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#3258352 - 11/23/20 06:45 PM Oregon action new farm
wolftrapper Online
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Registered: 11/30/13
Posts: 612
Loc: E. Oregon
I got permission to hunt a nearby cattle farm, so yesterday I went up to give it a try. Starting at daylight, I set up and called several places, with no results. I kept pushing back farther and farther from the highway, and was puzzled as to why I wasn't seeing any coyotes.

Around nine am. I finished a stand, and spent some time glassing. There was a sizable herd of cattle about a half mile away, and sure enough, I started seeing not only coyotes, but ravens and magpies.

I saw two coyotes together, and a single, then saw a couple more. Since they were so far back, and with the time, I decided to back off, and try at first light this morning.

I found a dead cow not too far from where the coyotes were hanging out, with eagles, ravens, and magpies working it, and was sitting on it before daylight this morning. About fifteen minutes after good light, the first coyote appeared, stopped at about 100 yards, and went [beeep] up.

I waited another fifteen minutes or so, and tried a little coyote distress, with nothing.

Walked over to check out the coyote...nice male, then headed farther in. Tried calling a couple of sets with no action. Moved a ways, and discovered another dead cow. This was very near the area where I had spotted the coyotes the previous morning.

I could see a long ways, and after glassing for a time, concluded that it was time to top the next ridge, about a quarter mile away.

I did that, and was looking for a good place to set...walked over the ridge, and was dropping into the next draw, trying to see into the valley before calling again.

About the time that happened, there stood a coyote just below me, and barely a 100 yards away. I had my bi-pod extended, and sat for the shot...which put me too low, and the coyote was behind grass. He was looking right at me, and started to lope away. I used that to run up about twenty feet, to the crest of the hill for a clear shot, and he stopped to look back. BIG mistake! I folded him.

This may well be the heaviest coyote I have ever shot. I skinned him on the spot, since I was nearly a mile from my rig, and had a second coyote to haul out. Once I get him on a board, I will post a measurement of the pelt. He is a good six inches longer than the first male.

Anyway, I think I know why my calling isn't working so well....there was a dead cow about every half mile, and these boys were fat!!

I can't wait to hunt that spot with some snow on the ground!
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#3258360 - 11/23/20 07:32 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: wolftrapper]
lockrotor Online
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 1594
Loc: West Central WI
Great looking coyotes. What your gun?

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#3258362 - 11/23/20 07:41 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: lockrotor]
wolftrapper Online
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Registered: 11/30/13
Posts: 612
Loc: E. Oregon
Winchester M 70 Sporter, pre '64, in .222 Rem. Leupold 3x9 'scope, factory Remington 50 gr. Accutip-V boat tail. Harris bi-pod.
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#3258368 - 11/23/20 08:26 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: wolftrapper]
Terry Lightle Offline
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Registered: 01/13/19
Posts: 220
Loc: Sand Springs,Okla
Congrats on the Wylie and the beautiful Model 70 is a dandy

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#3258376 - 11/23/20 08:53 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: wolftrapper]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4189
Loc: NC
Looks like you got permission to be on a great peice of ground, CONGRATS X2 and then some.

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#3258377 - 11/23/20 08:55 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: Terry Lightle]
tripod3 Online
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 8573
Loc: WA
good winter colors and sounds like good ground.
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#3258383 - 11/23/20 09:46 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: tripod3]
wolftrapper Online
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Registered: 11/30/13
Posts: 612
Loc: E. Oregon
Thanks, guys! I'm pretty happy about it!
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#3258385 - 11/23/20 10:03 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: wolftrapper]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 16264
Loc: S. Texas
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Anyway, I think I know why my calling isn't working so well....there was a dead cow about every half mile, and these boys were fat!!


Pretty hard to call them out of the buffet line.....or even from the siesta after a big meal.

Regards,
hm
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#3258424 - 11/24/20 12:27 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: wolftrapper]
Burnsome... Offline
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Registered: 11/24/18
Posts: 621
Loc: GA
Congrats. Looks like fun
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#3258442 - 11/24/20 04:59 PM Re: Oregon action new farm [Re: wolftrapper]
beaverquack Offline
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Registered: 12/02/15
Posts: 216
Loc: Oregon
Those are nice looking dogs. Great job!

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