Good day for coyotes

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by 5spd, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. 5spd

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    Removed 3 off a larger ranch today.
    1st 3 sets were quiet, even though I would have put $$ on at least 1 coyote at each place.
    4th set the mangy female comes trotting into the call & sticks her nose on it then turns around and thwaap, neck shot. That happened so very fast as she popped up perfectly down wind and should of busted me when I saw her at 40 feet passing me like I was a nobody!
    The other 2 are of the same female at a different location.
    Called for 17 min, wrapped it up & bunched my stuff up to stand and a pair just pop over a down wind rise looking right at me....OH Pooo.
    Call is off, remote in pocket and I'm froze as they try to figure me out.
    They turn heads and I sit & get sticks back up, freeze as they see me & turn sideways so I get the rifle in the sticks as they start to come torwards me & drop over the hill crest. I slowly get the remote out and flip the call on a preset sound and the female is 60 yards facing me so I drop her and figure the male is gone. Nope he hears the call and pops up over the crest and I let a round into it, see it run then crash into the ground.
    I collect my goods, drag the female to an open spot and go to get the male.
    WHAT....nothing but a 4' long crash spot on the ground where he went down. "No way" I think. it has to be piled up right here.
    Nope, no where to be found. I track it and find 4 other spots it crashed into the ground on going down a drainage. I spent 45 min tracking to no avail and am bummed.
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  2. jpx2rk

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    Good read as usual. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Barlow

    Barlow Silver $$ Contributor

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    Congrats! Looks like a bad day for some coyotes. I saw one this morning at 400 yards for 2 seconds, and 30 minutes later he barked at me from the brush at about 125 yards. I'll get him next week. Barlow
     
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  4. pacificman

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    Dude ...don't be bummed...you are blessed to nail the ones you got! :p:D Think of it as if the coyote is
    still alive you might see him another day and if he's dead than all the better...:D:D One more dang critter
    that won't be eating all the quail and destroying duck and goose eggs...:D
     
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  5. 5spd

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    Made a quick run today when a local ranch called to say she saw a big coyote trying to get one of her sheep.
    I have removed 8 other coyotes off it since Sept.
    He was big & heavy at 38 lbs, mouth called him in with sheep cries in a drainage.
    Thwaap, down it goes. 6x45, 55g varmageddon at 104 yards.
    Sometimes I forget that mouth calling works wonders. I just took a single reed turkey diaphragm which I use for howling, whines all sorts of sounds, rifle, binos and went for it.
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  6. 6.5creed

    6.5creed Silver $$ Contributor

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    Nice. Saw several coyotes and shot 2 while antelope hunting the last two weekends. Every time I took off on foot I bumped at least 2 in a mile to a mile and a half.
     

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