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What ODRN Says about Coyotes

Huckleberry Finn

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I caught this gem today and it just made me laugh...


http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com...-prey-pets?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage


Richland County Wildlife Officer Greg Wasilewski said his office receives a lot of coyote-related calls.

"I think the reason we get more calls now is because people are recognizing them more, whereas 15 years ago they may have thought one was just a scruffy dog," Wasilewski said. "People have a greater interest in them now it seems. They'll see one, go home, Google it and find out what it was."

How is that for an intelligent quote? There's not more coyotes...people just can google them and identify them better. What a freakin idiot.

Let's change the words around...letme guess...there are the same amount of deer, it's just that people don't see them anymore.....

:smiley_confused_vra
 

swantucky

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When I first starting seeing them people thought I was nuts. Maybe one or two a year, now I see them weekly. Yep I just know what they look like better now.
 

bowhunter1023

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My uncle killed one of the first coyotes in this area in the late 80's coming in from a deer drive. At the time, no one had ever seen or heard one. He actually received written death threats following the article they wrote about his kill in the local newspaper. None of the taxidermists around here were capable of mounting one at the time and he had to take it to Columbus to be mounted. At best, it was a 25 pound dog and it was a 2-3 year old male according to the taxidermist.

Now, everyone sees and hears yotes. I get dozens of pictures a year and the past decade of bowhunting has taught me a good bit about coyotes. This dipshit is full of just that. Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining...
 

RedCloud

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I have heard some pretty lame comments come out of the ODNR office but I think this one has to be the best one right after the squirrel death rise vs. acorn crop = less deer comment last year lmao.
 

Gern186

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It's a lame excuse, but at the same time the yote population has been increasing over the last 15-20 years also.....

The first one that was killed around my place was in 1986. It seemed we might only get a couple per year up until the early 90's, then we started killing about 10 per year, that was until around 2000, when we started killing 20 or more......2 years ago we got 44 and last year 26.
 

Huckleberry Finn

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You guys are idiots! It's because of GOOGLE!

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Or we could just say 'Yea, we've got more coyotes than ever before and if we weren't dumbasses, we'd be considering a bounty"
 

hickslawns

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I won't hold my breath on a bounty Huck. As long as the deer population is reduced by them we will have no bounty. Then when they are out of control the will introduce (more) wolves to keep the yotes in check. When the wolves take over, maybe some bears, mountain lions or alligators? LoL
 

tuffshot

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I found some of the comments to be just as stupid.
Blaming the rise in yote number on free roaming pets is about as dumb as the DNR plays them to be.

The DNR said there are no bears in Ohio for years TOO.
But trail cams have been making liers out them in most recent years.
 
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jagermeister

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Ok, I'll be the idiot to defend this poor bastard.... LOL.

Yes, the comment makes this guy sound like a total dumbass... I agree. But reporters have a tendency to take shit out of context, or write quotes in a way that you didn't actually intend them to be portrayed. It's possible that his sentence right before that one talked about the population increasing over the last couple decades, but they just decided to leave that part out. Example: "...population increasing... yada yada yada... So people know coyotes are around (hence, recognize them more)... yada yada yada." Whereas if coyotes were less populated, not many people would suspect them to be around, therefore assume it's just a "scruffy dog."

Ok... fire away. lmao
 

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Ok, I'll be the idiot to defend this poor bastard.... LOL.

Yes, the comment makes this guy sound like a total dumbass... I agree. But reporters have a tendency to take shit out of context, or write quotes in a way that you didn't actually intend them to be portrayed. It's possible that his sentence right before that one talked about the population increasing over the last couple decades, but they just decided to leave that part out. Example: "...population increasing... yada yada yada... So people know coyotes are around (hence, recognize them more)... yada yada yada." Whereas if coyotes were less populated, not many people would suspect them to be around, therefore assume it's just a "scruffy dog."

Ok... fire away. lmao

There is an easy way to fix such a misunderstanding... Stick to being a wildlife biologist, not pretending to be a google trend specialist.

A simple "They're breeding out of control" would have sufficed, and been well within his qualifications on such a hypotheses.
 

tuffshot

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Ok, I'll be the idiot to defend this poor bastard.... LOL.

Yes, the comment makes this guy sound like a total dumbass... I agree. But reporters have a tendency to take shit out of context, or write quotes in a way that you didn't actually intend them to be portrayed. It's possible that his sentence right before that one talked about the population increasing over the last couple decades, but they just decided to leave that part out. Example: "...population increasing... yada yada yada... So people know coyotes are around (hence, recognize them more)... yada yada yada." Whereas if coyotes were less populated, not many people would suspect them to be around, therefore assume it's just a "scruffy dog."

Ok... fire away. lmao

Yep that about how all branches of goverment works.
Until the people see it they won't believe it, by then it's too late.
"scruffy dogs" recognition and all.
 

Huckleberry Finn

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But reporters have a tendency to take shit out of context, or write quotes in a way that you didn't actually intend them to be portrayed. It's possible that his sentence right before that one talked about the population increasing over the last couple decades, but they just decided to leave that part out. Example: "...population increasing... yada yada yada... So people know coyotes are around (hence, recognize them more)... yada yada yada." Whereas if coyotes were less populated, not many people would suspect them to be around, therefore assume it's just a "scruffy dog."

I tweeted the girl (I'm connected to her) and said that I couldn't believe she quoted an idiot...she said right back "I'm not sure why he wasn't straightforward with the facts either"
 

jagermeister

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Lol... that didn't take long. Easy boys, just trying to throw another perspective out there. I've met Mr. Wasilewski once and he seemed like a good dude.... He didn't really seem like an idiot. But I guess things aren't always as they seem, are they?
 

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Lol... that didn't take long. Easy boys, just trying to throw another perspective out there. I've met Mr. Wasilewski once and he seemed like a good dude.... He didn't really seem like an idiot. But I guess things aren't always as they seem, are they?

Oh I wasn't bashing on you or him... It just seems the information coming out of the DNR these days is what would be expected from a mushroom farm. "Keep them in the dark and feed them bullshit"
 

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You guys are idiots! It's because of GOOGLE!"

Coyotes can Google? :smiley_chinrub: :smiley_crocodile:

Ok, I'll be the idiot to defend this poor bastard.... LOL.

Yes, the comment makes this guy sound like a total dumbass... I agree. But reporters have a tendency to take shit out of context, or write quotes in a way that you didn't actually intend them to be portrayed. It's possible that his sentence right before that one talked about the population increasing over the last couple decades, but they just decided to leave that part out. Example: "...population increasing... yada yada yada... So people know coyotes are around (hence, recognize them more)... yada yada yada." Whereas if coyotes were less populated, not many people would suspect them to be around, therefore assume it's just a "scruffy dog."

Ok... fire away. lmao

Yeah...I'll be the idiot to defend the idiot defending the idiot.....hi JB....that context comment was the first thing I thought as well.....I don't trust the media one little bit....they'll pluck comments out of context and twist and turn 'em and sensationalize stuff to serve their own ends or views.

That being said, some plain talk from anybody in a big corporation or govt agency on any subject would be a welcome change. But everybody guards what they say to the media.

I think I just did a media rant.....

Fuggin sound-byte society.
 
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jagermeister

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Ha! I've met him once and he was a huge doucher!

lmao

Oh I wasn't bashing on you or him... It just seems the information coming out of the DNR these days is what would be expected from a mushroom farm. "Keep them in the dark and feed them bullshit"

I know, dude.... I agree with you to a certain extent. I really think this guy was trying to answer questions he shouldn't have. He's a wildlife officer for christ sakes... not a biologist.... and certainly not a Google analyst. lol He was probably nervous, too. I know people have a tendency to say some really dumb shit when they're put on the spot.
 

Huckleberry Finn

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Sorry, what'd you say bud?

I was looking out my window while I was reading your response, saw something I didn't recognize, and did a quick google search.

dodo bird.jpg

I guess the ole Dodo bird isn't extinct, just we didn't have fuggin Google to check with us all the time.


(Note: not making fun of you Jim, I agree totally, just still ranting!)
 

Gern186

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If you read news from AOL, you will quickly see what Jim is talking about as far as taking things out of context.....they do it all the time.