3 coyotes with my shotgun. PICs updated!

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3 coyotes with my shotgun. PICs updated!

Post by derbyacresbob » November 23rd, 2017, 7:29 pm

Yesterday morning I had a great first stand just as it was getting light enough to see.

As I was walking out to set up my FoxPro I heard some coyotes about 800 to 1000 yards straight down wind from me. Then I heard a single coyote around 500 to 800 yards straight upwind from me.

Instead of starting out with a distress sound I started out with the FoxPro "Coyote Pair" sound. The coyote upwind from me started challenging my Coyote Pair sound after it had only played about 20 seconds.

So I challenged him back with "Coyote Male Challenge 4" sound for about 30 seconds. Then I switched to Pup Distress 3 sound.
About 2 minutes later I saw the coyote standing in front of my FoxPro so I shot him with my shotgun.
ImageIMG_4392 by Robert Morris, on Flickr

Later in the day I had a coyote on top of a ridge show up after calling for around 8 minutes. This coyote just stood their looking towards my FoxPro caller and decoy. I switched to Vole Squeaks on volume 20 and the coyote started heading my way.
ImageIMG_4568 by Robert Morris, on Flickr
ImageIMG_4577 by Robert Morris, on Flickr

Right after I took this last picture the coyote had seen enough and turned around to leave, so I switched from the camera to my shotgun and put him down.
ImageIMG_4580 by Robert Morris, on Flickr
This is the next picture of that coyote.

A few stands later I had a hard charger come in from my left about 10 yards away and I didn't see it until it was 10 yards away.
ImageIMG_4583 by Robert Morris, on Flickr
ImageIMG_4585 by Robert Morris, on Flickr

After I took the above two pictures I shot this coyote with my shotgun and called it a day.
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Re: 3 coyotes with my shotgun.

Post by 2Shooter » November 23rd, 2017, 10:38 pm

Awesome!!! Get as many as you can!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Post by soiltester » November 24th, 2017, 6:05 am

Another great hunt and good picture takin' :thumbup:
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Post by OLE RASPY » November 24th, 2017, 6:29 am

Nice. Good pics bob
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Post by hoobilly » December 12th, 2017, 9:45 am

Good shooting. I can’t remember if you had mentioned or not what shells your using on coyotes?

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Post by derbyacresbob » December 12th, 2017, 5:43 pm

I have had to shoot lead free shot at coyotes for quiet a while now.

I bought around 12 cases of the Remington HD Ultimate Home Defense 2-3/4" 1-1/4 oz BB loads when Bass Pro Shops was selling them for 80 cents to a dollar per shell.

I also bought 5 cases of the Federal Heavyweight 3" 1-1/4 oz of #2 shot loads when Rogers Sporting Goods was closing them out for $17.00 per box.

I removed all of the shot from both of those loads and reloaded them in 3" Fiocchi hulls with 1-1/2 oz of shot.

I also bought 60 pounds of the old Remington Hevi-Shot when Natchez was selling it for $100.00 for 10 pounds and all of that shot is loaded in 3" Fiocchi hulls with 1-1/2 oz loads.

I probably have about 100 TSS loads loaded in #2, #3 and #4 shot that I use on special occasions. LOL

I still have some factory Rem HD BB and T shot 3" 1-1/2 oz loads, some Federal Heavyweight 3" Coyote BB 1-1/2 oz loads and some Hevi-Shot 3" Dead Coyote T shot loads that I bought on sale or during rebates.

I mainly use the Rem HD BB 3" 1-1/2 oz loads with 70 BB pellets per shell or the Federal Heavyweight 3" reloads with 1-1/2 oz of #2 shot that have 90 pellets per shell because I like the higher pellet count in these two loads.

I think Federal would have made a much better coyote load if they would have used 1-1/2 oz of #2 Heavyweight shot instead of 1-1/2 oz of Heavyweight BB shot. The FHW 1-1/2 oz of #2 shot load has 28 more pellets in it than the FHW Coyote BB load has.

When I had to switch to lead free shot for hunting coyotes it blew me away how much better Rem HD BB shot worked on coyotes than lead BB shot did.

The harder heavier denser than lead shot breaks bones and penetrates much better than lead shot does on coyotes.
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Re: 3 coyotes with my shotgun. PICs updated!

Post by hoobilly » December 13th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Right on. Looks like you won’t need any of the tss varmint sized shot for a lonnnng while

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Post by hawglips » December 21st, 2017, 9:06 am

Awesome pics Bob!

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Post by derbyacresbob » December 21st, 2017, 12:58 pm

Thanks hawglips!

I thought about you yesterday while I was out hunting ducks with a buddy of mine. We were using TSS #8 shot 1 oz loads. I shot my last bird a drake mallard at about 45 yards straight up with one of the 1 oz TSS loads I had tested and the greenhead died instantly.
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Re: 3 coyotes with my shotgun. PICs updated!

Post by joey46 » December 23rd, 2017, 7:00 am

Nice job! Coincidentally I heard some yipping this morning in our neighborhood a few minutes ago. Not unusual and we have seen them at times. Often looked at the FoxPro. Will look more seriously now.

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