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    Went out to visit a farmer and brought my coyote gear with me as I have not seen him in a while and I knew he would be looking forward to a visit.

    So after catching up on what was going on in our lives (hour visit), I still had time to run out back and setup. With the field being somewhat frozen, somewhat thawed, the 800 yd walk into my setup location was at times a little tough going.

    Once I arrived at my calling location I setup and began calling. It was 6:10pm. I started off with my ecaller playing a soft dying rabbit sound while I screamed out with my hand calls. I only screamed out twice with my hand calls before I spot this coyote in the field running along the bush edge. I moved my shooting sticks into position, yelled out “wolf” gets her to stop broadsided, pull the trigger, opps….safety is on…

    By the time I remove the safety and got back onto her she is on the move again, so once again yell out WOLF, she stops again this time she turns slightly toward me. I line her up in my scope and take the shot, down she goes….


    I pause, take it all in for a bit before I begin calling out again. I call for a couple of minutes before I realize I better stop just in case another one comes out. Not liking the idea of dragging one out never mind a second….So I walk over to her and just look her over for a minute before I hook her up.

    She turns out to be a nice looking coyote, picture doesn’t do her justice as I dragged her across the muddy field before snapping the pictures…

    The 800yd walk back was a tough one though…







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    Congrats Frank! Always enjoy your write ups.
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    Thanks for the after action report, stellar as always !!!

    I have to ask, have you ever noticed if the yotes see your hunter Orange toque. I lost a shot on a yote once while out deer hunting, I think, because I was wearing blaze gloves . As soon as I moved my hand up to the forestock he saw it from about 100 yds away. It was a small movement, so can only figure he saw the colour in the tree line.

    I have stuck to only camo since then when I'm out shooting yotes.

    Congrats on the kill !
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Thanks for the after action report, stellar as always !!!

    I have to ask, have you ever noticed if the yotes see your hunter Orange toque. I lost a shot on a yote once while out deer hunting, I think, because I was wearing blaze gloves . As soon as I moved my hand up to the forestock he saw it from about 100 yds away. It was a small movement, so can only figure he saw the colour in the tree line.

    I have stuck to only camo since then when I'm out shooting yotes.

    Congrats on the kill !
    A lot of times I don't wear the orange on my head during the actual hunt. I place it on a branch over my head to make sure it gets seen by anyone thinking I am the big dying rabbit. I had a bad/scary experience a few years back so now I always either wear it or hang the orange hat. Yesterday I wasn't actually wearing it when i was calling, (just too hot walking in so took it off and just used a thin/nylon camo face mask. I did have it hanging on a branch over my head though. With that being said, I have shot coyotes wearing the orange hat on my head. I think hiding in the shadows and not making movement are the key, having the wind in your favour too.
    "Everything is easy when you know how"
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    Great shooting Frank!

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    The coyote master! Great read
    A hungry dog hunts best.

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    Awesome job! Other than getting a dog a few years back while turkey hunting I haven't had any luck while actually pursuing them.

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    Nice yote congrats
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    Awesome story good shooting!

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