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Offline wolftrapper

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Now that is a coyote trail!
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:35:51 PM »
Well boys, I think I found the mother lode!  This trail showed no evidence of anything other than coyote tracks.



I was setting up when I saw a coyote running off of the ridge, around 400 yards away, and above me.  It was sort of coming my way, so I just watched.  A minute of so later, another coyote popped out on the ridge, then yet another.  They messed around there for a minute or two, then the two went back the way they had come.

I just sat and watched for several minutes without seeing anything more, so I decided to try calling.  Tried a few different calls over the next twenty minutes....still nothing.  I went silent for about ten more minutes, just watching, and saw more of nothing.

I decided to hike up that way, and peek over that ridge, so I set my rifle over the fence that I had to cross, and crawled through the strands of barbed wire.

About the time I reached for the rifle, a coyote trots out at about 150 yards, heading left to right.  Like he was just on his way somewhere, not like he was looking for the sound.  I had the bi pod extended, but was unable to get on the coyote easily, because of the down-slope the bi pod was on. Just real awkward.  Well, he spotted me, and put it in gear.  I followed him for about a hundred yard run, but he wouldn't stop.

Since I hadn't fired, I figured he wasn't real sure what he saw, and he might stop just over the hill, so I started after him.  I went about forty yards or so, and thought "hey, there should be two".  I stopped, sat down, and got lined up on where the coyote had appeared.  About thirty seconds later, here comes number two!  I yipped, she stopped, and she was done.  Great, right?  Yeah, so far...but about a half hour later, the male came back looking, I got him to come to ki-yi, and missed the shot!


The best part of the morning was all the things that I learned.

Offline DJ_Mack

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Re: Now that is a coyote trail!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 06:46:59 PM »
Awesome!


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Re: Now that is a coyote trail!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 06:55:17 PM »
Dang!  :tup:

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Re: Now that is a coyote trail!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 07:51:46 PM »
Nice :tup:

 

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