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Went for pigs. Shot a yote.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 24,998 Senior Member
edited October 2019 in Hunting #1
Went after some pigs I got on game camera this week. 



When I got to the field tonight, I could see some pigs by the corn I put out. But, by the time I started walking their way, 4 coyotes came trotting down the fence line and the pigs went through the fence to the neighbors fields. 

Once I got around to the hole in the high fence (Fields are fenced to try and keep animals OUT and away from the crops. Doesn’t work. Pigs root under the fences to get at the crops.) the pigs had moved off into the neighbors property and the yotes were further down the fence. So, I sat down a waited. 

About 9:45, the yotes started coming back my way with the big one in the considerable lead. I let him keep coming with hopes the others would catch up and maybe give me a double. But, at 75 yards, the lead dog pulled up and started looking around. Bird in the hand.......

I sent a 168gr Hornady ELD-Match through his quartering towards on side shoulder and he dropped like a rock.  The others ran to the opposite side of the field and hug around for a bit until they crossed through the fence to the neighbors. 

The pigs kept hanging out in the neighbors field. I counted up to 20 of them. 150-200 yards away. They never came back my way so after a couple hours, I left. ****. 

Guess I need to talk to the neighbor. I know him. Maybe he’ll let me go after pigs if someone else doesn’t already have dibs. 

Anyway, my biggest yote to date and first animal with my new Surefire Suppressor. 





A big stinky male!

This might be a picture of him earlier this week. 



And I might have a picture of him just before I shot him.  I’ll check the camera tomorrow. 

Here is the exit.  Just behind the off shoulder. 



I’ll go back for the pigs Saturday night. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

Replies

  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,119 Senior Member
    That’s a big coyote!!! What do you do with them? Fur any good this time of year?
  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 888 Senior Member
    Yotes need shooting too.  All is good.
    Apparently free thought is punished, and conformity is required, while peckerless cowards run the show.

    ECHO...ECHO....echo...

    Ah......One savors the hypocrisy!

    Karma.........It’s a bitch.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,343 Senior Member
    I've seen big ones here, but I can't tell how much is hair.

    Last night a racoon walked right up to my feet well I was using the facilities. Startled me some.

    Makes me smile, every time I see you grabbed a 308win for routine business. :)
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,344 Senior Member
    Nice coyote...they do certainly have an aroma of their own...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,102 Senior Member
    That blows about the pigs, consolation prize is nice though, need to go be neighborly and see what they say, I can’t imagine anyone wants 20 hogs on one field 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,998 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    That’s a big coyote!!! What do you do with them? Fur any good this time of year?
    I just left him on the fence line. He had a nice coat. Don’t know what I’d have done with it, though. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,998 Senior Member

    Makes me smile, every time I see you grabbed a 308win for routine business. :)
    Does everything I ask it to with little fanfare. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,998 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Nice coyote...they do certainly have an aroma of their own...
    I was attempting to cut his tail off when he “released his bowels”. It was at that moment I realized.......it wasn’t worth it. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,998 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    That blows about the pigs, consolation prize is nice though, need to go be neighborly and see what they say, I can’t imagine anyone wants 20 hogs on one field 
    Yeah. Only issue I’d see would be if someone else already has the hunting rights. 

    But, I’ll try to contact him today. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,420 Senior Member
    Too bad about the piggies. But, nice hustle on the yote 
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,380 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Jayhawker said:
    Nice coyote...they do certainly have an aroma of their own...
    I was attempting to cut his tail off when he “released his bowels”. It was at that moment I realized.......it wasn’t worth it. 
    Okay.....we sort of have something a lot in common.

    BTW, even if you didn't connect with your intended quarry, any hunt that results in a dead coyote is time well spent.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,620 Senior Member
    Good job on the yote.  Didn't someone ever tell you that match bullets, especially A-Max's or ELD-M's can't kill animals ethically?
    Must be photoshop.
    Good luck on the pigs!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,998 Senior Member
    Just checked the camera. Here he is a couple of minutes before I shot him. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,754 Senior Member
    Great shooting! Sorry for the interruptions! 🤣
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,998 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    Great shooting! Sorry for the interruptions! 🤣
    Eh, the pigs never came back anyway. Just taunted me. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,999 Senior Member
    That’s a big dog!  
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Nice audible you called there.  Sweet can you put in that rig, too!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
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