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Best way to hunt over dead cows

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Unread 03-11-2013, 01:08 PM
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Best way to hunt over dead cows

The land I have access to has 2 dead cows, one that is 5 days old with fresh scat all over it and another one that got a 30-06 to the dome piece yesterday. the terrain is open grazing pastures with rolling hills.

What is the best way to hunt over these cows. I was thinking my 300 win mag at a distance when there is no good fur but for now my .223 and or 22-250. I was also thinking about stalking around back and catching them as they transit to and from the carcass.

Thanks for the help, I need to connect with some coyotes as it may lead to good deer prospects in the fall
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    Unread 03-11-2013, 05:47 PM
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    Re: Best way to hunt over dead cows

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    The land I have access to has 2 dead cows, one that is 5 days old with fresh scat all over it and another one that got a 30-06 to the dome piece yesterday. the terrain is open grazing pastures with rolling hills.

    What is the best way to hunt over these cows. I was thinking my 300 win mag at a distance when there is no good fur but for now my .223 and or 22-250. I was also thinking about stalking around back and catching them as they transit to and from the carcass.

    Thanks for the help, I need to connect with some coyotes as it may lead to good deer prospects in the fall
    wow... you have a great opportunity to do some long range shooting,with your 300 mag. I use 150gr. Sierra Spitzer Boat Tail or Hornady SST 150gr. Nosler brass IMR 4350 73grs. mag. primers .Ref.Hodgdon Powder Company,data.hodgdon.com Them coyotes will not leave untill you shoot them all,I have my scope set at 10X and have got them at 500yds.sleeping in the sun with a full belly,the magpies,crows will only help you with the bait pile,good luck,makes me drool I have shot alot of coyotes over dead livestock.Have Fun,Its better to pass by a poor shot and wait for a good shot.I am not there to scare them.
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    Unread 03-11-2013, 05:55 PM
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    Re: Best way to hunt over dead cows

    While I do like helping the farmer out I dont get to shoot coyotes if I kill them all... so im thinking a good plinking is in order.


    but I like good fur and I also like deer in the fall
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    Re: Best way to hunt over dead cows

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    While I do like helping the farmer out I dont get to shoot coyotes if I kill them all... so im thinking a good plinking is in order.


    but I like good fur and I also like deer in the fall
    Iam a cattle man too and lost 8000.00worht of calfs to coyotes thats why i am hunt them tight now calfing is startig and one is to many.
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    Unread 03-12-2013, 09:17 PM
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    Re: Best way to hunt over dead cows

    My vote is for pass shooting a little way from the cows. From personal experiance you can't shoot too many. We have killed as many as 21 coyotes from ONE section(1 mile square) in a single winter. You can't shoot too many, you just can't do it.
    I don't know how thw pass the word but they do. If you have a great setup, shoot them all. Then go back and shoot some more.
    ENJOY!
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    Unread 03-12-2013, 11:30 PM
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    Re: Best way to hunt over dead cows

    My experience that getting yotes over carcasses has been a bust.

    Hauled many a dead calf to the bushes. Harvested zero yotes. The went super nocturnal.


    Over elk carcasses pass shooting was much better. One boned out elk carcass and one whole ' unclaimed' elk about 100 yards apart resulted in 3 yotes. (No misses)

    BTW The good sized cow was completely gone in 3 days!
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    Unread 03-13-2013, 03:39 AM
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    Re: Best way to hunt over dead cows

    Its impossible to shoot them out. Every one you kill now is one less scooping up fawns when they drop.
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