Best places in CA to hunt yotes

Discussion in 'West' started by Precision_Game_85, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Precision_Game_85

    Precision_Game_85 Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Wondering if anyone knows the best places to hunt coyote in california. I just moved here about a month ago. Thanks!

    Jerry,
     
  2. Ranger Jim

    Ranger Jim Active Member

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    Depending on wether you are in Northern, Central, or Southern California I'm sure. I'm in Northern California and there are plenty of places that a hunter can peruse coyotes. The Mendocino Nat. Forest is a good start, get a map of it online or at an REI store. Theres plenty of them out there so I don't believe there is a better than other spot. Another angle is to make contact with local ranchers in your area, especially sheep ranchers. If you approach them in a mature and respectable way and represent yourself as a responsible hunter a few good doors could open for you. I have done this several times and have had great success. Good luck and if you have any further questions, fire away

    Ranger Jim
     

  3. Precision_Game_85

    Precision_Game_85 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ranger Jim,

    Thanks very much for your help. I live in the berkeley hills out near SF, so I'm in northern california as well. I'll have to go out into the forest and take a look. As I said I'm a bit new to hunting coyote, but always wanted to. I'm from PA originally and pretty much stuck to small game and deer. Anyway, I was also thinking about checking some of the more inland places for them as well such as around say- Antelope Valley WA. Think this is worth checking into as well? Thanks again for your help!

    Jerry,
     
  4. VjjR

    VjjR Well-Known Member

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    I have access to some ranches littered with yotes in the east bay if you have something to trade possibly
     
  5. Precision_Game_85

    Precision_Game_85 Well-Known Member

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    Really? I wasn't aware that people had ranches in the east bay area? Sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean by trade? I'm very new to the area "only a few months."
     
  6. TonyMang89

    TonyMang89 New Member

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    not meaning to thread jack but instead of making a whole new post, I live in so cal and was wondering if anyone on here knew of any places to start out for coyotes
     
  7. Precision_Game_85

    Precision_Game_85 Well-Known Member

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    ehh...it's alright..after all I did say CA not northern california...really you're in better shape than I am though..you have the desert right there....I plan on making some trips south to the desert just to get the change of location...have you hunted up here at all?
     
  8. VjjR

    VjjR Well-Known Member

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    By trade I mean I let you hunt in return for somewhere else to hunt, or optics, or gunsmithing services etc... As far as ranches in the east bay there are there are approximately 230,000 acres of grazed range land in Alameda county alone.