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My first Yote!

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,076 Senior Member
    I wish they looked like that here!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 262 Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Well, two to be exact. I've had plenty of opportunities to take coyotes in my life. Just never wanted one bad enough of had a reason to take them. But, a few days ago, a rancher friend of mine approached me with a problem. Seems his new calves have been turning up with chewed ears and sick from running hot. He said he had a coyote and wild dog problem and asked if I'd take care of it. He didn't want his cattle spooked and wanted it done at night. Well, I was peachy on that task. So, I showed up at the ranch after dark with a friend and we got our gear ready. Walking out behind the barn, we looked over the pastures and were discussing a game plan when a couple yotes began singing on the other side of a stock tank about 200 yards away. We snuck through the corrals and got about 150 yards from the tank. I started squeaking with my mouth like a young rabbit and we gazed off into the night with NVGs. Periodically lighting the area up with IR light. About 5 minutes later, I noticed the yotes sneaking along the tank berm trying to flank our position and get down wind. But, they ran into the corral fence (that was the plan) and had to turn and approach us. At about 50 yards, the lead yout turned broadside. I lit her up with the IR and "Pppppffffttthhhh"............dropped her. My partner said the other one was to the right and a bit back. Swinging in that direction, I located him trotting through the high grass and "Pppppffffftttthh".............dropped him as well. Well, we'd been there about 15 minutes and hadn't even turned a light on. YoteHunt12-7-135-Copy.jpg We tried some calling with an electronic caller in several locations, but the wind was howling and only had one other yote show interest. But, we didn't get him. Anyway, guess I finally had a reason to shoot a yote and got to do it my way. That was fun. I will say, these were some nasty coyotes. Not like you see in the magazines, on TV, or up north. The male was mangy and the female was thin coated. But, I'm glad we helped out the rancher. I used the AR with 64gr Gold Dot and it thumped them. Not explosive like a varmint bullet, but they both hit the dirt at the shot. Good times! (And for some reason I can't get the "enter" button to work on this site and create separate paragraphs. Just ain't working.)


    Good job!! I was sitting in the stand on Thanksgiving day on our lease in Cisco. No deer!!! So I decided to download a varmint call on my Iphone. I started a woodpecker call and just sat the phone on the window of my stand. My stand was on the fence looking at the deer feeder 160 yds away. After letting my iphone do its thing for about 5 minutes I turned around and there sat a nice coyote at 156 yards in the open wheat field just looking at me. Needless to say my 6.5 Creedmoor needed coyote blood on it. So it was done!!! I continued to call with that darn Iphone and called in 3 more yotes at 450 yards. I didnt think the speaker was that loud on an Iphone.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,076 Senior Member
    WORLD T wrote: »
    Good job!! I was sitting in the stand on Thanksgiving day on our lease in Cisco. No deer!!! So I decided to download a varmint call on my Iphone. I started a woodpecker call and just sat the phone on the window of my stand. My stand was on the fence looking at the deer feeder 160 yds away. After letting my iphone do its thing for about 5 minutes I turned around and there sat a nice coyote at 156 yards in the open wheat field just looking at me. Needless to say my 6.5 Creedmoor needed coyote blood on it. So it was done!!! I continued to call with that darn Iphone and called in 3 more yotes at 450 yards. I didnt think the speaker was that loud on an Iphone.
    What app did you download?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Those Weatherby has are beautiful. Nice thick coats.

    Ours are like Zees.. Plum nasty looking. Don't wanna even touch them. I've seen possums with better fur.
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 262 Member
    Zee wrote: »
    What app did you download?

    PREDATOR CALLS PRO... It has a pic of a coyote on the page and it is free.
  • USUFBUSUFB Senior Member Posts: 830 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    I've seen possums with better fur.

    And they taste better too!
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,076 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Thanks! Downloading that now.

    I did too.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 262 Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I did too.

    I tried several calls and the woodpecker seemed to work better than anything else. Good luck and let me know if you get anything using this call on your Iphone.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,291 Senior Member
    You will find that constant use of the same call in the same area over a period of time will be less and less successful...and the first time Brer Coyote comes into your woodpecker call and you miss him, you just educated him that woodpeckers are bad juju...he's unlikely to ever come to that call again. Download a good variety of calls and switch them up often.

    A few years ago, my cousin and I were hunting in the Comanche Grasslands in SE Colorado. We set up in a little draw and started howling...in sort order we had a pair coming in...one from about 400 yards out and the other trying to downwind the call about 150 yards out. The second my cousin switched to a rabbit in distress, the distant coyote swapped ends and headed for the Oklahoma border, the nearer of the two (a young female) lost all caution and came boring right in. The survivor of the encounter had obviously been educated that dying rabbits ain't always dying rabbits.

    Another tool to keep in your pocket is the squeaker out of a dog toy....mouse squeaks are remarkably effective at bringing them in...
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,076 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    ....mouse squeaks are remarkably effective at bringing them in...

    That's how I called these two in. Except I used my mouth to make the squeaking sound. Suckers came right in.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Pensacola, FLPosts: 10,836 Senior Member
    You don't need a 30 round magazine to hunt.........

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  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member KentuckyPosts: 1,707 Senior Member
    Acting like someone shooting a Savage, .270 doesn't he?
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