Re: Summer Coyotes?
For some strange reason I've never been enthused about summer yote hunting. Simply habit, I guess. Until two days ago!
Was strolling through the river bottom getting some training time on a couple beginning pack goats.
About 0745 saw a doe streaking through tall grass followed by what I thought was 4 more deer with another bringing up the rear. These folks were flat out haulin' butt. Couldn't figure why that would be going on! These guys were about 300 yds away.
The goats and I started a bit of a stalk to check things out. Made about 100 yds and here they come the other way! Again as flat out as a deer can go. It was an eye opener.
Doe, fawn, fawn, and a yote that was between the doe and fawn in size. Then another yote. A second doe wasn't in the chase but was bouncing along as part of the activity. A second yote was bringing up the rear.
Everything was happening so fast I really can't recall details. The second yote spied me and stopped to take a look. It was hidden a bit. When I moved to get a better look through the binos it headed back the way it came, then stopped for another look. Through the binos what I saw confused me a bit. All I can say it appeared a bit larger and of a different color combination that the usual yotes around here.
All I could do was pop off a couple of shots w/the XD9 and hope to break up the chase.
We'll get serious around here on reducing the yote population and getting a close up look at these guys.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!