We're in the same boat Stoltzy.
I've been running this forum and website for years but have made it openly clear that I am not a coyote hunter. Nor a Wisconsin resident. This year I plan to start chasing dogs on my own property rather than complain that I have too many of them.
As of two weeks ago I had a chance encounter with a neighbor whom I didn't even recognize, we pretty much keep to ourselves out here, and we spoke of teaming up this year to try and eliminate a few dogs. He owns property adjacent to mine and is also fed up with the high coyote numbers and low deer population around here. A mutual friend and neighbor who also owns connected property says he might want to get in on the hunting as well. Neither of this trio has ever hunted coyotes so it should be a good learning experience. The 3 Stooges go yote hunting.
I've had a handful of hand-calls for years and plan to put them to work along with all the great info this board has provided. I'm not anticipating a lot of success but I can absolutely say we have the coyotes to hunt.
Right or wrong, the neighbors and I all say the same thing. It sounds like we have 3 huge packs of dogs around here and our properties are bordering territorial boundaries. At times we hear the 3 different packs howling from a distance and when they get closer to one another it truly sounds like an all-out brawl. Vicious but kinda cool.
We also have a lot of bobcats around here so that might be a bonus.
Here's a link to one sneaking around my backyard viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2225
Picture quality sucks because the photos were taken through my dirty storm windows in late February.
What you do in the dark will someday come to light.