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Author Topic: Doggone!  (Read 1637 times)

Offline Madgomer

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Doggone!
« on: December 21, 2016, 08:44:30 AM »
Literally.   &#!)*$@

Got up this morning, grabbed my FoxPro, mojo critter and AR, and headed for the back end of my property for a little yote hunt.  Started with some howls, then after about 15 minutes tried out a bird distress call.  After about 35 minutes total, I thought I'd head back up to the house & make sure my youngest was up & going for her last day of finals.  Shut the caller off, slowly stood up & turned around, and there's a coyote not 30 steps away on the edge of the neighbor's pasture, he had just turned around and was walking away.  He was upwind, and not acting spooked but I'd have to think he may have seen/heard me stand up and got nervous.  I waited a bit then turned the caller back on & tried some howls and then some rabbit squeals, but couldn't get him to come back - guessing I just educated him.  Aaarrgghh!  Hard to say if he would have come out in front of me had I stayed another 5 minutes, or if he was just sitting there watching for a long time looking for the other yote - from where he was he may not have been able to see my decoy. I still have a lot to learn about the coyote hunting thing - - have killed a few over the years, but probably more by luck than anything else - - would love to get better at this.
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Doggone!
« on: December 21, 2016, 08:44:30 AM »
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Offline yari

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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 12:41:33 PM »
that's why they call him wiley coyote
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Offline BLUETOE

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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 02:48:39 PM »
Tough luck right there Mad keep at it you'll get him!! I remember a few years ago calling Coyotes in Pa. Great night no wind snow on the ground we set up midway down a hill looking into a meadow. Called and called and got some howls we thought this is going to be easy NOT we called for 45 mins and decided to pull out and try elsewhere walking back up the hill we cut tracks- coyote tracks, we figure 3 came in behind us and we got busted didn't even know it LOL!
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Offline buckone1

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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 03:23:50 PM »
Keep trying Mad-----they are sneaky critters, but they will mess up sooner or later. @--0--0101
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Offline King Ben

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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 04:03:19 PM »
Oh man, I hate that. Hang in there, they are starting to get hungry this time of year.

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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 05:58:47 PM »
I have read that you have to get set up in such a way that they cannot get behind you and wind you, which they will try to do, before moving in. 

Also, their mating season is either sometime in January or February.  I understand they are particularly vulnerable then. 
« Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 06:02:47 PM by MichiganLouie »
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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 09:42:30 PM »
I have read that you have to get set up in such a way that they cannot get behind you and wind you, which they will try to do, before moving in. 

Also, their mating season is either sometime in January or February.  I understand they are particularly vulnerable then.

yep, they are already marking their territory. if a nice buck shows, his remains will be a great bait @--0--0131
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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2016, 09:02:02 AM »
Exactly Yari.  I dumped the remains of my first buck back there over Thanksgiving after I boned it out, and then gutted that doe in the same area two weeks ago.  The ribcage is licked clean, and you could see where they pawed through the snow in the last couple of days to get at the ground where the gutpile was.  I should probably get out there and just sit in the stand through the night.
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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2016, 04:02:52 PM »
Exactly Yari.  I dumped the remains of my first buck back there over Thanksgiving after I boned it out, and then gutted that doe in the same area two weeks ago.  The ribcage is licked clean, and you could see where they pawed through the snow in the last couple of days to get at the ground where the gutpile was.  I should probably get out there and just sit in the stand through the night.

they will visit throughout the day when they are cleaning it up. might just need to freshen the smell a little
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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2016, 08:14:21 PM »
either I have a big pack of coyotes around here, or maybe just a couple of very hungry ones.  The gut pile I made on Nov 22, was totally gone in 2 days. 
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2016, 09:52:47 PM »
I don't think it takes many to clean up the pile - I've seen them disappear overnight before.  Other times they'll stay untouched for several days.
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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2016, 03:04:40 PM »
You might have educated him a bit but time to try a cat meowing or even a fight between two animals if you have that on your call.It just might spark his curiosity.
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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2017, 11:07:52 AM »
You'll get him next time. What kind of Foxpro do you use?

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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2017, 12:45:30 PM »
Grant, I have a Spitfire.  Got it pretty cheap at Cabela's in a Christmas sale a couple years ago.  Also use mouth calls, really like the stuff Dogbreath sells.
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Re: Doggone!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2017, 04:33:32 PM »
Will look in to the Spitfire.. thanks Madgomer.

 

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