OK Mortage Man you gave me the tip i needed !-Thanks
How's this for an odd wound channel -80yd hit standing at an angle.You can see a small blood spot lower neck/front shoulder area[first photo].
There was a big hollow cavity that i could see down into.>100gr nos. bt
If i had taken my 22-250 i might have got the other coyote the recoil from the 25-06 is just a tad too much when trying get off multiple shots.
This coyote and a mate were jumped up when i was walking my foxpro down to a small rock outcropping.How's that for picking a good calling location ? Little too good but i'll take them anyway i can get them.
The other two i spoke of were trotting up a hill away from a long 40 minute set.
I laid down immediately and barked at them a couple of times they stopped and posed for a second -i knew they were way out there,i held 8ish" over the large ones back and into the wind about the same 8" and let a 100gr nos-bt go.
I heard the whop but not a good whop but he bawled two-three times ran in a big looping circle then disappeared into the brush.
I went to the spot where he stood and there was good blood sign all over the area and ranged back to where i shot from -365yds.I looked for him for about forty-fifty minutes to no avail and walked back down to where the blood sign was.
I caught movement in front of me [50yds] and there was the smaller coyote obviously looking for it's partner.Put crosshair on the shoulder but was a little shaky from all the walking/searching.The bullet went right down the front shoulder and tore the coyotes side open and its rearend wasn't working.It did some spins in the sage for a few seconds laid over then jumped up and ran around the hillside out of sight.There were blood spots six-eight inchs in diameter in the grass and up on the sagebrush but no coyote in sight.I looked for another forty minutes or so and could not believe i couldn't find either coyote.
I marked the area and did sweeps -zig-zags but could not find either one of them.Bummed out but what's a guy to do.
I went to the area to hunt b/c a rancher in a d&s supply house told me the coyotes were eating his livestock for three years now.I usually wait until after labor day but will continue to shoot them due to the high numbers of coyote sign and no other animals to be seen.
The gun is a rem 700 w/a 6.5x20-50 zeiss conquest -100gr nos bt load 54gr imr 4350 win case ,had it since i was 20yrs i'm 47 now.Finally got to hunt w/it the way i dreamed of for many years. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Well thanks again for helping w/the photo uploading.-Mike