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Offline Coyotes-R-Us

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You going to ever shoot?
« on: May 27, 2019, 06:57:47 PM »
Saturday we had a small brake in the nasty wet crap falling from the sky.
Calling for Mostly sun and slight winds.

I called a buddy I occasionally hunt with. made a plan to do some calling. Well I'd do the driving in My truck and use My call and I'd do the calling He did bring his own lunch. He was shooting , or should be shooting , an old 250/3000, no scope???

I was trying the boys 30 soviet , My GD will be using that for deer this year I think. I had the 6 but wanted to use the 7.62 on a coyote or a gopher what ever came first. February is a horrible month to call, March is out standing, April you may as well go fishing, end of may and June can be very good, July and August they turn nocturnal do to heat and September November are taken up with hunting season. Back to the story, sorry.

First set , grass was very when but the roads where good, sun was just coming up. 5 Minutes in My buddy tells me he sees one, I looked over and yup a dog about 30 yards off his right shoulder.

I whispered back he needs to get set and shoot it. As the coyote disappears out of sight he was ready to shoot, dang .

Next set He had a coyote slip in on him and almost lick his boots, no shooting again.

3 set I finally had one show 300 yards almost dead down wind . It scented us and was gone. 5 or 6 more blank sets then on a set I have taken many coyotes at we had 3 starting to come in.

On this set we have LOTS of elevation and great cover.

The coyotes where 2 miles out when the started to charge in. I have no doughty they would have came right up to the call. So NOW he decides he needed to try a 350 yard running shot....

 I didn't say anything, dang.

It was a good day and we called in 6 to bad we did not kill any.

old is the new young

Offline Carolina Coyote

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Re: You going to ever shoot?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 06:37:13 AM »
Did you say use to0 Buddy? cc

Offline Okanagan

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Re: You going to ever shoot?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 07:59:19 AM »
Next time set him up on a rest pointing one direction, tell him not to move and to shoot any coyote that stops in front of his sights.  People on a calling stand with me have turned out top be way more unpredictable than the critters coming to the call! :biggrin:

During my college days I used to slip out of the dorm room in Southern California and bow hunt local rabbits and call coyotes and bobcats in the brush patches, brushy draws and big vacant lots in the edge of town.  One morning before daylight a friend came with me and as it got light I started calling.  I had prepped him, I thought, on what to do if he saw a coyote coming in.  Suddenly he jerked upright as we hunkered behind a bush on a hillside, shot his arm out in a point and yelled, “There's a fox!”  It was a startled coyote about 20 yards to his right front.