coyote 1..... recluse 0......



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Offline Packy28

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coyote 1..... recluse 0......
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:34:19 AM »
  So now that deer season is done for me I decided to do some predator calling.  15 degrees here,  I got home from work, grabbed my gear and headed to the property that I deer hunt. 
  I got there about 430 ish.  started with some snowshoe hare sounds for about 5 minutes, then bb cottontail for about 5 minutes, about 2 minutes of silence then ended with nutty nut hatch with the volume turned down a little more than half way.
  I was calling it quits.  As I was fidgeting with my call remote trying to mute it I heard something coming through the crunch snow, as I looked up I noticed a coyote about 5 yards from my FoxPro.  The yote quickly retreated about 10 yards and was looking at my "lil critter" decoy spinning and dancing erratically.  As I was trying to find the yote in the scope of my recluse through the trees, I noticed the dog slowly creeping towards the decoy.  The yote made it about 3 yards from the decoy when I found it in my crosshairs.  I squeezed the trigger the recluse let out a load "Bark"(no pun intended) and the coyote jumped and took off through the hardwoods like his tail was on fire.
  I muted the call and walked to where the yote was when I shot.  No hair and no blood, so I started tracking it.  After about 150 yards of tracking in the snow I found nothing. So thus the end result : coyote  1,  Recluse 0..... >:(
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Re: coyote 1..... recluse 0......
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 12:38:35 AM »
So what do you think happened?  Wounded it, grazed it, or a clean miss?   How far out were you?
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Re: coyote 1..... recluse 0......
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 07:17:32 AM »
30 yards... I'm not quite sure what happened.  Kind of hoping clean miss. Could have quite possibly been coyote fever kicking in..
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Re: coyote 1..... recluse 0......
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 10:16:31 AM »
Although you didn't get him it was still a gut hunt...You had the skills to give yourself the opportunity for the kill...it'll happen next time
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Re: coyote 1..... recluse 0......
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 11:36:41 AM »
Brian
Impressive  Hunt !
You did really well getting a coyote to decoy in to close hunting range. 
They are exceptionally wary and have a very good survival senses.
That was quite an accomplishment in itself.
Take heart...next time you will harvest your quarry.

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Re: coyote 1..... recluse 0......
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 01:26:55 PM »
Brian, great story and nice hunt! You’ll get’em next time :).
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Re: coyote 1..... recluse 0......
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 07:17:14 AM »
Thanks for the encouraging words friends. Hope to make it happen again this weekend. I will keep you all posted.
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