Best Coyote Pack?

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by hynes57, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. hynes57

    hynes57 Active Member

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    Anyone else out there using the Eberlestock Mini Me for coyotes?

    I bought this pack for other purposes but it has quickly proven to be one of the best purchases I've made for coyote hunting.

    The pack is perfectly sized to carry my Foxpro Fury along with my Mojo Critter. My shooting sticks tuck nicely into the side of the pack (not meant for this but they fit nicely). I load up the smaller pockets with skinning supplies (knife, para-cord, gloves, small garbage bag), head lamp, and hand calls.

    I added the scabbard so that I can easily pack my rifle long distances or more often than not I can carry my shotgun with me since I usually go out by myself and don't have the benefit of a partner hauling gear.

    It's got an expandable game pack that will easily hold a skinned hide if you're far enough from the truck that it's easier to skin in the field than drag back to the truck.

    This is a great pack if you're in the market. H1 Mini-Me Hydration Hunting Pack
     

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  2. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    Good tip, hynes. I've always used slings to carry all my stuff on me but I'm starting to look like a mule going to my stands. I have a couple of Eberlestock packs I bought for Team No Off Season to use for the Vortex Extreme Challenge. I might try one of them for calling this winter. lightbulb
     

  3. predhunter

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    I prefer to stay light & minimalistic. I can stay out all day on the prairie with just a waist pack. This holds a meal, water, extra rounds & an energy bar. Calls go in a pocket my range finder is around my neck & my gun is my hand. I will use the pack for a shooting rest & I also hang a set of shooting sticks off the side. Have used this set up for many years.
     
  4. muledhunter

    muledhunter New Member

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    I'm using the fox pro vest.. I like having a seat.. and it carries fox pro,mojocritter, knives, hand calls, video camera and all the other crap I take lol I take way to much stuff in the woods...
     
  5. 257WTBY

    257WTBY Well-Known Member

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    Ur not kidding there I take way to much crap too. I take my calls extra ammo knife flashlight shooting sticks decoy. Here is the part that kills me in my pack I take my 13 yr old daughter and she needs to take everything but the kitchen sink or her mother thinks she does. I end up carrying enough food for three days her extra ammo her shooting sticks her extra gloves extra insulated shirt mittens for her. I cant really complain tho I love her going and she is really getting into it. She has all but taken over my RRA predator rifle and my compact leupold bino's but I honestly would carry more for her anytime but its about time she gets a pack (remember to get her one the next time I am at the sporting goods store). We will see how much extra she packs when she is carrying it :)
     
  6. tennecedar

    tennecedar New Member

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    I like the Kifaru E&E pack. Holds a Turbo Dogg caller, spare batteries, ammo, flashlight, range finder, small binos and more.

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  7. calib

    calib Well-Known Member

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    thinking the same thing, my dragonfly is too big
     
  8. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    James of O'Neill Ops runs his G4 Operator pack because he carries the most gear (camera equipment and e-caller alone take a lot of space) but the rest of the team carries either the G2 which is big enough for me to carry ANYTHING I need when calling solo, but when we take the field as a team...the rest of us usually carry the X3 LoDrag.

    Simply using it as a rifle scabbard is reason enough, but packing some extra camo, a ghillie, ammo, water, bipod, etc etc etc....the X3 is my personal favorite.

    Do yourself a favor and don't believe that just because you've been doing it one way forever, that it's the best way. Test test test, cause I can guarantee...there are always ways to make what you're doing easier.
     
  9. calling4life

    calling4life Well-Known Member

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    I run the lo drag myself. Calls, ammo, knife, cord, bino's, finder, and of course the tank of a rifle I use.
     
  10. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    The primary reason for doing slings is to cut down on the noise and time to deploy my gear. When it is put on in the correct order, I just start putting my stuff out one thing at a time with no zippers or Velcro noise. The downside is keeping my gear from knocking into each other. It takes some attention to make sure everything stays in place. I agree with c_bass though...a guy needs to experiment and test new ways of doing things. lightbulb
     
  11. hynes57

    hynes57 Active Member

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    My rifle slides quietly out of the scabbard of my pack. No Velcro or zippers. Pretty sure I could deploy it from my back as quickly as I could with a sling. Much more comfortable walking around though. With slings I always feel like the rifle is t really secure without my hand in the sling. I'm always adjusting it from one shoulder to the other and constantly push the butt of the guy behind me as its more comfortable there than riding on my side. I never really feel like my hands are truely free cause i'm always adjusting. With my pack the rifle is square in the middle of my back and. I never have to mess with it.

    To each his own though.
     
  12. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    I know getting the rifle out is quiet. I was referring to getting the caller and the rest of your gear out. Or, do you carry just your extras in the pack? I use a Timber Butte Outlaw sling for my rifle. The pack-style double sling takes care of the slipping off the shoulder problem. The sling for the shottie can still be an issue though. I generally use a Claw sling on it. I'm with you--I hate having a gun slipping off my shoulder. I'm looking forward to trying out the Eberlestock this fall.
     
  13. alf

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    I bought the X-1-E for my coyote pack of choice...I love it.

    I learned right away to just carry the Foxpro in hand to the stand, with the remote in my pants cargo pocket. Makes setting up faster, with less movement and noise. I will put the caller in the pack if I'm heading straight back to the truck. I love being hands free except with a staff or ski poles.
     
  14. farmer103

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    Just received my eberlstock h2 gunrunner in the mail yesterday. Iv been using the j107m but it is a bit on the large side for coyote hunting. The main reason Im using these packs is for the gun scabbard and there durability. In the winter I snowshoe and its nice having both hands free and i can also strap the shoes to the pack with not in use. My first impressions on the H2 gunrunner is that the gun scabbard is slightly smaller and is a tight fit for my Snowy mountain 260 rem with 5-22 nightforce and thunderbeast 30p1. My barrel is 20" long plus the suppressor and when in the scabbard the scope turrets are above the top of the scabbard. I believe a 26" barrel overall length would be about max length for this set up. There is plenty of room in the pack for calls, ect. One thing i would like is a side access zipper to make getting a e caller easier to get in and out of the pack. I will probably end up just using a carabiner to hook my foxpro to the outside of the pack for easy access. Overall I think this pack will be great for yote hunting and I will be sure to post here after a couple weekends of use with it.