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#2570448 - 11/12/13 11:53 AM 2 Doubles and a Tripple
jarheadhunter Offline
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Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 1637
Loc: Tooele, Utah
Well after the double I had called in the weekend before my blood was pumping and I have switch full coyote mode. I love predator calling more then anything else. If I could only hunt one type of animal the rest of my life and had to choose it would be predators. Nothing gets the blood pumping like having them come to the call. So I got with a buddy that is really into calling as well and that I have never been predator hunting with. We have done some big game, but haven't had the chance to hunt coyotes yet.



We met up by my house at 4 AM to start our drive for the day. Our first stand was the same one I have called many times and call coyotes about 75% of the time. This time was one of the 25% as we didn't even get a response. No big deal the sun was just barely peeking over the mountains and we had all day. Second stand is another one that I call coyotes 50% of the time or better. We had been calling for about 18 min and my buddy decided to call it. So he stands up and I am just kind of looking around. I hear him trying to get my attention as he is about 15 yds to my right. He says there is a coyote coming up the valley out of a river bottom to us. I look through my binos and spot not one, but 2 coyotes coming towards us. My buddy starts a pup distress and they get a little more excited and start heading towards our downwind side. I am pretty sure they saw my buddy when he stood up because they started to swing wide to our right. They went up a ridge and one of the coyotes at 200 yds started to walk away from us. My buddy couldn't see them as he was tucked behind a little hill out of sight. I figured it was now or never and shot the big male that was standing on the ridge. After the shot the other kicked it into overdrive and we had several close shots, but didn't connect. Second stand and called a double and got one not to bad.




We continue on our path to another good spot and end up drawing a blank on the third stand. Our fourth stand is one that I have called 4 times and am batting 100% so I told my buddy we can't ruin the streak. He says fine then your running the FoxPro this time. I said ok. We got settled in to our spot and I started up the call. I think I started with Bay Bee cottontail and after a few minutes I switched to DSG Cottontail. At about 10 minutes I decide to switch to Waning Snow Shoe. I don't think the call had played 1 minute and my buddy said there is a pair of coyotes coming way out there. I spot the pair out about 800 yds. The first one is hard charging and the second is hanging back a ways and sitting down every once in awhile. We have a little ravine in front of us and they both finally disappear behind the hill in front of us. We get situated to where we think they are going to come over the hill. I tell my buddy to let the first one come in as far as possible to let the back one to catch up. Well the first one comes over the hill at about 50 yds and comes in a little to our right to try and wind the sound. That ends up putting him about 5 yds below us as he runs by going to the call. I was waiting for my buddy to shoot, but he had sage in his way and didn't. The coyote almost touched the call before he winded it and turned around and headed out. He got out to about 25 yds and I put one in him and he started to do the death spin. I immediately with my buddy turned to look for the second coyote. He never came over the ridge in front of us. A few seconds later he came flying out from behind the ridge about 150 yds out and hauling a$$. We shot a few times with no success. Oh well 4 stands and two doubles called in and 2 coyotes down.




Well on our way we go. We make one more stand with no luck. We were saying going into our 6th stand that we should be calling in a coyote as every other stand we were calling something in. So we are making our way into the stand and about 20 yds from where we are going to set up and start calling. I look over to my left and I see a coyote about 200 yds out slowly walking away from us. I got excited dropped to my knee and started shooting. I rushed the shot and shot low. The coyote took off running and over the hill. If I was thinking straight I would of just dropped where we were as I don't believe the coyote had seen us and started calling him. Oh well 6 stands and 5 coyotes seen and shot at. Good day.



We decide that area was not worth calling right then and decided to leave to another stand and call it again on the way back. We call two more stands with no luck. Then we get the pleasure of calling in a herd of about 40 elk that were just cruising around in the desert with no cover into about 15 yds. We had a little sage to hide behind and my buddy started the FoxPro with some elk mew's. It didn't take but half a second and the lead cow was running right for us. A few seconds later the rest of the herd was right behind her. There was a nice 6 point bull and a few rag horns in the group. Took a picture of them through my binos when we first saw them.


After they got to us. You can see the same tree in both pics.





This is pretty much the end of where we have called before and new territory. We decide we would have better luck going back to a few stands we didn't call on our way due to people being in there or wind not right. So we get back to basically where we had called in the last double earlier that morning. We pass up the spot by about 1 mile and find another good canyon to call. We get set up and basically the spot looks identical to the spot we called in the double. We start calling and I figured I would try the same call that I had called in the last double. After a few minutes I switch to something else. About 8-10 minutes into the call my buddy says I see some coyotes coming. I got orientated to where they were coming in from. He said I see two and then I said I see three. I couldn't believe it. Only bad part about it was they were strung out pretty good again. First one was a hard charger and so was the second. Third stayed back a ways. At about 200 yds out the second coyote broke a hard right to try and come in down wind of us. The first coyote got to about 50 yds out and I am pretty sure he saw us because he just dropped right in his tracks and I told my buddy to take him. At the shot the second coyote was about 150 yds to our right and I had no shot as my partner was to my right. He swung and shot a few times, but no luck on the far running shots that day. So we had called in 2 sets of double's and a triple and stumbled upon another coyote walking into a stand. 3 Coyotes down. I have had better days where I have shot 5 coyotes in a day and I had a day where I called in 6 coyotes on one stand. This however was the first day I had called in that many doubles and triples. It will be a hard day to beat, but I am going to try my hardest.




Edited by reb8600 (11/12/13 06:21 PM)
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#2570475 - 11/12/13 12:51 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: jarheadhunter]
Mr. Poppadopalis Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 3487
Loc: Metro Denver
Atta boy!


And thanks for your service:-)

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#2570479 - 11/12/13 01:00 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: Mr. Poppadopalis]
jarheadhunter Offline
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Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 1637
Loc: Tooele, Utah
Originally Posted By: Mr. Poppadopalis
Atta boy!


And thanks for your service:-)


Thanks for the comments and I would do it again for my country not the current President.
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#2570485 - 11/12/13 01:16 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: jarheadhunter]
tt35 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 4398
Loc: E Oregon
Great job, Josh! Good day for sure.
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#2570487 - 11/12/13 01:18 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: jarheadhunter]
220_Swift Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 15684
Loc: Central Oklahoma
Looks like a good day!!!!!
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#2570628 - 11/12/13 06:22 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: jarheadhunter]
reb8600 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
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Loc: Morgan, Utah
Good job Josh. Sounds like you have been doing good the last few times out.
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#2570638 - 11/12/13 06:48 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: reb8600]
wilydawg Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 1080
Loc: Utah
Nice job and good write up Josh! I nominate for Hunter of the Month thumbup
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#2570793 - 11/12/13 10:24 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: jarheadhunter]
BOBTAILS Offline
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Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 9153
Loc: In the sage
Nice job Josh.
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#2570799 - 11/12/13 10:33 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: jarheadhunter]
Yote Yoda USMC Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 3219
Loc: Big Blue Nation KY
Great Post. OOH RAH!! OFS!! Brothers from a different Mother.

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#2570817 - 11/12/13 11:16 PM Re: 2 Doubles and a Tripple [Re: jarheadhunter]
DryCreekHornHunter Offline
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Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 45
Loc: Utah
Good times and a great story, can't wait for the next trip man! That was an epic day that will never be forgotten!
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