Abominable Snowmen Spotted In SW Wisconsin

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    What a scary sight!

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    I joined Jim See of Centershot Rifles and Matt Salm for a moonlit coyote hunt this past Saturday night.

    Jim: "Coyote - Stop the truck!" -screeeeeech.

    Len: "Jim, that looks like a border collie to me."

    Jim: "Oh..." :rolleyes:

    The conditions didn't cooperate, though, so the coyotes were safe. It was about zero degrees and the snow was deep with a crust under the surface making an inhospitable terrain for the coyotes.

    Either that or they were scared to death by the Abominable Snowmen! :cool:

    Nonetheless, we had a good time. Matt and Jim are two great guys to spend time with. That is the full moon in the background.
     
  2. zuba

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    Good thing you guys got out, the cold is coming! 4-6" expected tonight. should make for some nice hunting.
     

  3. Broz

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    Dang, is that a full moon in the background? That looks like fun...gun)
     
  4. Coyboy

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    It was my pleasure sharing the hunt with you Len.

    Although we could not find a coyote either stupid, or hungry enough to come to our calls, it was a very good time.

    We hunted some places that Matt had gotten permission for, near his place. Thanks Matt.

    Len, I went to the clinic with a couple sick kids today and after returning home and then heading to the shop, I see somthing comming across the field, two red fox on a mission. They crossed the highway right behind my vehicle..... And I'm POSITIVE these were really red fox...
     
  5. Buffalobob

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    The root word for the derivation of the word "lunatic" is the part that has to do with "luna". It is unclear exactly why the full moon causes grown men to wander around in the night doing peculiar things.

    I guess hunting coyotes is better than turning into a werewolf and terrorizing the local villagers.
     
  6. Len Backus

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    FOX, sure, Jim.....:rolleyes:

    I don't know, that sounds like fun, too.
     
  7. philny1

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    Abominable Snowmen!
    Yea, used to see them all the time here in Dogpatch.
    Mountain lions too !!!
    Then I laid off the booze and they went away.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Eaglet

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    :)

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  9. Coyboy

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    Never seen that one Eaglet, wish Len would have said something.
     
  10. yotefever

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    Jim & Len, I was out when you guys were and we had the same response, no takers. We stayed out until midnight and called it a nite. We started late morning doing some beaver trapping with no luck and did some coyote calling along the way.
    Sure was a nice area about 5 miles from a road or house. My buddy was hired to get rid of the beaver for the lumber co and trouts unlimited.
    We managed to call in our first triple about a half hour before sundown, but we both missed. We couldn't get them to stop or stand still. I did get a bunch of hair but no blood. Guess I should get a barbers license.

    Sure was noisy with the crusty snow and both our snowshoes broke, mine at least have minimal damage. I was just glad no one fell through the ice, sure was weird walking on the ice and hearing the rushing water below the beaver dams when we crossed them.

    We were joined by a new taxidermist from Antigo and her husband, very nice people, for the nite hunt.
     
  11. Joel Russo

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    Must be something in the water up there....:rolleyes:
     
  12. msalm

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    Yes it was a good time. Although the coyotes were hunkered down somewhere, it was a good night none-the-less. For those that don't understand these habits of us nordern folk, our coyotes don't seem to respond as well in the daytime, or at least not 'properly'. I've called them in daylight, but it was always in thicker cover and a 12ga with #4 buck is the proper armament. Called in the night, and they'll run across open fields with fervor trying to get to you. Add a full moon and snow cover and you have a fun night. We'll have to get Len out there again to experience the coyote part of it, but he got a good taste of the moon, cold, and snow on this one!

    Oh, and for the record, that border collie did look like a coyote bounding through the snow, but I wasn't about to get my rifle out....(I was driving:)).
     
  13. Coyboy

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    Mike, have you done any calling in the Kettle this year? Hows that going?
     
  14. yotefever

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    I've been out but most places didn't have any tracks in the snow. But I did find some places that did and will be out Saturday after my jeep gets fixed, should be done tomorrow.
    Sure did like the area last weekend up north of Langlade. It was so quiet there I couldn't believe it.

    Mike