View Full Version : East vs West

02-13-2008, 08:22 PM
I've been at this coyote calling game since 2003. The two pictures pretty well sum it up for me. One is the results of 2 days calling in southern Alberta; the answer to how many coyotes does it take to cover a Chevy short bed is 10. The other is how many sets do you need to make in Indiana to kill a coyote; the answer for me was 24! Thank God I didn't miss him, as he was the first and only one to show up!! Like night and day. Patience and determination are definetely required to call in the east. Geese are great, but coyotes are something else... Rob

benny boy
02-13-2008, 08:27 PM
Nice work! I love that picture with all those yotes in the truck! That trip would pay for itself with all those hides!

02-14-2008, 08:28 AM
I have heard other great reports of hunting in Alberta. Sounds like lots of coyotes and minimal pressure.

# of coyotes vs # of coyote hunters is the key. Lots of coyotes and fewer hunters (espeically novice ones) = Dead Coyotes

Great job and thanks for sharing.

02-14-2008, 09:40 AM
Great Pictures :TT:

02-14-2008, 10:24 AM
Rob this is almost unbelievable = in creditable
I was reading your post here and looking at picture of you with Coyote on tail gate and I hear my Harold HAROLD we have WOLF in back yard, I say what YES wolf in back yard.

I tell her it is probably Coyote and sure thing Coyote had jump fence and ended up under 3 pine trees we have. Under 1st tree on left

We live in addition on edge of small community and I have never seen Coyote in this area BUT as we know just like Deer they don’t hesitate come right up to houses almost.

Thought I would show you these pictures I took with 100 – 400 lens on Canon D30 Too many pictures – I will delete most in couple days

Back yard
Getting settled in
Time clean up some
OOPS I better get out here (heard something)
How did I get in here?
Ah here place
Over the fence
GOOD BYE see you again maybe

The Baron of Bufflehead
02-14-2008, 01:58 PM
Awesome pictures Harold!!

Nice hunting pics RobIN. Yes, east vs. west... it does seem that western coyote hunting is a totally different sport than eastern. I think that is mostly due to the coyote population density and competition for food.:CF: Seems like there are more coyotes for a given area in the west, plus they gotta get to that call before the next guy so it's a win-win for the hunter.

hooked on waterfowl
02-14-2008, 04:12 PM
WOW those are some great pictures!Nice work RobIN and 10garem!

Road Runner
02-15-2008, 01:08 PM
So where is the pic of that yote across your hood??:Rich:

02-15-2008, 03:52 PM
Cool looking pics, thanks for posting up! :TT:

02-15-2008, 08:21 PM
Yea we got a ton of em here, almost unreal how many we really do have, I killed 14 one day when I hunted for pelts, had allot of 5 to 10 dog days back then. Bought my new 1979 pickemup with my pelt money that year, still have that truck it's my plow rig now.

Like in Harold's pictures they seem so peaceful and almost tame, hehehe. Truth is their a cold blooded Sumbitch, but their only doing what they were born to do. I find it hard now to shoot them because we don't use the pelts they are so manged up. Killing for the sake of killing I find hard to stomach, but then I think about my dogs and the one my Bud next door lost the other night, 13 years old female, just a little shit, it was a heart breaker for them. They city folk and learned a good lesson about living out in the sticks.

Last night they were running the deer hard, kept me and Griz up most of the night with their blood sucking screaming after they make a kill, if you've ever heard it you'll never forget it. I have over 50 deer yarded up on my property for the food Deb and I feed every year, worst year in the last 20 anyway. With the heavy snow 35-40 degree days and cold nights the Yotes can run on top of the snow and the deer break through. Tuff time for them right now, we may have a huge die off this year in my area.

Anyway last night I looked out the front door and there was a yearling doe laying next to a deer statue Deb has next to the front porch, a doe with fawns made of concrete. Poor thing was shaking and I know it had been run by the yotes and come up here for safety. We feed the little guys up close so the older ones will let them feed, otherwise they kick hell out of em. That poor little gal laid their all night, Griz and I kept an eye on her, we had her back, 0000 buck does wonders on a yote. I took some crappy pictures through the tinted glass and I will post em up when I load em.

Going to have a little Coyote killin this weekend, suppose to be clear at night and cold, should be good calling. Going to bring the shotgun and the 22-250, already told the neighbors it was going to be a long couple nights for the yotes and not to call the rabbit cops on me for poaching.

Great pictures guys thanks for sharing. I'm going to see if I can find a road kill and set up a blind and kill a yote with a spear, if I get it done I will take a picture. Got to make me a couple good spear points and practice. Hey you gotta get through the winter some how right!?!?!?


02-16-2008, 05:48 AM
Cool pics! Glad he was in your yard. Had it been mine the would have only been a hero shot. :tt:

02-16-2008, 07:01 AM
Great picture!!

I was wondering how many your brother and I could have caught up there the way We used to trap back in the late 80's.
Is your area {IN} loaded with coyotes compared to the fox?

How was the goose season??

02-16-2008, 07:04 AM

Those are awesome pictures!! I would have some of those enlarged. Great quality pictures.

Looks like a typically colored Indiana Coyote to me.

02-16-2008, 05:32 PM
Rob and Harold, great picks! I have a .223 hanging over my back door with a set of muffs next to it for those very special times when my camera isn't handy! Ha Ha

02-16-2008, 09:13 PM
I Great pics!!!!
Indiana coyote,.. kind of cool,..sure is differnt looking, reddish, long legged , not much of a mane,...what do those bigger Indiana coyotes weigh?
I had an invite to trap in Indiana one year; we were froze out so 3 of us took off,..trapped Rock county mostly,.. I learned more about deer during their deer hunt, I saw deer hiding undertrees in peoples yards just like that coyote. I spoke with a number of hunters,...they got permissions to hunt 1/2 acre - 1 acre estastes,.. shot deer in peoples front yard( with permission),I was in the process of setting a rat set on a small island,..and realized it was a pontoon boat duck blind,..

02-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Man that is sweet, 10 coyotes what a blast that must have been. I wonder how many coyotes it would take to fill my Ford short bed??? I just might have to go out west and find out I guess. Thanks for sharing the pics

hooked on waterfowl
02-18-2008, 12:35 PM
I was talking with a farmer at one of my hunting spots and he told me the coyotes are killing all his cats and the night before he heard all kind of noice outside, only to see two coyotes after his dog. I didn't know coyotes were that aggressive.

02-20-2008, 02:44 PM
Great pics you guys. Keep up the good work!!:TT:

02-24-2008, 03:29 PM
Those are some good kill pics!!!!

And the others are just wow too!! I would have sent an easton axis flying after that one. They come right up to the edge of town here too.