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Shotgunning coyotes
« on: December 19, 2017, 09:41:00 PM »
How many of you guys carry shotgun with you while hunting coyotes? I lost a few coyotes at shotgun range(hard chargers) So i started to carry a 12ga with coyote load
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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 10:10:58 PM »
I do the majority of the time. One of my favorite things is blasting a close range yote with a load of buck shot :tup:
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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 12:00:34 AM »
My brother brings his shotgun more than anything else when we hunt. I prefer my AR, coyotes are basically the only thing I hunt with a scoped rifle, save an occassional MS deer tag.
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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 06:24:37 AM »
Two guys on a stand, one has a shotgun the other an AR. Most of the time when I am calling alone I use a shotgun because lots of places once I am set up, the longest shot is only 50 yds.

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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 08:24:13 AM »
So if your hunting solo do you pack both rifle and shotgun? If so how hard is it to transition from one to the other? Never have carried a shotgun, but I think I need to. Had a hard charger this weekend that would have been a gimme with a shot gun.  Still got her on the way out, but could have lost her very easily. I hunt solo a lot. Have a 870 super magnum that could be a dedicated coyote gun.

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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 08:47:23 AM »
Hunting tighter cover I carry a combo gun, either an O/U rifle shotgun or a drilling shtg/shtg/rifle. transition is just the choice of which trigger to pull.
After the first shot the rest are just noise.

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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 09:44:24 AM »
I hold the shotgun, I like it up on shooting sticks and lay the rifle on my legs. If they come fast shotgun, if they hold up there is usually time to switch to the rifle.
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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 10:13:47 AM »
So if your hunting solo do you pack both rifle and shotgun? If so how hard is it to transition from one to the other? Never have carried a shotgun, but I think I need to. Had a hard charger this weekend that would have been a gimme with a shot gun.  Still got her on the way out, but could have lost her very easily. I hunt solo a lot. Have a 870 super magnum that could be a dedicated coyote gun.
I sit with shotgun and rifle on BoG Pod next to me,if i see a coming coyote from a distance that coming slow i move towards rifle.I lost 3 coyotes this past 2 month's without shotgun  :bash:

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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 10:52:47 AM »
Good info here. I have been going with a shotgunner, but thinking on bringing mine on solo hunts. Glad to see this verified!

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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 10:54:15 AM »
So what’s the preferred load/choke combo?
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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2017, 10:56:22 AM »
So what’s the preferred load/choke combo?

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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 12:19:27 PM »
 Drilling 16ga/16ga.6.5x58R.  16ga barrels IM and Full, 1oz NP BB's as I have the rifle barrel to reach out past 40 yards.



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Re: Shotgunning coyotes
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 12:34:40 PM »
Yep. a lot of the time it is my old side by side .410
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