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Title: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on January 24, 2022, 05:57:15 PM
Starting the season off right. Hit a spot and heard a couple shots and after dark noticed a spotlight. Thinking that someone put the hurting on the coyotes in the area but stuck with it. Came back on a second trip. Spotted one about 80 yards out in the timber. Layed prone. 80 yard shot. Absolutely perfect. 22-250 with 52 grain FB Varmit Bergers. Dropped where he stood. Wish I would have taken field photos. But all good.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: Machias on January 25, 2022, 11:47:46 AM
Congrats!  What's that green stuff?   :)
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: pianoman9701 on January 25, 2022, 11:52:02 AM
 :tup:
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on January 25, 2022, 12:00:28 PM
Congrats!  What's that green stuff?   :)

That's the yard being on the westside. No snow like the eastside folks.Lol shoulda skinned him in the field. Instead carried that joker out. Although I wish I was hunting the snow. But when our big push hit it went from zero to two plus feet. Then straight back to zero. Little much for me to be blazin in so waited till it cleared. But January seems to be my most productive month every year for yotes.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: Machias on January 27, 2022, 10:17:02 AM
I'm just a little jealous right now.  :)
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: HillHound on February 02, 2022, 10:19:49 AM
I found a fresh cougar kill The other day and decided to sit on it for a while. Didnít see anything so I started calling. No cougar but I ended up shooting this guy at 10 yards. Didnít even know what hit him
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: GASoline71 on February 02, 2022, 11:11:45 AM
For some reason the little buggers have smartened up around here.  They ain't coming in like the used to.  Granted I'm on Whidbey Island and have to use a .22 or a shotgun, so we have to get them pretty close.

Gary
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: jjhunter on February 02, 2022, 11:24:16 AM
Big Ď22 dog.   Shot 5 on that trip.  They were all skittish.   Dumb ones are dead, I think.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: Machias on February 03, 2022, 11:49:44 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on February 10, 2022, 12:39:01 PM
Another westside yote down. First light caught a glimps of movement along the ravine. Brought up the binos. Realized I was looking at a bobcat. It took off into the brush. But not in a way that it had seen me. Sat out the spot waiting for it to reapear. Within 20 minutes out popped a coyote back in the timber a ways. Had an opportunity at a chest shot at 90 yards. Waited for it to come into a better opening and turn broadside. As there were some twigs along the way and didn't want to risk my opportunity. Well as it turns out the yote turned and walked away and out of sight. Shortly after a second yote came to the same spot and held up this time I took the shot. Yote dropped and went tumbling so put an insurance shot into it. I believe the yotes are what made the bobcat leave the spot. So coyote count is building on the 2022 count. Hoping to find the other critters on the next outings.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on February 13, 2022, 04:11:46 PM
Had a load worked up for my buddy to use in the .243. Max load 55 gr. Nosler shots bullets. Had him go back to the spot thinking there was one more possibly in the area. Sure enough I got word coyote down first thing in the morning. Not the last one in the area either. He said there is another. So 3rd one down in the spot. One more to go. Until another one appears. :chuckle: think the 243 was a little over kill. Westside coyote numbers seem to be high right now. 
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: Threewolves on February 15, 2022, 06:51:57 PM
Had a load worked up for my buddy to use in the .243. Max load 55 gr. Nosler shots bullets. Had him go back to the spot thinking there was one more possibly in the area. Sure enough I got word coyote down first thing in the morning. Not the last one in the area either. He said there is another. So 3rd one down in the spot. One more to go. Until another one appears. :chuckle: think the 243 was a little over kill. Westside coyote numbers seem to be high right now.

Nice, you say a little over kill? naw, the skin is still there! just needs a lot of sewing. I remember the term "Killed it a lot deader than it needed to be. 243 can be tuff. Like in your other post I use a 250 with 52 grn hornaday BTHPM, usually less that an inch on exit, easy to sew. I shot my first Bob going way at about 20 feet with 300 WM 180 grn, back of the head, out through the face, it was a little ruff. Same round on a coyote at 292 (I would like to brag and say 300 yard, but that wasn't the case) dead center  lung broad side zipped straight through, about as much a the 250.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on February 27, 2022, 08:21:50 PM
This was a quick weekend hunt. But ended up being an amazing dream hunt for coyotes. Seen 15 total between 2 of us. Spot and stalk, calling, etc. Everything came together. Amazing pelts. Shot at 6. Smoked every one of them. Few other close opportunities. Kept things exciting the whole trip. Could'nt have been any better.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: CasterlyRock on February 27, 2022, 11:25:11 PM
Anyone have any tips for getting them in a woodlot? I've never had to hunt / de-predate them before.

I can't get them to come in close enough when I'm calling, but they come back at night to snoop around and mid-day to take my livestock when I'm not looking.

Using the Icotec GC230 with the decoy, Ambush brand coyote lure. Being as careful as I can about scent, camo, and positioning. Still nothing despite having them around all day. Been calling them in the morning and evening one hour before until around dark.

Welcome any advice!
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: carpsniperg2 on February 28, 2022, 01:47:21 AM
Anyone have any tips for getting them in a woodlot? I've never had to hunt / de-predate them before.

I can't get them to come in close enough when I'm calling, but they come back at night to snoop around and mid-day to take my livestock when I'm not looking.

Using the Icotec GC230 with the decoy, Ambush brand coyote lure. Being as careful as I can about scent, camo, and positioning. Still nothing despite having them around all day. Been calling them in the morning and evening one hour before until around dark.

Welcome any advice!

Put out a bait pile and put a cell camera on it. So you know when there on the bait and whack them.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: Stevewazfishing on February 28, 2022, 07:01:06 AM
This was a quick weekend hunt. But ended up being an amazing dream hunt for coyotes. Seen 15 total between 2 of us. Spot and stalk, calling, etc. Everything came together. Amazing pelts. Shot at 6. Smoked every one of them. Few other close opportunities. Kept things exciting the whole trip. Could'nt have been any better.
:yeah:
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: dmoua on March 01, 2022, 10:04:04 AM
Quick morning hunt this past Saturday. Called this guy in on the second setup. Saw him hang up at 312 yards so I had to reposition myself to get a shot. I was sitting in the shade so that helped conceal my movements.

Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on March 01, 2022, 12:14:20 PM
Nice Dmoua. Keep up the good work.

Coyote hunting is addicting. With bobcats closing soon will probably keep focus on new yote spots for future trips for now. Had close calls on a 2 bobcat and a cougar this season but they snuck out on me. The predator numbers were at an all time high this season for me. With the yotes providing the action gonna try to have more outings with those in the near future.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: Blazedeath69 on March 13, 2022, 10:19:00 PM
Anybody know of Descent area's near Cole's corner or even Wenatchee/mosses lake
New the area and want to get out and take a brake from the B's
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on March 14, 2022, 12:01:20 AM
Heading north of wenatchee in the lowlands can be productive. Behind ranches or staying in rolling hills and sage. Plenty of land headed up toward Chelan/Entiat area or toward methow twisp areas. Further north you get the less pressure you will see. Getting away from major towns and cities. But staying low along valleys and lowlands. Go get some.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on March 19, 2022, 03:54:21 PM
Couple more dogs down. Have seen 12 in the last few days. Missed an easy shot. Not sure what happened. Rock solid rest at 90 yards. Oh well. First miss of the year. But dropped 2 today so far. Called 1 pair into 15 yards within 10 seconds on the call. Had them bedded right below. Got the one from the pair. Other hightailed it outa there quickly. The other was shot at 205 yards early in the morning.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on March 20, 2022, 01:29:57 PM
Let's go for one more and call it good for a bit. 150 yard shot.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: dmoua on March 30, 2022, 09:46:12 PM
Another one with the 6.5CM.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on March 30, 2022, 10:14:45 PM
Nice. I have noticed this year the males have had kinda poor coats too them but the females have had beautiful hides. Anyone notice similar with the coyotes you've harvested? Wonder why that is.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: dmoua on April 03, 2022, 06:09:34 PM
Nice. I have noticed this year the males have had kinda poor coats too them but the females have had beautiful hides. Anyone notice similar with the coyotes you've harvested? Wonder why that is.

The males I shot earlier in the year had really nice hides.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: dmoua on April 03, 2022, 06:11:54 PM
Last one until December. Ticks are out and back to school tomorrow.

307 yards with a 10-15mph crosswind from 3 oíclock.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: pashok23 on April 03, 2022, 11:02:59 PM
Last one until December. Ticks are out and back to school tomorrow.

307 yards with a 10-15mph crosswind from 3 oíclock.
nice job, how bout snakes? Im more worry about snakes then ticks
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: dmoua on April 05, 2022, 11:35:41 AM
Last one until December. Ticks are out and back to school tomorrow.

307 yards with a 10-15mph crosswind from 3 oíclock.
nice job, how bout snakes? Im more worry about snakes then ticks

I don't like snakes either but I think it's still pretty cold for snakes to be out or I just haven't seen any yet.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: dmoua on April 18, 2022, 07:53:15 PM
Took advantage of this cold front. 547 yards in her bed.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: ELKBURGER on April 19, 2022, 05:32:53 AM
Took advantage of this cold front. 547 yards in her bed.
Nice job! What caliber you shooting? I went out this weekend and got 2, 1 at 300, the other at 290. The 22-250 is off to a good start!
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: dmoua on April 19, 2022, 08:19:39 AM
Took advantage of this cold front. 547 yards in her bed.
Nice job! What caliber you shooting? I went out this weekend and got 2, 1 at 300, the other at 290. The 22-250 is off to a good start!

6.5CM shooting 140gr Berger VLD's
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: ELKBURGER on April 19, 2022, 10:27:30 AM
Took advantage of this cold front. 547 yards in her bed.
Nice job! What caliber you shooting? I went out this weekend and got 2, 1 at 300, the other at 290. The 22-250 is off to a good start!

6.5CM shooting 140gr Berger VLD's
That will do it! Have you added anymore coyote hunt videos on Youtube?
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: mcrawfordaf on April 19, 2022, 11:10:59 AM
What sort of calls are you guys using to bring them in? Rabbit distress or pup?
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: dmoua on April 19, 2022, 11:50:00 AM
Took advantage of this cold front. 547 yards in her bed.
Nice job! What caliber you shooting? I went out this weekend and got 2, 1 at 300, the other at 290. The 22-250 is off to a good start!

6.5CM shooting 140gr Berger VLD's
That will do it! Have you added anymore coyote hunt videos on Youtube?

I've uploaded 1 this year. They don't do well on Youtube so I don't waste time filming and editing them anymore. I upload the few kill shots I film as "shorts" now.

What sort of calls are you guys using to bring them in? Rabbit distress or pup?

I don't call this time of the year.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: PolarBear on April 19, 2022, 02:03:13 PM
Started the year off slow but in the last week and 1/2 alone my daughter has killed 5 and Iíve gotten 2. I think we are up to 12-14 so far. I love it when I get up to go to work and I find my Foxpro, 2 spent .243 cartridges and a picture of 2 dead coyotes sitting on the table where I put on my shoes. 🤣
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: birdshooter1189 on April 20, 2022, 02:18:47 PM
Number 7 for me for 2022.

50 yds with .243 and 75 gr v-max. Dropped dead in it's tracks. Didn't even twitch. I shot it broadside near the right shoulder. As seen in the photo, it didn't blow out the back side.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: duckmen1 on May 27, 2022, 07:55:41 PM
Started the year off slow but in the last week and 1/2 alone my daughter has killed 5 and Iíve gotten 2. I think we are up to 12-14 so far. I love it when I get up to go to work and I find my Foxpro, 2 spent .243 cartridges and a picture of 2 dead coyotes sitting on the table where I put on my shoes. 🤣

Doesn't get much better than that.

We are at 12 for the season between february and march only. Took a break for other stuff going on. Can't wait to get back at it.

Number 7 for me for 2022.

50 yds with .243 and 75 gr v-max. Dropped dead in it's tracks. Didn't even twitch. I shot it broadside near the right shoulder. As seen in the photo, it didn't blow out the back side.

Very nice. Assuming all westside dogs? If so you are doing well..
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: birdshooter1189 on May 27, 2022, 08:29:37 PM
Yes all wet side for me.  Almost got number 10 a couple nights ago...
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: PolarBear on May 29, 2022, 10:36:06 PM
Started the year off slow but in the last week and 1/2 alone my daughter has killed 5 and Iíve gotten 2. I think we are up to 12-14 so far. I love it when I get up to go to work and I find my Foxpro, 2 spent .243 cartridges and a picture of 2 dead coyotes sitting on the table where I put on my shoes. 🤣

Doesn't get much better than that.

We are at 12 for the season between february and march only. Took a break for other stuff going on. Can't wait to get back at it.


Well, my daughter shot 2 more last week and Iíve killed another 5. My daughter said we are at 21 so far. Iíve got 2 scraggily looking yearlings that are becoming brave. There were 3 but I was able to jump off my tractor, run to the house and get one of them. Goin to try and call up the other 2 in the morning. Damn things are thick around here.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: ELKBURGER on May 30, 2022, 07:38:33 AM
Number 7 for me for 2022.

50 yds with .243 and 75 gr v-max. Dropped dead in it's tracks. Didn't even twitch. I shot it broadside near the right shoulder. As seen in the photo, it didn't blow out the back side.
V-Max's doing what their disigned to! Nice shooting!
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: birdshooter1189 on August 02, 2022, 09:50:08 PM
Another 75gr v-max did it's job.
Title: Re: 2022 Coyotes
Post by: JakeLand on August 07, 2022, 09:44:08 AM
1st one on a Nuisance job , cat killers
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