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Fixed their wagon.

Postby alleyyooper » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:56 am

Just got back in from finally fixing a couple coyotes wagon, they have been in the area and despite my calling at different times of the day and places for a week I have access to none are coming in. I have tried different sounds and decoy set ups and still hear them in the next door field in the evening and a lot in the early morning. Sunday morning as I was walking the pups I was looking at the field for ambush points and felt I had found a good spot. Big old huge oak tree on an old fence line along the woods the field a clear but weedy spot about 10 to 15 yards wide and 50 yards long all the way to the horse pasture next door that is mowed. Once we got back home Sunday afternoon I took the Z turn and mowed that strip down to 5 inches cut some autumn olive and made a blind so I could lean up against the oak tree. Left everything to air out since then other than walking the dogs thru the area like I have done for almost 28 years now, till this morning.
Grab my back pack shot gun and home built cross sticks, cross the back yard to the path along the horse pasture board fence, leave the caller under the bottom fence rail. Walk to one side of the mowed strip and hang one group of goose feathers from a branch so they will twist and turn in the wind. Take the weasel ball up the fence line path a short bit but still where I will be able to see it from my blind. Walk up the path and cross to the blind on a deer runway thru the autumn olives. Get in the blind just as I am barley able to see the board fence and get those coons squabbling sounds coming from the caller. Break the action of the Charlies Daily shot gun and slip in 2 # 4 buck shells in the choked extra full and full barrels, silently close it I’m ready.
I have patterned this shot gun with # 4 buck and Hevi Shot coyote buster and can put a lot of pellets in a 18” circle at 40 yards so I have faith in the shot gun to 50 yards. At about the 12 minute mark I see the first coyote step into the clearing and it sees the goose feathers twisting and flipping in the little breeze and turns to come to them as I settle the forearm on the rest and bead on the coyotes head, Let it get just about to the feathers when I see the second coyote step in the clearing, shift the bead to cover its head and fire quickly shift to the first coyote and fire.
First coyote is still trying to leave the area as I stuff two more shells in the chamber, back legs are working but the front isn’t. I walk closer and do the finishing shot on the trailing coyote, both are females the trailing one appeared older than the lead coyote. Gather my gear and head for the house and tractor & trailer. Load the coyotes up who probably had saleable summer fur if I had not put so many holes in them with the shot gun. Take them to my pit and throw them in a cover with some dirt, If I had left them in this heat it would have been a really bad stink in probably hours And I walk my dogs there twice a day, they would have wanted to sample some rotting coyote.

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Re: Fixed their wagon.

Postby Coyotehunter » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:42 am

cool story, what state are you in? what caller are you using?


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Re: Fixed their wagon.

Postby alleyyooper » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:40 am

Michigan.
Ico Tec GC350, Modified Weasel ball decoy and goose feathers clipped to a bush or branch to move in the wind.

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Re: Fixed their wagon.

Postby Coyotehunter » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:24 pm

how are you liking that unit? I have been using a CS 24 for years and have no major complaints.


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Re: Fixed their wagon.

Postby alleyyooper » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:05 pm

I like it real well, several of my friends use GC 350's or 500's. We lots of times run two callers at once.

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