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Old October 19, 2011, 03:05 PM   #51
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87 grain TNT out of my 25-06.
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Old November 15, 2011, 08:53 PM   #52
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I shot mine with a 270 while the sun was dieing on a deer hunt

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Old November 15, 2011, 09:26 PM   #53
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The last one I shot was with my .50 cal muzzle loader, but if I'm actually hunting coyotes a .223 or my new .243
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Old November 15, 2011, 10:24 PM   #54
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Coydog...
From my area...


If you want more info on the coy-dog hybrids, google has a snot load of hits on them...

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Old November 15, 2011, 10:24 PM   #55
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I've got a .270, a .223/5.56, and a 12 GA so may answer to what I shoot Coyote with is all of the above.

If I am going "Coyote Hunting" the AR gets the nod.
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Old November 15, 2011, 10:45 PM   #56
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Early in this chat I said that my 220 was the coyote gun, and then later I said that I'd moved to the 260. Then it got to be deer season and I busted a bunch of them with the 270 and a couple with the 223. It got to where I was ahead of the buzzards. They just couldn't keep up with my efficiency, and the back pasture got so ripe smelling that I had to take a week off. I have noticed that if I let both of the coyotes - they mostly are in pairs - get out in the middle of the right of way (about 80 yards wide) and then shoot the one that's trailing, the one in the lead will run to the edge of the woods and stop and look back to see what all the noise and commotion was about. I love that they do that, and I sure wish the pigs would do that also.
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Old November 15, 2011, 11:07 PM   #57
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We have tons of em in Iowa. Them and feral cats have been a problem. I shoot em with whatever I have handy. I have never gone after them specifically but I would like to. I have always left them lay I would not know what to do with the pelts and generally a shotgun wound or large cal hand gun wound in the pelt.
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Old November 15, 2011, 11:15 PM   #58
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If you do handle them, watch out for fleas. There really is not a market for coyote pelts today, and bounties are pretty much if not totally gone. Unless you skin and process your own there is not much else that can be done with them.
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Old November 15, 2011, 11:51 PM   #59
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Around here we hunt yotes in the "big woods" with 150yds being the farthest you will ever shoot. I always carry two guns the first a 12ga with hevi shot T the other "flame suit on" 17hmr.
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Old November 15, 2011, 11:57 PM   #60
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Kill 'em all.
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Old November 16, 2011, 12:30 AM   #61
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Anything hit with a 50 BMG....

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coyote round50 bmg apit or raufuss. we call it the poof bullet! jk
ANYTHING smaller than a buffalo hit with a 50 BMG (even ball) is going to have a large part of it go POOF. APIT / Mk 211 rounds won't make much of a difference on a coyote. The Mk 211 will likely clear the coyote before its' full effect is realized.
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Old November 16, 2011, 12:57 AM   #62
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I prefer my mini-14 so I can get fast follow up shots. I use either 60gr. varmiters or 65gr. gamekings. I have used my .243 and 30-06 on occasion.

I dont know about coy-dogs but I went squirriel hunting when I was around 20 and I was carrying a 1100 12ga. with bird shot when I saw a pack of feral dogs/wild dogs across the creek and up the hill about 100yrds or so away from me. I thought about shooting but figured if they came after me I wasnt well enough equipped to handle the situation since I only had about a half dozen shells. I sat there and let them pass and got the hell outta dodge. Been hunting coyote/wild dogs ever since.
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Old November 16, 2011, 02:02 AM   #63
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different

For me its ..........a 5mm Rimfire Mag!

The WMA near my home does not allow centerfire rifles except for days of deer hunts. Thus, to be legal, you must coyote hunt with a small game (rimfire) ctg.

The revival of the 5mm ctg by Aguilla a few years back has given my old Rem 591 a new purpose in life.

But......I still have a LOT to learn about calling coyotes.
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Old November 16, 2011, 06:54 AM   #64
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Hogdogs

Thats a crazy looking kill, have you had many?
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Old November 16, 2011, 08:25 AM   #65
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While I have seen a few in the NY woods while out deer hunting, I've never taken one. Missed one during archery season a few years back. Something I'd like to take up when life permits. Looking in the safe, I'd probably opt for either the .223 or the .243. Both seem like they'd be good loads for wild canine.
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Old November 16, 2011, 09:35 AM   #66
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Airborne, He ain't my kill. We get them alot here. FWC says it is a trait. But I feel it is a strong trait from an "out cross" from any number of generations back. Maybe a stock dog breed.

The white blazes and socks appears on a "black yote" so much that the one that Eglin AFB WMA personnel finally gave up waiting for a dark all over black "coyote".

Coydog appearance runs the wide variations that the dogs do though. Just realize, it would take superior physical ability and predatory skill for a real "loud" colored specimen. And size and ratios of the yote are pretty optimum so a very short/tall/thick/frail/leggy/stubby pup won't have much chance of keeping up with the pack for long.

So most of the variations are quite subdued for the most part. As well, the gene pool is much cleaner and goes back further than what ever DNA makes up the domestic dog that got to contribute to the pack so his traits are likely weaker overall than the yote.

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Old November 16, 2011, 10:03 AM   #67
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Seeing a lot of yotes in my local quail/dove hunting field. Some old guys at the range told me they like hunting the yotes with an SKS (7.62). I just obtained one a few months ago and I'm interested in what anyone here has to say about shooting these dogs with my new old Russian toy.
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Old November 16, 2011, 11:43 AM   #68
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..Psst!, Hogddogs, coydogs don't exist,....remember... now the government agents soon be at your door......
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Old November 16, 2011, 07:42 PM   #69
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I've killed 2 while deer hunting, both with a 6.5x55. I plan on getting out after deer season with my Mini-14 (.223) to hunt coyotes, but I say that every year and rarely get out. By the way if you happen to put a 6.5x55 between the eyes of a coyote it makes a real mess but I don't plan on selling the hides.

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Old November 16, 2011, 08:49 PM   #70
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Check this out

http://www.apetsblog.com/pets-journa...dog-hybrid.htm
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Old November 24, 2011, 10:34 PM   #71
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My 7mm rem mag makes a good fur ball out of those coyotes LOL
I've used about every rifle,shotgun,and a few handguns to lessen the coyote population here in MO....Normally a 223,22-250,or a 6mm rem.
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Old November 25, 2011, 07:51 PM   #72
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270 Win with 100gr soft points works well for me. I leave em for the buzzards or whatever else is interested.
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Old November 26, 2011, 08:59 AM   #73
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I will usually take my Swede. The 6.5x55mm cartridge has a sort of magic for me, so it's my goto gun for just about everything.
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Old November 27, 2011, 12:18 PM   #74
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I really enjoy calling coyotes. That's about the only hunting I do anymore & I'm pretty fond of my 223 shooting 40 grain vmax. I've only had an exit wound one time (neck shot on a mangey half grown one) and that is important for me because I am generally hunting in close proximity to cattle. I brought in a smaller female last winter and had to bark at her to get her to look at me. Shot her between the eyes at ~60 yards. No exit wound but blood literally pouring out of both ears, her nose, mouth, & entrance point. She was dead before she hit the ground & that's how I like it.
I bought a nice 22-250 just like my 223 and am looking forward to trying it out this winter. I'll have to wait though. Can't afford the leupold scope I want for it till after I sell calves in January.
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Old November 28, 2011, 01:15 AM   #75
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Just have a firearm, any firearm with you so you can shoot every one you see
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