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Finally we got out and did some calling. - Event Date: 06 June 2022 - 08 June 2022

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    Posted: 22 November 2021 at 09:53
The general season for deer in several areas north of town closed last weekend. Still waterfowl and birds but most hunters are after deer and elk else were.
That translates in my head as COYOTE HUNTING!
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The wind has been way higher then normal for even here, every day some up to 90 mph, bad news for calling.
I search the NOAA sight every day looking for wind or lack of it. I found a spot that it would be call able but only to around 10 AM. So we made a plan that when we get blowen out we would hit the Lake and try pass shooting geese.
We get there in the dark and our "Wind station" a string on the antenna of the truck was limp cool even better. We set up and wait till we could see through our scope. Called there was coyotes howling in every direction, nice. It has been three years since we herd or seen coyotes in this area, for what ever reason.
No bog came to play but we had mule deer pushing does 2o yards from us, fun to watch. Onward the wind day was burning. Set after set coyotes every were most never gave a shot but one came from over a mile and popped up in front of me at under 50 yards. The 22/250 went off as planed and the dog flipped end for end. We went to look. well there is a one hundred dollar bill laying there ripped end to end. I hit dead center chest and it cam out center back bone where the neck joins and ripped him open to the tail. no fur there.
More sets more coyotes running everywhere. One set 4 came from 4 different directions must have been neighbors and 3 would not cross the boundary lines one did. The boys 204 wen off and it died. We had little hope for fur it looked like a Mexican hairless,Ouch BAD mange. We did not get close we both have cats at home and did not want to bring it home to them.
The wind never came up and we called to dark.
WHAT a fun day, dogs every set killed two, Frigging fun man...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2021 at 08:55
sounds great.  just getting them to come in is a good day.
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That sounds like a lot of fun!!
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