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The North Carolina Predator Hunters Association

Mission:  To serve our communities and our state by helping farmers, ranchers, and landowners control problem predators, especially non-native, invasive species such as the coyote.

We are an established association that is focused on the predator animals of North Carolina, a group that can help support the growing needs of predator hunters in North Carolina . We are an association of ethical and responsible hunters who are hunting state regulated game animals. Our goal is to have an association for all hunters that have a need or desire to hunt and learn more about the predators we have here in our state, especially coyotes, foxes, bobcats, ground hogs, and feral hogs.

We are building this organization so that we will have a chance to educate the public and other hunters on how these animals are causing problems across our state . We will continue to hold seminars on the “how to’s” of predator hunting along with kid seminars on getting started with predator hunting . We have been talking with other organizations on what we can do to help them with predator problems that they might be having, and have helped ranchers and farmers with their predator problems.

We have registered with the State Agriculture Department so that more land owners and farmers will be able to contact us if they are having issues with these animals. Lastly, we have been making suggestions to the North Carolina Wildlife Commission on some of their regulations, and have successfully changed some of those regulations for the benefit of the public and our fellow predator hunters. We feel there are more regulations that could be changed to better serve the public in hunting these animals.

If you are a landowner with predator problems, please contact us!  We never charge a fee for our services.

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Coyote Tips by Chuck

Some nighttime hunting tips from Chuck

  • If coyotes sense they may be holed up for a while during a storm, they're more likely to be looking for a meal before it hits.
  • Electronic calls are indispensable at night in open landscapes like pastures and crop fields. Set up in a concealed shooting position 100 yards away from the call, and dispatch the predator as it circles the gadget to investigate the sound that brought it in.
  • Food is much harder to come by in winter, and many will come to a call thinking it's an opportunity for some much needed protein. Coyotes need more protein when it's cold to maintain body temperature.
  • In hilly areas a little noise can go a long way. Set the volume realistically low.
  • A spotlight is a necessity; most night hunters use red or green light, however, there is a strong argument being made by some hunters that white light works just as well.
  • Use slow, sweeping, gentle sweeps of the light after a set of calls in the direction the dogs will likely come in from to betray the reflection in their eyes.
  • A broadside shot is your best bet during night hunts. You want to be able to clearly identify the animal and have the largest possible target in low light conditions.