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The season ain't closed yet........
Posted by: coyotewhacker
Date: April 05, 2007 12:10PM
This ballsy she dog was right out behind the house this morning, and unfortunately for the coyote, I saw her before she saw me. I went back to the house, got my .223 Savage from the workbench in the garage and went back out to a large cedar tree that shielded the view out into the pasture. The coyote had moved 50 yards or so to the edge of the pasture and was looking back from under a cedar tree on the fenceline. The scope was set on the lowest (6X) setting and the AO was set at 100 yds....close enough for that kind of work. I took the offhand shot and the coyote dropped in her tracks. By the time I walked out to where she was it was all over. I just keep liking that Savage .223 with the AccuTrigger more and more. My days with heavy barrel full blown varmint rifles is about over, and the little beast is much easier to carry and shoot anyway.
CW




Re: The season ain't closed yet........
Posted by: nickE10mm
Date: April 15, 2007 02:21PM
Nice shot, CW!

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Re: The season ain't closed yet........
Posted by: coyotewhacker
Date: May 12, 2007 10:15AM
It wasn't as tough as some across-the-valley shots I have seen, but with no rest it wasn't bad. I got another couple of weeks before the alpha females den up and deliver their pups, so I might try to get out and call one or two before I put the rifles away for the summer.
CW

Re: The season ain't closed yet........
Posted by: nickE10mm
Date: May 12, 2007 12:28PM
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coyotewhacker
It wasn't as tough as some across-the-valley shots I have seen, but with no rest it wasn't bad. I got another couple of weeks before the alpha females den up and deliver their pups, so I might try to get out and call one or two before I put the rifles away for the summer.
CW

Hey, a good shot is a good shot, no matter the distance. If I lived where you do, I GUARANTEE i'd be out to give it another go before summer. Guaranteed. Saint Louis isn't really a good place to hunt coyotes, although some of the other hunting is good....(hunting for parking spots)

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Re: The season ain't closed yet........
Posted by: coyotewhacker
Date: May 14, 2007 07:14AM
Ahhhhhh.....life in the big city. Ya gotta love it.:biggrin: You ought to get to know Guvner.....he knows people who know people who have access to certain properties where coyotes are probably not welcome. Ya never know what a small service to the landowner might lead to when November rolls around..........
CW

Re: The season ain't closed yet........
Posted by: nickE10mm
Date: May 14, 2007 12:29PM
I tell ya, if controlling coyotes is a "service", I would be all over it.

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