Coyote Hunt Thread 2024

furtaker

Senior Member
Fact, I just got to big for my britches and was gonna show off and truth be told I screwed up bad on this one. The yote was on a path that would have had him less than 50 yards out. A 3.5" load of #4 Buck is pretty bad medicine inside 60 years
It is but the recoil will nearly give you brain damage and you can forget a quick follow up shot. A 2.75 or 3 inch is just as deadly if your gun patterns it well.
 

chase870

Possum Sox
It is but the recoil will nearly give you brain damage and you can forget a quick follow up shot. A 2.75 or 3 inch is just as deadly if your gun patterns it well.
Over the years I've done a few things to the supermag that help with recoil but you are right it will rock your world if you dont hang on to it, even the 3 inch load is a beast. Gun patterns pretty well with The dead coyote choke #4 Buck and a lengthened forcing cone
 

furtaker

Senior Member
Over the years I've done a few things to the supermag that help with recoil but you are right it will rock your world if you dont hang on to it, even the 3 inch load is a beast. Gun patterns pretty well with The dead coyote choke #4 Buck and a lengthened forcing cone
My Mossberg 835 shooting 3.5 inch is too much for me. The forearm will make my hand bleed if I'm not holding it correctly. I just don't need all that to kill a coyote. The only thing you're gaining with the 3.5 inch is more shot. 2.75 and 3 inch have higher fps and better penetration.
 

chase870

Possum Sox
My Mossberg 835 shooting 3.5 inch is too much for me. The forearm will make my hand bleed if I'm not holding it correctly. I just don't need all that to kill a coyote. The only thing you're gaining with the 3.5 inch is more shot. 2.75 and 3 inch have higher fps and better penetration.
True the higher the velocity the greater the penetration
 

Yotedawg

Senior Member
5/7/24
3 hunters
243 and 6 creeds w/thermal
Grady county fields
70° with SSW wind
Mfk, Tebbe, Foxpro vocals
0 heard
2 seen
1 killed

We haven’t been out in a couple of months. We gave the dawgs a break while the females went to den to have pups. Finally got back out last night for a couple of sets and it didnt take long. Called in a pair and we were able to take this female. Would have loved to get them closer but the male was already in our wind and they knew something wasn’t right. Another south Georgia dawg down.

 

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chase870

Possum Sox
5 May 24
1 Hunter
220 Swift with thermal
Oglethorpe County food plot
Dark moon light wind
foxpro baby cottontail, hello howls, and pound town
3 heard
0 seen
0 killed

Hunted my place in Oglethorpe I figured it would be interesting since they clear cut a bunch of property all around it, and a fire got out of control awhile back and burned what wasnt cut and about 1/3 of our planted pines, plus I think there may be a few otters in the pond that need to go. Set up on the dame and watched the pond a while, no otters. I had two groups light up while I was looking for the otters, so I moved to the food plot. While putting out the call I had a old alpha male howl some and he barked a bit. I don't think he busted me, the wind was right and he couldn't see me.
We didnt range it or step it off but I guestimated it to be a little north of 250. If the wind wasn’t blowing right to them, we would have preferred to get them a lot closer.
It's always nice to kill em at that range. Did all of you shoot at the same time, how many hits? One of my buddies and I shoot well together and its nice when we both connect.
 

Yotedawg

Senior Member
5 May 24
1 Hunter
220 Swift with thermal
Oglethorpe County food plot
Dark moon light wind
foxpro baby cottontail, hello howls, and pound town
3 heard
0 seen
0 killed

Hunted my place in Oglethorpe I figured it would be interesting since they clear cut a bunch of property all around it, and a fire got out of control awhile back and burned what wasnt cut and about 1/3 of our planted pines, plus I think there may be a few otters in the pond that need to go. Set up on the dame and watched the pond a while, no otters. I had two groups light up while I was looking for the otters, so I moved to the food plot. While putting out the call I had a old alpha male howl some and he barked a bit. I don't think he busted me, the wind was right and he couldn't see me.

It's always nice to kill em at that range. Did all of you shoot at the same time, how many hits? One of my buddies and I shoot well together and its nice when we both connect.
We all shot. Two of us shot at this dog and the other at the male. The male was missed. I shot at this one as well as Strick. I didn't check to see if she was hit twice.
 

Keith Karr

Senior Member
5/16/2024
1 hunter
223 with thermal
Carroll county hayfield
Upper 60’s hardly any breeze
FoxPro X24 howls, fights, pup distress and nutty nuthatch
0 heard
2 seen
1 killed and 1 missed

A friend texted me this afternoon that he had mowed his field today. His son lives next door and has problems with coyotes getting a few chickens.

He’s only about 3 miles away so I drove my golf cart over there just after dark.

Played a couple of bird distress for a few minutes and then howled and waited a few minutes. I had just started the second series of howls when here comes two running straight for the call. I muted it and luckily they stopped. I killed the male at 120 yards and couldn’t get the other one to stop.

Played pup squeals for a minute and switched to poundtown and got the other one back out. I got too hasty and just flat missed an easy shot.

That’s 6 yotes out of a 12 acre field in less than 2 years…..should have been 7.
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Keith Karr

Senior Member
5/20/2024
3 hunters
6cm, 22-250 and 243 with thermals
Carroll county & Randolph county AL hayfields
Low 70’s and very still
FoxPro X24 howls, fights, pup distress, nutty nuthatch and others
1 group heard way off
3 seen
3 killed

IMG_1080.jpegWe hunted 3 properties that had fresh cut hay last night.

Called up 3 on the first stand at around the 25 minute mark. Didn’t see anything on the other two.

Each of us was able to make a good shot on their dog.
 

chase870

Possum Sox
19 May24
1 Hunter
220 Swift with thermal
Barrow County Fresh Cut Hay Field
Bright full moon
light wind Foxpro baby cottontail, howls, pound town, eastern cotton tail
0 heard
0 seen
0 killed

I reckon it's my turn to be snake bit, I don't think I could buy a yote right now with cash money. Fresh cut hay field, nothing zero, and that's how its been for a spell. I had to hunt a different predator for awhile till I get the youngsters schooled up on catching fugitives
 

chase870

Possum Sox
22 May 24
1 Hunter
220 Swift with thermal
Barrow county rolled hay field
Full Bright Moon little to no wind from the south
Fox pro male howls cotton tail. jackrabbit kitten distress group howls
Several heard
0 seen
0 killed

Had better luck I reckon same field but the hay was rolled. I actually heard several but they were no shows
 

chase870

Possum Sox
26 May 24
1 Hunter
220 Swift w/ thermal
Barrow county pastures and a hay field with rolls of hay
Bright moon light wind and warm
Fox Pro call rabbit distress nutty nut hatch howls pound town
0 heard
0 seen
0 killed

Never been this long with out killing a yote, work has kept me from hunting some but I'm starting to think I killed all my local yotes off
 

Keith Karr

Senior Member
5/23/2024
2 hunters
6cm’s with thermals
Webster county fields
70’s with light South wind
FoxPro X24 a little of everything
0 heard
1 seen
1 killed

My buddy Shane and I were coyote hunting but it turned into mostly a hog hunt. We got one yote…..a small male and 4 hogs. I posted them in the hog thread.
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chase870

Possum Sox
30 May 24
1 Hunter
220 Swift with thermal
Morgan county fresh cut hay field
Dark moon, light calm wind,
foxpro, baybee cottontail fawn distress and pound town
0 heard
2 seen
1 killed

It;s been a tough month with non cooperating yotes and a bunch of fugitives that had to be rounded up, I was worried I couldn't kill one in May, never had a dry spell this long. I finally killed this female last night, pound town was the ticket. She looks like she's been nursing pups. Shot this one with a 50 grain V-Max over 39 grains of IMR 4064 so she gets the Jester Hat
 

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