Suburban Yote

Discussion in 'Trapping/Furbearing' started by MObuckman, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. MObuckman

    MObuckman Active Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    This last week we have had a coyote running the woods behind our house (Less than 2 acres between two subdivisions). How big of a threat is this to dogs in the area? The coyote appears to have an injured back leg and in my opinion would take any opportunity to get a meal. In St. Louis county am I legally allowed to do anything to this coyote or do I have to wait until he does something first?
  2. Ginger

    Ginger Administrator Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2003
    Chariton County
    As far as disease they can pass on disease to any dog that isn't protected with vaccinations. I don't think you can legally take care of the problem yourself. I'm in North County and I know it's illegal for me to even shoot my bow in the back yard. I guess the best thing to do is call animal control and see what they can do about it, or if you can do anything about it.

  3. MObuckman

    MObuckman Active Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    I wonder if it is illegal for me to shoot my bow in the backyard in South Count? I've been target shooting for years back there...guess it all depends on your neighbors
  4. chuck88

    chuck88 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Fulton MO
    well a coyote will usualy go for easy meals, so if he is hungry then "kitty" and "puppy" might start disapering, along with trash gettin raided. if he is constistly in the same area I believe I'd go "sight in my bow"
  5. mikeak

    mikeak Member

    I think chuck88 is right,I believe kitty is a favorite meal even among healthy yotes. I don't know the legalities of it where you live,but if I had your situation,I think I'd find a way to make a good yote out of him.
  6. Mark Twain

    Mark Twain New Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    St. Charles
    Depends if you're in an unincorporated part or a municipality. Check the County or municipalities website. I am guessing you would have a tough time killing it with a bow unless you're willing to put up a blind and wait for it. Trapping would be the best option. The MDC website has a section on dealing with nuisance animals. Check it out. As far as know you can get rid of yote anytime you want.