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Coyote hunting
« on: November 09, 2008, 08:49:34 PM »
I am really starting to get the itch to shoot some coyotes. Can you guys help me out on where to get started. Like what i need and how to use it. Any help would be greatly appreciated  :hello:.
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 09:37:24 PM »
Either get an electric caller or pick up some mouth calls and get started learning how to make the right sounds with them. Once you have learned to call or got an ecaller go out and make a stand, if you have a ecaller put it between 20-50yd's from you and try not to move at all. If you are mouth calling its a little harder because once you have something coming in its hard to put down the call or pick up the rifle with out being seen.  As for camo get something the brakes up your out line helps a lot, either a blind of ghillie really helps but is not necessary. I have had coyotes with in 20yd's of me with a ghillie on and I was able to move and take a shot without being noticed. A blind I dont think is as good because some dogs are sensitive to new things like blinds. You already have a good cal for shooting them as long as you dont plan on keeping the fur :chuckle:.

So pick which call route you want, then get a hold of one of the guys on here and we can take you out and help you get started.
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 07:10:39 AM »
Thanks DemonTang. Just curious but what caller would you recommend that isn't really expensive? I figred i would just use the .270 cause i don't want the fur :chuckle:
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 07:50:25 AM »
If you dont have a lot of money to spend look at some mouth calls the ecallers are pretty spendy. go look around town and see what you can afford or get a hold of the guy on here that makes them.
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 12:21:18 PM »
There is a inexpensive remote call that has worked well for me, it doesn'thave great range and realy lacks in volume but combined with a mouth call it works pretty good.  It's the Johnny Stewart Attractor.  About $39.00, be sure to get the one with bird and rabit sounds.  Range is about 30 yds.

I carry it when I'm bird hunting, it is small and light weight.  If I find a spot that just begs to be called I hang a feather decoy on a limb and set the attractor beneath it and move back to my stand.  I start the with the attractor on full vollume and about 5 min. blow a long series with the hand call and just finnish out the stand with the attractor running at full volume. 

If you want to spent more money The Primos Powerdog and JS PM-4 are both remote callers with good sound and fair range around $200.00.  Top of the line are callers from  Minaska and Foxpro, $400-$600.   Used callers can be found usually about a third off retail prices. 


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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 06:51:21 PM »
if your gonna use mouth calls I recomend the Randy Anderson calls from primos alot of them come with instuctional cd's listen and practice. I practice on my way to and from work. Also those cheap cass creek calls work fairly well. JB
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 07:11:14 PM »
any call will work.  Some of the best calls are free, I've called in coyotes just by sqeaking my lips.  You can also use a flat blade of grass held between your thumbs as a good reed call!


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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 07:17:24 PM »
you all have fun hunting this winter. feel like i messed up some how.  Rick
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 07:26:17 PM »
Hey Rick, I can vouch for your calls. The two I have of yours that I purchased on PM have put down quite a few coyotes. :chuckle: Plus you always seem to throw in a few extra reeds and bands.Much appreciated.
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 07:29:20 PM »
Great looking calls!  I'll be visiting your web site!

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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2008, 08:25:21 PM »
I'm gonna jump in here as a newbie to 'yote hunting, too.  I want to use milsurp rifles (cause that's what I got ;)  ) but do I have to buy soft point ammo or is FMJ alright?
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2008, 09:16:33 PM »
Sorry Rick I couldn't remember what your user name was, but I did say someone makes call on here. I didnt mean to hurt anyones feelings.

alchemyforge what cal is your rifle, you should buy an bullet that will expand in a light body animal. An fmj will just puch a hole though a yote and you will lose it. I have shot a coyote at 60yd's with an sks shooting soft point bullets and it ran away, so I bought a 22-250 the next day. :P
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 10:14:03 PM »
I've got two of the Finnish Mosins (7.62x54R) that I would use to hunt.  The others are just for show :)... I imagine I would get the same results as your SKS but I don't have the cash to buy a new rifle (and I haven't decided which caliber I want next).
I'll have to track down a good price on some of the Bear soft points.  If I can't find any, though, is it illegal to use FMJ?
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2008, 04:52:12 AM »
I used a 30-06 125 corelok on all the dogs while living in Idaho,all head shots I needed the money for the pelts,I will now use a 22 mag. I like to be real close,I would sit right in the sage bush,Magpies would come in ,soon as the magpie would flare I new what range the dog could see me.My closest shot 6inches off the end of my barrel,average shot was 20 feet.I just love and miss it,here on the wet side they are all close and quick shots

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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2008, 07:08:25 AM »
I've got two of the Finnish Mosins (7.62x54R) that I would use to hunt.  The others are just for show :)... I imagine I would get the same results as your SKS but I don't have the cash to buy a new rifle (and I haven't decided which caliber I want next).
I'll have to track down a good price on some of the Bear soft points.  If I can't find any, though, is it illegal to use FMJ?

Yes, it is illegal to use FMJ bullets for hunting in Washington State. I would try to locate some soft point ammo or pull the bullets from your mil surplus ammo and seat some 30 caliber 125gr soft points for predator hunting. Of course try them for accuracy prior to hunting but they should work well enough. Pulling bullets is easy if you have the correct equipment, just a cheap used reloading press, an RCBS bullet puller with the appropriate collet and any 30 caliber seating die and shell holder will do the job.
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2008, 08:13:18 AM »
I used a 30-06 125 corelok on all the dogs while living in Idaho,all head shots I needed the money for the pelts,I will now use a 22 mag. I like to be real close,I would sit right in the sage bush,Magpies would come in ,soon as the magpie would flare I new what range the dog could see me.My closest shot 6inches off the end of my barrel,average shot was 20 feet.I just love and miss it,here on the wet side they are all close and quick shots
Rasbo, your closest shot was 6" off the barrel? If I read that right I would sure love to hear that story. Getting them in close is realy fun, 6" away would be awsome. come on, tell me the story.
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2008, 12:57:21 PM »
I used a 30-06 125 corelok on all the dogs while living in Idaho,all head shots I needed the money for the pelts,I will now use a 22 mag. I like to be real close,I would sit right in the sage bush,Magpies would come in ,soon as the magpie would flare I new what range the dog could see me.My closest shot 6inches off the end of my barrel,average shot was 20 feet.I just love and miss it,here on the wet side they are all close and quick shots
Rasbo, your closest shot was 6" off the barrel? If I read that right I would sure love to hear that story. Getting them in close is realy fun, 6" away would be awsome. come on, tell me the story.
hey dead dog.I was hunting minidoka county idaho,I got out to some moguls visabilty was 75 to a hundred yrds.I sat down in the middle of the bush and called,I seen a better bush a few yrds away so I moved there.I just made another call and from my right a dog jumped over a bush and landed right at my feet, boom ! not a pretty site.I love being close its a passion,The colder the better they will tear at each other to get to ya,I hunted many miles out the sheep herders said im nuts,thats what I like about me.You gotta go for it dead dog.usally I watch the dog as its comming in,when they realize somethings different,The usually stop for a second then I put one between the eyes,The last bob I got hung up at 30 yrds I shot it it between the eyes,I thought. when I got the kitty.the bullit went in the left eye and put a hole the size of a quarter out the back of the head no pelt damage.As soon as I can walk I would love to come east a drill some dogs,

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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2008, 01:39:30 PM »
I used a 30-06 125 corelok on all the dogs while living in Idaho,all head shots I needed the money for the pelts,I will now use a 22 mag. I like to be real close,I would sit right in the sage bush,Magpies would come in ,soon as the magpie would flare I new what range the dog could see me.My closest shot 6inches off the end of my barrel,average shot was 20 feet.I just love and miss it,here on the wet side they are all close and quick shots
Rasbo, your closest shot was 6" off the barrel? If I read that right I would sure love to hear that story. Getting them in close is realy fun, 6" away would be awsome. come on, tell me the story.
hey dead dog.I was hunting minidoka county idaho,I got out to some moguls visabilty was 75 to a hundred yrds.I sat down in the middle of the bush and called,I seen a better bush a few yrds away so I moved there.I just made another call and from my right a dog jumped over a bush and landed right at my feet, boom ! not a pretty site.I love being close its a passion,The colder the better they will tear at each other to get to ya,I hunted many miles out the sheep herders said im nuts,thats what I like about me.You gotta go for it dead dog.usally I watch the dog as its comming in,when they realize somethings different,The usually stop for a second then I put one between the eyes,The last bob I got hung up at 30 yrds I shot it it between the eyes,I thought. when I got the kitty.the bullit went in the left eye and put a hole the size of a quarter out the back of the head no pelt damage.As soon as I can walk I would love to come east a drill some dogs,
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2008, 02:34:01 PM »
Thanks DemonTang. Just curious but what caller would you recommend that isn't really expensive? I figred i would just use the .270 cause i don't want the fur :chuckle:

i plan on using my 270 for them this winter. just shoot the 100gr remington express rounds out of it at 3300fps. those should work great

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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2008, 03:18:20 PM »
Bankwalker. Those do look like good loads for yotes. But i'm just gonna shoot the accubonds that i have left, because i don't want to mess with sighting in for another load. :dunno:
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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2008, 04:14:51 PM »
I'm gonna jump in here as a newbie to 'yote hunting, too.  I want to use milsurp rifles (cause that's what I got ;)  ) but do I have to buy soft point ammo or is FMJ alright?

just put a 30 round mag in your gat and unload...that's what i would do anyway ;)

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Re: Coyote hunting
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2008, 04:42:41 PM »
Yummy... not an option with the Mosin family- but maybe when I get an SKS I'll try that :)

FAL- Thanks for clarifying that even 'yote control is "hunting."  I ordered a Lee press, dies, a Forster collet-style bullet puller and some150gr Sierra .311 spitzer points... I'll just remove the bullets from my 182gr Bulgarian surplus and the ballistics should be the same as the 147gr Bulgarian that I've been using.  (The 147gr has 2gr more powder than the 182 gr cartridges, so I'm assuming the ballistics should be pretty close with the new bullets).  Thanks again.
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