Does it count?
Does it count if you disable a coyote and your dogs finish it off, I hope so. Finally had a coyote go through that I seen and could get a shot off at. It was going along a fenceline that runs between two fields in front of the house that I have ranged. The fence is 700 yards at the north end and 645 where it meets the next fence. I set my scope for 660 and headed out the door for my bench on the front porch. By the time I lined up on him he had moved away from the fence so I held 1 min up and fired. Not enough, as I watched him run up the field I could see a front leg flapping. The second shot was a complete guess and miss. Then I got really lucky and he stopped close too my 800 yard gong. Reset my sights and eyeballed how far he was from the gong, just a bit past. Held 1/2 min high and boom. Down and thrashing, then nothing. Whent into the house to put my rifle away and the wife hollerd he's moveing, back out just too watch him go still, again. Waited a couple of minutes before going back in this time. Got every thing put away and went to start the skidoo while the wife got our son ready to go. Grabbed the 22 and rangefinder and we headed out to go drag it out of the field. Got up near it and he tried to run off on 2 legs. Shot him with the 22 and he quit trying to run, by this time the dogs had caught up and headed over to check this out. The coyote was alive anough to snap at the dogs when they started to chew on him so they would let go, circle around then try again. Took them awhile but since this was thier first? With any luck they will get better with practice.
So, since I didn't kill it does it still count. I hope it does since it's my longest shot yet, from where it whent down to the house was 836 yards. My rangefinder won't pickup coyotes past about 350 but it will range the house out to a 1000 no problem.
Too close is knife work, ie barrel thumps em on the head [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]