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Old January 9, 2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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New Coyote call and Hunter

I am just so excited about this I've got to post my story. My grandson and I, who do a bit of hunting together, decided we want to learn to call coyotes and hunt them. He bought this call made out of a type deer/elk antler. We have gone out twice in the recent 10 days. First time, we seemed to call in a fairly large size herd of deer. Next time out we seemed to call in a large gaggle of Geese. No coyotes. I decided I needed some practice. I went for a little ride, we live in the country, and was looking over my quarter section I have put in the crp program. I decided to take my .22 revolver and walked about a quarter mile away to the side of a hill with the sun at my back and a panaramic view of about 180 degrees. I sat down, took out the coyote call I had bought. I think it is a Faulk's or something like that. I gave a couple short blasts, then I put a lot of pressure on it and moving my hand rapidly over it. I made what I would like to think was the sound of a jack rabbit with his neck in the grip of some predator. This whole deal was less than thirty seconds. I then just sat back kinda gazing at the landscape and there was a deer in my crp just standing watching me. I got to looking at her and lo and behold here comes a coyote bounding my way. He stopped and sat and just watched me, I guess, for several long seconds. At this point he would have been easy pickens for a scoped .223. I guess he was about 100 yards away. I sat still, he came again, at about 100 feet, he kinda streched, took a crap, gave me a look and kept on coming. At about 40 or 50 feet I was feeling a bit like an injured rabbit and I shot my pistol just to scare him off. It was awesome. He/she was a good lookin coyote. I can't waite to tell my grandson.
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Old January 9, 2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Coyote calling is a blast, and yes, you are taking them on on their own terms.

And BTW, you just taught that coyote what a predator call is, it will never again come rushing in to a dying rabbit call.
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Old January 9, 2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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Thank you scorch, well, I guess I don't feel to bad about training coyotes. But, now that I know my technique works at least somewhat, that one might be the last one to learn the lesson. Dang, I came so close to buying an ar type rifle a couple months ago. My grandson has a scoped 20 inch barrel that he will use. I have a little 9 mm carbine or I could use my 30/30 marlin. If I could get them in nice and close I think the 9 mm would be fine, what does anyone think about it?
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Old January 9, 2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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Coyote Angel

I know I can hit with the .30-.30. I'd shoot to 150 yards without thinking twice. I can't hit well with the camp nine much past 75 yards. A scoped .223, now you have a coyote gun. If you are good at calling, a full choke 12 gauge with #4s is more than adequate, and actually recommended, as most guys in the sport have "came out of nowhere stories."
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Old January 9, 2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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Yep he's just another "edumacated" yoter. It's an adrenalin rush ain't it?
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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You'll get addicted to coyote hunting. Number one rule...don't get discouraged when you go a while without getting one. Use those times to look for trails, poop, eating sites ect. Half my coyotes I get without calling, if you know their routes.

They like to hug fences, terraces, round bale rows, ditches, creek beds and ect ect ect.

Lots of hints and tips can be learned here, feel free to ask.
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Old January 9, 2013, 08:26 PM   #7
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Sounds exciting.................

And to tell the truth you are just killin' me!!

Given it about 20 tries on our place here in Fl and all I get is birds of prey, and one bobcat.

Of course we can't see very far so they may be coming and we can't see them but not one had taken a bullet.
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Old January 9, 2013, 09:11 PM   #8
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Congrats Chronic! That gives the ole confidence a boost eh?
It makes it a bit easier to sit and wait when you KNOW your call works!

I shoot a Savage .223 and it has claimed a many coyotes!
A single shot H&R Handi rifle with a good scope will get the job done with out breaking the bank right now with the prices going nuts!

In the mean time you can call em in and your grandson can lay em down!

Good luck and I look forward to seeing a picture of you two with the first one!
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Old January 9, 2013, 09:30 PM   #9
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Yessiree Bob! My "kids" live about a mile and a half from me, so, I had to go over and tell my grandson and the rest of them my little story. They were all pretty impressed and he and I have will have a little session, hopefully, with a coyote after school friday. That is just the way we will do it JJ, God willing. It is just amazing how fast it all happened. Actually it is just my kind of hunting and I didn't even know it all these years. I think I feel another reason to buy another gun!!!
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:47 AM   #10
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Ain't it a hoot!! I called my first coyote leaning over the hood of my truck, pulled off the side of the road near some old mine tailings 3 years ago and have been hooked ever since. That dog came through the tailings from about 400 yards off and the sat down about 40 yards from the truck when he couldn't find the bunny.

If you are like me you will educate quite a few before you start scoring on a reqular basis. I still get less than 1/2 that respond to the call but the % is going up. Your grandson is going to love this!
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