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 first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...