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Toughest Coyotes?

I love to call coyotes, and have been fortunate enough to harvest my fair share. Over the years I've seen some amazing displays of toughness and determination from coyotes after they take some lead. I'm curious to hear some of the stories from you veteran callers?

This past weekend a buddy and I were calling. Coyote came in from my left, popped out about 10 yards away. I was busted but I swung the gun anyway and missed the shot as he took off. My buddy started howling and the coyote stopped around 200 yards for one last look back. I knocked him off his feet with a 150 grainer from my .308 and he rolled out of sight. We walked over and found the shot had knocked him off the edge of a 30 foot arroyo, blood everywhere, with a trail leading back up the opposite side, which was a vertical clay wall he literally clawed up. Finally found him piled up after another 100 yards, missing his heart/lungs but still trying to run. I've seen some tough coyotes but that one takes the cake!

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Toughest Coyotes?

Back in the late 80's my uncle and I were running his trap line and came across a yote out in a big clearing. We bailed out , my uncle hit him a little back with his 222 and then I hit him with my 22-250 and he still made it another 75 yards. When we got over to him he was missing three of his paws from traps and his bottom jaw (probly blown off by someone else), but still had his toungue. He was following around cattle and licking up fresk cow flops. The toughest dog I have ever come across.

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Toughest Coyotes?
elkkill06 wrote:
Back in the late 80's my uncle and I were running his trap line and came across a yote out in a big clearing. We bailed out , my uncle hit him a little back with his 222 and then I hit him with my 22-250 and he still made it another 75 yards. When we got over to him he was missing three of his paws from traps and his bottom jaw (probly blown off by someone else), but still had his toungue. He was following around cattle and licking up fresk cow flops. The toughest dog I have ever come across.

wow! that sounds pretty brutal! Yes

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