Len's Record Setting Super Long Range Coyote Kill

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Len Backus, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I have been having a fantastic trip out here in the West. Three days of elk photography in Rocky Mountain National Park ((see LenBackus.com) followed by a 515 yard antelope buck kill (my XP-100 Handgun built by Kirby) with the Specialty Handgun boys including Ernie Bishop and Steve Hugel (sscoyote).

    But yesterday tops it all. Hunting with Scott Shreve (Sendero_Man), I killed 4 coyotes in eastern Wyoming near Gillette. My first and second kill was actually a double at 191 and 340 yards.

    My 4th and last kill was over the hood of the truck at 231 yards. My only missed opportunity was a screeching tires-gun on the hood of the truck-into the worst sun I have ever shot-401 yard miss.

    But my favorite kill (3rd) was the record setter. After a 20 minute set a coyote came in close to my right, only head and shoulders showing above the grass.

    I whispered- "Scott, do you have the shotgun?", "No", came the reply, "I am going to try to take it left-handed", said I.

    When the coyote looked away, and moving the gun to my left shoulder and sighting through an 8 power scope with my left eye at 10 yards, I bang-flopped him. When we recovered him there was fresh poop on the ground. We think he had just finished taking a dump, his last!

    Scott and his coyote calling partner, Jim, have killed nearly 700 coyotes and this is the closest kill Scott has ever been part of --- thus my record!

    Eat your heart out, goodgrouper! :cool:
     
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  2. gamedog

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    Congrats guy's:D
     

  3. Ernie

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    Len,
    Congrats on the LR yote;)
    How long will it take to beat that record?
     
  4. ss7mm

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    Sounds, and looks, like you're having a pretty good trip and also have some great guys to hunt with.

    10 yards huh???? Done this mean there may now be a new "SRH" site?:rolleyes:

    Since he was evidently preoccupied with his bodily functions, you should have sneaked up at least 1 yard and got into the single digits, but, maybe next time.;)
     
  5. ol mike

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    When we recovered him there was fresh poop on the ground. We think he had just finished taking a dump, his last!
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    No Len you knocked the s#!^ out of him !!

    Nice hunting trip !!Good for you .......Mike
     
  6. Sendero_Man

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    Len,

    It was a blast hunting with you and getting to know you. You're one of the good ones !!! Might have to make it an annual event ! ??

    We had a full and successful day of calling coyotes. It was one to remember....

    I used LR Tweety by Rick Paillet for most of the calling and Lil' Dog howler by Primos.

    http://www.verminatorpredatorcalls.com/

    Here are some pics of Len's double that I had off the video camera... Yes there is proof of all this... LOL

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    Some of the country we called on Sunday.

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    And a picture of Len shooting my new 243 AI rifle at 614 yards busting rocks.

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  7. Ernie

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    Sendero_Man,
    I think Len had more fun with you than he ever expected!
    We need to get together and do some shooting/hunting some time in the future.
     
  8. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    10 yards! Couldn't you shew him out a bit?

    That's a way fancier sign then my boring old paper plates! High class.
     
  9. royinidaho

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    Geeze, you beat BB's snowshoe hare record by 27 yards!!!!

    Sounds like you had a great time.
     
  10. 7mmSendaro

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    The way you had to shoot it doesn't sound like a gimme;). Sounds like a great day.

    Len, your really putting the pressure on me to find time to get up a see Scott next week!:rolleyes:
     
  11. Sendero_Man

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    Len shot the last four coyotes in the Gillette area....

    Sorry Brian, you lost out....








    LOL !!!
     
  12. Sendero_Man

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    Pm's answered on calls used.

    I added info to my first post and a link to the calls used.

    Scott
     
  13. Guy M

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    Len - a buddy of mine is a serious coyote hunter and gets a lot of them that "poop" when shot. He calls it "loafing a 'yote."
     
  14. Sendero_Man

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    gonna have to use that phrase....

    isn't copyrighted or trademarked is it ?? LOL