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#3175498 - 12/04/18 12:47 PM Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy!
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Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/09/06
Posts: 941
Loc: Western State
It's been a while since I've posted, but I wanted to share a great hunt with a new hunter. This season I've been taking out my friend John to let him see what predator hunting is all about. He's been on a few night hunts, but on this hunt everything was perfect. A pretty good late moon, perfect weather and only hours after a storm event...critters were moving.

We headed out at around noon and once we left the wind behind, we pulled into a nice new spot that looked promising. We set up and started calling. Three minutes in John spots a coyote closing fast. He's using my 22-250 and had some trouble getting him in the scope. The coyote winded us and took off, but they just never seem to be faster then the .204. First stand, first coyote in the truck.



We had another coyote backdoor us two stands later, before it got dark. We headed into town grabbed dinner and then headed out to shine the light. After four blank stands in a new area, I decided to pull up stakes and make a run to some consistent ground. Since I had an animal in the truck, John was on the rifle and I was on the light. We also had a few cat tags we were hoping to use.

Not three minutes into the first stand at the new spot and we had a customer. He was closing at a quick walk from about 400-yards out. The way he was moving I could tell it was a cat. After some coordination, John had him in the scope and got a clean shot out at about 100-yards. A large well spotted female was in the truck. I love the fur on these cats this time of year.







After two blanks stands we had action consistently for the rest of the night. I was on the rifle when John spotted eyes floating out at 150-yards and circling. I barked him to a stop and dropped the second coyote of the trip there with the .204. The truck bed was getting crowded. A two-pointer!



On the next stand we had a cat perched on a boulder out at 150-yards. He seemed interested, but hesitant. With John on the rifle, and wanting both of us to have a chance at the cat, we tried the old switcheroo...by the time I got on the rifle, the cat was gone. About three minutes later we had a hard charging coyote coming in fast. He surprised us both and I had to drop him on the run only 20-feet from the truck. Coyote number three was taking a ride.



Two stands later we again had an interested cat creeping in from about 200-yards. This time we were able to switch out since I was on the light and John on the rifle. This cat made us work for it, but finally took a peak at the wrong time and I dropped him out at about 90-yards. A monster tom and the beast of the trip.



With the rising moon minutes away, we decided to call it a night. Here's a cool late evening photo of the critters.



We took a few more photos the next day at the skinning tree. Some monster paws on the tomcat I shot.



Cryptic critters for sure.



A cool photo of the two night time cats



A few coyotes dropped with my trusty .204



The work begins at the skinning tree



Exactly 24-hours later, I was dropping John off at his place. An awesome quick trip with a new hunter.



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#3175504 - 12/04/18 01:03 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
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Die Hard Member

Registered: 03/09/17
Posts: 665
Loc: 2D Pennsylvania
That's awesome! Nice job!
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#3175515 - 12/04/18 02:40 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 14946
Loc: S. Texas
Great hunt & pictures. That's one big cat! Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
hm
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#3175538 - 12/04/18 05:44 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
duckstopper Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 492
Loc: MA
Nice cats!

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#3175545 - 12/04/18 06:23 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
desert dave Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 532
Loc: California
Man, way to go!great job! Thanks for sharing.

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#3175560 - 12/04/18 07:54 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
MasterBlaster Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 1358
Loc: SE. Iowa
Cool pictures

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#3175568 - 12/04/18 08:38 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
derbyacresbob Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 4228
Loc: Kern County, CA
Great story and great pictures Tim!

Good job! thumbup
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#3175569 - 12/04/18 08:43 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
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Seasoned Member

Registered: 07/29/18
Posts: 214
Loc: Kansas City, MO
A good night...for sure! Impressive results.
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#3175570 - 12/04/18 08:47 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
West.Mass.Hunter Online
Die Hard Member

Registered: 02/09/17
Posts: 651
Loc: Massachusetts
Wow what a night, congrats to both of you!!
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#3175676 - 12/05/18 09:40 AM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
tkmccm Offline
New Member

Registered: 08/06/18
Posts: 3
Loc: Western
It was a great trip for sure! Thanks again Tim. Now I need to contribute by picking up some calls and learning the ropes. So far, you've been doing all the work. I think I've found my new passion!


Edited by tkmccm (12/06/18 11:12 AM)

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#3175749 - 12/05/18 02:06 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 3364
Loc: NC
CONGRATS to both of you, really fine looking bobcats.

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#3175755 - 12/05/18 02:22 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
okbow68 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 366
Loc: okla
Great hunt for you two.
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#3175784 - 12/05/18 04:33 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: tkmccm]
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Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/09/06
Posts: 941
Loc: Western State
Originally Posted By: tkmccm
It was a great trip for sure! Thanks again Tim. Now I need to contribute by picking up some calls and learning how the ropes. So far, you've been doing all the work. I think I've found my new passion!


It's a team deal John. Glad you came out for a night run. We still have a few tags to fill, so we'll get out there again soon.

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#3175886 - 12/05/18 11:39 PM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
Infidel 762 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 6804
Loc: Okie
Nice going killer!
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#3175943 - 12/06/18 10:12 AM Re: Bobcats and coyotes...an awesome quick hunt! Pic Heavy! [Re: Switch]
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Registered: 10/03/18
Posts: 107
Loc: Texas
Nothing like a little "kitty" success!

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