Coyote hunts

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  1. stephen novick

    stephen novick Well-Known Member

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    Coyote hunts will be coming around the corner soon! I’m sure it kinda started with Rifle seasons already rolling. Post some pics. Man there was a time when I was really addicted to the song dogs.
    Missed (5) with calls. It’s tuff animal to shoot.

     

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    I'm ready! Just need a little snow...
     

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    Coyote hunts look like a lot of fun... closest thing we have here is a fox!
    Are they hard to put down with a heavy winter coat?
    Skins worth anything these days (restricting calibre and bullet choice) or just any flat shooting cartridge?
     
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    They are a hearty critter. If you don't hit the vitals they can and will run forever. 'They can run faster on 3 legs than 4!' A rancher once told me. I am a big fan of using the .17 rem for calling, although I have killed them out to 350 yds with mine. I just got my 6 PPC USA repeater, so I'll have to try out different bullets. I have 1500 67.5 gr Malsby benchrest bullets I picked up from an estate, I'm hoping they work and don't blow up the hide, as they can be worth skinning and stretching!
     
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    I've REALLY liked coyote hunting for over four decades now........especially coyote calling.

    I guess it's the one-on-one.....mano-a-mano type thing that drives me.
    Expecting the unexpected.....and STILL be suprised, almost every time.

    A pic from one trip......with an O'Brien 17 Magnum.
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    Our coyotes in the dryer south and southwest of the country aren't as large as those of northern/mountain regions and don't take much "killin". Any .22 centerfire will usually put them right down if the hit is anywhere in the body.

    The vast majority that I've taken have been those that happened along while I was deer hunting, but that is coyote shooting, not coyote hunting. Calling them from concealment is a real sport. January through March is probably the most popular time for it after the game seasons have ended, but it can be done year around.
     
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    If you can howl with a skip at the end. You’ll get them here in the east. Just sit for 45-50 minute. Don’t move. I think it’s harder to get them with a distress call . They’ve heard them all before.
     
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    .17 caliber Boy that’s what I need. I don’t think my Remington 141 pump .22 long is gonna do it.
     
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    Headed to Nevada today for a coyote hunt. Shot several over the years with 17 rem. Usually works well but had a few get up and run off after knocking them down. I decided the 22-250 is about perfect while still being fur friendly
     
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