Sooooo, the other day I tried a new area and 15 minutes into the first stand here comes this guy trotting in at my 3:00. On the way in he jumps up a rabbit and starts chasing it. I use the opportunity to swing the rifle on him and then I bark once. In he comes again. I drop him at 135 yards.
I get to the next stand and set up. It looks so good that I forget to rack a round into the AR and just start calling. About 30-seconds into it here comes a dog on a dead run at 50 yards. Then I remember I don't have a round in the chamber. Oops. I try to 'ease' one in (bad idea). The dog hits the brakes, spins, and tears off. I bark, he stops, click!!! In a panic I try to chamber another round, but the first one doesn't fully eject, and I end up with a real nice jam. I get it cleared just as he is hitting mach 2.0 at about 300 yards. I put a couple of shots into the dirt behind him before he drops out of sight. I never have figured out how far to lead a running dog, but it must be quite a ways.
I got back to the truck as it started snowing. Called it a day and got out just ahead of a blizzard. If I could go 2 for 2 (on calling them in) every time, I'd really get hooked on this coyote hunting
stuff. As it is, I'm more like 1 for 15.