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Old October 26, 2009, 06:16 AM   #1
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1st Coyote

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.
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Old October 26, 2009, 06:47 AM   #2
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Congrats! I killed my first coyote Saturday from deer stand too. : )
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Old October 26, 2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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Good Job... I wanna get one but never get to see one
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Old October 26, 2009, 10:03 AM   #4
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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.
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Old October 26, 2009, 12:52 PM   #5
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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.
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Old October 27, 2009, 07:02 PM   #6
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Congratulations Bluerat. I have em all around my house but never see em when I have a gun. I don't care that much for deer hunting but I've been trying to get a coyote.
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Old October 27, 2009, 08:38 PM   #7
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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?
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Old October 28, 2009, 02:01 AM   #8
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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.
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Old October 28, 2009, 06:32 AM   #9
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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.
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Old October 28, 2009, 06:54 AM   #10
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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.
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Old October 28, 2009, 02:24 PM   #11
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Niiiiiice!
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Old October 29, 2009, 06:38 PM   #12
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Nice job!
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Old October 29, 2009, 09:48 PM   #13
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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.
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Old October 29, 2009, 09:54 PM   #14
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Very nice, Would make a nice mount...Unless you have a cat
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Old October 30, 2009, 09:53 PM   #15
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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.
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Old October 31, 2009, 10:16 AM   #16
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Baiting for coyotes in Texas is legal. For that matter, so is baiting for deer.
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