Black Phase Coyote Down

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Nimrodmar10, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    Checking a cattle farm this afternoon when I spotted this black female sunning on the far side of a hollow. She watched me drive along the top of the opposite ridge and she must have figured I was no danger at 350 yards. She even lay there as I stopped to glass the sunny hill. The black hide stuck out pretty good on the brown grass, even at the edge of the woods. I ranged her at 349 yards with the Leica 1600. She was out of range of the Savage BMag 17 WSM I'd just sighted in. Too bad, I haven't gotten to shoot a coyote with it yet. The other gun I had with me was my knock around gun, a Remington 700 SPS in a 243 Win. with the factory Tasco 3-9x40. I had the rifle sighted in at 200 yards with hand loads with Nosler 70 gr. Varmint Ballistic Tip traveling at 3650 fps. I checked my Shooter app on my Droid. It showed a little over 9" of drop, so I decided to try and dial the scope instead of using the Mil Dots. I raised the elevation 2.6 MOA and put a sandbag rest across the hood and steadied in. I checked the wind and held 1 MOA left windage and sent the bullet. I heard the thump and got back on target just in time to see her tail start twirling. When I got to her I couldn't find an entrance hole but the exit wound came out just below the left ear. I may have his hide tanned since they're pretty rare.

    How many of you guys have killed black coyotes?

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  2. Gene R.

    Gene R. Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2011
    Nice yote and great shooting on the fly. I have one very much colored like that near my farm that I've been after for 3yrs. She's (just guessing a female) a sneak bugger always gets out of Dodge before I can put cross hairs on her. I know I'm going to get my dark yote either tanned or mounted if I ever connect. As for dark phase I know I've only seen 1 while a field.

    Gene R.

  3. Damol

    Damol Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Good looking coyote and good shooting.
  4. dstark

    dstark Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2012
    Wow nice work. I had not heard of color phase coyotes let alone ever seen one. That will look great tanned.
  5. dogdinger

    dogdinger Writers Guild

    Dec 1, 2007
    My brother has one on a trail can that looks almost identical in Al. In 35 yes of hunting I have never seen one AJ
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    That is sweet! I am jealous!

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Very cool. Sure hope you tan it. I tried looking up how rare "very" was the only answer.

    I did bump into a post looking to place one "rescue", had a spot all picked out on the wall, until I saw it was a 5 year old post.:D
  8. dwtrees

    dwtrees New Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    I would definitely get that one tanned. I saw one around my house and was dumb enough to tell a friend about it. Needless to say he got it before I did. The bad thing was he shot it with his 7mm and the hide wasn't worth the effort to even skin it after that.
  9. Triple BB

    Triple BB Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    I'd take it a step further and get that one mounted. Very cool indeed...
  10. ultratec1

    ultratec1 New Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    Ok guys I know that this is drumming up an old thread but I wanted to tell this story.

    An old friend of mine has a taxidermy shop that was also the local gathering spot after a night of hunting. Many MANY adult beverages were drank during these times, hence why I am telling this story.

    One night while a couple of us were harassing my buddy we saw that he had a pure black coyote mounted in the lying position with its ears perked up and its mouth open. This thing looked like a black German shepherd and we made sure that he knew this. After a couple times of him telling us to shut up we dropped the subject, especially when we heard a truck pull up and my buddy went outside to look at the deer that was about to come into the shop. Well while he was outside another friend saw that there was a dog collar hanging on the side of the bench. Soooo what could we do with that? We put it on the coyote. This made the thing come to life, it looked like a damn dog laying there. Well the guy that was dropping off his deer also brought his wife with him. When they came in the shop the wife immediately saw the mounted "dog" laying there and started to cry. "that is the sweetest thing I have seen, I cant believe someone loved their dog that much that they would have it mounted."

    Now here is 4 inebriated guys standing around trying extremely hard not to bust out laughing. The husband has an embarrassed look on his face and my buddy had to explain that it was a black coyote and that someone must have put the collar on as joke. He walked them out of the shop when they left and waved bye, immediately he turns around and says "you dicks, I didn't know what to tell that poor lady." Sure wish I would have taken a picture of that dog.