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#3319389 - 03/27/23 08:46 AM Better Late Than Never.....
wolverines Offline
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Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 198
Loc: MI
So as I've mentioned, I was unaware there was a designated Baiting forum and have been sharing my videos on the Night Calling page. I thought I'd start my own thread with some of my past videos. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them! LOL


https://youtu.be/zmIUMPXPibw


This was my first kill of 2023 on my deer carcass. I had put it out in late December, and after weeks of virtually no action on my Reveal cell cam, my bait pile finally started to heat up. I got a total of 21 pictures from 8:30pm to 6:30am that night. Typically, I'd wait another night for a return to call it a pattern, but after thinking about it all day at work, I decided to try it that night. I don't recall ever having that much action on my bait sight in a 12-hour period. I got out and set up at dark. I think it was right at 7:10 I spotted one coming in with the scanner, so I switched to the rifle and began recording. I was really surprised the coyote never went to the bait sight. Once it got into my switchgrass, I went into panic mode! The shot was great, but I honestly think that's the first coyote I've shot with the 95gr vmax that didn't go straight down. I'd say it went about 50 yards.


https://youtu.be/MNBeCk20VgA


I had this coyote on the cell cam coming in randomly for a week. It made several visits to the carcass on a Tuesday morning and again that night. We had some nasty weather in MI the next 2 days, so I didn't get out till that Friday night to hunt. It was a no-show and of course it showed back up again on that Saturday night. It was fully committed to the bait, so despite having to get up at 3am for work this morning, I decided I'd better get out there early that Sunday night. We had another freezing rainstorm coming in and I just felt like that coyote would come in early that night. Well, fortunately I was right. Saw the coyote coming in with my scanner around 7:35pm and switched over to the rifle. It took its's time coming in. I even lost sight of it for a bit and switched back over to the scanner in an attempt to figure out where it had gone. Finally saw it again coming in from the left a bit. I thought it was going to continue to my left like the last one had, but it eventually made its way back towards the bait like I expect them to. Ended up killing it around 7:45.


https://youtu.be/712aQhwieM4


I had this coyote come in several times the previous night. After scrolling through the pics, I noticed that the coyote was starting to drag the carcass. When they start to do that, I usually feel like I've got Ďem. I saw him coming through the woods with the scanner, but I accidentally hit the menu button and had to wait until it cleared to start recording. Another bang flop for the 6.5 Creedmoor/95gr Vmax team, 31.5# male. This coyote was very identifiable by its tail. Interestingly enough, this was the first coyote that showed up to my bait site on camera way back in early January. I hadnít seen it again until that Saturday.
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#3319397 - 03/27/23 10:14 AM Re: Better Late Than Never..... [Re: wolverines]
wildflights Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 258
Loc: Washington Wet Side
Looks like a great location. Love the 6.5 BangFlop. Thanks for reposting, I missed these.

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#3319399 - 03/27/23 10:33 AM Re: Better Late Than Never..... [Re: wolverines]
baitpile Offline
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Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 838
Loc: IA
Good stuff right there. What's the distance from your blind to the bait? Also, what do you have your 6.5 zeroed at? I'm a fast, flat kind of guy when I can't range a target, so just curious on the zero.
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#3319408 - 03/27/23 11:47 AM Re: Better Late Than Never..... [Re: baitpile]
wolverines Offline
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Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 198
Loc: MI
Originally Posted By: baitpile
Good stuff right there. What's the distance from your blind to the bait? Also, what do you have your 6.5 zeroed at? I'm a fast, flat kind of guy when I can't range a target, so just curious on the zero.


My bait sight location varies from year to year depending on what I had planted in my food plots for deer season. Typically, they are 100-110 yards from my elevated blind. On my Super Hogster, I was zeroed at 100 yards. I just upgraded to a Super Yoter and sighted it in 1 1/2" high at 100. I have killed coyotes out to 250 yards with the 6.5CM/95gr vmax/Super Hogster combo calling. Several weeks ago I missed one at 370 yards (honestly didn't think it was that far) calling. I think with the Super Yoter a touch high at 100, I could make that shot if that situation presented itself again. It's not what I'm hoping for but want to be able to make that shot with confidence if I had to.
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#3319493 - 03/28/23 07:08 AM Re: Better Late Than Never..... [Re: wolverines]
wolverines Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 198
Loc: MI
Letís see if Iíve got this Flickr app figured out, trying to do it from my phone.
This is the pics of the 3 I killed this year in the same order as the above videos, along with a trail cam pic.

Coyote #1
https://flic.kr/p/2opHGPp
https://flic.kr/p/2opJv2k
This was the one that ran, heart shot.

Coyote #2
https://flic.kr/p/2opHHC8
https://flic.kr/p/2opDET6
Bang flop.

Coyote #3
https://flic.kr/p/2opJQi4
https://flic.kr/p/2opHEyT
I really like the trail cam pic. It was seconds before I pulled the trigger, you can see the opossum holding his ground on the carcass.
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#3319573 - 03/28/23 05:09 PM Re: Better Late Than Never..... [Re: wolverines]
wildflights Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 258
Loc: Washington Wet Side
I like the possum pic. I have not seen a coyote and a possum on the bait at the same time. That would have been a conundrum around here. Possums are as high on the hit list as coyotes...but they're likely to hang around long enough to serve up seconds.


Edited by wildflights (03/28/23 05:09 PM)

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#3320029 - 04/01/23 09:17 PM Re: Better Late Than Never..... [Re: wolverines]
weekender Offline
PM senior

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 5302
Loc: NC
Nice job wolverines.

wf, in this video there was a possum on the bait and the coyote which had been eating for 1-2 hours, wanted no part in eating or dining with the possum. Coyote was leaving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeglrFD1Cjw


Edited by weekender (04/01/23 09:21 PM)

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