Originally Posted by SBruce
Horse carcasses attract coyotes like nothing I've ever seen.
But, that's not something you're likely to find.
I once thought I'd go to a slaughter house and pickup some buckets of blood. My thoughts were to repetitively soak something like a cow hide in blood and drag it behind my quad or pickup in known coyote locales while it was still dark.
I was then going to set up near the end of the trail and call, then stalk backwards along the trail after doing some calling.......LSS, I never did it. I still wonder if it would work though.
I agree with coyotes coming to a horse carcass, and it no doubt makes good bait. Not legal in some places, and you really want to make sure your not in a Grizzly area, or keep it long range with a good approach especially if your coming in and out in the dark. Or wait until later winter when you're certain they're denned.
However because of the slaughter ban, and high feed prices they can be readily available.
I put one down for a friend last year, between the vet, and the requirement to have a federally regulated hole dug (seriously) due to the chemical they use it was going to be a $500 deal. Lots here just get turned out for somebody else to deal with.
It's also a good read if you can find some of Elmer Keith's stories about the rodeo's that take place trying to get spoiled rotten, back yard diva to die in the most advantageous place.