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#3311893 - 01/23/23 12:09 AM Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67
Kirsch Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 3715
Loc: USA
For this hunting season, this was best night of hunting to date. I shot 17 coyotes hunting solo. Due to the number of kills, I broke it up into two different videos. I called this episode "Hitting for the Cycle" because I shot a single, double, triple, and quad in the mix of all the coyotes taken. I believe for the season, I have now had this happen 3 times, but this was the first time for 2022-2023. Throughout the night the fog set in and then lifted and this happened multiple times. It looks like this is from different nights, but it was the fog that made it appear this way. Hunting isn't all about the number of coyotes taken, but this night was very special to me.

Kirsch Chronicles Episode 67
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#3311897 - 01/23/23 12:38 AM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
DesertRam Online
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 9504
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Darn good Korey!
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#3311900 - 01/23/23 01:00 AM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
Softpoint Online
Die Hard Member

Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 646
Loc: Washington
After two dry stands I came in to watch some success!

Well done!

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#3311928 - 01/23/23 10:28 AM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
bcturkeynut Offline
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Registered: 12/11/18
Posts: 113
Loc: North LA / South AR
I love it! Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.
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#3311930 - 01/23/23 11:05 AM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 9313
Loc: USA

Itís hard for me to wrap my mind around 17 coyotes in one night. Outstanding is an understatement.

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#3311935 - 01/23/23 11:45 AM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: 6mm06]
Kirsch Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 3715
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: 6mm06
Itís hard for me to wrap my mind around 17 coyotes in one night. Outstanding is an understatement.
20 is my current record hunting solo. This night was special for me for two reasons. I had never hunted this property before so was hunting it cold with no idea if there were coyotes or where they would be. Second, I was 17 for 17 from a shooting perspective and saw 18 coyotes for the night as one didn't offer up a shot. It is pretty rare to see 18 coyotes and harvest 17 of them. The one that I didn't get a shot it will be in part 2 next week.
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#3311995 - 01/23/23 06:57 PM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
Softpoint Online
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Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 646
Loc: Washington
I started counting how many coyotes I've seen this year. I'm shy of 17. I hunt primarily public areas but I don't think we have those kind of numbers even on private lands. Actual calling time is about 50 hours so far this year.

Lots of small game available so I don't understand the low population?

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#3312007 - 01/23/23 08:31 PM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
Erie660 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/21
Posts: 79
Loc: Michigan
Great video and awesome shooting. I see after everyone shot you display the yardage. Can I ask how your getting the yardage and is it before or after the shot? Thanks

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#3312054 - 01/24/23 01:20 AM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
lockrotor Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 2094
Loc: West Central WI
What a great night you had. Congrats

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#3312073 - 01/24/23 09:37 AM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
jmeddy Offline
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Registered: 02/02/13
Posts: 895
Loc: SW PA
Good stuff again, and I finally learned how to subscribe.
I am with softpoint. I have seen 14 coyotes, 2 bobcats, and 2 fox since Jan 1.
Cats weren't in season when seen and we don't have many fox so they get passes. I have killed 3 and missed 1 coyote and the others would not finish and were out of my range-->300yds. A lot of places I hunt I can't see 300yds but where I can have been a learning experience as to how many partially commit. This is in 43 sets and my sets start at 30 min with some going past the hour mark.

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#3312088 - 01/24/23 12:54 PM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
alf Offline
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Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 2010
Loc: SW Wisconsin

Quite the night, congrats.

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#3312095 - 01/24/23 01:37 PM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Erie660]
Kirsch Offline
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Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 3715
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Softpoint
I started counting how many coyotes I've seen this year. I'm shy of 17. I hunt primarily public areas but I don't think we have those kind of numbers even on private lands. Actual calling time is about 50 hours so far this year.

Lots of small game available so I don't understand the low population?
Like many other animals, coyotes have population cycles. If factors haven't changed such larger predator populations increasing, it will probably come back. When female coyotes have more food available, their good health produces more pups, and a higher coyote population.

As for the population of coyotes in my state, it is healthy. In top of this, I drive around 2-3 hours to get to a higher population of coyotes and I hunt all night. Putting in an entire night helps because I can get in about 10 stands. I do hunt some public land, but I have been helping landowners remove coyotes for over 30 years. During that time, I have been able to get access to a lot of property. I am fortunate to have a lot of land to hunt, be able to hunt all night, in an area with a healthy population. Hopefully, with hunting coyotes for this long, I have become better at it as well.
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#3312096 - 01/24/23 01:47 PM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
Kirsch Offline
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Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 3715
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Erie660
Great video and awesome shooting. I see after everyone shot you display the yardage. Can I ask how your getting the yardage and is it before or after the shot? Thanks
Everything you see and hear besides the base image is added in video production. The Bering thermals (at least until the new LRF model releases) do not record audio or have a laser rangefinder. When you hear me whistle, say hey, gunshot, and comments on humidity and yardages are add added.

I get the yardages from many different ways. When I carry my cell phone, I have lots of different choices. I have an app, that I can press start and walk to the coyote, and it tells me the yardage. I also use ONXmaps at times and use the line tool and mark both locations. I have also marked both spots and measured it in Google Earth later. If all else fails, I pace off the coyote. Been doing this for 30 years, and know my paces and distances related to it. The yardages is to provide the viewer and idea of how large a coyote looks in my scope in relation to zoom and size.

As for is it before or after the shot, it is usually where the coyote is laying although I am showing it before the shot. If a coyote runs a distance, I factor that in as best as possible. When I am done with a stand, on my phone I have my calling location marked on OnXmaps. I write down in an app on my phone what sound or sounds I was using on the stand, the humidity, the distance, etc. When I get home, I take the GPS coordinates and all the other information and add it to a spreadsheet for each hunting season. Many times I edit the videos much later so having this information helps me recreate what happened.
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#3312097 - 01/24/23 01:49 PM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: jmeddy]
Kirsch Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 3715
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: jmeddy
Good stuff again, and I finally learned how to subscribe.
Originally Posted By: lockrotor
What a great night you had. Congrats
Originally Posted By: alf
Quite the night, congrats.
Thank you for watching and commenting.
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#3312117 - 01/24/23 04:24 PM Re: Hitting For The Cycle: KC Ep.67 [Re: Kirsch]
Infidel 762 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 7232
Loc: Okie
you got some good stuff Korey. appears you dont hunt like the mainstream facebook crowd who stand in an open field and shoot off a tripod. appears you setup more traditional in that i thought heard you say before that your sets are made mostly sitting down. how do you lug in all the extra gear, mainly a tripod?

its bad enough carry the stuff in, but then you add 3 or 4 coyotes you burn a lot of energy just getting back to the truck

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