Post by Bowhntr6pt on Jan 24, 2013 15:18:22 GMT -8
It's been a week since I shot the last one... figured I'd hit the field today to see if I could get that one that got away.
After about 5 minutes of calling I looked over to my right just in time to catch this one going back into the tall grass... I never saw it come out in the first place and was lucky to see it go back in.
I mixed up the call sounds and about 5 minutes later, I could see the outline of the coyote just inside the grass... she had slipped back up to the edge of the field and was looking HARD my way.
After a few minutes, I figured it was now or never... so I held as steady as I could as I was in a climber with no support. She was about 150 yards out... one shot, one kill. Last weeks near-death experience showed... this dog was being cautious... but NOT cautious enough. And now for the pics...
Good stuff. The only good coyote is a dead one. I take it that you couldn't care less about the hide if you're drilling them with a 6.8 SPC.
First thing I'm gonna do when I get my .264-LBC-AR built is take it out to my neighbor's land and hunt some coyotes. It takes longer to get a hunter safety cert than it does to get non-res carry permits, too late in the season for me to take a hunter safety class (coyote hunting season in IL is 365 days/year though).