Odd occurence..

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunters Forum' started by fkreller, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. fkreller

    fkreller Senior Refuge Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    I have never heard of this before, maybe you folks have an idea what happened. My bro and I were headed up to go elk hunting when we spot Wile E. out in a cut wheat field along with some crows. Some kind of carcass out there they were eating on. Well, we decided that I would get out, walk a ways off the road and sit down and introduce Mr. Coyote to the .270 Winchester Short Magnum with a 130 grain ballistic tip. I guess he was really hungry because he paid no attention to us at all, he was more concerned with keeping the crows off his dinner plate. I level on him and touch it off as he is perfect broadside to me. He drops like a rock and just lays there, with his head up, so I am thinking I shot him in the spine and he is more or less done. I crank another round in to finish him off, and when I go to put the scope on him, he has put the hammer down running full bore. At this point I get a little excited and my aim is not so good and he ends up getting away from me after three more rounds kick up dirt around him. :eek: Walk over to where he was when I first "hit" him, and all I could find were some hairs, which I am not sure were his or from the carcass of what he was eating on. The theory we came up with is that my first shot nicked him in the back, which stunned him, sending him to the dirt, but did not draw blood. (That we could find.) When he took off to get out of Dodge, he did not appear to be injured in the slightest. Maybe I gut shot him? But usually they jump and yip when that happens, which he didn't. Any ideas?
  2. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    IL hillbilly county
    Yep....it called duck and cover.:l

    But I would say you hit him, but not hard enuf to knock him down and out.

    The coyote is tough and it happen all the time.
  3. Captain Finlander

    Captain Finlander Senior Refuge Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    +1 You need more practice:dv

    If you really hit him with a ballistic tip he would not have run off.

    I hit a deer bounding just above the spine with a 150 grain BT and it poked a .277 entry hole on one side with a dime sized wound on the other that had scabbed over before I killed him the following week.

    This sounds like a similar situation.

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