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#2929846 - 02/10/16 10:46 PM Got in 3 stands before the branding started!
derbyacresbob Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 4368
Loc: Kern County, CA
This morning I was going out to help a rancher and his family brand right at 80 calves. They wanted me there at 9:00 am so I asked if I could do some calling before the branding started and the rancher said no problem.

I got out there early enough that I could take my time and still wait for about 10 minutes for it to get light enough to shoot.

I was laying prone with my 243 Win with my Fury about 50 yards in front of me. I started out with Female Coyote Yodel Howl for about 1 minute and then muted the Fury.

I waited about 3 or 4 minutes and played Female Coyote Sore Howls for about 1-1/2 minutes and then muted the Fury. I waited another 3 or 4 minutes and started the Sore Howl sound again.

I let it play for over a minute and them I heard a male coyote start challenging my Fury. This male coyote was back behind me and to my left.

There was a small hill or rise behind me and when I looked back there I saw a coyote go over the sky line of the small hill going away from me.

I thought that coyote was the one doing the challenge barks but then I heard the male coyote again and it was down lower and closer to me, so there was two coyotes.

I finally spotted the male coyote that was barking towards me, he was right at 100 yards away. My 243 Win put the coyote down hard.

This coyote had a small white tip on it's tail.

The next stand I didn't hear or see a thing.

The third stand I went to was good to me about two months ago so I thought I would try it again because it was on my way to the corrals I needed to be at, at 9:00 am.

I was laying in an old ranch road with my Fury about 40 yards away and a little down hill and to my left from where I was laying prone in the road.

I started out with Female Yodel Howls again and muted the sound and then went to Female Coyote Sore Howls again. The third time that I went back to playing Sore Howls after having the Fury muted for 2 to 4 minutes I saw a light colored coyote climb out of the canyon bottom about 300 yards away down below me.

This coyote was not in a hurry so I grabbed my camera that was laying next to me and took some pictures.



The coyote stopped when it was about 200 yards away so I hit my #3 pre-set sound Vole Squeaks on volume 20. The coyote started heading my way again.


When the coyote stopped at about 100 yards away I figured it was time to quit playing with my camera.


In the above picture you can see a little light colored horizontal spot just to the right of my rifle scope, that is the male coyote.This coyote came out of that canyon right in the direction my rifle is pointing. On the left side of this picture you can see the same road I was laying on but about 500 to 600 yards farther away.



After we got done with the branding I tried two more stands but didn't see a thing. It was 79 degrees yesterday and 76 degrees today. Not ideal February calling weather.

The Fem Coy Sore Howls sound is a good one!




Edited by DesertRam (02/12/16 01:15 AM)
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#2929850 - 02/10/16 10:52 PM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
possumal Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 4951
Loc: Nicholasville, Ky.
Extra credit for the white tip tail, Bob. Good pictures, better story. Thanks for posting.
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#2929851 - 02/10/16 10:53 PM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
Aaron_Proffitt Offline
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Registered: 10/19/07
Posts: 516
Loc: Elgin, OK
Love that California country !
Great write up and pictures .

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#2929861 - 02/10/16 11:05 PM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
tugboater Offline
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 1184
Loc: out in the brush washington
Nice! I'm all about vocals this time year.
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#2929895 - 02/11/16 12:03 AM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
weekender Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 3576
Loc: NC
2 points for the white tip and a attaboy for the fine pics and read

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#2929989 - 02/11/16 09:35 AM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
Cranesville Hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/30/15
Posts: 732
Loc: WV
Awesome post, pictures and yote. Congratulations.
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#2929996 - 02/11/16 09:45 AM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: Cranesville Hunter]
BlueDuck Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 679
Loc: Hayden, Idaho
Well done.

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#2930035 - 02/11/16 10:47 AM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
Kollincoyote Offline
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Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 1484
Loc: Southern MN
Awesome

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#2930061 - 02/11/16 11:14 AM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
jf1073 Offline
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Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 1191
Loc: NW OK
nice, good read and pics. thanks.

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#2930066 - 02/11/16 11:22 AM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
Infidel 762 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 6875
Loc: Okie
Like the pics of coyote while still alive

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#2930140 - 02/11/16 12:43 PM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 15439
Loc: S. Texas
Great writeup. Glad your camera survived the dunkin'; great pictures.

Regards,
hm
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#2930206 - 02/11/16 02:20 PM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
Matt Meyer Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/15/12
Posts: 230
Loc: Surprise AZ
Great write up and pic's. Congrats on the yotes

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#2930264 - 02/11/16 04:42 PM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
Pa. Mick Offline
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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 1807
Loc: Southern shores of Lake Erie ,...
Thanks for sharing, congrats !

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#2930270 - 02/11/16 04:50 PM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: derbyacresbob]
TheBig1 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/16
Posts: 690
Loc: Pennsylvania
That's a great story, well written. I really like your rifle.
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#2930272 - 02/11/16 04:56 PM Re: Got in 3 stands before the branding started! [Re: TheBig1]
Dropadoglv Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 1168
Loc: Night hunting predators....
Wow, really don't remember Kern Co. Being that beautiful? When I was just a youngster, remember going to lake Isabella and the Kern river. Congrats on your kill!
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