Double beard and dog

Posted by: Kizmo

Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 03:55 PM

Well, my buddies and I headed up to the Ky/Tenn border this weekend for 3 days of turkey hunting. On the second morning, I get dropped out on a pasture at the base of a hill that has a food plot at its base. Of course, the only gobbler I heard was WAAAAAAAY up that hill, so I set my wobbly flatlander legs to walking. I set up about 200 yards from him, right over a little rise, and he came chargin'. When he was just out of sight over that rise, he starts putting and takes to the air, landing in a tree about 55 yards away. While I was pondering this, I hear leaves rustling right beside me and a loud THUMP as a coyote bounces off my Avian Zink decoy less than 8 yards away. I shouldered my BPS 3 1/2" 12 gauge and let him have it, dropping him. When he tried to pick his head up, I let him have it again.



Even though I couldn't see him at this point, and despite all the banging and shucking, I knew the gobbler was still somewhere in that tree 55 yards away. I reloaded and sat there still as a stone for about 20 minutes, at which time he gobbled at a distant rooster. For the next 45 minutes or so, I proceeded to call while trying to locate him in the trees while he gobbled. Finally, I spotted him on a low limb straight out in front of me. I saw he had a double beard and got really interested at that point. After another 15 minutes, he pitched down into the drain in front of me out of sight but kept gobbling. Shortly thereafter, a jake comes sneaking in to my left, pulling the gobbler with him. The jake didn't like my decoy, which the coyote had left pointing skyward, and started to leave. The jake played Secret Service agent for awhile with the me and the gobbler (stepping in front of my gun, not bringing in Colombian hookers). He finally stepped away and I got the gobbler at 17 yards, with a 10" and 7" double beard, 1 1/8" spurs, 20.2 lbs.





Posted by: 220_Swift

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 04:04 PM

Well now,it just doesn't get any better than that!!!!!!!
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 04:15 PM

Good job on the Turkey. I gotta tell you our Canadian Coyotes are a lot prettier than that one. He looks like he has the market cornered on ugly. There should be few more turkeys around with him dead, thumbup
Posted by: TonyTebbe

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 04:20 PM

Great looking tom...ugly azz coyote! smile

Give me a holler when you get a chance Kizmo.

Tony
Posted by: bigbird243

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 04:22 PM

Thats some wicked action. Just doesn't get any better than that.
Posted by: Kizmo

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: 220_Swift
Well now,it just doesn't get any better than that!!!!!!!


Actually, it does. Kiz Jr. called us up a double in Georgia the weekend before.



Redfrog-he was just about the ugliest yote I'd ever seen. I've seen y'all hunting them yotes up there in Canada on video. They are JUST ABOUT too pretty to shoot.

Tony-thanks, buddy. I'll give you a shout.
Posted by: wmig2

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 04:36 PM

thumbup
Posted by: Ward H.

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 05:32 PM

NICE!
Posted by: Dead Down Wind

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 05:46 PM

Good Job!

1 Nasty looking Coyote:-(
Posted by: Whitebeard

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/25/12 06:41 PM

Good deal! Thanks for posting. thumbup
Posted by: reb8600

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/26/12 04:02 AM

Good job. I hope to get out Turkey hunting in a couple weeks. That is an ugly coyote.
Posted by: Bernie P.

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/26/12 10:04 AM

Great hunt!
Posted by: Vermonter 60

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/26/12 02:54 PM

Nicely done! thumbup
Posted by: Ursus21

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/26/12 06:21 PM

That is the total Zhizzmo Kizmo. With that kind of luck running around in your family maybe you should buy a lottery ticket this week. wink
Posted by: SHampton

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/26/12 09:16 PM

Awesome
Posted by: yotecatslayer34

Re: Double beard and dog - 04/27/12 09:15 AM

Well done Sir !
Posted by: Lhar

Re: Double beard and dog - 05/20/12 06:51 PM

You got my vote!
Posted by: WvYotehunter65

Re: Double beard and dog - 05/27/12 06:56 PM

Congrats wtg!
Posted by: Yoteless in Ohio

Re: Double beard and dog - 05/27/12 08:21 PM

That would be just about the greatest morning a man could have.
Posted by: Kizmo

Re: Double beard and dog - 05/28/12 06:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Yoteless in Ohio
That would be just about the greatest morning a man could have.


Funny thing, you're right. After my second shot on the yote, when I realized that gobbler was still in the tree, I said to myself "If you pull this off, it'll be the best turkey hunt you've ever had in your life." When I finally spotted him in the tree, I thought about sneaking down and plugging him, but I wasn't sure if that was legal in Ky, and, the way he was gobbling, I thought I might could still call him up. The jake sure helped speed the process up...my butt was about to kill me.
Posted by: beagler

Re: Double beard and dog - 05/29/12 09:46 PM

Outstanding!
Posted by: Redjaw

Re: Double beard and dog - 05/29/12 10:55 PM

Congrats Kizmo!! My dog and bird day wasn't as cool as yours but I still had a wonderfully blessed morning a few years back as you can see. I shot the turkey at first light 30 seconds after he flew down and came to my decoys and when I was walking back to my place I saw the coyote out in a field mousing so I dropped everything and ran to my shed spilling 223 rounds trying to load up. it was a short shot at about 90 yards but i was so pumped with the adrenaline from the turkey I could hardly keep the coyote in the scope. Congrats again, Kizmo!!!