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94bluerat
October 26, 2009, 06:16 AM
Finally got one. I'd love to tell you story about set-up, calling, fast shooting etc. But, I was in a deer stand, it came in and I dropped it at 25yrds w/ a M-88 in .308.

2damnold4this
October 26, 2009, 06:47 AM
Congrats! I killed my first coyote Saturday from deer stand too. : )

DiscoRacing
October 26, 2009, 06:50 AM
Good Job... I wanna get one but never get to see one:(

Art Eatman
October 26, 2009, 10:03 AM
If you hunt from a stand, take some table scraps along--steak or ham bone, for example--and set the bait out maybe 50 yards. You might toll a coyote or bobcat in.

And as snoopy-curious as whitetail are, you never know but what a deer or three will come past to check it out. I know that they're not scared off by a gutpile out in a pasture--which of course is good coyote bait.

If you kill a deer, gut it, haul it to the truck and then come back and sit for an hour or so and watch this bait pile you've made. You might get lucky.

30-30remchester
October 26, 2009, 12:52 PM
Congradulations on a fine trophy. I have had the privalidge of living with them for years and taking many over the years. This is one of the unsung animals that is highly underrated as a trophy. A coyote is quite literally the second most itelligent animal on the continent, second only to man.

shepherddogs
October 27, 2009, 07:02 PM
Congratulations Bluerat. I have em all around my house but never see em when I have a gun.:mad: I don't care that much for deer hunting but I've been trying to get a coyote.

Tex S
October 27, 2009, 08:38 PM
If you hunt from a stand, take some table scraps along--steak or ham bone, for example--and set the bait out maybe 50 yards. You might toll a coyote or bobcat in.


Careful though... baiting is illegal in some states. I'm pretty sure you cant do it here in Texas.

Art, your from Texas; have you ever heard that baiting is illegal?

lt dan
October 28, 2009, 02:01 AM
well done, 94bluerat. i hunt jackal about once a week and getting one sure is tough. did you weigh that one? i dont know if it is only the camera angle but that dog looks big. is that an average size coyote?

i always knew that the coyote was bigger than the jackal but if this is an average size coyote, it is a lot bigger than our jackal.

the largest jackal i shot weighed in at 33 pounds, but i dont know the record in africa.

94bluerat
October 28, 2009, 06:32 AM
It was just shy of 35lbs. The guy who helped me tan the hide said it was the best looking one he had seen here in SC.

There was a second one that came in 10 minutes later as I was getting out of the stand. It was smaller, darker and very scraggly and mangy looking. Didn't get a chance at the second one. It saw me reach for the rifle and did an about face and disappeared in a milisecond.

DRice.72
October 28, 2009, 06:54 AM
the dept of wildlife management re-introduced coyotes here several years ago. The population exploded to the point that now there is an open season on them, no limit either sex.

FrontSight
October 28, 2009, 02:24 PM
Niiiiiice!

James R. Burke
October 29, 2009, 06:38 PM
Nice job!

sserdlihc
October 29, 2009, 09:48 PM
Very Nice!!! Here in Laurens county they are everywhere. A friend and I have a permit to night hunt coyotes from the game warden due to the problems his family has with them.

Bigjim3
October 29, 2009, 09:54 PM
Very nice, Would make a nice mount...Unless you have a cat:D

zahnzieh
October 30, 2009, 09:53 PM
Many a time I have wanted to put out a large rat-trap for these varmints- so numerous! I read that these critters pull down as much as 60% of newborn fawns per year. In archery only areas these beasts are unstoppable - you do not want to not find a down/wounded animal - you will find nothing but bones in the morning.

Art Eatman
October 31, 2009, 10:16 AM
Baiting for coyotes in Texas is legal. For that matter, so is baiting for deer.