Volunteering predator (yote) control?

Discussion in 'West' started by Vandy321, May 29, 2019.


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  1. Vandy321

    Vandy321 Well-Known Member

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    Would like to start predator hunting more to hone some shooting skills and do my part to help the deer/elk/waterfowl/etc. Have only ever shot a few coyotes of opportunity during big game season. Living on the front range now, there is some great land within a short drive I could hunt often, even weeknight evenings without having to make an entire day of driving west over an hour to find public land (could go east too, but public land on the prairie is tough to come by, or boxed in by private)

    I'm sure it would help to build a relationship with some landowners, to first demonstrate that one is a responsible, ethical, trustworthy type. Juat not sure where to get started. If I owned a ranch, I wouldnt look to kindly on some stranger just walking up on my porch to ask to hunt my land. Is there anywhere landowners would lost such a want add?

    Has anyone ever had luck volunteering somehow to hunt yotes/shoot prairie dogs on farmers/ranchers land? Figure some would jump at the offer, but no idea how to reach out to folks. I can see that craigslist add being reported in about 5 minutes.

    Any ideas? Dumb idea? Good idea?
     
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  2. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    A lot of ranchers allow traplines for totes and such...some ranches lease their properties for use of vermin shooting...
    Some of those costs for shooting vermin are pretty high..
    Good luck....
     
  3. Vandy321

    Vandy321 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I should have known most everything was a lease nowadays. Not worth the money to me for a few pelts and the meat I wont eat. Public land it is.