Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:43 AM
Well, yesterday I finally got to get over my cabin fever and do some calling. The truck broke down on Tuesday and I had to wait til Wednesday night to go get it. Very frustrating to have missed the best day after the snows but so goes life. Decided that the little area near the river needed to have some coyotes shot and proceded to go there. This area is small and the coyotes are within the first couple miles of the houses. Plenty of coyote tracks in the snow and I am feeling pretty lucky that morning. Made my first stand and no takers. Oh, well, on to the next stand. Still I don't see any movement. let alone a coyote in my lap. This is tall sage hunting and very suitable for shotgunning. That's why I use my 17 Rem in it. To even the playing field and give those poor coyotes a sporting chance. After all I am a sporting kinda guy. Anyways, on my way out from the stand I see coyote tracks come into where I walked in and turn and split. Got backdoored by that one. On to the next stand and still no takers and I am starting to not feel so lucky anymore. Especially after looking at coyote tracks in the snow. The next stand I am very sneaky at my approach, watch the wind, truck is hidden on other side of hill, call, call, call and all I get are Ravens. Dang, what in the heck am I doing wrong here. This thought is on my mind to the next stand and I call in a Bewicks Wren. Well at least it's a beautiful day and I am just glad to be out in the brush.Dang coyotes, why can't I get any to show up. My next stand I know will be a good one as I have killed a few coyotes off it before. As I walk back to the truck I see fresh coyote tracks where as I was trudging up and around a finger on the hill a coyote must have been down below me as I was walking up and he said "So Long Sucker Ha,Ha,Ha." I finally decided that today isn't my day to call any coyotes in and I decide to go back into town. On the way back on the road I come onto two guys in a white truck all in camo. All I can do is hope they enjoy being out as much as I do. Lucky day or not. And no they didn't have any coyotes in the back of their truck either. See, some days are like that.
I like beautiful women, fine wine and poking dead things with a stick!"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for."Socialism is not a Republic.