Greyhounds were imported to North America in large numbers from Ireland and England in the mid-1800s not to course or race, but to rid midwest farms of a virtual epidemic of jackrabbits that was ruining their farms. As I was out pheasant hunting last week, I saw a group of people huning coyotes with hounds. In Mondayâs New York Times, Juliet Macur reported on an old form of abuse that most people had either never heard of in the first place or had assumed had simply faded away with the march of humanity and modern society: the use of greyhounds to chase and kill coyotes, as a form of sport hunting. In general, I don't think retired racers should be used to hunt. President Theodore Roosevelt did so on this land, about 70 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, in the early 1900s. It remains largely a regional pursuit that is part of the areaâs lore, like the cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail. Hunting coyotes with greyhounds is a technique hunters have been using for generations, and quite successfully actually. 06/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011 One of the greatest challenges we confront at The HSUS is that there are so many forms of animal abuse. In a nutshell, see a yote and unleash the hounds. by Coyoten » Jan 31, 2011. The Oklahoma gentleman interviewed calls them calm and gentle in addition to being efficient killers. been hunting coyotes with greyhounds since 1975. Although coyote hunting is widespread across the country, c oursing, a subset of hunting, is relatively uncommon. Dogs larger than coyotes, such as greyhounds, are generally able to drive them off, and have been known to kill coyotes. Pointed in the direction he had gone. Furthermore, hunters say the governmentâs methods, which includes poisonous gases and aerial sharpshooters, are not more humane. Author: The Humane Society Updated: Mar 2, 2018 Original: Apr 29, 2010. 0 Replies 776 Views He also enjoys hunting. For a thousand cruelties, it seems there are â¦ Accordin g to the AKC, the Greyhound is an ancient breed seen on Egyptian tombs are far back as 2900 B.C. Many hunters usually believe that it is always an ethical practice to hunt down coyotes with dogs. Among the earliest documented Plains hunting expeditions to use gazehounds came in 1854, a decade before Custer arrived on the frontier. Moderator:hyperformance1. Greyhounds are ideal for hunting coyotes as they have the innate hunting instinct to chase and seize fleeing creatures. John Hardzog, a cattle rancher, has 40 greyhounds trained only for the hunt who kill 270 to 350 coyotes a season. Oklahomans Train Greyhounds to Hunt Coyotes: In Oklahoma, the use of greyhounds to catch and kill coyotes goes back several generations. When it comes to hunting, you need a dog that is quick and can run for miles. Share with: Link: Copy link. I was thinking of a Deerhound, or a Wolfhound, or a Lurcher, or maybe a Borzoi, or a Greyhound. Greyhounds Hunting Coyote There was an article in Sunday's New York Times about a "sport" in Oklahoma of using greyhounds to hunt and kill coyotes. Hunting dogs learn to hunt as a juvenile from older, experienced dogs. Greyhounds also were used to hunt down coyotes who were killing livestock. This video shows a few greyhounds chasing down and getting a coyote. She did real good. #1181657 - 01/14/09 10:54 AM Re: Hunting coyotes with greyhounds. buffalo57. A Greyhound does just that. I want a dog that's good at coyote hunting. Q: What would be a good coyote hunting dog? The Greyhound can even do more than that. I'm well aware that ranchers hate coyotes for their predation of livestock. Pelts are sold to a traveling fur buyer. President Theodore Roosevelt did so on this land, about 70 â¦ Post Apr 10, 2013 #1 2013-04-11T01:18. james robison from nw okla . 28. buffalo57. Using Greyhounds for hunting Coyotes. Sir George Gore, of Sligo, Ireland, brought an elaborate entourage, including â14 staghounds and 3 dozen greyhounds,â to what would become eastern Montana (near present-day Miles City). skb2706 Die Hard Member with a vengeance Registered: 10/31/03 Posts: 4884 Loc: Denver, Colorado Glad I hunt on private land where access is limited and truck loads of pseudo Nascar drivers with rifles can't go. Greyhounds are generally known as racing dogs but they can also be used as hunting dogs. While living on a ranch in central South Dakota I routinely saw pickups loaded with greyhounds jostling down ranch trails in hopes of catching a coyote in the open. 9 Replies 1.9K Views ... 3 Year Old Trained Greyhounds for Sale. In 2014, the USDA killed a total of 61,702 coyotes. The method we use is mostly sight hunting. hpd503 15-May-10. The dog must be well trained to come, stay, left, right, ahead, back and stop. We had kicked one out when we had started hunting the grove trees we were sitting in. This is because the experience one can get while hunting with dogs is always great, more than just pursuing your quarry. Coyote hunting with Greyhounds Community. A good friend of mine hunts yotes with Greyhounds. About 15 minutes later here comes the coyote with a big old grey hound in close pursuit. I was wondering if certain lines of dutchies malinois could possibly be used to hunt coyotes, they got speed , some have the size, and there pretty strong, not sure how much staminar they have or holding ability when the prey is actually fighting back 3 posts greyhounds greyhounds . It is legal in OK. JERSEY BOB 15-May-10. Hunting Coyotes with Greyhounds: A Cruel Blood Sport. If they turn it towards one of us, we shoot it.