Had a great day coyote calling with a young man yesterday.

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  1. derbyacresbob

    derbyacresbob Senior Refuge Member

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    Yesterday I took a 17 year old young man coyote calling with me and we had a great day. We hunted from daylight till dark, it was Seth's first coyote calling hunt.

    On the first stand I missed two long shots on coyotes with my 22-250. I was laying prone using a bi-pod. It probable wasn't the rifles fault, but now I need to shoot it at paper again just to make sure. 99% of the time when I lose confidence in my rifle and then shoot it at paper it is hitting right were it is supposed to. LOL

    On the second stand I had Seth laying down about 15 yards from my Foxpro with a shotgun. I was laying down with my rifle about 70 yards above and back behind Seth.

    I started out with "Coyote Pair" sound and got a immediate challenge back from some coyotes about 600 yards away. So I challenged them back with "Male Coyote Challenge 4" sound and then switched to "Pup Distress 3".

    I was watching in the direction the coyote challenges came from and within a minute or less I saw a coyote headed our way. When that coyote got in the sunlight I could see there was two of them and they were running full blast for Seth and my Foxpro.

    These two coyotes covered that last 300 yards in no time at all. Seth sat up to shoot them just about 5 seconds after he first saw them. Seth killed the first one on the first shot and killed the second one on the 3rd shot.
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    I think I was more excited than Seth was because he couldn't see them coming from way out there like I could.

    Seth killed another coyote driving to our next stand with his 223.

    We called for about 5 or 6 hours and didn't call in any coyotes. We had lots of coyotes calling back at us but most of them were 1-1/2 to 3 miles away from us.

    As we were walking in on a stand Seth spotted a coyote and shot it about 100 yards away with his 223. I told him he just ruined that stand. LOL
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    Late in the afternoon we were calling off of a big ridge top with huge canyons on both side. After calling for 8 to 10 minutes I saw a coyote on top of the ridge about 200 yards out.

    It wasn't moving so I switched sounds to "Vole Squeaks" on lower volume. The coyote started heading our way very slowly like a cat.

    This coyote probable stopped 15 times in the next 5 minutes but finally got within about 30 yards of Seth and his shotgun.
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    I wish I would have taken another 2 or 3 pictures of this coyote because I would have got a picture of Seth's shotgun load making impact.
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    Seth ended up killing 5 coyotes yesterday and it was the most fun calling coyotes I have had in a while.
     
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  2. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Elite Refuge Member

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    Awesome day of chasing dogs. Congrats to the young man! Looks like you got him hooked.....:tu
     
  3. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Outstanding!
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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  5. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    That’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. #1WATERFOWLER

    #1WATERFOWLER Senior Refuge Member

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    Very cool! Nice of you to take the time to get youth interested. They are the future!
     
  7. jumiss

    jumiss New Member

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    What a great "first-time hunt" for the young man...and a good one for you as well. Looks like much fun!
     

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