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New Coyote Hunter needs help !

I have decided to look into preadator hunting. More specifically, coyote hunting, Many farmers within about 50-75 miles of me are having coyote problems. I would like to use my .270 on them but many people say it is too much. Well, I talked to a Gander mountain rep and he said that low power loads like remington's managed recoil usally don't penatrate the hide of a deer and he said it probably won't do that to a coyote's pelt either. The specs for the round is here : http://www.remington.com/comparison.aspx 

Hornady alos makes a low powerd load located here: http://www.hornady.com/store/270-Win-120-gr-SST-CustomLite/ 

I also want to know, what is a good call ? I have been looking at the Fox Pro Wild Fire 2 ( cheapest they got ) and thounght about putting on a decoy for the added realness. It is a Fox Jack decoy. Should I also get a Hand call ? What one do you use ? Are Redfield Revenge optics going to be good ? I have been looking at the 3-9 by 42mm or the 3-9 by 52mm. They have the Accu Ranger which to me would be useful. Link: http://www.redfield.com/redfield-revenge/ 

 

 

Does anybody in the State of Ohio near or in the Franklin County Area know good land other than farmland that is good for coyote hunting ? 

Any other or additional information would be apperciated !

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Real familiar with low power loads, I find it hard to believe they wouldnt penetrate the hide of a deer or coyote. And if they wouldnt why would you use em? If youre not real concerned with saving hides regular 270 loads will be highly effective for coyotes. Only concern would be if your hunting around a lot of houses or people. Id sight some 130's about 1 1/2 high at a hundred which should give you a dead on hold to 250 and hold top of the back at 300.If your calling in em in right mosts shots should be 200 yds or less. Ive killed 6 coyotes this year one at 200 one at 100 one at 80 yds and the rest at 50 yds to 10 yds. Ive also flubbed some shots when they were charging in at ultra close range. So most of your shots are going to be close, hence not doing a 2 to 3 inch high sight in like for deer hunting. With that you'll end up shooting high and missing on coyote sized targets from 100 to 150 yds more often then not.

Regarding calling I like e callers for the fact you can set em up away from you and limit your movement. When a yote comes in they will be focusing on where the sound is coming from and a motion decoy if you have one and not you. I like to get with the wind in my face or a cross wind where I think they will come from in the shadow of a tree or bush something to break up your outline but not in front of you obscuring your vision. I usually start with some kind of interrogation or welcome howl for a minute then a couple minutes of silence then break into a cottontail distress letting it run without breaks. I start this at medium volume unless its real windy and you need more volume to carry the sound. If real calm start at a lower volume. Main thing is sit still as a statue dont let em pick up on your movement. Scan with your eyes back and forth. I use a motion decoy and they usually come charging in and ive had em come in from all directions even practically behind me. Ive called in about 12 this year that ive seen and taken six all of em charging in. Even my long shots were ones that were close and i hit em after they were hauling outta there. 

If you do spot one coming in dont flub it by moving on em to quick. Try to set up on your gun when their in your range you have a good shot and dont move when there looking in your direction if you can help it. Wait till they look another direction. I also carry a shotgun and three of my kills have been with it when they were charging in i didnt move until they were within range as they were coming right at me and didnt know i was there even though i was right in there field of view (being in the shadows not moving makes you literally invisible also the wind was in my favor) i would swing up with the shotgun as soon as they were in kill range. Timing is crucial here.

I have a Foxpro Fx3 about 400 bucks a Primos Turbo Dogg about 150 bucks a Johnny Stewart PC3 about thirty bucks and called in coyotes with all of em. The more expensive ones get you more volume and more sounds to choose from but the Johnny Stewart got me three coyotes in a row on a recent hunt with basic cottontail distress again a thirty dollar call.

Good luck have fun!

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The Johnny Stewart is actually the PT1 not PC3. Its a small e caller with remote and has i believe 5 sounds on it. Its in my truck right now as im heading out tomorrow for a hunt or id check. Taking that and the Turbo Dogg tomorrow as ive been using those lately.

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jrhunter25 wrote:

I would like to use my .270 on them but many people say it is too much. Well, I talked to a Gander mountain rep and he said that low power loads like remington's managed recoil usally don't penatrate the hide of a deer and he said it probably won't do that to a coyote's pelt either.

The 270 will be plenty of gun for coyotes, but 270 and fur freindly wont work, if you want the pelts: You will see that after your first coyote. As for the rep telling you about the managed recoil loads......I think he is blowing a lot of smoke your way. I'm not sure why he would make a statement like that at all

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