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Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Catwhacker, Aug 2, 2012.
These were all 24 hour hunts. Good times were had by allgun)
Very well done. I used to partake in our local CCPC competition (Campbell County Predator Callers). Starts after dark on Friday ~2100, first weight in at 1300-1400 Sat & final weigh in @ 1200 Sunday.
Couple years were well over 60 teams (2 ea) in the competition. Dern good money to be had (to the point where it was no longer fun) + calcutta. Winners usually had between 10-20yotes + foxes. Cats don't count. Stay within 100miles of town, Tie breaker bye weight, prizes for largest & smallest dog etc.
Used to be fun
I'm really digging your shooting platform, but DAMN that would be cold come Dec 2nd....
The closest contest we hunt is 140-150 miles from where we live & hunt. We wind up only hunting 18 -19 hours because of driving time. All of the good, competitive hunts have polygraphs that are given to the top few teams. Most hunts have 75-100 teams. We have a big cat contest that payed $12k to win last January, but you have to kill 5 coyotes or 5 grey foxes to be eligible to weigh a cat. I understand what you're saying about it not bein fun, I took a year off from contests because of that...... Btw the chair IS GAWD AWFUL cold if you ride in it while driving, we don't do it much because of rules. Wear enough clothes & it's tolerable parked
We use temp probes on the dogs... & have booted more than one team. When you're looking at 5k per partner, they try all sorts of crap. The Calcutta is where the real big money is, the top runners bring thousands per team.
I like to try one of those chairs out spotlighting, I just might have to throw on together!
It's kinda funny, we see so many different kinds of chairs down here. Everybody likes "theirs" for one reason or another. It's kinda like the great debate on the perfect caliber. This is what has worked for us. We have one man standing, shining the light & calling, one man shooting from the chair, & a guy on the ground with a scattergun. We've only killed one coyote with a shotgun in years of hunting though, we usually kill em way before they're shotgun close
Isn't that the truth! Mine's better! Why? Because it's mine of course
The elevated position has a ton of possibilities, i'm really liking the idea. How are they to move in & out of the bed? or are you lucky enough to have a dedicated hunting rig?
That extra elevation makes TONS of difference. I wouldn't want one any higher than that though. We go through a lot of overheads @ gates/cattleguards. 2 of us have to stand on the back bumper to get through some of em as it is haha. We've hunted deer & hogs out of the chair too.....I use a big tractor with front-end loader bale spikes to load mine. My partner sets his chair on an old horse wash stall @ his house. It's just 2 horizontal pipes about 4-4 1/2 ft above the ground coming off a pipe fence. They're about 30-36" apart & 9 or 10 ft long. He's a lil guy & doesn't have a bit of trouble getting it on or off his truck.
nice job, i like seeing all the cats. i am still waiting to take my first one