Let’s start a coyote thread.

260284

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How do you like that caller?
Beats the Spitfire that I have by a long shot. The variety of sounds, sound quality, and volume are a huge improvement over my FoxPro .

Had two more show at another spot, one came to us in a depression and we didn't see him until he popped up 50 yards to our right. Got on him while he was watching the decoy, but my bolt handle must not have been all the way down. All I heard was a click and he was off. Should have used the AR again.
 
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BullGear

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Had 2 more in the backyard. This time, it was at night time and was no more than 20 yards away from my house. I guess I'm going to have to watch my lab when I let him out at night.01310160a.jpg
 

260284

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Shot this one Saturday after he circled 180⁰ way out around me to get downwind. When he finally got where he felt safe enough to bark at me, I had gotten moved and had my gun on a fence post. Guessed 300 and hit him right behind the front leg. Ended up being 330 yards, 50gr Vmax. Had to drag him over 1/4 mile of muddy wheat field. Weighed 45lbs.IMG_20200201_200801_726.jpg20200201_164623.jpg
 
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Clocked92

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683 yard double across a creek valley. It took 12 miles of driving and a mile walk in to go get them. Dumped the first one sleeping on the side hill. After the shot, another one walked out to see what happened right beside the first so he got it too.

6.5 Creed and 130gr AR Hybrids
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scwhit

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Just acquired two more properties that I can start hunting at, cannot wait to get out next weekend and try them out.
 
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killer-e

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Don’t Forget good coyotes are worth good money people have been averaging over $50 this year And the Western states it’s a lot more than that. Just saying
 
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kswaterfowl

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They are starting to rub, so they won't be worth much here pretty quick. Shot two yesterday, and the guard hairs were broken. Fur buyer wouldn't take them, so they got tossed. I averaged $25 a piece on the carcass for the rest of them.
 
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Desert Raven

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In the Desert
7:54 am, somewhere out in the remote desert of southern AZ, the lone howl of a female coyote pierces the cool morning air. A few minutes later, the silence is broken by a screaming baby jackrabbit in its last moments. Shortly after the cries subside, coyote pups fill the air with their pitiful distress.

Suddenly, through the brush, a lone coyote slips into view, 35 yards away, frantically searching for the whimpering pups. The crosshairs align in the center of the trotting coyote’s neck, a single shot rings out, the 55 grain V-Max finds its perfect placement, and immediately the air is once again silent at 8:01 am.

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Matt_KJ

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Anyone in SoCal? I went out yesterday and got a nice 35lb female at 150yrd....called in 3 but only managed to get the one. Had the second one of the group lined up in my sights and pulled the trigger....nothing.....no bang. Bolt (AR-10) did not close after the first round. New magazine has feed lips that were too tall and stopped the bolt from cycling. Dumped the mag, re cycled the action and by then the number 3 coyote knew something was fucky and was long gone and the number 2 coyote was half way up an over the next mountain, so I wheeled around and tried to get her lined up but my shooting bi pod would not let me depress the gun enough to shoot up at that high angle. By the time I got the bipod out of the way and was hand holding the rifle...#2 coyote was out at 450yrd and I was not confident I could make a humane free hand shot at that distance.

If I had a buddy....could have easily had a double maybe even a triple.

During the walk back to the truck I rubbed the feed lips (polimer p-mag) on a rock to grind them down. The gun cycled perfectly after that!
I live in SoCal - San Clemente area
 

YotaEer

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This may sound like a dumb question as I’m new at this, but have you guys had more look with the wind at your back calling towards cover across a large field/pasture vs wind in your face?

I think the crosswind is ideal, but have had multiple bust me with wind in my face after they circle. Tough to see them coming from behind a lot of the time with all the changing terrain in PA/WV. Any thoughts or advice?
 

kswaterfowl

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This may sound like a dumb question as I’m new at this, but have you guys had more look with the wind at your back calling towards cover across a large field/pasture vs wind in your face?

I think the crosswind is ideal, but have had multiple bust me with wind in my face after they circle. Tough to see them coming from behind a lot of the time with all the changing terrain in PA/WV. Any thoughts or advice?
I prefer to call a crosswind, that way I can always see my downwind side. The only time I call with the wind in my face, is if there is a road or something behind me that they won't cross. If you can't see your downwind side, then there is a good chance you aren't seeing most of the coyotes you are calling in.
 
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YotaEer

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I prefer to call a crosswind, that way I can always see my downwind side. The only time I call with the wind in my face, is if there is a road or something behind me that they won't cross. If you can't see your downwind side, then there is a good chance you aren't seeing most of the coyotes you are calling in.
Seems to be what’s happened in my very limited experience. Thanks for the advice
 

260284

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Was about to give up a few weeks ago, but decided to try a new spot. Got a double, but I hit another that got within 20 yards twice behind the hedgerow I was standing in. Trailed him for 150 yards and lost the blood. 12:30 PM and the only stand I left the shotgun in the truck on.
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kswaterfowl

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Nice work M_R_Woodard! Just proves if you do something different than everyone else late season, you will continue to kill coyotes.
 

ZXGRIFF

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Pretty wild story with this one... So I was deer hunting and had seen this deer every day I’d been out. The last day of Virginia firearms season, enough was enough. The deer was out at 440 yards and I decided to harvest him. The shot from my 260 hit the mark and for whatever reason the coyote ran out of a large wooded area between me and the deer. It was on a dead run straight at me. The best I can figure, the impact of the bullet spooked the coyote. Why else would he run away from the deer and toward me? Anyway, I had to try and time the shot with the up and down movement of the running dog. I broke the shot and it went through his left eye, pushing his right eye out of the socket. He dropped at exactly 200 yards. It was all said and done in about 5-10 seconds.


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260284

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Got a call from a landowner that a neighbor had a calf pulled out of a calving pen and eaten. Checked in with the new landowner and he told me he has been seeing a pair almost daily, even in his yard with his german shepherd. Only had time for one set, but it only took less than 5 minutes for this female to show. Shot her facing me at about 200 yards. Had just sighted in some 65gr Game Kings at 3200 fps. Should have used the 53gr Vmax.

Made a new friend and have several hundred more acres to hunt now.
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Dyholcom

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Couple years old, but thought I’d share. Took a little one hunting, shot his first buck. Coyote was shot a couple minutes later with an encore pro hunter muzzleloader. After cleaning up the deer we threw the antlers in the back with the coyote before running it to a family member to get tanned. Couldn’t resist snapping this picture!
 

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