The first calling stand was a good one!

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The first calling stand was a good one!

Post by derbyacresbob » July 21st, 2016, 12:53 am

Two weeks ago I got a call from a rancher, he wanted me to come out and call some coyotes. He was pretty sure that coyotes got two of his calves in the last few weeks.

I don't normally call coyotes much in July so I wasn't real excited about going. But since this rancher and his family have been very good to me I told him I would come out first thing on Wednesday.

I had to leave my house at 4:00 am to get to the ranch right at 5:00 am. I went through the locked gate and only had to drive about 300 yards and parked my truck behind some junipers.

I walked up the ranch road about 200 yards just as it was getting light enough to see a coyote.

I set my Foxpro Fury about 35 yards away from the road in a flat area where two canyons meet. I had the Fury pointed up one canyon and my SP-60 speaker pointed up the other canyon.

I laid down prone with my rifle on the edge of the dirt road about 35 yards from the call. I also had my shotgun laying next to me.

I started out playing Bay Bee Cottontail and within two minutes I saw a coyote run up and stop about 20 yards from my Foxpro. It was hard to see with just my eyes but looking through the scope I could see it pretty good so I shot it with my 243 Win with a Nosler 55 gr BT Lead Free bullet.

Just a minute or two later another coyote ran down the other canyon and stopped about 50 yards from my Foxpro my 243 dropped this one also.

I switched sounds to Pup Distress 3 on full volume and within a minute there was a good sized coyote that ran in and was jumping all around my caller while it was playing Pup Distress 3. This coyote would not stop moving so I shot it with my shotgun with a 3" 1-1/2 oz Rem HD BB load.

Just a minute or so later another coyote stopped right out in front of my Foxpro so I used the 243 to put that one down.

It was pretty crazy it was just barely light enough to see and I had 4 coyotes down.

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I think the coyote on the right was the one I had trouble seeing.

On my next stand I had a good sized male come in after calling for about 15 minutes. This coyote stopped about 100 yards out and the 243 put him down hard.
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After blanking on the next 4 stands I had a pair of coyotes come in to Bay Bee Cottontail in about 3 minutes. I got one of them at about 20 yards with my shotgun when it stopped to check out what was making all the noise.
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I made two more blank stands and called it a day at 10:30 am it was just a little to hot for me to keep at it. The rancher thought I was kidding him when I told him I got 6 coyotes.

It was a great morning.
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Re: The first calling stand was a good one!

Post by soiltester » July 21st, 2016, 5:30 am

Great job and don't let up now :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: The first calling stand was a good one!

Post by redarrow » July 21st, 2016, 7:07 am

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: The first calling stand was a good one!

Post by hookedspur » July 21st, 2016, 7:48 am

Sounds like a lot of fun quick and a great help to the rancher and wildlife on that ranch..
Job well done.

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Re: The first calling stand was a good one!

Post by CamoMan4025 » July 21st, 2016, 9:31 am

Awesome job, congrats on a successful morning!
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Re: The first calling stand was a good one!

Post by OLE RASPY » July 26th, 2016, 6:30 pm

Man that is awesome. Kudos to you bob. Im ready to kill some myself.
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