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#2201408 - 04/15/12 06:34 PM The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't!
Hidenseekpro Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/07/09
Posts: 870
Loc: NM, USA
Well in Louisiana, when the wind would blow 70 miles per hour, we called it a hurricane. Here in southeastern New Mexico, we call it springtime...

The wind has been really tough on my calling opportunites and success the last few weeks. It seems like all the really pretty mornings for calling found me on my way into work and the weekends would usally turn to crap, weatherwise.

I finally made it out this morning and got in a few stands before the wind got terrible again.

It turned out that the first one of the day would be the last good one, but it was pretty cool.
I set up in an area of low dunes that are covered with shinnery oak scrub. The specific area I was in had a gradual slope that fell away from where I sat and allowed me to see for miles downhill.
The lay of the land and the wind forced me to set up looking almost into the sun, but it was manageable. Besides, I hadn't been on a calling stand for a while, so I was determined to make a go of this less-than-ideal spot. After promising myself I wouldn't spend more than ten minutes on that stand, I started in on pup distress on my TT Mini.
After about five minutes, I had a coyote standing out in the brush at maybe 150 yards. He was keyed in on Zack milling around the stand. That was just about ideal, as I had the sun in my face and every move I made would potentially bust us.
The coyote kept giving Zack the stink eye the whole time he crossed our front, headed downwind. He paused one last time after he cleared out from a group of cows and that's what I needed to make the shot.
After a quick dash following the impact, the coyote piled up.

Zack and I walked out to recover our coyote. I snapped a pic after we got back to the Jeep:



I saw two other coyotes moving through the brush on the way to our next three stands, but did not call anything else; the stands themselves were blank.
The wind had kicked up to around 20-30 MPH by 9:30, so we packed it in.

Still yet, it was nice to get out and reaffirm that there are coyotes out there.
Thanks for reading.


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#2201457 - 04/15/12 07:46 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: Hidenseekpro]
yotezapper Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/13/08
Posts: 978
Loc: Hunters Paradise
That coyote still lokks pretty furred up for yer country. Nice pic.
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#2201466 - 04/15/12 07:58 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: yotezapper]
BOBTAILS Offline
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Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 9070
Loc: In the sage
Nice Corey , they have had a break for long enough, huh thumbup1
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#2201549 - 04/15/12 09:27 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: BOBTAILS]
wmig2 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 1794
Loc: Broome County, N.Y.
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#2201553 - 04/15/12 09:29 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: wmig2]
TonyTebbe Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 18681
Loc: Lovington, NM
Great job Corey. Looks like perfect shot placement. smile

Going out tomorrow morning, hoping to tear them up. If not, we'll be filming for the next 6 days anyways. lol

Tony
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#2201579 - 04/15/12 09:51 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: TonyTebbe]
Hidenseekpro Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/07/09
Posts: 870
Loc: NM, USA
Originally Posted By: TonyTebbe
Going out tomorrow morning, hoping to tear them up.
Tony


As usual, the weather for tomorrow morning (When I'll be at work!!!) looks just about perfect. I'm sure it'll end up good...

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#2201591 - 04/15/12 09:58 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: Hidenseekpro]
SHampton Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 04/28/11
Posts: 1738
Loc: BAOklahoma
How much does Zack weigh?

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#2201613 - 04/15/12 10:15 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: SHampton]
Hidenseekpro Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/07/09
Posts: 870
Loc: NM, USA
I might be overestimating a bit, but he's close to 70#.

He was 58# at his last vet visit and has filled out a bunch since then.

Just fired up the Wii and, after three tries holding that heavy SOB, it says he's 67#...

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#2201645 - 04/15/12 10:57 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: Hidenseekpro]
SHampton Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 04/28/11
Posts: 1738
Loc: BAOklahoma
Dang. I think he's the biggest out of the bunch, mine weighs 52.

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#2202269 - 04/16/12 11:36 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: SHampton]
Spartacus Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/12/12
Posts: 277
Loc: Arizona
Good looking dog and coyote!
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#2204366 - 04/21/12 02:10 AM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: Spartacus]
Dead Down Wind Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 2639
Loc: Lakewood, Co.
Good job and nice looking Pooch!
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#2204384 - 04/21/12 06:03 AM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: Spartacus]
reb8600 Offline
Global Moderator

Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 10974
Loc: Morgan, Utah
Good job Corey. Nice to see a write up of your hunt again!

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#2204508 - 04/21/12 01:01 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: Spartacus]
yotecatslayer34 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 2159
Loc: Austin, Texas U.S.A.
Awesome job, Congrats thumbup1 Beautiful pic as well!

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#2221004 - 05/20/12 07:01 PM Re: The Wind Slacked Off, But I Didn't! [Re: Hidenseekpro]
diamond_c Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 272
Loc: T e x a s
Great stuff!

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