Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:54 PM
The wife is heading out of town for the weekend, so I took the day off to get the kids from school. That's not till 3:30 so.... I couldn't pass on a morning hunt at the ranch! Got out there around 5:30 and made my way to my first spot. The wind was blowing maybe 10mph, I called for 15 mins and nothing, I haven't heard any howling either so I get up and go. Second, third and fourth stands the same thing... Blanks. Oh well, I gave it a shot I tell myself. So I head back to the car. I cross a fence and figure heck, one more stand. I set up against the post, with the caller 30 paces down the fence line on another post. I start calling and in 15 seconds a pair hop up to my left inside 50 yards and run away... Damn! I hit pup dis 3 for 1 minute and waited. My heart is pounding! A minute later I see them bounding through the grass up the side of the second draw over. They slowed to a walk. The closest coyote stopped and gave me a nice broadside at 275ish. Still catching my breath, I let one fly.... Poof! A big blast of dirt just in front of em... That coyote hit the afterburners and back down the ravine it went... Wind maybe? Nah... I flat out missed. Disappointed but.... I still got to go out so no complaints! I'll get em next time! Carlos
I love my wife, for she is what dreams are made of!What Im shooting- Remington 700 VSF .223 with a Vortex Viper 4-12x40 (50 grain V-Max), Winchester 670 .300 Win Mag with a Leupod Vari-X II 3-9x40 (180 grain BST), Remington 770 .243 topped with a Bushnell 3-9x40 (55 grain V-Max), Marlin 917 .17HMR topped with a Tasco Varminter 6-24x42 and a Remington 870 Express 3''.