Coyotes n Propane?

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We have a lot of coyotes on our 750 acre lease in Taliaferro Co. We have been wanting to get rid of them for some time and we will probably try to very aggresively now that deer season is over! Someone told my father in law that coyotes can be attracted by slightly opening a tank of propane and letting tank slowly empty? The explanation was that the propane smells like a rotting carcass or something like it? It sounds CRAZY to me:confused: What do y'all think? Anyone got any effective ways to attract coyotes in large numbers?
 

Randy

Senior Member
#2
Seems like a very expensive attractant even if it did work. Which I dought. Not sure but it is probably also illegal to "dump" propane like that anyway.
 

Clark_Kent

Senior Member
#3
Propane

I work for Blue Rhino and have never heard of useing propane to atract coyotes, I do know that in propane is odorless as is natural gas and the same odor is put in both of them for leak detection, if a propane or natural gas pipeline leaks buzzards will start circleing area and reveal the location of the leak.
It saves a great deal of time in finding the leak and repairing it.
 

DaveH1

GONetwork Member
#5
Interesting! So something about it must be attractive to scavengers!?
Vultures can smell ethyl mercaptan, which is a byproduct of decomposition. Maybe that or similar is the additive put in gas.

Sounds like it'd be a good experiment, and probably not too expensive to try. If there's processing plants in your area, you could try getting a bucket of chicken blood. Put a hose on the propane tank, drop it in the bucket of blood, let the gas bubbles pick up all that nice blood odor as they percolate...

Might need to figure out an anti-coagulant to add-maybe rat poison would work, that's how it kills them.

let us know if you try,

dave
 
#6
Better have it coming out very slow. Too much of it and then some fire out of the end of the muzzle would be a bad combination. I admit it would take quite a bit of it.
 

ATLRoach

Senior Member
#8
wordydirtywordydirtywordydirtywordydirty if that was the case they would chase my 4Runner around in the woods.
 

Clark_Kent

Senior Member
#9
Buzzards are attracked to gas leaks. Dont' know about Yotes. You may have been told that by a gas salesman...LOL
no I'm not a gas salesman nor did gas salesman tell me that. I deliver, install, & deinstall propane cages as well as delivering propane gas, and I have to under go thurough safety traing. As far as the muzzle blast gose as long as you have more air than propane your fairly safe its when you get close to a 50/50 mix when things start to go boom but by that time you will start felling the affects of asphyxiation hence another reason for the smell. Propane is heavier than air and drift along the ground


mike
 
#10
no I'm not a gas salesman nor did gas salesman tell me that. I deliver, install, & deinstall propane cages as well as delivering propane gas, and I have to under go thurough safety traing. As far as the muzzle blast gose as long as you have more air than propane your fairly safe its when you get close to a 50/50 mix when things start to go boom but by that time you will start felling the affects of asphyxiation hence another reason for the smell. Propane is heavier than air and drift along the ground


mike
Just kiddin' about the gas salesman part. I ment that the guy telling him about using gas as a bait could have been a gas salesman.
 
#11
Ethyl mercaptan is the exaxt chemical that is put into propane and natural gas to make it smell. Dang I knew that haz-mat certification would pay off sooner or later!
 

DaveH1

GONetwork Member
#12
<snip> Propane is heavier than air and drift along the ground


mike[/QUOTE]
</snip>

That feature sounds like something to focus one's hunt tactics around. EG you could put the propane bottle in the top of a hollow that yo know the coyotes travel, gas would funnel downhill, maybe have attractant power ****her than if placed on level land...

dave
 
#13
<snip> Propane is heavier than air and drift along the ground


mike
</snip>
That feature sounds like something to focus one's hunt tactics around. EG you could put the propane bottle in the top of a hollow that yo know the coyotes travel, gas would funnel downhill, maybe have attractant power ****her than if placed on level land...
dave[/QUOTE]

You could take Extreme Hunter to Taco Bell and order him a #3 and #6 combo. Set him up on a hill with a 12 pack of Bud Lite. Shouldn't be long for the coyotes and buzzards to come in - the smell is definately like rotting flesh ::gone:
 
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We have a lot of coyotes on our 750 acre lease in Taliaferro Co. We have been wanting to get rid of them for some time and we will probably try to very aggresively now that deer season is over! Someone told my father in law that coyotes can be attracted by slightly opening a tank of propane and letting tank slowly empty? The explanation was that the propane smells like a rotting carcass or something like it? It sounds CRAZY to me:confused: What do y'all think? Anyone got any effective ways to attract coyotes in large numbers?


It's simple. Once they gather around to smell the tank you shoot the tank like in the movies.

BOOM!!

:shoot: Large mushroom cloud of dirt & coyote parts.
 

dixie

Senior Member
#17
I keep saying I'm gonna try catfish stink bait but havn't yet.
 

Randy

Senior Member
#18
Not that I care, but baiting yotes is illegal here in Ga!
No it is not. Yotes are not considered game animals in this state. Here is what the law says. Note that it is different from the regulations and therfore could be misleading.

§ 27-3-9. Unlawful enticement of game


(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to place, expose, deposit, distribute, or scatter any corn, wheat, or other grains, salts, apples, or other feeds or bait so as to constitute a lure or attraction or enticement for any game bird or game animal on or over any area where hunters are or will be hunting; provided, however, that is shall be lawful to hunt deer within the vicinity of such feeds if the hunter is at least 200 yards away from and not within sight of the feed or bait.

(b) Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt any game bird or game animal upon, over, around, or near any place where any such feed or bait has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered so as to constitute a lure, attraction, or enticement to such birds or animals. It shall also be unlawful to hunt any game animal or game bird upon, over, around, or near any such place for a period of ten days following the complete removal of all such feed or bait.
 

PHIL M

Gone But Not Forgotten
#19
No it is not. Yotes are not considered game animals in this state. Here is what the law says. Note that it is different from the regulations and therfore could be misleading.

§ 27-3-9. Unlawful enticement of game


(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to place, expose, deposit, distribute, or scatter any corn, wheat, or other grains, salts, apples, or other feeds or bait so as to constitute a lure or attraction or enticement for any game bird or game animal on or over any area where hunters are or will be hunting; provided, however, that is shall be lawful to hunt deer within the vicinity of such feeds if the hunter is at least 200 yards away from and not within sight of the feed or bait.

(b) Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt any game bird or game animal upon, over, around, or near any place where any such feed or bait has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered so as to constitute a lure, attraction, or enticement to such birds or animals. It shall also be unlawful to hunt any game animal or game bird upon, over, around, or near any such place for a period of ten days following the complete removal of all such feed or bait.
Email the DNR, and find out for yourself! Thats what I did. Give me your email address, and I will forward it to ya!::ke: ::ke:
 

PHIL M

Gone But Not Forgotten
#20
Here is the email I recieved from the DNR.


It is illegal to hunt any specie over bait.

Sincerely,

Judy Fuller, Secretary II
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division
Game Management-
2065 U.S. Highway 278 S.E.
Social Circle, GA 30025
770-918-6416
judy_fulle@dnr.state.ga.us

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Name: Phil

Is it illegle to hunt coyotes on bait? I don't see anything about this
in the regs. Thanks
 
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