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First Coyote Called and Killed!

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Unread 01-07-2014, 03:59 PM
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First Coyote Called and Killed!

Set out this winter to learn to call coyotes and finally got-er-did!

Went out yesterday morning to a spot where I'd seen and heard coyotes in my previous attempts but was never able to seal the deal (inexperience I guess). I picked a slightly new spot, facing southwest and set up my position. Mojo Critter decoy (maiden voyage), old Johnny Stewart "mega-phone and tape player" call (yes you may laugh, I do all the time.... but it was free ), and the 20 BR.

As I was setting up before daylight some coyotes started to bark and howl to the west quite a ways away. So after I was settled I focused my calling in that direction. After 20 minutes or so of listening to a choir of "distressed baby cottontails" 2 coyotes were still barking at me from the west but not getting any closer. I turned to the left to check on my Mojo and noticed a shiny spot of fur angling towards me off to the south about 300 yds. ... oh heck yeah... coyote!

As I shifted to get onto him I think he spotted me and realizing that I wasn't a baby cottontail he began to trot away. I ranged him at 325 and still moving. I dialed 350 and waited for him to stop. He did, perfectly broadside, and I let the 55 gr berger fly! I heard a "pop" as he started spinning then trotted away, disappearing in taller brush. I gathered up and went down to where he had been, cut his track and there he was, laying dead 50 yds later! Man was I happy!

The old 55 grainer did a number on him, dunno how he made it the 50 yds but he did. I jerked the shot a little, hitting him back a few ribs from my POA. Elevation was perfect. Pin-hole entrance with a 3-4" exit hole... seriously, dang!

I've put in quite a few hours this winter tryin' to learn and it feels good to have something to show for my labors at last
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    Unread 01-07-2014, 08:24 PM
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    Re: First Coyote Called and Killed!

    Congrats on your first yote and one heck of a shot.
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    Unread 01-07-2014, 08:27 PM
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    Very cool isn't it.
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    Unread 01-08-2014, 07:25 AM
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    Re: First Coyote Called and Killed!

    Way to go! Nice looking coyote and rifle. It sure feels good when it all comes together for the first time.
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    Unread 01-08-2014, 09:22 AM
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    Thanks guys! Yeah I'm sure it made my head swell a little bit
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    Unread 01-08-2014, 03:51 PM
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    Re: First Coyote Called and Killed!

    Nice! 350 yd shot for your first yote is awesome! Haha...wait until one sneaks up on you 20 yards from the caller and running right for your decoy. You will be shooting hoping it doesn't eat your decoy! Every aspect of coyote hunting is a rush.
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    Unread 01-08-2014, 06:23 PM
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    That's awesome, CB11! You'll always remember that stand! And, go ahead and let your head swell, you deserve it. The coyotes will shrink it back down for you soon enough anyway! Congrats!
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