Re: Coyote Quick Count
My buddies come out deer hunting each year during muzzle loader season. Usually, it takes us the whole time they are here to find, shoot, and package their deer before they leave, but 3 years ago we were lucky enough to have gotten done early. We decided to go coyote calling.
We made our first stand of the morning on a small hill overlooking a 2 different wooded areas. I set up to call into the wind, he set up behind facing downwind. I checked with him to see if he was ready, and after the thumbs up I got on my call. After two wails from the mouth call I watch a dog start running at us. Quickly I dropped the call and got on the gun, but I was too slow. I got on the scope when it was within 30 yards, but still running to me. I filled the scope with fur, and pulled the trigger.
I must have grazed the dog on the belly, because it took off over the hill and never slowed down. My partner was looking to the other side as it ran into the second wooded area. I found a couple of drops of blood in the snow, but that was it. Never to be seen again.
Now when I start calling I always make sure I have my poop in a group from the git go!
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