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#2997699 - 10/05/16 01:22 AM Calling with my son.....
Dropadoglv Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 1168
Loc: Night hunting predators....


So, took my 14yr. son out last night to do some calling. I told him he could pick the areas, the stands and let him do all the calling. He was using some of his and my hand calls, and have to say he did a great job. Each stand, we were switching back and fourth, him using the 12ga and I would use the AR, trying to cover him on the longer shots, then I would post with the gauge and he would cover me. Have to say, we were on the same page.

Made quite a few stands, called in plenty of coyotes, but most were M.I.T. graduates...lol.

By the morning hours, he had shot 2 coyotes, one with the gauge and one with his AR. unfortunately, we lost one yote. Blood was at the shot site, but nothing? he's lost plenty hunting at night, so he really didn't get too bummed out.

He ended the night with 1 kit fox, 1 coyote and 1 Ring Tail cat, which are pretty tough to call. I would say, all in all, it was a pretty good night of calling for him and all were shot with the 12 ga.

To add, Ring Tails are legal to hunt here in Nevada and he has all the correct licensing, fur/trappers.



I too put one down, at 20 yds. very early in the morning. It was actually a great typical shotgun post. I posted in front of the caller decoy which was about 20yds behind me and my son was posted in front of the decoy at about 25yds to my left. Worked out great!!! as he was blowing on the call, a yote came in from my right, and stopped at about the 100yd mark. My kid stopped for a few seconds and I knew immediately he had seen the dog coming in.

He waited for a bit, and began blowing again. He called him right in to that kill zone, and the shot was taken! hit him dead broad side, but to my surprise the dog literally did a roll, and looked like all in one motion, got up and on a full sprint, ran across me to my left. Took a second shot, and he took it right in the dome....DRT.

It was absolutely a fun night and early morning hunt for both of us! Wouldn't trade it for the world!!!! I will say this, Camo is over rated...lol, JK. Regards, Drop




Edited by DesertRam (10/05/16 12:52 PM)
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#2997701 - 10/05/16 01:47 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
Infidel 762 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 6822
Loc: Okie
That's pretty sweat.. What do you do with the ringtail cat? Fur worth any thing

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#2997721 - 10/05/16 09:14 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
possumal Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 4951
Loc: Nicholasville, Ky.
Quality time spent with your son is priceless. Kudos to both of you on a job well done.
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#2997724 - 10/05/16 09:44 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 15322
Loc: S. Texas
Congratulations on the quality time spent w/your son. Can't beat that, Rick.

Do you have many ring tails in your area? It's been a lot of years since I've heard of anyone sighting one in extreme south TX. and have never seen a fox south of Del Rio.

Regards,
hm
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#2997726 - 10/05/16 09:56 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
Jason B Offline
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Registered: 08/01/16
Posts: 78
Loc: Corn Country, Central IN
My son is 10 and I am have been trying to get him involved and excited about hunting with me for the last few years. We are getting there slowly. I hope to be able to enjoy moments like this with him in the future. Thanks for the post.

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#2997729 - 10/05/16 10:27 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
Call-and-Kill Offline
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Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 197
Loc: Mission Valley, MT
Looks like a great time! Ring tail and kit fox would be awesome to hunt! Excuse my ignorance, but what are the playing cards for?
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#2997733 - 10/05/16 10:39 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Call-and-Kill]
utah yote Offline
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Registered: 12/21/15
Posts: 243
Loc: Utah
Good job Rick. Coyotes are in trouble now that you are back in Vegas.

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#2997736 - 10/05/16 10:43 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
SteWil234 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/14
Posts: 13
Loc: Utah
Congrats on a job well done!

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#2997740 - 10/05/16 10:53 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
Pa. Mick Offline
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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 1743
Loc: Southern shores of Lake Erie ,...
Good times with the kids, awesome ! Congrats guys !!!

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#2997747 - 10/05/16 11:24 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
crittr gittr Offline
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Registered: 08/31/12
Posts: 1305
Loc: UTAH
Congrats, that coyote looks like he got hit with a cannon!
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#2997749 - 10/05/16 11:28 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Infidel 762]
Dropadoglv Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 1168
Loc: Night hunting predators....
Originally Posted By: Infidel 762
That's pretty sweat.. What do you do with the ringtail cat? Fur worth any thing
Thanks Jeremy, the pelts are not worth too much...they go by length for price. This one was on the bigger side, around the 20-21" mark. But they make pretty cool mounts. That's where this one is going...lol. Regards, Drop
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#2997755 - 10/05/16 11:40 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: hm1996]
Dropadoglv Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 1168
Loc: Night hunting predators....
Originally Posted By: hm1996
Congratulations on the quality time spent w/your son. Can't beat that, Rick.

Do you have many ring tails in your area? It's been a lot of years since I've heard of anyone sighting one in extreme south TX. and have never seen a fox south of Del Rio.

Regards,
hm
thank you Clarence, there's quite a few I've seen during calling cats. But they are usually in high rocky places that's tough to recover. The kits are pretty much everywhere on the flats mousing and diggin. But they are somewhat a little sketchy. We do have a Sierra red, but it's federally protected. I hunt Arizona too, they seem to have much more greys than Nevada. Regards, Drop. P.S. Your jeep still going great?...lol
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#2997757 - 10/05/16 11:50 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Jason B]
Dropadoglv Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 1168
Loc: Night hunting predators....
Originally Posted By: Jason B
My son is 10 and I am have been trying to get him involved and excited about hunting with me for the last few years. We are getting there slowly. I hope to be able to enjoy moments like this with him in the future. Thanks for the post.
That's a great age to get him started. I used to drag my son around when he was about 4-5. Dress him up in oversize Camo, tell him just to be very quiet and look. I think the turning point was when he shot his first at 7. Then he started begging me to go! Been hooked ever since. He still hunts with me about 2-3 times a month when in school, but now.....he's been mostly huntin girls!....lol. Regards, Drop


Edited by Dropadoglv (10/05/16 12:09 PM)
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#2997758 - 10/05/16 11:53 AM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Call-and-Kill]
Dropadoglv Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 1168
Loc: Night hunting predators....
Originally Posted By: Call-and-Kill
Looks like a great time! Ring tail and kit fox would be awesome to hunt! Excuse my ignorance, but what are the playing cards for?
The cards are for an online tournament. Really fun! Regards, Drop
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#2997771 - 10/05/16 12:53 PM Re: Calling with my son..... [Re: Dropadoglv]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8644
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Cool! Do you know if ringtails are legal for nonresidents? I'd sure like to try for one during the PM hunt next September. They're legal furbearers here in NM, but since we can't night hunt, getting one is a pretty tall order.
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