one finally fell.
Ok, some of you might remember that I had been shooting coyotes with 50gr.bt out of a 22-250 and wasn't having much luck. I switched over to a 7mm stw shooting some 162gr. amax. I had better luck but the toughness of a yote just flatly amazes me. I'll give you the story but I didn't get pics, explained in story.
Ok, today I did the normal routine of wake up get ready and start my 45min drive to school. On the way to school I saw three yotes but they were either in places I cant hunt or to far. After school I went to work were I had nothing to do cause of machine problems. Well I decided I would go to the river and see if I can catch a Steel Head. I headed to the river wich is more like a stream. 10-20 yards wide. Well I fished a hole didn't catch anything so I packed up and headed down river. I arrived at another promising hole and turned off the car. While I was sitting there next to the car riggining up my pole it occured to me that a little bush acrost the river was moving. It took me probablly 2minutes before I figured out that the bush was getting blown by an absence of air. I then inspected closer and it finally occured to me that a coyote was in that bush looking for food I asume. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] I reach inside the car and grab the stw. All this time the yote is either clueless I am there or dosen't care. I get into a shooting position on the river bank to make the 30yard shot. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] The coyote eventually decides that I am close enough and steps out and gives me a broadside shot. I wish all coyotes were this dumb. I squeeze the trigger and send an amax across the river. It smacks the yote right behing the shoulder and slams him against the boulder backstop. He jumps up and starts the mad dash to get away. I am just amazed from looking at the once white boulder back stop of the coyote. as he runs away. The boulder is completely bright red and he is running away with what looked to be hide floping in the wind from the bullet tearing it from its carcass. this yote makes it what looked like fifty yards before giving up. Man, If that had been a whitetail it wouldn't have even twitched from the shot. It would have been just bang flop. I didn't feel like swimming the stream/river thing so no pics, sorry. I was just excited that I shot a coyote that went to the ground within eyesight. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"