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First coyote kills of the new season

Heading out today for my first coyote hunt since last spring. Got a late start and didn't leave till noon and got to my area about 1:00. First stand I let the fox pro blast with some yote pup howls and then broke into rabbit distress. Heard a mad response about right when I switched to the distress and switched into pup distress. Started scanning and finally saw movement about 600 yards out coming off a ridge and moving across the prairie steadily stopping every once in awhile stopping and then moving in. It was almost a repeat of my last coyote from this stand last new years. He dropped down a depression and finally popped up about 200 yards out and stopped staring at the mojo critter I use. I had my 243 on this stand instead of my 22-250 put the cross hairs on his chest and dropped the hammer and he dropped DRT. A nice male but I had neglected to put my camera in my pack so no pic.

Next stand no action but on the third had a young female come from behind and passed me at about five ft ran towards the call and mojo then behind a tree and then back pass me the direction it came I tried a shot with my Mossberg 500 but it was akward as it was on my far right and I was sitting and missed. I got up ran the direction of the yote and caught another shot at her at about forty yards and caught her with a load of #4 buckshot. three more dry stands and headed home to my family and dinner.

I do loves the coyote hunting, hell I love hunting period!

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Nice looking yote.  I don't

Nice looking yote.  I don't hunt them myself, but the guys that do, always make it sound so fun!  Congrats!!

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I don't get out to hunt them

I don't get out to hunt them much, but they are one of my favorite animals to hunt. I like that they are actually hunting you when you call them in.

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Way to get the season

Way to get the season started! I got out once in late September but I have not been able to get out since. I plan on getting out there soon but with waterfowl starting up again it is going to be harder to find to get out and chase prairie pups. I really want to get a dog with a good hide and tan it myself this winter so I guess I am just going to have to make it a priority. Once again, congratulations on putting the smack down on your first pups of the year.

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So you do your own tanning? 

So you do your own tanning?  How hard is it to tan your own coyote hide?  What method do you use?

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"I do loves the coyote

"I do loves the coyote hunting, hell I love hunting period!"

That's a fact. I love hunting period...whatever I'm hunting. It's great to be in the relaxing outdoors.

Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to some more pics. Call and blast a couple more for us to see.

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Thanks fellas

No CVC, I don't tan coyote hides. I pretty much shoot em for the fun of the hunt and maybe it's a rationalization but to help keep predation down on game species. Also, the landowners where I hunt are happy to have em killed and encourage it. Now if they were in danger of being wiped out I wouldn't but their such strong survivors I'm not afraid of that. Hunting them makes me a better biggame hunter and a better shot and keeps the skills sharp a great portion of the year.

Now, if I get a bobcat I'll take it to someone who knows how to properly skin and tan it. I'm afraid to jack it up if I try and skin it.

Ecu, yes we do love hunting, it's the closest you can get to high adrenaline adventure in my opinion and the allure never fades in the least at least for me. The desire is always strong. As I've gotten older I really don't care to be around large groups of people or the things cities have to offer. I'd much rather be with one or two good family or friends and or alone in the hills or mountains doing what I love.

Good hunting to you and I'll post up any more predator success's if'n I get em!

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Hunting a predator has to

Hunting a predator has to improve your hunting skills.  Coyotes are an amazing animal and are definitely in no danger of becoming extinct.  It is quite an interesting study to see how well they have done under adverse conditions.

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Hogs

SoCoKHntr wrote:

No CVC, I don't tan coyote hides. I pretty much shoot em for the fun of the hunt and maybe it's a rationalization but to help keep predation down on game species. Also, the landowners where I hunt are happy to have em killed and encourage it. Now if they were in danger of being wiped out I wouldn't but their such strong survivors I'm not afraid of that. Hunting them makes me a better biggame hunter and a better shot and keeps the skills sharp a great portion of the year.

Now, if I get a bobcat I'll take it to someone who knows how to properly skin and tan it. I'm afraid to jack it up if I try and skin it.

Ecu, yes we do love hunting, it's the closest you can get to high adrenaline adventure in my opinion and the allure never fades in the least at least for me. The desire is always strong. As I've gotten older I really don't care to be around large groups of people or the things cities have to offer. I'd much rather be with one or two good family or friends and or alone in the hills or mountains doing what I love.

Good hunting to you and I'll post up any more predator success's if'n I get em!

Amen, SoCoKhntr. I'm trying to escape the city life as I speak. Maybe when I retire I'll make it out west. For now I'll have to dream about it and live thru this forum and posts from hunters like yourself.

Btw, check out my Hog Central gallery. I'll be posting some more pics today or tomorrow. We don't have that many coyotes but the hog population is expanding. So we'll be shooting them to keep in practice. Good hunting to you. Thumbs up

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Ecu, can you give me a link to your Hog Central Gallery? I'm not sure where to check that out.

Thanks and good hunting my friend!

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SoCoKHntr wrote:

Ecu, can you give me a link to your Hog Central Gallery? I'm not sure where to check that out.

Thanks and good hunting my friend!

This should get you there.

http://www.biggamehunt.net/galleries/ecubackpacker/hog-central

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