First kill of a coyete that is with my 6.5-06 the fall after I first got it. Was out elk hunting and not seeing anything. A little over 200yds and he took a 140gr Hornady in the chest. Small hole in and small hole out.
I really like the photograph. The colors and setting are very nice.
Nice coyote too.
I agree. Kind of like a Still Life. Or should that be a still no-life.
A little curious on the subject of coyotes. Are they considered vermin over there? I know they're endemic to the Americas. According to much of my reading, they hold a special place in the folklore of many of the Native American tribes as "The Trickster". Do you need a special permit to hunt them?
They look a little like our dingo, just a little more wolf-like. Dingoes have a boxy head and less of the russet colour, almost a sandy beige. The dingo has only been in Australia an estimated 5000 years, supposedly introduced from SE Asia. I believe they are now counted as native to Australia because they have evolved into a new specie in their own right. Sadly, most of Australia's dingoes have polluted blood lines after mixing with wild and domestic dogs around almost all of the country. There are only a few preserves left with pure strains of dingo.
Nice photo Don and it's looks like your 6.5-06 did the job without damaging the pelt.
Dahlo, like CVC said they're considered to be a pest in North America. Our forefathers tried everything they could think of to wipe them off of the face of the planet and even though we poisoned, paid bounties, trapped, shot and many other ways to kill them off, they are here today. They do kill many new baby calves, both cattle and elk and reap havic on the baby fawn crop. I personally try to kill everyone I can, unless I'm Big Game hunting, then I'll hold off as to not spook off my quarry, with the rifle shot. They can be found all over North America and are expanding their range as we speak.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...