Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo!

Posted by: derbyacresbob

Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/14/17 09:14 PM

Today at about noon I decided I was going to go out to shoot some new loads at paper out of my 22-250 and do a few calling stands.

Right after I shot six 22-250 rounds at paper the fog rolled in.

I was able to get in two rifle stands before the fog got to thick to use my rifle.

So I decided to go out on a ridge about a half mile below the rancher's house and try a shotgun stand.

I used my camo pillow to lean against and had my Fury set up about 15 yards in front of me on the grassy ridge. The grass was about 4" high and there was a few small weeds a little bigger than a basketball and that was the only cover other than the fog.

I could see about 30 yards to 50 yards and that was it.

I started out playing Adult Rat sound and after about 5 minutes I switched to Bay Bee Cottontail. A few minutes later I saw a coyote running up the ridge through the fog about 40 yards below me.

When the coyote got to 25 yards or so I shot it with my shotgun. I was using Rem HD Predator T shot loads. The coyote went down but was trying to get up so I shot it again.

Right after shooting the second shot a coyote to my left started screaming some challenges it sounded like it was about 300 yards away. I hit my number 4 preset sound, it is Male Coyote Challenge 4 on volume 40.

The coyote had a screaming contest with my Fury for about 30 seconds. I didn't hear the coyote any longer so I muted my Fury. About 30 seconds later a coyote appears through the fog and It took me 3 shots to put the coyote down.

A few minutes later another coyote starts barking and huffing not very far away so I switch to Coyote Growls sound on volume 40. This coyote runs right up out of the fog and it takes me 3 more shots to stop this coyote.

I was all excited that I had 3 coyotes down and was digging into my pockets for some more shotgun shells. I didn't have anymore shells with me! You would think 8 shotgun shells should be plenty for one stand.

So I went over and down the ridge to get the third coyote that I had down. When I got to the coyote I realized Coyote Growls was still playing full blast. I tried to mute the caller but the remote didn't work because I was over the side of the ridge and down a little so I couldn't see my Fury.

As I was climbing back up to where my Fury was with the two other dead coyotes on both sides of it. I heard another coyote that was pretty upset and it was close and running around me in the fog.

I muted my Fury and put two of the dead coyotes by the Fury. I was seeing the upset coyote circling around in the fog and he was really mad.

It was pretty crazy that this coyote circled me and the 3 dead coyotes about 3 or 4 times. I put the third dead coyote by my camo pillow and headed for my truck to get some more shells.

While I was walking in the fog up towards my truck I could still hear the upset male coyote.

By the time I got to the truck and headed back down the 300 yards to get to my stand I didn't hear the coyote anymore.

I sat down next to the dead coyote by my pillow and started up my Fury that had two dead coyotes next to it about 15 yards from me.

I played Male Coyote Challenge 4, and then coyote growls for about 30 seconds each and did that 2 or 3 times before switching to Coyote Pup Screams on full blast.

About 1 minute later I could just barley see some movement through the fog to my right and it was a coyote. I shot it just as it was disappearing into the fog about 35 yards away.

I took of running that direction because I wasn't sure if I hit it or not. Luckily it was down. This coyote was a huge male for around these parts.

Hopefully the next time I shoot 9 shotgun shells on a coyote stand I will get more than 4 coyotes. LOL

This was the first time in a long time that I have used the denser than lead T shot loads. They only have 50 pellets per shell. I like the performance of the HD BB loads with 70 pellets per shell and the Federal Heavyweight #2 shot loads with 90 pellets per shell much better.


Posted by: Kollincoyote

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/14/17 09:19 PM

Holy smokes that's great!
Posted by: 204 AR

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/14/17 09:34 PM

Wow amazing job, very good!
Posted by: Slick1one

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/14/17 09:35 PM

Very Cool!!!!! Congrats.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/14/17 09:36 PM

That's some good lookin' fur, Bob. Great writeup, thanks for sharing.

Regards,
hm
Posted by: AdamT

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/14/17 09:44 PM

Wow Bob, great story! Im sure that was a rush.
Posted by: crapshoot

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/14/17 10:22 PM

Very cool Bob.
Posted by: Infidel 762

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/14/17 11:06 PM

Dang, pretty epic for a stand. Nice
Posted by: tripod3

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 12:30 AM

I like the snow but that green grass looks pretty friendly right now.
Having no ammo and a pile of fur can't be all bad.
Posted by: TJT3

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 12:58 AM

That's awesome. Can't beat a quad!!!
Posted by: Dropadoglv

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 01:58 AM

Nice going Bob, great read and much congrats! Regards, Drop
Posted by: LONEHOWL

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 08:53 AM

Awesome stand Bob! Makin' us California callers look good smile
This tule fog we get here gets crazy thick and makes a shotgun a necessary tool for sure.
Mark
Posted by: Kiiyote30

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 11:14 AM

Awesome!
Posted by: DakotaBoy

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 12:25 PM

Great day, I don't even dream that good.
Posted by: Saskcoyote78

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 12:40 PM

Nice work !!!
Posted by: btech29

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 01:48 PM

Nice job Bob!
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 02:08 PM

Now that's some coyote action!
Posted by: Spotking

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 02:09 PM

Fantastic story Bob!!
Posted by: gord mccoo

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 02:10 PM

Very nice congrats.
Posted by: Matlock

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 02:49 PM

Great story, thanks for sharing. Always seems a bit more exhilarating reading about coyotes taken down in close with a shotgun. Something I hope to be able to do some day.

Oh and thanks for sharing the sounds you were using, that is helpful for us beginners thumbup1
Posted by: roundcall

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 03:17 PM

Thats awesome! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: songdog

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 04:13 PM

man that was quite a stand Bob, my shoulder is sore just thinking about it.
Posted by: TN_predators

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 04:39 PM

Very cool! Congrats on an awesome hunt!
Posted by: TN_predators

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 04:41 PM

Very cool! Congrats on an awesome hunt!
Posted by: MasterBlaster

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 04:52 PM

Back to the truck for more ammo and kill one more! Way to go!
MB
Posted by: ontario_caller

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 09:01 PM

Just awesome!
Posted by: masshunter

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/15/17 10:10 PM

Great story, and a stand you'll remember forever.
Posted by: desert dave

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/16/17 12:05 AM

Great story thanks for sharing!
Posted by: jacob wiebe

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/16/17 01:31 AM

what shotguns were u using?
Posted by: DAA

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/16/17 09:39 AM

Woot! That's just too crazy. And too much fun!

My very limited experience I am tending to agree with you on the pellet count with heavier than lead shot, too. I have only been using a shotgun this one season, but have needed fewer follow ups and had more DRT's with hevi BB 70 pellet payloads and the Fed. HW #2's were the most effective killing load I've used so far. Those shells seemed almost like magic to me. A shame that shot isn't available anymore. I did find some 3.5's in stock somewhere, but the cost was so high I figured I'd be better off buying TSS.

- DAA
Posted by: LARUEminati

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/16/17 09:59 AM

Wow, Going to be hard to top that one thumbup1
Posted by: Yellowhammer

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/16/17 07:00 PM

Good story, Bob. Need a bandolier and a extended tube.
Posted by: weekender

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/16/17 10:39 PM

It might get better than that for action, but not very often. CONGRATS on a killer stand.
Posted by: derbyacresbob

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/17/17 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By: jacob wiebe
what shotguns were u using?


I was using a Remington 11-87 with a 28" barrel that I have had since around 1993, I had a Carlson's Extended Imp/Mod Sporting Clays choke in it.


Thanks for all of the great replies gentlemen!
Posted by: lockrotor

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/17/17 05:20 PM

WTG with the shotgun
Posted by: Mr. Poppadopalis

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/17/17 05:55 PM

Awesome and congrats!!
Posted by: atd

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/17/17 11:13 PM

Congrats on an awesome stand. I always favored pellet count over diameter (within reason) BBs and Deuce's.
Posted by: 36Fan

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/18/17 12:19 AM

That was awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Bernie P.

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/18/17 08:51 AM

Great story Bob.Just curious why you chose that choke?Pretty much all of the posts I see with Rem shotguns talk of much tighter constrictions for coyote hunting.
Posted by: derbyacresbob

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/18/17 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Bernie P.
Great story Bob.Just curious why you chose that choke?Pretty much all of the posts I see with Rem shotguns talk of much tighter constrictions for coyote hunting.


I have to shoot lead free shot so I use the denser than lead tungsten alloy shot that is very hard. This stuff patterns very tight.

I don't plan on shooting at coyotes at over 40 yards so I really don't want a real tight pattern at 40 yards. Imp/Mod chokes are between Mod and Full.

My Federal Heavyweight #2 shot reloads and TSS #4 shot reloads pattern pretty tight through my Modified choke.
Posted by: Bernie P.

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/19/17 09:54 AM

Thanks.
Posted by: Doubles Shooter

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/26/17 06:02 AM

Congrats to a fellow Trap shooter. It took a while, but I finally realized I'd seen those pics and read your story on the other site. Great job!
Posted by: derbyacresbob

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/26/17 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Doubles Shooter
Congrats to a fellow Trap shooter. It took a while, but I finally realized I'd seen those pics and read your story on the other site. Great job!


Welcome to Predator Masters Doubles Shooter!
Posted by: Up169north

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/27/17 12:14 AM

Great story. Thanks! Fog worked good for you that day!
Posted by: Wivm1014

Re: Craziest stand ever 4 shotgunned coyotes! Not enough ammo! - 01/27/17 04:45 PM

I wouldn't have been able to contain myself! Inspires me to get out the 12 gauge!