Took a friend from outta town out to call some private ranch land I have permission to hunt. He's still looking for Coyote #1.
Made 3 sets,1st 2 nothing. Last 1 of the morning we didn't see anything until I got up to get my caller and decoy after sitting on set for 15 min.
So there I go down the hill to get my stuff and I happen to look down the drainage and there on a point of the knob about 150 yards down stood a Coyote broadside staring at me. I was kinda shocked, But I sat right down and put the cross hairs Right on the shoulder and fired and sent a 223, 55 Gr vmax over to say hi......
She got the BOOM,FLOP treatment.
I had this very thing happen to me about 6 months ago and then again just a couple months ago and both times I had left my rifle on its bi-pod where I sat and missed shot opportunities and you woulda thought I would have learned from the 1st time,But it took 2. So I had packed my rifle with me and I got a shot because of it.
It's been a while ,but I decided I need to take my Savage 223 instead of my Tikka lite in 243.
Savage is a model 12 has a 20 in bull barrel and really likes the 55 gr. vmax loaded to around 3300 fps.
This female was in heat so the breeding cycle has begun here.