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#2623597 - 01/28/14 12:34 PM My youngest daughter's first coyote!
Switch Offline
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Registered: 01/09/06
Posts: 947
Loc: Western State
My 11 ½-year-old daughter Jessica, has been a licensed California hunter since May of 2013. Despite taking her out on a few hunts since then, she had yet to take her first animal.

During Christmas break, the two of us decided that we'd head out for a father/daughter, overnight hunting trip, just the two of us. She is an excellent shot and I knew if I could put a coyote in front of her, she would take care of the rest.

On day two of our trip, I found a great looking spot to start off our day of calling. Two hills created a shallow canyon that emptied out to a flat area that stretched for over a mile. The wind was perfect and sitting half way up one of the hills would put the sun at our backs.

We quietly hiked to the shady portion of the hill and got ready. I set Jessica up with my Ruger .204 and her shooting sticks. I was shooting my Remington .22-250 as back up. The caller was about 50 yards in front us and anything coming in would be looking straight into the sun. I glanced over to Jessica and she gave me a thumbs up. I nodded and told her to stay alert.

The Foxpro call filled the canyon with high-pitched, rodent death. We both scanned the area carefully looking for movement. After about two minutes, I spotted a fluffy white object bouncing in quickly out at 600 yards. My heart jumped. I slowly turned to Jessica and told her we had one coming in. I could see she was excited. I had her slowly move her set up a bit left to intercept the approaching coyote.

The coyote was bounding in as fast as the animal could run. Jessica finally spotted him coming quickly at about 300 yards out. I knew for her to have a chance this animal needed to slow way down.

At around 150-yards, I dropped the volume on the call. The coyote kept coming, but slowed to a quick trot. At 120-yards, I muted the sound from the caller. The instant silence only added to the tension. I quietly asked Jessica is she was on him. She answered, "Yes!" At 90-yards I let out a bark and the coyote slammed on the brakes. He stopped and looked up at us on the hill, right into the sun.

I was watching him through the scope of my rifle. Me or Jessica, this animal is done."If you have the shot, take it," I whispered. Jessica squeezed the trigger and hit the coyote just left of center chest and he fell over dead at 90 yards.

We tried to keep calling, but Jessica was way too excited. We hiked down and picked up her prize. We were supposed to hunt our way home, but we had photos to take and a hide to take care of. It doesn't get any better than making memories with your daughter. Congratulations, Jessica!

A photo of Jessica I took just after she shot her first coyote.


Jessica holding her prize.


A photo I've been waiting to take for a while...me and my new hunter!




Edited by reb8600 (01/29/14 06:28 AM)

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#2623600 - 01/28/14 12:38 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
rynokron Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 863
Loc: Washington
Awesome! Daughters make great hunting partners. Some good looking country too.

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#2623605 - 01/28/14 12:49 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
Big cat Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 215
Loc: Pa, Jefferson co.
Congrats thumbup1

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#2623630 - 01/28/14 01:17 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
possumal Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 4951
Loc: Nicholasville, Ky.
Kudos to Jessica and to you for sharing quality time with her. Looks like she can get it done.
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#2623636 - 01/28/14 01:23 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: possumal]
Rebel Silver Wolf Offline
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 62
Loc: montrose, mn

That's awesome! I have to wait a few years for that. I have a 6 month old son and I cant wait for the first day he comes with me!

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#2623642 - 01/28/14 01:38 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
DANNY-L Offline
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Registered: 01/29/11
Posts: 1540
Loc: NNY
Really nice.
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#2623717 - 01/28/14 03:18 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
TnTnTn Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1054
Loc: Middle TN
Congrats-super hunt!

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#2623735 - 01/28/14 03:42 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
yotezapper Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/13/08
Posts: 978
Loc: Hunters Paradise
Nice work Tim.
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#2623754 - 01/28/14 04:13 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
No Off Season Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 06/07/11
Posts: 230
Loc: Pilot Mt,NC
Wonderful Jessica!

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#2623760 - 01/28/14 04:18 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
ORyote Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 01/15/14
Posts: 53
Loc: TN/TX
Congrats! Sounds like a great time was had by all.

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#2623771 - 01/28/14 04:33 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: ORyote]
wmig2 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 1794
Loc: Broome County, N.Y.
thumbupIt doesn't get any better than that.

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#2623773 - 01/28/14 04:36 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
cmtmike Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 5
Loc: MT
That is a great story.

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#2623777 - 01/28/14 04:40 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
Crimson Raptor Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 1949
Loc: Florida
Congratulations on a lifetime memory and Jessica's first coyote. Awesome!
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#2623873 - 01/28/14 06:29 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
lockrotor Online
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 1415
Loc: West Central WI
Jessica, CONGRATS young lady on your first yote.

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#2623890 - 01/28/14 06:50 PM Re: My youngest daughter's first coyote! [Re: Switch]
tt35 Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 4398
Loc: E Oregon
Nice, Switch! Great sroey and photos. Those kids of yours just melt my heart. I see a HOM nomination in the near future!
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