He finally stops at about 200 yards standing straight on looking at me. This ground squirrel was my early warning system. The coyote was crawling with ticks. Part of it was to possible call in a reluctant coyote and also for practice to see how each call sounded in the field. I got up and started walking back to the truck which was about ¼ of a mile to the north. It was about a 170 yard shot.
The picture is taken with about a 5X zoom. I waited a couple of minutes and then made some very high pitched squeals on the call by biting the rubber button. I used a dead grass color. After about 15 minutes and one more series, still no coyotes. It was about 70 yards and all I could see was his head and a tiny bit of his neck. Please e-mail me back and let me know what you think of it.
The tail is very scraggly and the pelt is very poor with possibly some mange. I'm not internationally known, But I'm known to rock the microphone. The bullet caught him in the left side of the chest and exited just in front of the right hind leg. I made the challenge bark with the Loess Hills Howler left from and the Utah Jack jackrabbit screams with the right. A siren sounds will often cause coyotes to howl back. Here is where I first spotted the coyote. Here is an easy to construct variation on the Dick Wendell's Weasel Ball decoy.
I unscrewed the cap off the ball to access the motor this is what I came up with. After about 5 minutes, I was ready to give him another challenge bark and I spot his head above the tall grass. This picture shows the East end of this year's Bragadon Fire. The problem with it was on un-level ground it didn't roll well and you couldn't see it over the brush. The rancher is going to be happy about this coyote not being able to get anymore of his live stock. He stopped, angling very slightly to the right, at about 170 yards. One of them went back into the field and the cows chased it and it came back to the fence line.
Not too much hide damage. While they are approaching, I tend to let them get as close as they want. Not very much cover for the approach, but the Utah Jack calling sound was good enough to entice him to cover a lot of relative open ground. You are welcome to save each sound file and use the sounds any way you like. I moved over to the Marsh Creek area for the third stand of the day. After I concluded that there were going to be no coyote takers, it was time to check the zero on my rifle.
All three are standing at the fence line looking my direction. I did about 3 series of calls over a period of 15 minutes. Well, it is looking pretty bleak. Put the old Sako in 243 Win caliber on my Bi-Fur-Pod and started watching. I drove my truck up about 300 yards to take the pictures. I was ready to give up.
I centered just below his neck where his chest should be and touched one off. So I have to guess that Jerry Bruckheimer doesn't spend much time in New York, where most waiters and waitresses you'll see are struggling actors. The coyote immediately came through the fence and started my way. As long as it was approaching, I kept quiet. There was a high place where I could make a stand and a have pretty good view of any approaching coyotes. I decide to change tactics. At 22 steps from the El-Cheapo, he stopped, broadside, for the fatal 2 seconds at about 80 yards.
The foxtails are pretty tall. The peak is about 5 miles from where I made the third stand. All this time my torso is completely exposed, but I am sitting still with very little motion. This young male coyote was in good condition. These sounds are not the very best quality, but as good as I could do on the laptop. After about 15 minutes I quit that and went through a number of calling sounds.
It's probably a four-star album for country lovers and three-star or so for pop and rock fans, so I'll split the difference and call it three-and-one-half out of five. All of the calls below, including the 16-min and 20-min Sequence files have been zipped into one large file. If you have not decided yet on what you need, then we recommend you using the genre classifier. I made the setup at the right edge of this picture down this little road cut, but came in from the right across the other side of the hill so no coyote could see my approach. I got out the and gave him couple of challenge barks.
I will post a picture of it on the. You are welcome to save these sound files. I was using the 16 minute sequence and it was only in the second sound lmuj1. He had probably been feeding on the dog and cat food at the new housing development about 2 miles to the east and eating pets for desert. Power Howler for a single howl somewhere in a sequence.