Coyote instead of turkey.

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I was hunting turkey and using a diaphragm call when this coyote came trotting by at 70 yrds. I rolled him on the run with my third hit from my 243. First shot hit low in the fleshy part of the front leg, second shot through the lungs and the last shot went through the spine and rolled him.
 

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So what sound and decoys were you using when she came in. My brother had this happen to him a couple of weeks ago. They got away. Congrats you nailed yours.
 

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Thanks, I had a single hen decoy and was using foxpro crooked spur diaphragm mouth call with the batwing cut. I was just doing some easy yelps.
 
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Turkeys are on the Coyotes shopping list especially the young ones and it is common to call one in while Turkey hunting. They are opportunistic and will come to many different calls even deer calls. So will bobcats and mountain lions.

One reason I no longer use mouth calls and prefer remote calls is the uninvited guest that sometimes show up and after having several bad experiences.

If he came to your Turkey call, It probably wasn't his first time.

J E CUSTOM
 

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I wouldn't mind using a remote call but for turkeys it's not legal to use an electronic call in VA. I do have an electronic call with a remote that I want to use once I get around to calling coyotes.
 

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I was hunting turkey and using a diaphragm call when this coyote came trotting by at 70 yrds. I rolled him on the run with my third hit from my 243. First shot hit low in the fleshy part of the front leg, second shot through the lungs and the last shot went through the spine and rolled him.
Pretty good hole and a good coyote. what bullet you useing?
 

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Turkeys are on the Coyotes shopping list especially the young ones and it is common to call one in while Turkey hunting. They are opportunistic and will come to many different calls even deer calls. So will bobcats and mountain lions.

One reason I no longer use mouth calls and prefer remote calls is the uninvited guest that sometimes show up and after having several bad experiences.

If he came to your Turkey call, It probably wasn't his first time.

J E CUSTOM
I had a coon sneak up behind me and jump on my shoulder. Scared him as much as it scared me. From then on I took my dog with me, when she died I got a remote caller.
 

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I had a coon sneak up behind me and jump on my shoulder. Scared him as much as it scared me. From then on I took my dog with me, when she died I got a remote caller.

I was Turkey hunting with a friend before I decided to get a remote call, and the cover was not very good so we worked out a plan (I still get the blame for what happened).

We picked a good spot that the turkeys frequented often. The cover was sparse so we decided to split up once the turkeys answered the first time.

The plan was for him to go 50 to 60 yards away from the tom once he answered. This should make him come right by me looking for the hen.

Immediately after he called we got an answer, so he jumped up and went away from the tom and found cover. The plan was working great
and the tom kept getting closer and closer. I was busy watching for the tom and didn't see the bobcat sneaking up on my buddy so I did not warn him. The next thing I know there was quite the comotion.

The bobcat apparently launched himself and landed on top of my friend. For a minute, I couldn't tell who was winning (I think they both wanted to get away from each other pretty bad). fortunately it was cold and we were wearing parkas and the parka took the brunt of the abuse. (I took the rest of it for days).

I would say that I would have loved to see the entire show, But that would be mean.:rolleyes:

J E CUSTOM
 

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Last Sunday we had one come in head on to me. We made eye contact at 30 yards and she (small framed so guessing female) spun and took off...

I spent the bulk of this turkey season calling for my 80 year old dad. We've guided turkey hunts years ago, so he still knows more than I do. But we have not hunted together in quite a few years so I decided to make sure he got one.

Coyote most likely saved this gobblers life. He was hot and headed our way when suddenly he stopped gobbling. 2 minutes later the coyote came from the exact same bunch of brush that divided us. The gobbler was non-stop gobbling so I noticed right away he had stopped....

Nope dad didn't get one, he missed three big gobblers while hunting with me as the caller...one double bearded!

Maybe next year!
 

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I have never heard of this happening to anyone before reading this thread. Sure enough, I was turkey hunting this morning with my daughter and a coyote came running in at 6:30am while i was using my slate call. He came in to about 30 yards. It ran around the decoys, and after a few minutes trotted off. I was totally surprised to see him. I guess it is more common than I thought.
 
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