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#3320218 - 04/04/23 12:05 PM 2023 #8
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#8 tripped the chime at the bait last night. Thermal video starts with him standing over the bait pile. NV video is shorter. At that point he was suspiciously eyeballing the cage trap I put out over the weekend. (The trap is for the possums. I've been missing about half of the possums that have been coming through. Most of them have been young of the year a little bigger than the size of a coke can. Figured I could use a little help closing the distance.)

I'm maintaining two bait sites within view of the same position. One is 85 yards out, the other is 160. Rifle is a 243 with either 55gr or 75gr Sierra bullets. Both loads are sighted in at 80 yards. The heavier slug crosses the line of sight at 160 yards. The lighter crosses at 200. The yardage in the lower right hand viewfinder references the bullet weight.

The 160 yard bait is at the apex of an 11 acre beaver pond that funnels traffic to that site. It creates a natural pinch point.

Here's the PARD video. https://rumble.com/v2g64py-2023-8-nv.html
I need to adjust the ir as it's main beam is pointed a bit to the right.

Here's the XG50 video. https://rumble.com/v2g6exq-2023-8-xg-75gr-3100.html

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#3320222 - 04/04/23 01:00 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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That's how to get it done WF! Congrats!
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#3320395 - 04/06/23 01:54 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Nice shooting for sure!

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#3320405 - 04/06/23 04:54 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Very nice.

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#3320469 - 04/07/23 11:55 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Thanks guys. I like to see them anchor up like that.

I followed that one up with a couple of possums. Still batting 50% on the rat tailed pernicious vermin. https://rumble.com/v2gki9s-possums-75g.html Looking at the video, I'm not sure that second one got away unscathed...??

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#3320479 - 04/07/23 02:09 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Originally Posted By: wildflights
Thanks guys. I like to see them anchor up like that.

I followed that one up with a couple of possums. Still batting 50% on the rat tailed pernicious vermin. https://rumble.com/v2gki9s-possums-75g.html Looking at the video, I'm not sure that second one got away unscathed...??


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#3320483 - 04/07/23 03:05 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Man, Wildflights, looked like a missile hit that one.

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#3320897 - 04/16/23 01:29 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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#9 - Youngish female hit the ground. Cooking sausage and eggs for a late Sunday morning breakfast and the bait site chime sounded off. Went to take a look and caught #9 starting to leave the site. Had to let out a howl to stop her in the next opening. The shaky video is me pulling the trigger with the safety on. Got back on and folded her up.

High shoulder impact with a large exit out the base of the neck. 75gr Sierra.

Eggs were edible but a long way from over easy.

https://rumble.com/v2ilfos-2023-9-burned-the-eggs....html



Edited by wildflights (04/17/23 09:48 AM)

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#3320910 - 04/16/23 07:07 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Thanks for the vid. Havenít looked at this baiting for a while. 3 nice shots.

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#3320962 - 04/17/23 10:50 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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#10 Circling the bait at four AM setting off a series of alarms. Centerpiece on that bait is an egg eating hen that didn't make the cut. Coyote sneaks in and shot at the RIR carcass.

https://rumble.com/v2ir85q-2023-10.html


Edited by wildflights (04/17/23 10:51 AM)

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#3321002 - 04/17/23 06:11 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Congrats wildflights on your continued successful season. Great videos and looks like the action continues. Keep an eye on the eggs and keep on stackin!
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#3321216 - 04/21/23 01:33 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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#11 Male the ground at 9:35 PM tonight. It's been a long week and I was already in bed sleeping. Didn't clear the cobwebs out and thought I'd hit record...sorry. He was 90 yards out and turned toward me at the shot. Paws in the air cause he doesn't have any cares...feet up.


Edited by wildflights (04/21/23 10:59 AM)

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#3321224 - 04/21/23 10:20 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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WTG on 3 more down. Congrats

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#3321990 - 05/03/23 06:06 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Hit #12 this morning while eating breakfast. Chime was going off and I assumed it was the chickens that had just been down there. Looked out the window and saw a little female chowing down on some stink bait. Video starts as I'm shoving the rifle through the door. Sorry in advance if that's unsettling. This is at ten AM so the thermal scans past some birds and the cat...the hotspot maybe twenty yards to the right of the coyote is Dexter the cat.

243 75gr Sierra Varminters - Thermion XG50 - Still image from the PARD

Short video. My eggs were getting cold.

https://rumble.com/v2lvzh8-2023-12.html



Edited by wildflights (05/03/23 06:08 PM)

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#3322000 - 05/04/23 12:57 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Great shot on that one, Wildflights.

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#3322018 - 05/04/23 01:48 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Nice shot WF!

I think I have a couple boxes of those projectiles to load up. I haven't tried them yet. Looks like they perform great!

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#3322020 - 05/04/23 02:27 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Thanks guys! I missed one this morning. Didn't have the little pup secured and she ran out on the deck. The toenails on the deck spooked him and he started bugging out. I let out a howl and got him to stop but I flubbed the shot...think it went over the back at about 175 yards. Will load the video when I get back home.

Critters are actively moving around here. Couple of coyotes in the last 24 hours. Seen lots of deer and possums out on the roads late last night. Think I managed to get three hours in the rack last night.

ETA- Those 75's are tack drivers. Any missing is squarely on me.
The 75's out penetrate the 55's four to one and leave big exits. There's little left of them when they're done. Don't need bullets that hold together for my applications.


Edited by wildflights (05/04/23 02:31 PM)

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#3322021 - 05/04/23 02:41 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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That's a bummer on the miss. I've missed a couple opportunities due to kids or dogs interfering and spooking off the animals.

Thanks for the feedback on the 75gr's. I'm currently about half way through a 100 rnd box of 75gr V-max's I got loaded up. When those run out I plan to load up a batch of the 75gr HP's.

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#3322035 - 05/04/23 06:44 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Keep stacking. Thanks

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#3322047 - 05/04/23 11:18 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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IDK- That may not be a clean miss on 13. Shot is at 1:49 in the video and he doesn't look as spooked as I thought he did this morning...until after the shot.

https://rumble.com/v2m3sm4-2023-woulda-coulda-shoulda-been-13.html

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#3322067 - 05/05/23 01:14 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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I can't tell if the shot looked good or not. I'm not able to go frame by frame to see where the crosshair was on the last frame before the recoil of the shot.

I did notice...at 0:19 it looks like a rat scurried up the post and into your feeder in the lower right portion of the screen.

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#3322075 - 05/05/23 04:02 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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It's a mouse going into a vacant beehive.

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#3322077 - 05/05/23 04:31 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Ok, nice.

Also, I sent you a PM on here.

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#3322831 - 05/24/23 12:55 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Comedy of errors putting 13 on the ground. Small 18 pound female was about 70 yards out when I got on her with the rifle. Thermal ran out of juice just as I was pulling the trigger. Switched to the backup with NV. She had moved quite a bit and I was having trouble finding her in the scope so I picked up the scanner while dropping another piece of equipment on my toe. She either heard the thump or the curse but when I found her she was looking up at me. Rolled the rifle that direction and fired...no time to hit record.

Still photo is all I got through the thermal before it died. The 55's (243) did an ugly number on the front of her chest. She was too small and bony to contain the shock wave.

Even though she's young and thin, she's apparently a repeat customer to the bait site. Note the black spot that looks like a tick in the 1st photo. It's a fresh 24 caliber piercing in her right ear. Bet that last running miss almost got her done.


entrance ear


exit ear


18 lb female


image before the batteries died

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#3322857 - 05/25/23 09:17 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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I've had a few comedy-like fumbles myself. Thanks for sharing and nice job dropping the coyote even through all that! haha.

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#3322865 - 05/25/23 01:17 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Not the prettiest girl at the show, but she took her medicine and posed none the less. CONGRATS on another!

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#3322868 - 05/25/23 05:05 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Yep, she made one last, quick pose. The rest is history.

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#3323324 - 06/10/23 12:18 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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#14 is another young one. Took him head on at the 160 yard bait site at 2:30am. 243 55gr Sierra. He makes it about twenty yards to the left after the shot. Pulsar C50 w/SHL 66 turbo
https://rumble.com/v2t8xze-2023-14-nv.html


Edited by wildflights (06/10/23 12:22 AM)

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#3323327 - 06/10/23 10:06 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Looks like you are still in the game, Wildflights. You are making some very good shots at the 160 yard site. Mine is close at only 60. There has been a coyote visiting my site periodically but havenít seen her for a time now. I will resume hunting in late August / early September.

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#3323348 - 06/11/23 09:24 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Thanks 6mm06. I'm tempted to start walking that site closer but it's right at a pinch point in the travel corridor. It's a natural funnel.

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#3323368 - 06/11/23 09:56 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Originally Posted By: wildflights
Thanks 6mm06. I'm tempted to start walking that site closer but it's right at a pinch point in the travel corridor. It's a natural funnel.

Well, you seem to be making a good show of it where it is, and some accurate shooting. I like the confidence of closer shots, but whatever works, works and you have to consider the natural travel corridor and terrain.

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#3323372 - 06/12/23 09:48 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Nice shot WF.

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#3323373 - 06/12/23 09:51 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Nice shot WF.

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#3323375 - 06/12/23 10:18 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Sitting here comparing NV videos at 160 yards. The first post in this thread is with the PARD 008s https://rumble.com/v2g64py-2023-8-nv.html (2023 #8) on a broadside coyote with native magnification at 6.5x. The last video is with the Pulsar C50 https://rumble.com/v2t8xze-2023-14-nv.html (2023 #14 NV) is a head on facing coyote in the same location. Starting at native magnification 3.5x and bumping to 7x before the shot.

I'm a little surprised that the 6.5x and 7x don't seem to jive. The coyote image in the PARD looks like the magnification is much higher than the Pulsar. Also the Pulsar FOV is larger at 7x than the PARD at 6.5x. Both videos are grainier than I'd like.

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#3323395 - 06/12/23 06:28 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Good shootin wildflights!
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#3323403 - 06/13/23 08:05 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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Going through the 2023 bait site videos and looking at time stamps.

1 shot at 8 PM
1 shot at 1130 PM

7 shot between 2-4 AM
2 shot at 10 AM

Kinda looks like a pattern.

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#3323407 - 06/13/23 10:38 AM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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WF. That's cool seeing the pattern of timing. I don't think I have timestamps for most of my coyotes. Seeing your data makes me want to start recording the time of each shot at my place too. I think I would see similar results. However I feel like I tend to get quite a few between 8pm-11pm. I'll have to start keeping track better.


Edited by coyote_thumper (06/13/23 10:39 AM)

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#3323512 - 06/16/23 08:38 PM Re: 2023 #8 [Re: wildflights]
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I just keep a written log taped to my desk cabinet. I don't like fiddling with programming times and dates, then day light savings time, dead batteries... My trail cams are pain at time change...
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