Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:32 PM
First stand i set up at the end a short narrow draw that I had bumped a sleeping coyote from on four or five occasions. No taker this time. Set up at the other end overlooking a wide area of pasture. Small hills. I put the Foxpro out and from where I sat I could not see it. I gave a short blast of rabbit blues to make sure the remote would work. OK, fine. I'm trying to get situated and look back of me to have one standing about 150 yards away. Dead upwind. The caller is silent, so I wait. He starts my way and will go out of sight behind a rise that could hide him if he continued to the caller. He is not in a hurry so at 90 yards I put the crosshairs on his chest and stroke the trigger. The 50gr Ballistic Tip echos a satisfying thump. A young male with a great coat for this time of year.
One more stand produces nothing.
I have replayed this morning first stand over and over and had come up with a plan. A while back I posted about the possibility of a creek marking a boundary line for coyotes. Maybe. Anyway, I made a sneak, waded the creek, and set up about 75 yard from it with a rock shelf at my back. The draw provided a great field of view. Wind is perfect. I start calling, and to my surprise no coyotes run over me. At about 20 minutes one shows on the skyline about 150 yards away. I stands for a minute, then slowly ambles into my draw and goes out of sight. My anticipation is amped and I settle into the shooting sticks. 25 minutes later, it dawns on me. No coyote. Nothing. Zip. Nada. My surefire stand
is a bust.
Two more stands with nothing and I head in for breakfast.
Here is the unlucky one.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:42 PM
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Time waits for no one--
treasure every moment you have.
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