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#3214203 - 10/05/19 10:00 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8239
Loc: USA

Good job on the follow up return, Burn. You are getting some action lately, and congrats once again to DoubleUp, a coyoteís worst nightmare.

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#3215935 - 10/23/19 09:44 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
ManyMag Offline
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Registered: 05/18/19
Posts: 24
Loc: TX
I moved my cat feeder Saturday, got my night scope mounted and zeroed on the new ar so hunting is on for tonight ahead of rain tomorrow.

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#3217351 - 11/05/19 02:06 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8239
Loc: USA

My relatively new ATN 4k Pro claimed its second coyote the other night. This one had beautiful fur, black and gray on its back, gray face but its sides were more the typical reddish colored. The black seemed to go further down on his left side than the right. It would have been a good one to either have tanned or mounted, but the Sierra Blitz King kind of had different thoughts.

When I squeezed the trigger it went "click." I knew I had chambered a round earlier in the 6x45 AR, but I had to eject that one and re-chamber another round, causing the coyote to look my way. His attention went back to searching for bits of food, and I shot quickly and didn't give him an opportunity to change his mind. This just goes to show what I have been saying for some time now, that coyotes are individuals with different tolerances. The coyote in "4k Coyote #1" did not like either the glow of the IR, or the click of the illuminator, and didn't waste any time retreating.

As to the "click," I don't know what happened. There was no dent in the primer, yet the rifle was cocked or made a sound as if firing. I have since chambered that round again and it fired just fine. When it clicked, I immediately thought I might lose this coyote before I could get reloaded.

The illuminator I used was a cheap Ebay T-20 Ultrafire 850nm, 3-mode. At the 60 yard bait site, medium setting is good but at greater distances the full power setting is needed. I have found that the 4k doesn't like too much IR at closer ranges, so the T-20 works well for me at the distances I generally shoot. I have brighter illuminators but they seem to wash out the view too much at 60 yards.










After dropping the coyote, I went back to bed but later got up and just scanned the field to see what I could see. There
were two deer grazing, but I also noticed a white skunk that I had seen earlier on the trail camera. I took the shot and
held directly on him at a distance of 142 yards (later measured with Leica rangefinder). Both coyote and skunk are in the
video below.







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R6ljdkFT1Y&feature=youtu.be



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#3217363 - 11/05/19 04:51 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: USA
Great hunt, excellent photos, and video always add a lot to your hunts. Well done 6.
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#3217543 - 11/07/19 06:19 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Well, luck has been with me lately. I got another coyote last night, a female this time. Around 0230 in the morning the alarm went off. I quickly got out of a comfortable sleeping bag to check. To my surprise there were two coyotes at the bait site. The female came down the hill first and was getting pieces of bait, but the second one (I suspect a male) remained up the hill, then turned and trotted toward my direction following the grass line. I returned my attention to the female at the bait site and took the shot, dropping her right there.

You know what they say about hindsight, well, I should have taken the upper coyote first and then concentrated on the female in the bait site which might have given me a shot. As it turned out I just got the one, and maybe caused the other to become very skittish at the cabin site.

Once again I used the Dtech AR 6x45 and the ATN 4k Pro 3-14x scope, but this time I switched to the TR-38 illuminator, 850nm since the T-20 I have been using was giving me some problems. The TR-38 is too bright up close on medium mode and slightly not bright enough on low mode. The T-20 seems to have just the right amount of light for the 60 yard bait site distance.

The female coyote was very pretty with colors of gray and black intermixed with the red color that most coyotes have. The Sierra 70 gr. Blitzking put a fair size exit hole in the offside, breaking the leg.
















Here's a view from the cabin to the bait site and beyond.









https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpl93wY8cJc









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#3217553 - 11/07/19 08:27 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
weekender Online
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 3960
Loc: NC
Good to see some action up your way 06, fine shooting and thanks for the videos.

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#3217917 - 11/11/19 11:47 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Burnsome... Online
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Registered: 11/24/18
Posts: 569
Loc: GA
Nice job 6. Great pics to boot. Congrats
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#3217969 - 11/11/19 07:34 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Burnsome...]
Softpoint Offline
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Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 199
Loc: Washington
I like your shooting setup. I have a similar situation that I could bait from but do to the terrain and injured knee I can't at this point. Some day..

I could shoot without even getting out of bed!

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#3218071 - 11/12/19 02:42 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Registered: 07/31/05
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Loc: USA

Thanks everyone.

Softpoint, I wish you well, buddy and hopefully you will be back at it soon. Last fall / spring I didnít get a single coyote due to working a part time job, running here and there for family, and bad weather. I never get very many anyway, but Iím off to a pretty good start with three so far since September. For here thatís not too bad.


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#3218743 - 11/18/19 11:02 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
gobblergetter Offline
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Registered: 12/19/08
Posts: 538
Loc: MD
Hi All! It is that season and time of year again.. . .smelly bait piles, cold nights, and the hope of the hunt. A quick glance over previous pages tells me a few yotes have been taken down. Congratulations to those having success!
I had my 3rd coyote show up at one of my bait piles this year. The game camera recorded her visit.
Video : https://youtu.be/u2aP-IblTpU

So far I shot and missed 2 Reds - found out my scope was off. Got everything true and was able to put my first fur of the season on the ground last Friday night on a Red vixen. She ran about 20 feet then dropped.
Video: https://youtu.be/yrjh_rLJZ08
Picture: https://flic.kr/p/2hMs5n4

Good luck everyone!


Edited by gobblergetter (11/18/19 02:51 PM)
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#3218756 - 11/18/19 12:05 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8239
Loc: USA

Welcome back, Gobbler. Good job on the red. Too bad you and the coyote didnít meet up, but hopefully that will happen.

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#3219664 - 11/25/19 12:35 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3057
Loc: USA
I thought it was about time for you to get back on the board gobblergetter, and welcome back as always. I think you'll get that coyote. It was marking territory and that's a good sign they will return. Nice take on the red fox.
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#3219700 - 11/25/19 01:33 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8239
Loc: USA

Last night a bobcat revisited my bait site. Looks to be a fat one. Guess I need to do some calling for this one since it's been staying in the area for a while.


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#3219705 - 11/25/19 02:03 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
gobblergetter Offline
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Registered: 12/19/08
Posts: 538
Loc: MD
Hello DU. It's good to be back out predator hunting again too.
6 - That is the fattest cat I have ever seen, WOW! Hope you get a chance at him.
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#3219771 - 11/25/19 10:15 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3057
Loc: USA
G, I hope you get one that looks like this

IMG950190 by Double Up, on Flickr

6, that is a fat cat. Hope you can call him in. You're the cat master.
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He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Psalm 2:4




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