Camping Started Slow But Then......................
Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:53 PM
All the next day in 7 or 8 stands nothing. We had howlers off in the distance but no takers on distress cries.
We were gonna pack up and leave today but the question was were we gonna hunt the morning and then leave.
Well we decided we were gonna hunt the morning...we were there may as well hunt.
1st stand had a coyote run not more then 20 ft past Colby and I it hit our scent and made light speed and I couldn't gt it to stop and I tried everything in the book.....No shots fired.
Blanked on the next one.
3rd stand of the of the morning we had 2 come in and circle all the way around and drop into a drainage and the next time I saw them they were down wind and headed out.....No shots fired but Colby and I both saw them Don didn't.
Next one was about 9 am and it was already 85, We almost didn't do it but We had to.
@ 2 mins in I saw a coyote jump up from behind a bush it had already laid down and hadn't seen us come into the area. I had to look through my brand new Nikon bino's and yep it was a coyote. we had interupted its early nap with the sound of breakfast.
It charged down the hill only 250 yds separated us from its bed and it covered that in no time. Just as it stopped I centered the scope for a shot and Colby said he had it so I told him to take it and he forgot to take the safety off. He said that and the coyote started for the caller again so I gave it a 130 gr SST from my 270wsm......need I say more?
Colby was pissed but that's the way it goes and I explained to him why I shot. That coyote was only 30 yds from the caller and one whiff and gone and it would have been 4 called and no shots.
He's still got a lot to learn so we are going out to one of my honey holes in the morning I havn't hunted in several months.
So with that we had a lot of fun and Don is great to camp and hunt with Colby loves that guy like his Grandpa.
So I'm gonna end this with a few pictures of the trip no just dead coyotes..................
By the way... a 270 wsm does not and I repeat does not turn a coyote inside out as I had previously believed but dead in its tracks it does quite effectively.......Just a note if you had ever wondered.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:47 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:38 PM
I've had my Samurai for about 6 years now and when the gas goes up I still go camping and hunting. I had the engine rebuilt 2 years ago and just got my carb. back from the rebuild shop.
Good write up! I am sure Colby learned a lot on this trip. I love seeing dads spending time teaching their offspring. I noticed you have a Samuri, I just bought one. Ed
If yours is the carbed model I can suggest a top notch shop in Escondido Ca. did mie and works like new.
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