Coyote Hunt

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunters Forum' started by Muddawg, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Goose Sniper

    Goose Sniper Elite Refuge Member

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    From Sodak hunting regs page 30....


    http://www.sdgfp.info/Publications/HuntingHandbook.pdf



    —No person who is in or on a motor vehicle,
    except those hunters with Disabled Hunter-
    Permits, may discharge a firearm or a bow
    and arrow at any wild animal except
    coyotes, jackrabbits, rodents, skunks, badgers,
    raccoons, and red and gray fox.
    —No person may allow a firearm to protrude
    from a motor vehicle or a conveyance attached
    to it while the vehicle is on a public
    road. However, a firearm may protrude
    from a motor vehicle when shooting at
    coyotes, jackrabbits, rodents, skunks, badgers,
    raccoons, and red and gray fox.
    NOTE: Trespass laws apply, and landowner
    permission is necessary to shoot from a
    road at these species that are on private
    land.
    —No person may use a motor vehicle to
    chase, harass, intercept, pursue or disturb
    big game, small game or migratory birds.

    —No person may use aircraft to hunt, drive or
    spot game.
    —No person may use a snowmobile to
    chase, harass or disturb any wild animal.

    —No person may use an amphibious or allterrain
    vehicle to hunt or shoot at waterfowl
    the boundaries of these units; nor may any
    person be in possession of an uncased firearm,
    loaded or unloaded, in motor vehicles
    within the boundaries of these units. If an animal
    is wounded outside the boundaries of
    one of these units and enters within the boundaries,
    the hunter should immediately notify a
    Park Ranger before tracking or retrieving the
    animal. Badlands National Park 605-433-
    5361; Wind Cave National Park 605-745-
    4600; Jewel Cave National Monument 605-
    763-2288.
    Nontoxic Shot
    The use of nontoxic shot for small game
    hunting is required on most public lands, but
    not all. GF&P encourages hunters to use
    nontoxic shot for all hunting, but it is not required
    on U.S. Forest Service National
    Grasslands or on GF&P managed and leased
    property designated as Walk-In Areas when
    hunting small game such as pheasants or
    grouse.
    Those hunting ducks, geese, tundra swan,
    Sandhill cranes, or snipe may not possess
    lead shot and must use a federally approved
     
  2. Muddawg

    Muddawg Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the reminder, i bought a very nice call it was a Sceery(spelling) Anyways i tried it once back in MN with no luck but i didnt really have a good location etc...I would rather enjoy doing it that way to. Are coyotes considered a wild animal? Or do they fall in ther own category making them exempt from the snowmobile law...Cause the people i went with have been doing this long before i was born so i dont think they would be doing something illegal...I could be wrong though....And about the greyhound thing...One of the guys we hunted with has hunted coyotes a long time they do calling too i never knew a greyhound could take down a coyote that would be fun to watch.
     
  3. Muddawg

    Muddawg Elite Refuge Member

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    Coyotes may be hunted year-round in South Dakota. There is no daily or possession limit. To hunt coyotes (or fox, skunk) in South Dakota, residents are required to possess a resident predator/varmint license, or any other valid South Dakota resident hunting license.

    Fox are included with coyotes....
     
  4. BOWSTAFF

    BOWSTAFF Senior Refuge Member

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    Muddawd,
    A coyote is definatly a wild animal, I just don't know if the state of SD agrees with me on that. And I have respect for all wild animals so I would'nt chase any of them on a snowmobile personally, legal or not. As far as the dog, running any wild animal scared to death with a dog who could just as easily get hurt or killed, and then killing it is just not my cup of tea. I much prefer the animal never know I was there. I am not telling you how to hunt, these are just suggestions that I posted above. I hope you will give them a try. As far as the other guys you are talking about, if they care if it's legal they just need to call SD game and fish and ask someone there. I would have to say what I have read above from the reg. book it could be confusing. Or just tell them you are going to show them how to hunt (not just kill) coyotes. Good Luck.
     
  5. 4 BUCK

    4 BUCK Senior Refuge Member

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    Doesn't everybody agree that a coyote is considered under ANY wild animal?
    Everybody should also agree that a snomobile driving on three feet of snow is a little different than any other vehicle trying to drive through the snow. That is why the state has a special law for snowmobiles. As you can see from the pictures it is very easy to kill a bunch of animals this way. I was trying to tell Muddawg this but he said I didn't know anything because I had not made many posts. I would have let it go if he would have checked into the laws, but instead he said he knew it all. nemont, I don't know who you talked to, I am friends with the State Waterfowl Biologist who instructs young wildlife students at SDSU and was a local gamewarden for many years and he said this is illegal and a terrible way to hunt. So who is 100% wrong?
     
  6. nemont

    nemont Elite Refuge Member

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    4 Bucks,
    You are right I was wrong. When I called and asked the question I didn't clarify all the points. So 1,000 lashes for me.

    Nemont
     
  7. dukhunter28

    dukhunter28 Senior Refuge Member

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    I was just trying to say that if you use sleds for coyote, it would deffinently be illegal for fox.Well I am glad we cleared a few thing and learned a few as well.Good luck guys and be safe out there!:tu
     
  8. Garvdog

    Garvdog Senior Refuge Member

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    Now isn't that ironic. Muddawg is one of our Wildlife and Fisheries majors right here on campus. You'd think with this background, he would atleast not have complete disregard for the law! :fp
     
  9. Muddawg

    Muddawg Elite Refuge Member

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    First off I didnt do anything illegal....And i was not aware of it until 4buck brought it up. They have been hunting yotes for a long time so i thought they knew what they were doing...This issue is done with. I know your just trying to **** me off garvey...:fp
     
  10. Garvdog

    Garvdog Senior Refuge Member

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    How do you get in that close with a shotgun, to take down a coyote? Unless you were calling, which you already said you weren't, I doubt that you got close enough without the use of a snowmobile to take 2 of those coyotes. If so, my hats off to you, good job. Ignorance is never an excuse when it comes to breaking the law. :rolleyes:
     

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