Post by Bowhntr6pt on Jan 16, 2013 17:26:49 GMT -8
Well... this was TOO EASY but I'm wise enough to know this was NOT a normal coyote hunt.
I got up in a pine tree at about 5:00 pm today on the edge of a grassy field. Set my FoxPro about 3 feet off the ground in a small scrub oak that was about 35 yards out to my front. Turned on the baby rabbit distress and watched.
Within 60 seconds, two large hawks came busting in, swooping down on the tree and looking all about. I muted the sound and they eased off. Sound back on, here come the hawks again. Was neat watching them try to figure out where the "baby rabbit" was.
Next thing I see is two coyote coming at a good running pace... not all out running, but about 80% speed. One went straight to the tree as I never has a chance to mute the sound... I had just enough time to mount my rifle.
He actually looked up at the caller and said to hell with this and spun around to leave and that's when I shot him. The other one hauled ass and I got a few shots off at him (or her) but it was about 80 or so yards out and really moving... no dice on the second one.
So far, out of four trips out with the FoxPro, I've got two Bob Cats, two hawks, and two coyote to respond... with only one outting producing nada.
I think these two were just young and stupid.
Here are the pics...
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2013 17:32:56 GMT -8 by Bowhntr6pt
Post by Bowhntr6pt on Jan 16, 2013 19:12:16 GMT -8
Saturday morning I'm headed up state to hunt my buddy's deer lease and then my own property. Neither place has ever been hunted via a caller... so we are in hopes of scoring a yote or two while up there.
The one I shot was young and stupid... there have been several shots fired at these guys on two different occasions in the past month yet those two still came in without any hesitation what so ever...
My buddy and I had a similar situation with multiple dogs running in to call. It was only my second time trying to hunt them, and it was a spur of the moment thing. We had been scouting for a deer hunting spot and saw a lot coyote sign. We set up just about sundown, and dogs came in within 15 minutes. I was busy watching one trot in from several hundred yards away, when my buddy spotted one about 75 yds in front of us. I shot him and my buddy got another to pause by doing the throat clearing hruff thing. I was able to hit him at about 170, and he was dead right there. Next thing you know my buddy is telling me to shoot a third one! Since I couldn't see where he was I handed the rifle over to him to try a long running shot. He's a great shot, but not good enough to hit one running over the hill at about 400 yards.