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#3191818 - 02/09/19 08:46 PM Shot distance
emptymag Offline
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Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 180
Loc: Minnesota
I made this spread sheet mostly from snowshoes previous posts on how far he’s killed coyotes at. Average is 141 yards.

Is this average for the rest of you guys?

I can count on one hand how many I’ve killed over the 200+ mark.

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#3191834 - 02/09/19 09:40 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: emptymag]
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Registered: 11/14/14
Posts: 223
Loc: Far east central alberta
i would say thats about right. if i were to guess i would say my avg is 100-150 yards though i have killed a fair number of coyotes at 3 and 400 but those happen a lot less often.


Edited by Yotarunner (02/09/19 09:40 PM)
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#3191836 - 02/09/19 09:52 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: emptymag]
.204Dan Offline
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Registered: 09/28/18
Posts: 99
Loc: East Central Alberta
Yup most of my coyotes are shot in under 100. I have had opportunities at longer shots but it happens so rarely that im terrible at guessing the range and hold over, even with a 3700 fps 204

This could be due in part to the type of terrain i hunt that is bushy and rolling hills so i typicaly dont see them until they are close. But even in the open country i see on youtube i notice coyotes have an uncanny ability to use the lay of the land to stay out of sight

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#3191845 - 02/09/19 10:23 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: .204Dan]
Snowshoes Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 1100
Loc: Central Alberta
My comfort zone is also 150 yards or less (preferably 100 yards or less smile ). Anything I shot further out, is bonus coyotes.

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#3192176 - 02/11/19 01:58 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: emptymag]
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Die Hard Member III

Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 2148
Loc: P.E.I., Canada
My longest was 815 yds but the last few years my shooting just plain sucks. One nice shot followed by 2 poor. It’s part me and part the wind. Guns are not at fault. When calling most shots are under 200yds.

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#3192239 - 02/11/19 06:55 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: Displayed Name]
spotstalkshoot Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1295
Loc: so.mn
We get a noisy crust on the snow here much of the winter, so I always consider that when walking in to setup. I normally keep a minimum of 200 yards often 300 yards. My shortest daylight shot this year was 151 yards, sleeper head shot.

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#3192264 - 02/11/19 07:56 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: spotstalkshoot]
oakey Offline
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Registered: 02/04/19
Posts: 40
Loc: way up north
my longest shot ever wasn't the most fantastic shot ever. back in 1974 when I was trapping full time, i saw a fox run out of a brush pile and head into an old farm grove. I ran back to my car and got my Mossberg 640 k 22 magnum which was the only rifle I had back then. I had two 5 shot clips and when I got half way to the grove I saw the fox heading across the section. We had just our first snow, about an inch of fluffy cold stuff. I took my first shot a snow puffed below him and he ran out a ways and stopped I raised up and fired and puffed snow below him again. this went on the same him stopping each time for 8 shots the first seven shots were low the eighth was just over him but this time he kept walking. I had a cheap Tasco 4 x scope and I was aiming so high that he was almost out of the bottom of the scope. another 20 yards out and I wouldn't of been able to see him in the scope. on the 9th shot I held what I felt was a tad lower then number 8 and a little out in front of him a squeedzed the trigger. He spun and collapsed and I jumped higher and whopped louder than ever before. the fox was 400 yards and I will never forget that lucky shot. plus every fox back then was 3 days pay.

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#3192318 - 02/11/19 11:45 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: emptymag]
DesertRam Online
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8472
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
I think I've killed one called coyote at over 200 yards, and that just over, maybe 215 or 218 or something a couple years ago in Nevada. I bet I kill most at less than 100 yards.
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#3192635 - 02/13/19 06:11 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: emptymag]
fratri Offline
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Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 553
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I kill most of mine under 100yds too....maybe the furthest I shot one and killed was 250yds but my comfort level in just like golf...125yds or less smile
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#3193478 - Yesterday at 11:13 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: emptymag]
Lodgepole Offline
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Registered: 12/16/15
Posts: 498
Loc: montana
Qakey ,I did like that !!
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#3193564 - Today at 12:47 PM Re: Shot distance [Re: Lodgepole]
spotstalkshoot Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1295
Loc: so.mn
I shot 4 (2 pairs spot/stalk)last week, shortest shot was 192 yards, longest 319. Snow had a crust and if you found fresh snow the cold temps caused the squeaky sound that travels well.

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