - we've seen evidence of it many times.
 

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Snakes might keep the rabbits at bay…

btw did you happen to see any “coming home” last fall? The amount you collected last spring seemed like they had congregated on/in your buildings for winter.
Never saw any of them that we relocated last year return...and least none of them that I painted came back. Not sure how far they migrate but the first dozen or so I only moved about 1/2 mile away. After that they were taken a full mile away to our extreme north end. All the babies were taken further than that - not even close to our property.

The majority of them did come from under the concrete in our barn but after we caught what we thought was all of them, I closed off those avenues of ingress/egress.
 
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Yes - I was thinking we should get out and try to thin out the coyotes a little since fawns will be dropping soon.
I should too.

I've called doe in with a fawn distress call.
Man is that loud!
Should have great range to get a yote to perk thier ears.
And this is probably the best time of year to imitate a fawn.
If I came up with a decoy that would help.
White piece of rag on a limber sapling and some fishline maybe... My luck I'd trip a doe or get the line broken by one.


Might even get a bear to show up at your place.
If you call in a snake though , I didn't have anything to do with the idea!
 
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Never saw any of them that we relocated last year return...and least none of them that I painted came back. Not sure how far they migrate but the first dozen or so I only moved about 1/2 mile away. After that they were taken a full mile away to our extreme north end. All the babies were taken further than that - not even close to our property.

The majority of them did come from under the concrete in our barn but after we caught what we thought was all of them, I closed off those avenues of ingress/egress.
Exclusion should help reduce the hibernating population
 
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Had another one show up in the lean-to yesterday - a big fat one. Elaine gave him a ride also...yep to the neighbors place - the one that shot "Her Deer" last year 😀 I am beginning to wonder if maybe we aren't getting all these snakes from the neighbors who think we shot "Their Deer" - LOL

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Had another one show up in the lean-to yesterday - a big fat one. Elaine gave him a ride also...yep to the neighbors place - the one that shot "Her Deer" last year 😀 I am beginning to wonder if maybe we aren't getting all these snakes from the neighbors who think we shot "Their Deer" - LOL

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Start painting 'em up earlier this year. Maybe use blue so if they beat Elaine back to the ranch we can call them 'blue racers" :hide: ;) FM
 

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Start painting 'em up earlier this year. Maybe use blue so if they beat Elaine back to the ranch we can call them 'blue racers" :hide: ;) FM
LOL - Great idea FM!

I painted a few of em last year and haven't seen them back here yet...of course maybe they shed their skins since I colored them up? 😀

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