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Beginner's luck

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Unread 02-06-2009, 10:33 PM
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Beginner's luck

Yep, I got lucky! Thank you to the guys who gave me pointers, I really appreciate your help.

I went out again this evening to a place I tried last week during the day but had no luck. I knew they were around because of the tracks I saw and the fact they got into a dead calf here. I got there about 10-20 minutes before dark and set up about halfway between where I'd hoped they would come out and their lunch room (calving barn). I started calling and continued for two more sessions 25 minutes had passed then they appeared about 70 yards away . I couldn't believe it I felt like I was seeing ghosts! My gun was pointed the right way and near my shoulder. I shot and hit the first of the two. I was so excited when I cycled my bolt (the other was still standing there) that I pulled it back just far enough to eject but not load the next round and I heard "click" and knew right away what I did. Too late then. I called in and shot my first coyote! It was one of the most exciting hunting experiences I've ever had. I could see for hundreds of yards all around me except for right where they showed up.

I did try to weight it with me on the bathroom scale(in the garage don't tell my wife I took it out there),then just me without the coyote and subtracted the difference. It was about 40# and I can't speak to the accuracy of my system either. I have no Idea how big the get around here. It is a male.

I know this is nuthin for some of you guys but I am pumped!!
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    Unread 02-06-2009, 10:37 PM
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    Awesome!! Congrats!! I was just eyeing the moon earlier. I may have to slip out this weekend too.

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    Re: Beginner's luck

    Man that is awesome! Now you are hooked.
    Go get more

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    Congratulations and good for you. It is very addicting.
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    Whoooo Hooooo the fella from Wampum strikes again. Good goin'

    Yur done hooked now!!!!!

    Remember that the only place you couldn't see 100s of yards is right where they were. They'll do that pretty much every time except when yur expecting it.

    Until the excitement wears off, if it ever does, you may want to go with a semi-auto.

    40# is good sized but size doesn't count. Its the number of 'em that does.

    Keep on truckin'. Yewl have a blast.....
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    ol black beauty put a handle on em did she...keep at it.. it only gets better. congrats on the kill.
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    Thank you fellers I'm definatly hooked! Me and my brother in law are going out again tonight.

    Hey Roy I shot this one near your old back yard, West Sunbury.
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