Had a good hunt yestday -14c 4f when we started had five different coyotes on the run.. we hunt with walker hounds had two good chases end up with two yotes one
good healthly male 40 pounds. the other was a mangey looked like a poodle. dogs ran 14 miles
according to gps tracking collars.
Any pictures of the hounds and there quarry?
Merlin, please share some pictures!
Here are some pictures of two Black-Backed Jackals taken in Namibia affected by mange...
A more severe case of mange...
What is Mange?
Mange is a class of persistent contagious skin diseases caused by parasitic mites. The term is sometimes reserved for the infestation of domestic animals. Another term used to describe mite infestation is acariasis. These mites embed themselves either in hair follicles or skin, depending upon their type. They generally infest domestic animals, including dogs and other canines, livestock (such as sheep scab), wild animals and even humans (such as scabies).
Two types of mites produce canine mange, and each type has characteristic symptoms.
Also called demodicosis or Red Mange, demodectic mange in dogs is caused by a sensitivity to and overpopulation of Demodex canis as the animal's immune system is unable to keep the mites under control. There are two types of demodectic mange: localized and generalized. Localized consists of 4 spots or less. Most dogs are immune to demodectic mange, however dogs with compromised immune systems and the elderly are at a higher risk. It is not contagious to humans.
Also known as canine scabies, sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious infestation of Sarcoptes scabiei canis, a burrowing mite. The canine sarcoptic mite can also infest humans (scabies), cats, pigs, horses, sheep and various other species. These mites dig into and through the skin, causing intense itching and crusting that can quickly become infected. Hair loss and crusting frequently appear first on elbows and ears. Skin damage can occur from the dog's intense scratching and biting. Secondary skin infection is also common. Dogs with chronic sarcoptic mange are often in poor condition.
when i figure how to post some pitcures i will
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yote mug shot
It looks nice and healthy, surely a nice skin! Thanks for posting a picture merlin.
Nice big male there merlin,
Do you skin them? Deep south furs are not worth anything.
the hides are worth next to nothing, skin some of them out.. they are getting bad enough here that there has been a bounty put on them in certain areas.
Where are you hunting? I used to run hounds and had 5 walker/beagle crosses at one time (still have one old timer). It's one heck of a good time and really helps to develop tracking and shooting skills. Unfortunately, I moved because of work and there aren't many coyotes here. Your pic brings back memories.
I'd really like to hunt leopard with hounds one day. I don't care if I'm the shooter, it would be fun to be along and here the dogs tonguing when they tree the cat.
we are hunting south of barrie, using walkers, a couple of crogan's good fighting dogs tuff also use beagles on the deer around the burks falls area.
were in the north are you?
I'm in Thunder Bay now, but used to live near Penetang. We hunted Lafontaine, Wyevale, Elmvale, and Phelpston area. Small world, that's probably only about a 1/2 hr from you. How's the coyote population down there now?