Originally Posted by dstark
My shortest stand was also pretty embarrassing. Set out on a ranch to take care of a problem coyote that was "real bold and aggressive," according to the landowner (apparently it tore up her favorite poodle). Bold and aggressive was right!
I set up with my brother out in some short sage. Had the FoxPro
out at about 20 yards. Just barely turned it on at low volume and in less than a minute a big male (I think) busted out of the brush not 10 yards in front of me at ramming speed!
I had my scope turned up to full power and didn't get him in it until after my brother whiffed the first shot. I let a couple rounds go after him as he sped away but did not connect. Dang thing wised up and wouldn't come in to calls anymore so I never did get on that dog again.
Moral of this story- keep your scope turned down or a shotgun handy!
I was never a fan of packing a scattergun with my calling rifle, until I had one come in slightly behind me and noticed it too late, he'd have gone home with me if I'd had a shot gun handy. Bought a used 870 at the pawn shop on the way home from that trip.
Keep em coming guys, we should throw in "your biggest F#*k-up" on a coyote stand too. I like knowing I'm not the only dumb-ass out there!