first coyote i called in

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by yamadog, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. yamadog

    yamadog Well-Known Member

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    I finlley called a coyote in after 3 years off hunting them , but missed hit a dead branch about the size of a silver dollar . that i didn't see and was a black coyote to boot
     
  2. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    i have been calling coyotes for 2 years now and i finally had my first double come in mid january. A really really big male, beautiful silver fur followed by a mid sized (guessing female) also very nice pelt. They stopped for a second and all i could see was the top of his head so i waited cause the direction they were moving was right into an open field at about 150 yards max and they only had to go about another 15 yards and i would ahve a clear shot. I let them continue on and they never went into the field and disappeared!
     

  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    what state? what gun?
     
  4. yamadog

    yamadog Well-Known Member

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    pa ,22-250 55 gn v-max
     
  5. tt35

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    Wow, bummer, Yamadog.... But congrats on getting one into range. Wish it would've ended better for you but that experience ought to keep you going for a whiile! I've never called a black phase coyote but we did see one near our home. They aren't near as common out west as they are back east.
     
  6. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Just keep that set up in mind for next winter. They'll probably come back, but my experience has been "forget the rest of this season". Ain't as easy as it looks on TV is it?:D
     
  7. recurry

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    Congratulations! Nothing like bringing that first dog in, especially after a long dry spell. Keep at it - predator hunting can require a lot of patience, and it can get really frustrating if you watch those hunting dvds where guys are in some coyote rich part of the country killing dozens of them.

    Here in WI, they're a trophy animal for a lot of us - you spend a lot of time out in the fields, with nothing coming in, all for that one day when you get a yote racing in to the call.

    Keep it up, and good luck with the next one!
     
  8. yamadog

    yamadog Well-Known Member

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    thats for sure that its not as easy as it looks on tv
     
  9. recurry

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    Sometimes you get lucky though - here's one that literally ran out into the field in front of me, right when I was getting ready to start hunting:

    Surprise Coyote - 230 Yard Lucky Shot...

    The funniest thing about coyote hunting here, is that I've gotten so used to not having animals respond that usually when one does I'm so surprised I don't manage to get a shot off at it!
     
  10. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Getter next time. Hard part is calling them in IMO...

    Dont feel to bad, I called in a pack of 6 on one stand few months ago, they got to within 50-100 yards and every single one of them got away unscathed lol. Funny thing is I was using my .222 rem which shoots .2" groups at 100 yards, but that dont matter to much when your adrenalines going from never having 6 coyotes come in at once. I was by myself, and they came over my shoulder just charging. I didnt wanna move to risk spooking them, couldn't have ended any worse then it did lol.