Coyotes were hungry today

1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior MemberPosts: 1,546 Senior Member
Around 130 today I started calling, starting off with some howling, followed by rabbit and rodent sounds. After about 15 minutes I hear some howling around a half mile away so I howl back and restart the rodent sounds.
Five more minutes pass and I spot two coyotes sneaking along the side of the field about 400 yards. So I quiet down the caller and watch through the scope as they check out the situation. The south wind was worrying me as the more they came up the edge of the bean field the closer to my scent cone they would be. They duck into heavy cover and disappear. BAH! Frustrated I switch to pup distress and crank up the volume.
After a minute this male coyote blasts full speed onto the alfalfa field I’m on and charges the caller ! I thought he was going to carry the thing off with him, I barked and woofed at him but he didn’t stop so I had to throw a Texas brain shot at him at about 100 yards, knocking him over. The fox bang on the call goes off and I reset for the second one. Unfortunately it charges out similar to number one and there no stopping it. I salute three times with the savage 200 in .223 and I can’t say I fluffed a hair on the dang thing. If I do my part the inexpensive rifle will kill coyotes. I needed a back up shooter I guess. 61bca09b06a00b3f9e2e9e410fad27ca.jpg turned out to be a big male , guessing the other was a female.


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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,644 Senior Member
    Hey, don't knock yourself up too bad - ya gots one ubbum!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,631 Senior Member
    Always like to get out ahead of front is moving through...prime time for coyote hunting....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,546 Senior Member
    It’s been single digits almost a week, they were moving.


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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,759 Senior Member
    Nice hunt, h2ft50&^%, hey.
    I have a need for speed
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,194 Senior Member
    Nice hunt and great story!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,546 Senior Member
    Something about apostrophe turn into ‘’’’ weird crap on I phone


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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,759 Senior Member
    :rotflmao:
    I have a need for speed
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,061 Senior Member
    Well done!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,446 Senior Member
    Crazy how sometimes they pop up close moving at full speed and others you seen nothing but a blur of tail'
    That one looks large and much more filled out than the few I have seen down here
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,035 Senior Member
    Nice. Is the Texas Brain Shot the same as the Texas Heart Shot? :jester:

    Good story, too.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,373 Senior Member
    That’s one good warm hat right there!
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,747 Senior Member
    Looks like you had a fine set there, Jeff! Beautiful coat on that one.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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