WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

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WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by Reinyrooster » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:19 pm

What an exciting morning! The fist sit on my buddies farm was a bust but I wasn't expecting much there. Then went to a sheep farm that we deer hunt on. The owner has asked us to try to control the local coyote population so there I was.
So I stepped through a row of pine trees that are at the top of a ridge. From there you can see the entire field, the far side is about 200 yards dead ahead and it's probably about 400 yards wide. So I stepped through the row of trees and moved along for about 30' until I found a nice spot to tuck myself into in the pines, not even thinking about checking out the field. Found my spot, put down my bag and look up into the field to see 2 coyotes out near the far end of the field about 200 yards out and heading away from me......another minute or so and they would be out of the field into the bush and gone.....of course my heart starts racing.....I put down my gear....no time to get my shooting tripod set up....down on one knee....take aim at the furthest one and squeeze one off......swing and a miss! That one starts to panic and speeds up toward the edge of the field so I squeeze off one more....heart still racing.....you guessed it...another clean miss.
OK dummy....slow down...take a few deep breaths while the other coyote is prancing around in circles not knowing what's happening....deep breath....aim and squeeze....BINGO...down she goes!!
I'm still on one knee trying to catch my breath and figure out what just happened......when a HUGE coyote comes running full tilt from my left across in front of me at 30 yards!!! Needless to say I'm caught off guard....didn't see him coming at all, no idea where he came from.....so I swing around and toss one his way......yup...another clean miss......and now I'm laughing....my clip holds four shells and I left the rest of the shells in my truck.....as I watch the big one speeding across the field and out of sight.
Was trying to text my hunting buddies.....could barely hold the phone. Guess where I'm gonna be next weekend?
I have pics but don't know how to post them.......if someone can assist with that it would be appreciated. Thanks.
Gonna put my sore feet up tonight and enjoy a beverage to celebrate my first yote.

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Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by Boo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:54 pm

Congratulations! A shotgun with buckshot might come in handy.
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Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by bigbowman » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:00 pm

Congrats on your first yote! 👍
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Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by Bcxbow » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:24 pm

Congrats on the yote and great story RR and if you email a couple of pics to me at [email protected] I’ll post them for you. You can also find instruction on posting pics in the first topic of the “other” tab.
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Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by janesy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:01 pm

Reinyrooster wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:19 pm
What an exciting morning! The fist sit on my buddies farm was a bust but I wasn't expecting much there. Then went to a sheep farm that we deer hunt on. The owner has asked us to try to control the local coyote population so there I was.
So I stepped through a row of pine trees that are at the top of a ridge. From there you can see the entire field, the far side is about 200 yards dead ahead and it's probably about 400 yards wide. So I stepped through the row of trees and moved along for about 30' until I found a nice spot to tuck myself into in the pines, not even thinking about checking out the field. Found my spot, put down my bag and look up into the field to see 2 coyotes out near the far end of the field about 200 yards out and heading away from me......another minute or so and they would be out of the field into the bush and gone.....of course my heart starts racing.....I put down my gear....no time to get my shooting tripod set up....down on one knee....take aim at the furthest one and squeeze one off......swing and a miss! That one starts to panic and speeds up toward the edge of the field so I squeeze off one more....heart still racing.....you guessed it...another clean miss.
OK dummy....slow down...take a few deep breaths while the other coyote is prancing around in circles not knowing what's happening....deep breath....aim and squeeze....BINGO...down she goes!!
I'm still on one knee trying to catch my breath and figure out what just happened......when a HUGE coyote comes running full tilt from my left across in front of me at 30 yards!!! Needless to say I'm caught off guard....didn't see him coming at all, no idea where he came from.....so I swing around and toss one his way......yup...another clean miss......and now I'm laughing....my clip holds four shells and I left the rest of the shells in my truck.....as I watch the big one speeding across the field and out of sight.
Was trying to text my hunting buddies.....could barely hold the phone. Guess where I'm gonna be next weekend?
I have pics but don't know how to post them.......if someone can assist with that it would be appreciated. Thanks.
Gonna put my sore feet up tonight and enjoy a beverage to celebrate my first yote.
That's awesome Reiny! Put the hurt on them.
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And a 12 bore is a must as Don mentioned, I've had multiple hits when the dog comes out of nowhere within 30 yards. You've got 2 seconds from the time you realize what's going on, get the shotgun and hit him after he's done his 180 and split!
Hunting Ontario farmland is not like the TV where the dog runs straight at you for 2 minutes before you can hit it up close with the shotgun. Don't be surprised if one walks out of the treeline beside you upwind and doesn't see you.
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Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by xcaliber » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:04 pm

Congrats! Sounds like you had a great time!
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Post by janesy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:42 pm

Pics of Reiny's success!
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Post by Ontario Savage » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:48 pm

Congrats rainy.. that one has a beautiful coat on it!!

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Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by Reinyrooster » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:16 pm

Thanks everyone. Yes she looked like a healthy animal.

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Post by mr meat » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:24 pm

Congrats on your first yote!
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Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by ihunt » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:36 pm

Thanks for posting. Congrats.
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Post by DuckHunt » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Nice yote! Congrats on your first. It sounds like you've found a spot where multiple more may be in your future.
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Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Post by Reinyrooster » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:36 pm

This sheep farmer who's property I was on tells me that they are a problem around his farm.
You know where I'm gonna be next weekend!

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Post by bbahunter » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:50 pm

Congrats on the song dog, hopefully many more to drop. :thumbup:
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Post by janesy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Reinyrooster wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:36 pm
This sheep farmer who's property I was on tells me that they are a problem around his farm.
You know where I'm gonna be next weekend!
Not sure what kind of caller you have, but for FoxPro you can download "lamb in distress" it would be like ringing a dinner bell at that farm
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