Well it is that time of year in Southern New Mexico where it starts getting colder and the coyotes have a harder time finding food. So, they come into the call a little better.
Being VERY adventurous, I hopped onto my ATV and road approximately 300 yards from my house (haha, dont laugh!). I walked about another 100 yards where the rancher drops off his cattle that die. He had dropped off two small heifers about three weeks ago. These had already been eaten but I knew that there had to be a coyote hanging around (mainly because he tormented me and the dogs at night by barking at the dogs). I got to a mesquite tree and started to set up there. I pulled out one leg of my bipod and grimaced as the bipod leg made a loud SNAP as it locked into place. I thought to myself that a coyote's ears could have not possibly missed that sound. I then quietly locked the other leg into place and set my 6.5 Grendel AR on the ground. I then remembered that my cellphone was not silenced! The only problem was that my cellphone was in my jacket pocket that closes with velcro! Not exactly the quietest thing to open! Oh well! SCRREEAATTCCH! as I open the pocket and silence the cellphone. My confidence is a little shot at this point but I get all set up to call anyway. I put the Ruffidawg coaxer in my mouth and start calling for about 20 seconds and then stop. I look at my rifle to make sure that it is in place and ready. It is so I look up and a large male coyote runs out of the brush about 100 yards away from me. I sit up and get the rifle shouldered as the coyote does the OH CRAP! stop and looks straight at me. As I place the dot reticle in his lung area and slowly start to squeeze the trigger, I can almost read his face as it is telling me that he has just really messed up! The bullet strikes him right behind the shoulder and he starts doing that spin move and trying to bite whatever just bit him! He tries to run off and just face plants into the dirt. The 100 grain Ballistic Tip did its job out of my AR. The bullet either blew up or it curved down because as you can see in the pic, the entry wound is right behind his shoulder but there is a big hole in his stomach! No more coyote tormenting me or making the dogs bark at night!
This coyote came in within not even 1 minute of when I stopped calling which goes to show if they are curious or hungry that you can make some noise and they will still come!