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#2837749 - 06/09/15 05:53 PM Oil Slick
Wile E Coyotie Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/03/15
Posts: 275
Loc: Dirtspot Saskatchewan

Was out for a few hours - on Sunday and got 3 set ups in -- mostly headed out to - confirm - rumors of large quantities of Ground squirrels reported - but- although he is making a come back -- the numbers are still way off from where we where before 2010 -- - I have purposely stayed away from shooting them since the die off-estimated at 400 per acre ----hoping they would come back ---i see places they r well on there way - but didn't shoot yet--on them --back in the Hay Days -u could fire 500 rds .22LR before lunch and or more into the whole day--

Ranchers spent small fortunes on poison- and in some places the poison so potent the country side was wreaking of rotting gopher-- World Class Shooting -seemingly endless quantity --enter mother nature and a small flea that carries disease -and the entire nation from horizon to horizon for 100 rds of miles gone in a couple weeks - should b noted as one of the largest die off of rodents ever.( the flea is my theory--I do not know what killed them for sure - but almost 100 % what ever it waz)

I love to call/shoot gravel pits /piles and have a dozen or so in my inventory -- and for a while now have seen one spring up on the landscape about 25 mins from home - its out west and so are the reports about gopher numbers --so i headed the Tacoma that direction with a back up gunner on board-about 9:00 am--- I throw on board 100 rds rimfire - 2- 10/22

--It doesn't take long to take a lot of the hot air out of the gopher rumors- and so with out shooting any of them - we move through into a calling sequence close to the rd with the Tacoma tucked deep into the new gravel pit
- there are no trees in sight -just 4 piles of gravel 60 feet tall- and a fresh growth of prairie grass tangled with old growth about shin height disappears in all direction --rolling landscape- -+27C slight west wind -11:00 am

I have a good feeling and find a coyote turd about 2 steps out of the truck - from the top of the gravel pile -u pretty much own the compass- and with lots of confidence with the gun- and a good hold results are often positive -
--So from the Mountain Top -- after - all comfy in- and done my ranging and all -i send out a series of Bark Bark Bark Bark -- for about 2 mins --then Pup Distress- and sit back - scanning the openness --its tough
-- they can cover a lot of turf in a hurry and how they do it is beyond me - but you look out over the land and figure --400 yrds is long field of sight -and plenty of time to react but-- he can cover that distance in a blink-
-I feel for our Eastern Kinfolk who hunt the critters in the wood lot -much different game plan there i bet -- Here --i am blessed with wide open scenario --

There is a few sage brush scatted around but thats about the only thing other than grass --I have set the FoxPro about 80 yrds away up against the sage -and can see the Mojo spinning doing its thing
-I can out shoot my rifles capabilities from my position - watching constantly scanning looking for movement--suddenly@ 6:00 mins -- inside 100 yrd slurring movement -How he get to 100 yrds without being detected - is a rush!!-
- I do not have time to center on him before he gets to the Mojo which is mounted on top of the Prairie Blaster - Its kinda cool to see his demure/character change as he plunges in for the kill totally committed without reserve --and in an explosion -recoils --most of the time this happens they take the same line back out as they took into the set up-I let out a howl more like a wolf than coyote and i can see he hears it and increases his pace - @ about 150 yrds out from the top of the gravel pile - i finally catch him in the scope and fire -#961 skids to stop leaving an oil slick on the prairie - adult male -white red sable- no more baby Antelopes for him--

-Back Up Gunner suggest --after opening note he watched him crest out over the horizon and on full gallop- straight as an arrow full tilt -right to the box - may b -700 yard run

Edited by DesertRam (06/18/15 11:47 PM)

#2837758 - 06/09/15 06:36 PM Re: Oil Slick [Re: Wile E Coyotie]
Mr. Poppadopalis Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 3487
Loc: Metro Denver
Most excellent Wile E.!!

Thanks for sharing:-)

#2837774 - 06/09/15 07:38 PM Re: Oil Slick [Re: Wile E Coyotie]
hm1996 Offline
PM Junkie

Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 17123
Loc: S. Texas
-I feel for our Eastern Kinfolk who hunt the critters in the wood lot -much different game plan there i bet --

Not in the east but brush country is a lot different than your terrain; easy to get busted when they get your wind before you can see them.

Beautiful country, thanks for the ride.

If what's ahead scares you and what's behind hurts you, look up; He never fails you.

If My people will humble themselves, pray, seek My face & turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven & will forgive their sin & heal their land.

#2837792 - 06/09/15 08:48 PM Re: Oil Slick [Re: Wile E Coyotie]
DakotaBoy Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 624
Loc: Minnesota
great job, I am amazed how hard they can come in during the warm months.

#2837840 - 06/10/15 12:30 AM Re: Oil Slick [Re: Wile E Coyotie]
Infidel 762 Offline

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 6968
Loc: Okie
I always like the perspective of your pics thumbup1

#2837896 - 06/10/15 10:28 AM Re: Oil Slick [Re: Wile E Coyotie]
batman1262 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/09/13
Posts: 358
Loc: W KY
I always read your stories, because I like your style! As Infidel stated, I like the perspective in your pics too. Your rifle barrel looks bent in every pic! lol. But in respect to your numbers, you sure know how to shoot it!

#2837929 - 06/10/15 12:21 PM Re: Oil Slick [Re: Wile E Coyotie]
possumal Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 4951
Loc: Nicholasville, Ky.
Wow, that coyote has a serious set of choppers displayed. Good job. Thanks for sharing.
Al Prather
Member, Foxpro Field Staff

#2838082 - 06/10/15 07:44 PM Re: Oil Slick [Re: Wile E Coyotie]
T-Nichols Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 276
Loc: OK

#2838093 - 06/10/15 08:32 PM Re: Oil Slick [Re: Wile E Coyotie]
lockrotor Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 1826
Loc: West Central WI
Nice job as always.

#2841531 - 06/26/15 11:26 PM Re: Oil Slick [Re: lockrotor]
wmig2 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 1794
Loc: Broome County, N.Y.


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