Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:53 PM
I started out hunting them because they were bugging cows at calving, not so much mine as we calve pretty close in, but some of the neighbors. They are real hard on the pheasants and quail, some people say the deer as well.When I started calling them, I realized how much fun it was to actually see them come running. I started with a call someone gave me, started looking around for more information and calls, and this is one of the places I ended up. Never would have thought so many people would find similar enjoyment in it. Now, heck, you see "predator calls" special coyote scopes, calling movies, etc EVERYWHERE. I think I even saw some Randy Anderson underwear the last time I was at the sporting goods store.I enjoy just getting out, wandering around and seeing country. Generally I still hunt ranches that are close to my house, but once and a while we will go on a walkabout somewhere. I also like that coyote calling doesn't require a lot of hunting, since I got kind of crippled up in an accident a few years back. I used to chukar hunt a lot, but can't do the walking required anymore. Not to mention that I'm a tightwad. Other than guns I buy anyway, I don't have $100 invested in gear, calls are all I buy. I usually just let the coyotes lay where they fall. I've hung a few on a fence, sometimes adorned with an old hat. Only in a place where no one can see, and only for the amusement of the amigos out feeding cows the next morning. If I get a really good pelt there is an old guy in town who likes to skin them.
"I grew up poor. It's the people who are born with money who jump out of windows."---Lee TrevinoDo NOT spread my wealth. Spread my work ethic.‘‘Four out of five politicians surveyed prefer unarmed, ignorant peasants.’’Many people imply, with bad jokes, that Cajuns are unintelligent; however, anyone that would build a city 10 feet below sea level in a Hurricane zone and fill it with Democrats is a genius.