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#3229383 - 01/21/20 11:46 AM What would you do #2
BrianID Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/03/18
Posts: 143
Loc: El Paso, TX/Idaho
After setting up for your first stand you are about to start calling and spot a coyote in the brush 316 yards away. The coyote seems to be looking at your goofball dog and appears to be curious and not ready to take off and leave yet.
What do you do?
#1 Take the shot now off shooting sticks?
#2 Back up 10 yards and lay out prone for a more steady shot?
#3 Start calling as you normally would?
#4 Start calling with soft sounds hoping to bring the coyote for a closer shot?
#5 Do something else?

The red circle is where the coyote is. The blue arrow is the wind direction that is a 5 mph crosswind.

#3229395 - 01/21/20 12:26 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
emptymag Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 324
Loc: Minnesota
Leave goofball dog at home...

#3229400 - 01/21/20 12:38 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: emptymag]
tripod3 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 8228
Loc: WA
Can't Have Good Without Bad

#3229408 - 01/21/20 02:04 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
204 AR Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4749
Loc: Nebraska
Kill it there.
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#3229416 - 01/21/20 02:43 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
Littlebuf Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/29/19
Posts: 46
Loc: Idaho
either shoot or switch up sounds to see if he'll commit to coming in. often times switching to a pup sound or different pup sound when there already looking will make them move

#3229420 - 01/21/20 03:19 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
Hellgate Offline
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Registered: 08/28/12
Posts: 355
Loc: Orygun
Shoot from sticks. You'll be higher up and see more target
The AR-15= BARBIE for men

With over 15 percussion revolvers I've been called the Imelda Marcos of Cap & Ball

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#3229421 - 01/21/20 03:25 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
crapshoot Offline
Retired PM Staff

Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 22071
Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
3. I don't shoot that far.
I carry a gun because a cop is to heavy.

Average response time for a 911 call is 10 min.
Average response time for a .45acp is 900FPS.

Remember, if you're not pissing off a liberal......You are one!
Ted Nugent

#3229436 - 01/21/20 05:52 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
derbyacresbob Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 4397
Loc: Kern County, CA
I would not spot the coyote in the brush 316 yards away and would just start calling.
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#3229474 - 01/21/20 11:14 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
DesertRam Offline

Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8774
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Since you have spotted him and he the dog, I'd probably try #4 (which for me is normal since I start out most stands light and low). Maybe some whimpers or even vole squeaks to see if he is interested and will come closer. Judge body language. If he's interested, try to bring him in closer. That's always my goal; I like them up close and personal. If he has no interest, or seems ready to leave, I'd flop down on that gravel in front you and get steady on the bipod and whack him.
"A person is smart; people are dumb panicky dangerous animals and you know it." K as played by Tommy Lee Jones, Men In Black

#3229526 - 01/22/20 11:52 AM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
Runnin'Hard Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/13/17
Posts: 214
Loc: Eastern Washington
I would start with #4.

#3229548 - 01/22/20 03:47 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
SnowmanMo Offline

Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 3455
Loc: Phoenix, Az
Send it!

Mama always said, coyotes are like a box of chocolates...

#3229564 - 01/22/20 05:27 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
Grigsby Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/30/19
Posts: 27
Loc: UT (& ND)
I agree with DesertRam - start with #4 and go from there. If the yote already saw the dog it would be fun to test it to see if it is territorial and try light coyote vocalizations. If that doesn't move him I'd follow up with light rabbit distress. You never know, it might howl in it's buddy/mate and you get a double.

#3229567 - 01/22/20 05:37 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: BrianID]
Yotelife Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/22/20
Posts: 19
Loc: Nevada
Any one in nv? I'm looking for a partner I have a fox pro.. a 4x4 and a nice spot and I'm shooting a 6.5 grendal I cant shoot for 200 to +1000..

#3229587 - 01/22/20 08:09 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: Yotelife]
22 Chuck Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 08/11/17
Posts: 94
Loc: Montmorency Co, MI
#4--it will come closer. After the shot keep calling for a double.

#3229802 - 01/23/20 10:22 PM Re: What would you do #2 [Re: derbyacresbob]
Softpoint Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 185
Loc: Washington
lol.. Yep, I doubt I would see him either. This however is why you use low volume calling to start with as not to scare it away.

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