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Black Phase Coyote Down

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Unread 02-16-2014, 12:49 AM
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Black Phase Coyote Down

Checking a cattle farm this afternoon when I spotted this black female sunning on the far side of a hollow. She watched me drive along the top of the opposite ridge and she must have figured I was no danger at 350 yards. She even lay there as I stopped to glass the sunny hill. The black hide stuck out pretty good on the brown grass, even at the edge of the woods. I ranged her at 349 yards with the Leica 1600. She was out of range of the Savage BMag 17 WSM I'd just sighted in. Too bad, I haven't gotten to shoot a coyote with it yet. The other gun I had with me was my knock around gun, a Remington 700 SPS in a 243 Win. with the factory Tasco 3-9x40. I had the rifle sighted in at 200 yards with hand loads with Nosler 70 gr. Varmint Ballistic Tip traveling at 3650 fps. I checked my Shooter app on my Droid. It showed a little over 9" of drop, so I decided to try and dial the scope instead of using the Mil Dots. I raised the elevation 2.6 MOA and put a sandbag rest across the hood and steadied in. I checked the wind and held 1 MOA left windage and sent the bullet. I heard the thump and got back on target just in time to see her tail start twirling. When I got to her I couldn't find an entrance hole but the exit wound came out just below the left ear. I may have his hide tanned since they're pretty rare.

How many of you guys have killed black coyotes?
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Unread 02-16-2014, 11:54 AM
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Re: Black Phase Coyote Down

Nice yote and great shooting on the fly. I have one very much colored like that near my farm that I've been after for 3yrs. She's (just guessing a female) a sneak bugger always gets out of Dodge before I can put cross hairs on her. I know I'm going to get my dark yote either tanned or mounted if I ever connect. As for dark phase I know I've only seen 1 while a field.

Gene R.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 07:56 AM
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Re: Black Phase Coyote Down

Good looking coyote and good shooting.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 04:33 PM
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Re: Black Phase Coyote Down

Wow nice work. I had not heard of color phase coyotes let alone ever seen one. That will look great tanned.
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Unread 02-20-2014, 02:33 PM
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Re: Black Phase Coyote Down

My brother has one on a trail can that looks almost identical in Al. In 35 yes of hunting I have never seen one AJ
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Unread 02-20-2014, 02:43 PM
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Re: Black Phase Coyote Down

That is sweet! I am jealous!

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Unread 02-20-2014, 11:07 PM
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Re: Black Phase Coyote Down

Very cool. Sure hope you tan it. I tried looking up how rare "very" was the only answer.

I did bump into a post looking to place one "rescue", had a spot all picked out on the wall, until I saw it was a 5 year old post.
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