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    Often talked about but seldom seen....Her she is.....



    Got to the farm and setup by 5:10 pm.... Plan was to try a few howls and some rabbit distress sounds.... Started off with a couple howls, then went to rabbit distress... after about 10 minutes went to some more howls....then back to rabbit distress sounds.... At about the 15 minutes mark I spot a big black object in the distance on top of that hill that was not there before.
    I see it move, its a coyote about 400 yds out looking in my direction.... It sits and just hangs out there looking but not really coming toward me... I lower the volume, change sounds, increase the volume, change sounds again, then finally after 5 minutes she starts making a beeline toward me. My heart starts racing as it looks like I am going to get a chance at my first ghost, the all illusive black coyote......
    Now it is hard to see/tell from the picture but the caller and decoy is on my side of the big hill, the coyote can`t see the decoy or caller from where she is....
    So as I loose sight of the coyote at about 200 yds (she slips to the bottom of the rolling hill in the field) I move my shooting sticks and rotate myself in position. She should pop up on my side of the hill and give me a 70 yd shot.... But after what seemed like forever but probable 1 minute in reality, I spot her walking away. Not sure why she decided not to crest the hill but I figure it is now or never. I yell out a loud Wolf sound. She stops angling up the hill. I take the 220yd shot and she drops....Turned out to be a nice high shoulder neck hit anchoring her in her tracks....
    Not a really big coyote but one of the most beautiful coyotes I have ever laid eyes on....
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    How it played out

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    All skinned out
    Last edited by fratri; February 7th, 2021 at 12:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fratri View Post
    Often talked about but seldom seen....Her she is.....



    Got to the farm and setup by 5:10 pm.... Plan was to try a few howls and some rabbit distress sounds.... Started off with a couple howls, then went to rabbit distress... after about 10 minutes went to some more howls....then back to rabbit distress sounds.... At about the 15 minutes mark I spot a big black object in the distance on top of that hill that was not there before.
    I see it move, its a coyote about 400 yds out looking in my direction.... It sits and just hangs out there looking but not really coming toward me... I lower the volume, change sounds, increase the volume, change sounds again, then finally after 5 minutes she starts making a beeline toward me. My heart starts racing as it looks like I am going to get a chance at my first ghost, the all illusive black coyote......
    Now it is hard to see/tell from the picture but the caller and decoy is on my side of the big hill, the coyote can`t see the decoy or caller from where she is....
    So as I loose sight of the coyote at about 200 yds (she slips to the bottom of the rolling hill in the field) I move my shooting sticks and rotate myself in position. She should pop up on my side of the hill and give me a 70 yd shot.... But after what seemed like forever but probable 1 minute in reality, I spot her walking away. Not sure why she decided not to crest the hill but I figure it is now or never. I yell out a loud Wolf sound. She stops angling up the hill. I take the 220yd shot and she drops....Turned out to be a nice high shoulder neck hit anchoring her in her tracks....
    Not a really big coyote but one of the most beautiful coyotes I have ever laid eyes on....
    The setup

    How it played out

    The pose1

    All skinned out
    Very nice ! I’ve seen really dark ones, but none that black !!
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    No way! What a beauty. I'm jealous ha CONGRATS!.

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    Awesome work nice looking one for sure.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    She looks just like my dog lol very cool to get a rare one.

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    Nice one!

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    Great job and great story, gives us all a chance too learn on how you do it.

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    Amazing!!

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    Congrats, wicked looking animal

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    What a color on that coyote....., amazing! And a great story again.
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