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Tried some coyote calling today
I went behind the house a ways and tried about four sets, no takers but cut one set of tracks from early this morning after the snow quit. I don’t know where he ended up. I called the draw the trail dipped into with no takers. Was a pretty morning, 10 degrees with no or little wind. I was going to the house past the steel target so I checked the rifle for being sighted in ,so at least I did shoot once today.
Haven’t been able to get her on Game Cam since I THINK I missed her the day I got that last one.
Pretty country you have there.
Both of us used .223 my partner had an AR15 and shot his about 130 yards and I had my savage bolt action with a 200 yard shot.
They are certainly opportunistic eaters...we had a couple that would come into the garden at night and eat watermelons
My boss was raised in Garden City, KS. A friend of his that still lives there sent him a pic of last Saturday mornings yote hunt. He and his son had NINE lined up for the photo in three hours! Like I said,I don't know much about yote hunting, but this appears some extreme success.
And the darn things were so fluffy and big, at first I wasn't sure if I was looking at coyotes or wolves.
SW Kansas must be a yote hunters dream.
One time they actually went and scoped out my camp well I was tracking them.
Im too fond of silence to attempt calling for very long.
Based on what I've seen, Im not surprised at the tree climbing at all.
What you just described is exactly what I experienced when I saw my first late winter Nevada coyote. Up to the point, I only ever saw the kinda scraggly ones we had in Pennsylvania,and the somewhat fluffier ones we have in Nebraska. That first one I saw in Nevada was so thickly maned that his whole body looked like it was bouncing in disparate stages and he hopped toward a fence on a small parcel of private land. Just incredible how heavy that coat gets when the cold dictates.
On the other hand, KS coyotes get pretty well furred up in the winter..
During the summer months it's not unusual to see "blue" coyotes but I've never seen one that early in the year...