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#3254460 - 10/12/20 07:14 AM Re: Baiting [Re: 6mm06]
crazyyote Offline
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Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 525
Loc: ohio
6mm,
Glad to see you back at them after your injury. Hope you all get a bunch. I've not hunted a lot, but it's been slow for me as well.

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#3254465 - 10/12/20 09:31 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: USA
Still surrounded by soybeans here, but hopefully they get harvested this week.
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#3254525 - 10/12/20 09:20 PM Re: Baiting [Re: DoubleUp]
weekender Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4039
Loc: NC
DU, I will loan you my bushhog if you get desperate lol!

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#3254535 - 10/12/20 09:43 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8276
Loc: USA

Thanks Crazyyote. The injury was pretty bad, but by the grace of God I am doing well in only 6 months. The doctors are amazed and so am I. I am back at it and in pretty good shape.

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#3254643 - 10/14/20 06:53 AM Re: Baiting [Re: 6mm06]
crazyyote Offline
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Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 525
Loc: ohio
Great to hear, we all know you got banged up pretty badly. Keep those videos coming.

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#3254651 - 10/14/20 09:41 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
coyote_thumper Offline
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Registered: 03/03/20
Posts: 15
Loc: WA
It's been a while since I posted. I'll try to get pictures and video added soon.

Took 4 coyotes at my place in the past month.

I missed one with my 223 at night. 3 days later my wife shot it at the same spot with the same gun while I was at work. Dropped it in its tracks. About 75 yds away.

Our cat went missing for a few days a couple weeks ago. After the 2nd day I sprinkled some smoked salmon in front of my bait pile alarm. I got two coyotes that night. First was shot at 60 yds with 450bushmaster, subsonic, using a red light mounted to the gun. No video recording.
Second was shot with 223 with DIY nightvision and was recorded.

Then about 4 days later a coyote came up my driveway and I dropped it with the 450bushmaster, subsonic, with the red light again. No recording of this one either.

I checked my game cameras a couple days ago. Since I've shot the last coyote(a week ago), I have pictures of one coyote, one bear, and 2 racoons that have come through.

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#3254665 - 10/14/20 01:51 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
weekender Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4039
Loc: NC
Sounds like you are in a good spot thumper. My advice is to sell the 450 or at least get a different sight for it. You know how we crave the videos lol.

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#3254756 - 10/15/20 04:45 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8276
Loc: USA

Yep, sounds like there’s a lot of critters around, Thumper. What kind of accuracy are you getting with the 450?

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#3255025 - 10/18/20 06:25 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
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Loc: USA

Early this morning before daylight the Grendel and thermal dropped coyote #4, a female. I have been playing cat & mouse with this coyote for several days now. She would show up at the bait site, I hunted the following night and a no-show. The third night rain was in the forecast so I didn't hunt. Wouldn't you know it showed up that night. Then I went another night and no-show, so I stayed last night and it all came together. The night was totally quiet with no alarms or action at all up until around 0610 in the morning. I slept good most of the night and then the alarm sounded.

The coyote was nervous and wouldn't commit to the bait site, and stayed up on the hillside about 20 feet from the edge of the hay field and bait site. I took the shot quickly before she decided to leave. The view is too bright and I didn't take time to readjust the setting. The bait site itself was adjusted just fine, but I have noticed that when I scan up on the hill in the field, the view gets considerably brighter. As DoubleUp mentioned, it's probably due to the scope looking upward toward the sky more.

Distance was roughly 60 yards and on base mag of 2.2 with the Pulsar Apex XQ38. I was once again shooting a 100 gr. Sierra HP in the 6.5 Grendel. While all coyotes to date have been killed with this load, I am not completely satisfied with the performance. I have a feeling the bullet is too tough to expand properly at Grendel velocities. I have a box of 90 gr. TNT's that I need to try, and perhaps the 95 gr. V-Max.

The first two photos were taken earlier in the summer. Leaves are colored up and dropping now.














https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiKkP2bAxKM






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#3255035 - 10/18/20 07:52 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Burnsome... Offline
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Registered: 11/24/18
Posts: 588
Loc: GA
Glad to see you hammering them 6. Congrats on another good one. You're on a roll now
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#3255041 - 10/18/20 08:13 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
weekender Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4039
Loc: NC
Purdy work 06, you are having a great start to this year's total.

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#3255049 - 10/18/20 09:03 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8276
Loc: USA

Thanks guys. The best season (September to March) I have had is 5, which was last year. I am currently at #4 since last month. Just hoping it doesn’t bottom out, which happens sometimes. Sometimes I go for months inbetween sightings or killing one. As to seasons, I have a self-imposed one of Sept-March even though we can hunt them yeararound. I wouldn’t know how to act if I got numbers like DoubleUp does.

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#3255098 - 10/19/20 08:19 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
crazyyote Offline
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Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 525
Loc: ohio
Great job again!!

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#3255230 - 10/19/20 11:18 PM Re: Baiting [Re: 6mm06]
coyote_thumper Offline
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Registered: 03/03/20
Posts: 15
Loc: WA
Originally Posted By: 6mm06

Yep, sounds like there’s a lot of critters around, Thumper. What kind of accuracy are you getting with the 450?


I was getting terrible accuracy (2 shots touching and then flyers 5" away at 60 yds). I then discovered my cheap scope mount was moving. I put different rings on and the groups dropped down to about 1.5" at 60 yds.

I think it can do better if I play with the load, clean the gun, and get a better rest. But for now I found a load that works and got about 30 rounds loaded so I'm just using those.

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#3255231 - 10/19/20 11:23 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
coyote_thumper Offline
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Registered: 03/03/20
Posts: 15
Loc: WA
I shot another one this weekend. Got it recorded. It went down hard but then got up and scurried away. I couldn't find it the following day. Did find blood on the dirt where I shot it. Hopefully sometime soon I'll get time to edit the last couple videos and get them uploaded for you guys =)

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