By Tim Ivey
"IF ANYONE KNOWS THE OWNER'S OF THESE DOGS IN THE PICS ABOVE, FROM THE AREA AROUND LIBERTY CHURCH RD, PLEASE CONTACT THEM AND ASK THEM TO KEEP THEIR DOGS UP. NO FURTHER NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN."
Beginning January 4, 2014. Eastern Wolfers Professional Wildlife Control will be setting Coyote Traps on several properties near Loganville, Walnut Grove and Monroe. Our main job is on a very large cattle farm where, for the 3rd year in a row, we will be setting to protect heifers and newborn calves during the birthing season. "If you allow your dog to roam unrestrained, I strongly encourage you to now abide by the Walton County Animal Control ordinances." The baits and lures I use are very attractive to Canines, Wild and Domestic. The reason I am writing this is because I do not want to catch your Pet. #1. It disrupts the Coyote trapping cycle on my lines. I then have to remove your Pet, remake the trap bed and that costs me time and money. #2. When irresponsible Owners allow their dogs to roam, you are encouraging them to turn Feral and pack up with other loose dogs at night where they will harass or attack Livestock and other animals. "My Pet would never do that!"(Oh Yes They Will! see pics above) They will also mate with other un spayed or un neutered dogs. I am being Pro Active in notifying the community in hopes that most will respect the work that we have to do in managing the coyote population in these areas. I am fully aware, however, that there are some owners that just do not care and "when I catch a dog with or without a collar or tag, I will contact Walton Animal Control and you can pay to bail them out." If a dog is captured in one of my traps and the Coyote pack gets there before I do, you will not ever see that animal again. The pack will tear him to pieces. We will also be Coyote Hunting and calling at night on most of these properties and several others. We do not want to have to worry about calling your Pet up and mistaking it for a Coyote in the dark. While the lights I use will illuminate Predators up to 200 yards in an open pasture, it is still not like hunting them during the daytime. "Your efforts will go a long way toward ensuring mistakes involving Roaming Pets do not happen." All I am asking the Pet Owners to do is to work with us and be Responsible.
President and CEO
Eastern Wolfers Professional Wildlife Control, LLC.