NV and thermal kills...

Hootiewho

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The BCO cam records in 1 min sections. This coyote crashed in a ditch about 20 yards after the clip stops. I just didn’t feel like editing in the second clip. I was actually set up on a feeder for hogs and this one and 2 others began howling about 400 yards away. I didn’t have my caller so I gave them my best mouth howl and then mouth squeaked him in from about 200 yards.

 
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ballistic1

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This swamp dog got caught passing through.. winds were 20+
last night.. he was on my crossing wind.. I barked him from his trot
to a stop just before he entered my downwind and deposited another
87 vmax.



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fanninland

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Spotted this one several hundred yards off. As I was maneuvering to get closer & have the wind right he stepped back out of the brush about 20 yds away, which surprised us both.
6.8/90gr gold dots.
 
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softcock

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Rained a load the past 10 days, so it Finally cleared sky's past couple nights and I went out early yesterday morning with no moon and in the high 30's F temp.
I pulled up to a large AG. area ( 100 acres of blueberry rows ) I have neglected for about a year, pulled-in stopped, put on helmet, turned on NOD and hand-Therm. Got out of truck to gear up . A fucking coyote ran right by me about 50 yards off to side of me .
I think WTF.. I am only here 5 minutes and I am already busted .

But then I think ..." what if it is just one of those nights when there is just going to be a lot of Coyote activity" ? ( in Right place at Right time )
I just say fuckit , It real dark and No Moon up . So I don't walk anywhere, and I just take my time and setup the tripod/rifle NV right next to my truck . walk out 20 yards and set the call down on the ground . about half hour goes by and let off a few calls and a Big mail came in off to my R-side and I popped him .
Then I just wait about 20 minutes scanning and then go over and drag him over to the truck . Then I do a few more calls over the next 45 min. to an hour span, then I see a pack of 5 running in threw, and I pick one that looks about the best silhouette/pose for good shot about 150 yard out . Popped a big female and drug her over to the truck .
About 20 minutes latter I see with the Therm. one coyote just sitting watching me in a field from across other side the Hwy. I drove in on, about good 400 yards off to backside left of me, and made few calls but he would not commit to crossing over Hwy. to my side to come-in to investigate call .
packed up and went home .
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DODGER03

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What grain bullet are you shooting?

How has it been holding up for long distance?
I shot a coyote the other night at 350 yds and spun him a couple times and then dropped. If they do run, they dont get far. I feel like them hollow points packs a good punch and they are moa or better out of my ar
 
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jrhtx

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This boar came in about 8:40 Sat night. He hadn't set off the motion detectors yet. I happen to spot him when I went to get a rifle off the front porch and was scanning with thermal when I went out. He taped at 220# and looks to have been cut as a piglet. Had a notched ear and one ear cut smaller than the other. Never saw the cut down ear before.
Walked down to within 45 yards and shot him with a 6.8/120gr SST. 16" ARP I built with a IR Hunter MK3 35 on it. Dropped like a rock.
It wasn't the sounder I was looking for but a dead pig anyway.
 

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vt_tac

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Sep 30, 2018
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Got this female just days after our chicken coop got wiped out... First kill with an IR laser/PVS-14 setup. Steel silhouettes in the Army made the setup seem easy, but i'm learning that small moving animals in tall grass are a whole lot harder. Making me want dedicated thermal or PVS-30 setup.

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diggler1833

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This boar came in about 8:40 Sat night. He hadn't set off the motion detectors yet. I happen to spot him when I went to get a rifle off the front porch and was scanning with thermal when I went out. He taped at 220# and looks to have been cut as a piglet. Had a notched ear and one ear cut smaller than the other. Never saw the cut down ear before.
Walked down to within 45 yards and shot him with a 6.8/120gr SST. 16" ARP I built with a IR Hunter MK3 35 on it. Dropped like a rock.
It wasn't the sounder I was looking for but a dead pig anyway.
I killed one that had no ears at all...crazy. unfortunately I have to deal with a lot of lowlife around here releasing hogs nearby to charge people to hunt 'em. About half of all the decent-size kills on my ranch have hogs with cut ears. Shit-heads. Photo is from the following morning on a 175lb boar.
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jrhtx

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I killed one that had no ears at all...crazy. unfortunately I have to deal with a lot of lowlife around here releasing hogs nearby to charge people to hunt 'em. About half of all the decent-size kills on my ranch have hogs with cut ears. Shit-heads. Photo is from the following morning on a 175lb boar.
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Any idea what the point of cutting the ears off completely? Are the hogs with no ears cut? I have heard they notch the ear to know they have been cut and you can see it in a scope (before thermal). But cut off completely??
 
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diggler1833

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Any idea what the point of cutting the ears off completely? Are the hogs with no ears cut? I have heard they notch the ear to know they have been cut and you can see it in a scope (before thermal). But cut off completely??
I've killed two this year that had both notched/cut ears and were castrated. One was a small boar between 100-125 lbs. The other was the largest boar I've killed or seen in person, measuring 58" around the chest (380 lbs).
 

vt_tac

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Sep 30, 2018
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Dropped this guy at 0430 this AM. After identifying the coyote with my helmet mounted PVS-14, I had enough moonlight to use my NF day scope/illuminated reticle to make the shot at 200 yards. DSC_0027.jpg