I prospected a few stands yesterday on some ranches I do business with. I carried the shotgun only on the first two stands--a rarity for me but it was tight cover. The second stand had a young coyote come in on a line straight towards me as he went downwind of the caller. Unfortunately, it realized my form was out of place and switched back and forth between looking at me and the caller. I was pinned and waited for him to turn to leave before I could move. The first shot left a tuft of hair but no coyote.
Third stand is a spot I've wanted to call for some time. It was a great set-up along some willows about 150 yards from the sage. I set the Shockwave in the shade of a small willow with the Jack Attack a few feet behind it. Maybe two minutes into the stand this nice female comes in fully committed to Jackrabbit Distress. She stopped to check out the call and Jack Attack decoy then looped towards the downwind before stopping about 30 yards from the caller and 80 yards from me. I love this stuff!
Seven coyotes in seven shots with the new .243AI. She gave me a frontal shot. There was evidence of some splash on this coyote again. Maybe a 50 cent piece sized entry hole. I hope my suppliers get some 75 grain V-maxes in soon. I'm thinking I may step up one bullet weight.
I have a date for another 1000 yard coyote attempt tomorrow.
to everyone from No Off Season!