Black Coyotes

Thread starter #1
Two years ago, bow hunting, I spotted a black coyote in Hancock county. A year later, in Jefferson county I shot one in a cotton field.

These are the only two I've ever seen and only one friend has seen another.

Any idea how common they are?
 

deedly

Senior Member
#3
Do a search here on the forum on black coyotes as there are a few posted.
 

jai bo

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#4
I have seen a couple down here...1 night I spot lighted 1 and it looked like he had irrodescent stripes barely visible patterned almost like a zebra...he was purty but no small caliber to shoot him...he'd been a purty mount....
 

kry226

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#6
I have seen several on Fort Gordon. Actually, I've seen more black coyotes here than the naturally colored ones.
 

Rebel 3

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#12
I killed a black one in November. Have also killed a 12 pt buck, but that was a few years ago. If you notice, most black coyotes have a small white patch on their chest.
 

watashot89

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#13
i have never seen one but i know several people that have shot them. most of em arent pur bread yotes. they are cross bread with dogs.
 

Tiger Rag

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#14
I would say that black coyotes are as common as panther sightings, except in areas where there are river otters.
 
#16
They seem to fairly common in the eastern central part of the state...

I have seen them in Wilkes,Mcduffie and Hancock counties
 
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potsticker

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#17
them yotes are smart, one of mine wuz carrying a can of black shoe pollish. They think they can blend in with house dogs!
 

Zeus01

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#18
I have done alot of reading on yotes, and I believe I read that only about 5% of yotes are black. It is hereditary so that explains multiple sightings in one area.I ran one with dogs about 10 years ago, but I haven't seen one since. They will also breed with yard dogs, so that could also cause them to be black.
 
#20
Some folks hunting on large land leases in GON Magazine articles reported about 10% of their coyote sightings/harvests are black. Some bow hunters in Fulton Cty. GON magazine articles also reported good luck in big buck sightings every trip that they saw a black coyote, for whatever that is worth. I still have not seen a black one yet, but I have a friend that harvested one that he's going to have mounted.
 
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