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#3258562 - 11/25/20 10:28 PM Called in 2 coyotes today but one got away!
derbyacresbob Online
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 4627
Loc: Kern County, CA
On my third coyote calling stand today I was calling on a open long ridge top with cows and little calves on it.

I was laying prone with my 22-250 and had my X-Wave about 50 yards away from me. After about 5 minutes of playing Jack Rabbit Distress I saw something about 500 to 600 yards away and it didn't look like a calf.

It was a coyote running my way at a high rate of speed. The coyote was only 300 yards away in no time at all so I muted the sound on my X-Wave.

The big female coyote stopped about 50 yards from my X-Wave so I had a good shot right at 100 yards away.
IMG_7984 by [/url], on Flickr

My next stand has been a very good one for me for at least 10 years now. It is down in the bottom of a huge canyon. The side of this canyon go up 88 foot to 2,000 foot in places on both sides for close to a mile.

The wind is normally blowing up the canyon. I walk down the canyon about 400 yards and set my caller up on the bottom of the canyon. Then I climb up the side of the canyon about 15 yards and sit in some big boulders.

From these boulders I can't see up the canyon very far at all. Since I walk down the canyon from my truck I never thought I would have a coyote approach from the down wind side the way I walked in from my truck.

The canyon bottom is only 50 yards to 150 yards wide so down wind from my caller I thought no coyotes would come in from that way because of my scent and my truck could be seen or smelled.

Today after calling for about 10 minutes I looked a little to my right and saw a coyote walking away from my X-Wave heading back up the canyon. This coyote was right were I walked into the stand from, walking slowly with it's nose close to the ground.

IMG_7991 by [/url], on Flickr

The above picture is the first picture I took of the coyote.

IMG_7994 by [/url], on Flickr

The coyote heard my camera and turned and looked towards me where I was sitting in the boulders above the canyon bottom. The way I was sitting in the rocks I could't get a shot off with my shotgun that far to the right.

The coyote didn't have to go far to be completely out of sight. But I did get a picture of it! mad

IMG_8005 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/156463377@N08/][/url], on Flickr

I think the Tule Elk around here are more like antelope than they are like Rocky Mountain elk. They are perfectly happy in wide open spaces with no cover. I see them all the time on small hills or ridge tops with no cover at all.
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#3258564 - 11/25/20 10:45 PM Re: Called in 2 coyotes today but one got away! [Re: derbyacresbob]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 16433
Loc: S. Texas
One for two ain't all that bad, and you got some nice pics.

Thanks for sharing

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#3258580 - 11/26/20 03:09 AM Re: Called in 2 coyotes today but one got away! [Re: derbyacresbob]
Bear Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2298
Loc: Colorado USA
Elk were originally flat land animals,before the white man.
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#3258595 - 11/26/20 11:32 AM Re: Called in 2 coyotes today but one got away! [Re: Bear]
tripod3 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 8663
Loc: WA
Originally Posted By: Bear
Elk were originally flat land animals,before the white man.

Probably the biggest elk in this state are among the sagebrush or crops. I see them throughout the year along with moose and no trees in sight.

This looks like another coyote lesson in never say never.
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