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Thinning the pack

Post by DuckHunt » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:11 pm

Well, the November part of my deer season this year has been pitiful. I was fortunate to bag an 8pt with my muzzleloader, but I put in a lot of time and he was the only buck that size that I saw. None of the other nice bucks the I had on trail camera through mid-October have appeared on trail camera since then. On November 8th, I got a glimpse into the issue. Around 7am I believe a landowner played about 10 seconds of a coyote howling on an electronic caller about 300 yards from my setup. Well, the woods came alive with coyote howling. It must have been coming from a dozen different locations from just out of vision to over a half mile away. Apparently the woods were full of them.

About 4pm that same day, I made this recording of a similar event although not as many coyotes participated.

Sunday after returning from my annual duck hunting migration, I took the stand hoping the two weeks off would change things. Well, apparently it hasn't. My four trail cameras had plenty of deer, but no nice bucks. What did stand out was plenty of coyotes. Normally I only get a half dozen coyote pics a year. Well, I had about fifteen in two weeks. About 4pm I caught movement well up the hill along the ridge. Coyote! I got a good rest and let the 450 Bushmaster do the talking. I paced it off at 120 steps which was good practice.

I picked up a coyote and predator call yesterday. I'm thinking about dedicating some time to thinning the pack so maybe the deer can start funneling back through my neck of the woods.

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Post by mr meat » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:36 pm

Congrats on getting the yote
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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by rayman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:54 pm

Nice. 270s work pretty well on them also. :)

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Post by vixenmaster » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:58 pm

Congrats on killin the nasty yote
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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by paulaboutform » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:00 pm

WOW! Dang yotes, they are wiley. Good luck reducing their numbers.


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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by papabear1 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:53 am

Kill them all :D
they are nothing but turkey/ fawn killers :x

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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by janesy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:06 pm

Its a pipe dream, but maybe one day we can hunt with an AR
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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by xcaliber » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:28 pm

papabear1 wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:53 am
Kill them all :D
they are nothing but turkey/ fawn killers :x

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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by chilly_willy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:42 pm

Good Job on the yote!!

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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by mikej » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:35 pm

Looks like a good yote to me
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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by Patcon » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:04 pm

Trapping season for us starts soon and I plan to set some foot holds to reduce the coyote numbers around me...I figure the traps can hunt for me 24/7 just have to check them daily
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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by oldmandoug » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:54 pm

I try to never let one walk!

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Re: Thinning the pack

Post by 8ptbuk » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:58 pm

I sure love to hunt coyotes ! I've called in 5 since October. I show no mercy on them ! We're over run with them here in Virginia.
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