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#3283365 - 10/11/21 10:09 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4523
Loc: NC
Been a really long time since I had a coyote at my bait. I have plenty of fat red and gray fox, as well as coons and possums. Last night I had a coyote in two times but I was out of town. I have fresh bait and bacon grease out tonight as well as freshly charged alarm sensors. Hoping for a ding ding later tonight.

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#3283376 - 10/12/21 08:25 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3659
Loc: USA
Did the lightning strike at your house last night Week?
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#3283430 - 10/13/21 08:14 AM Re: Baiting [Re: DoubleUp]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4523
Loc: NC
He hasn't been back DU, just my fox, coon and possum buddies.

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#3283501 - 10/14/21 10:54 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Burnsome... Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 11/24/18
Posts: 836
Loc: GA
Keep after 'em Week!

So last night I took my SIL out for his 2nd hunting experience. After the last time he came out, I implemented Rule #3, which states "Dont Hesitate - if you have a shot, take it". That being I waited for him to shoot one that came in last week, and he didnt shoot, and it got away alive. That aint happening no more...

Said SIL gets tired after a couple hours, and gets up and starts packing to go. We're chit chatting and I'm smoking a cigar and scanning downrange every few minutes. A coyote comes in and the rest is history as they say.

80 yards, 223 60gr VMax, ~60-65 degrees with 90% humidity.

Here's the video. Male, pretty much DRT


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#3283504 - 10/14/21 01:36 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3659
Loc: USA
Short version of Rule #3, If you snooze, you lose!
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#3283542 - 10/15/21 10:24 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4523
Loc: NC
WTG Burns, DRT!

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#3283604 - 10/15/21 09:12 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
baitpile Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 499
Loc: IA
Way to get it done Burn!! Nice!!
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#3283606 - 10/15/21 10:12 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8557
Loc: USA

That's the way to drop 'em, Burn. Those 60 grain V-Max work pretty good, in my experience anyway. Looks like you are proving them to be the same. I have the same theory you do - shoot when you get the opportunity. Even waiting a few seconds can cost you.

Looks like we both had a bit of luck last night. I am working on mine and will post it up shortly.


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#3283608 - 10/15/21 10:34 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8557
Loc: USA

I have been playing a sort-of cat-n-mouse game with this coyote for a while. It would show up one night, I would hunt the next, and even a couple more nights and nothing. Then last Saturday night I didn't hunt due to having church the next morning, and low and behold it showed up. So, I stayed the next 5 consecutive nights, hoping for a return. It happened last night, the 5th night.

I squeezed the trigger at 0434 this morning. That darn coyote heard me release the rifle safety of all things, and looked my way instantly. Luckily she went back to searching for tidbits. I didn't use a weapon-mounted IR, but rather am using two infrared spot lights. One is a 940nm light that is mounted about 30 yards from where the coyote fell, and the other is an 850nm light that is mounted about 45 yards (in the cabin yard). Once I deployed the 850 light, I was like Burnsome and didn't let time go by. I shot quickly, afraid the coyote might look toward the cabin and see the red glow. The 940 light does not give off any glow at all that I can see and is pure stealth. Both lights have 198 LED's each.

Here is the view this morning while looking out the cabin door. The white arrow points to where the coyote fell.










Here is the outfit used. The rifle is a Ruger American Predator in 6mm Remington. I was shooting 55 gr. Sierra Blitz Kings.
The bullet left a 24 caliber size entry and no exit. The coyote sounded like mush inside. I chronographed the load at 3720 fps.






Tiny entry, and no exit. This makes two consecutive coyotes taken with this load, and no exit.







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzx0WyfRHNA






Just an update on the new solar system I installed this summer: It is working perfectly the way it's supposed to. I have plenty
of power for my needs and have yet to have the battery go below 5 bars (shows 5 bars when fully charged). I stayed at the
shack for 5 consecutive nights, and every day the solar panel would top the battery off to a full charge and ready for the
next night. It was well worth the time and money.



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#3283612 - 10/15/21 11:39 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3659
Loc: USA
Excellent, you worked hard to bag that one.
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#3283620 - 10/16/21 09:13 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Burnsome... Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 11/24/18
Posts: 836
Loc: GA
Nice job 6!. Great pics and video to boot

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#3283652 - 10/16/21 05:26 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
baitpile Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 499
Loc: IA
Way to go 6!! You are getting a great start to this season. I guess it is time for me to get rolling. Kind of waiting for it to cool down a bit...
Ooohhhh, tis the season! I'm ready.
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#3283801 - 10/19/21 05:25 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
vicfox Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 383
Loc: Australia
That cabin has evolved since I was there Dave. Always was a bit of home away from home but you as usual go the extra mile to do the job to perfection. Hope the season goes well for you. Either way you'll be comfortable.

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#3283829 - 10/19/21 04:03 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4523
Loc: NC
Good looking coyote 06, love the digs!!!

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#3283932 - 10/21/21 09:44 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8557
Loc: USA

Dave, thanks. Yes, the cabin has evolved since you were here. I was just getting started then. It’s been trial and error, a lot of experimenting etc. to get to where it is today. We enjoyed having you visit. You and I had some great western hunts too. Hoping you can visit again at some point in the future. The only problem is that I have to get used to that Aussie accent all over again. Ha ha.


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