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“Mooning” Coyotes on the Nightshift

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Unread 01-04-2017, 04:27 PM
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“Mooning” Coyotes on the Nightshift

My hunting partner, Tom Haas, and I had been waiting all year (as we do every year) for an opportunity to night hunt coyotes by a full moon in the winter. To do so usually requires a cloudless sky and little or no wind and, of course, a full moon or near to it. And for those who do not hunt in the state of North Dakota, the odds of that happening on the same day are slightly worse than winning the Mega millions lottery or taking a selfie with Bigfoot. But to our luck, the stars aligned and it happened the first weekend in December of 2014. Read More...
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    Unread 01-09-2017, 08:37 AM
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    Re: “Mooning” Coyotes on the Nightshift

    I can attest to the fact that Moonlight calling can be productive. Here in Colorado the rules are the same you can use lights at night on private property with special permission. When there's a moonlit night with snow on the ground lights are not needed. My biggest bobcat ever killed was called this way many yrs ago.
    Another part of this article I can attest to is the fact that cold weather can create problems with your rifle. I made a stalk to about 150yds once and could not get my rifle to shoot! 36 below that day. Another time i called in a double and killed the first one but got some snow in the action and had a failure on the second dog broadside @ 200yds. Grrr! Started washing triggers out with acetone and running them dry. Good article!
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    Unread 01-13-2017, 07:40 AM
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    Re: “Mooning” Coyotes on the Nightshift

    Very good article. Where at in nd? The last two nights have been very bright moonlight nights, i shoulda been out there! Maybe tonight, gotta try out the new 17 tactical and 22-243ai!
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    Unread 01-13-2017, 08:42 AM
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    Re: “Mooning” Coyotes on the Nightshift

    Outstanding and way too much fun. Has anyone tried this without the snow? How successful were you? Open or close terrain?
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