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GANDER D. BANDER
06-03-2008, 08:53 PM
I usually dont hunt coyotes this time of the year. BUT, we just returned from a Prairie Dog trip into Central Wyoming. It is a big camp out deal with all our friends and family. I threw in the Scorpion and JIB just in case.The first night in camp, the coyotes were going nuts all over the prairie. So I opted to get up and try them the next morning. I howled with my hand call and had them light up in three diffrent directions around me. The dogs to the west sounded the closest. I made it over a few ridges and got set up.
I started the Foxpro using Pup Distress 2 and started to put a few rounds in my 22.250. I had no more then got it loaded and looked up to see two coyotes on a screamin' dead run right at me.The appeared within a minute into the stand. I had to re-position a bit to get on them. The lead dog saw me move and started too skirt around me. The second came to a stop at 80 yards locked on the decoy. I gave it a DRT dose of 55 gr VMax and Varget. The survivor stood over the ridge from me and yip-barked. I changed to a ki- yi hoping to pull him back over the ridge so I could have a whack at him. In the mean time another came up the draw from my left stopping when he saw the dead coyote. I belted him which left him laying 25 feet from the first victim.
The area we were in is also where we antelope hunt every fall. In the last three years I could count on one hand how many fawns we have seen come September. There is defenintly no shortage of coyotes up there. It didn't bother me a bit to knock of a couple fawn eaters. Hopefully I help a few antelope along the way.

Here's one of them..the other took a direct head shot (which made him a not so pretty "model") :st:

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1201/1000036cd7.jpg



Some of the country...

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A couple of me shooting prairie dogs....(wife had the camera)

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The final count was somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 rounds sent down range and 300-400 confirmed kills between the wife and I. We were shooting a Remmy 700 in 204 Ruger, Oly AR-15 in 223, Savage 222 Rem., and, a Ruger 22.250.Most of our shots were between 200-300 yards.
Hope you enjoy....:TT:

BlueDevil
06-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Wowsers you take no prisoners, nicely done! :TT:

The Baron of Bufflehead
06-04-2008, 07:26 AM
Very nice country. After so many "practice" rounds at tiny little prairie dogs, a coyote would seem like an easy shot. Can't beat 700 rounds of real life practice to sharpoen your skills!:cool:

salthunter
06-04-2008, 09:49 AM
Great pics

GANDER D. BANDER
06-04-2008, 08:26 PM
I made up areal short video of a couple of the victims...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXM99bLEGhQ

:TT: :TT: :TT:

Firehunter
06-05-2008, 07:47 AM
Nice work , great hunt !!

jimfaststeel
06-08-2008, 09:15 PM
Wat to put the whack on em'. :TT:

salthunter
06-10-2008, 11:29 AM
wow. Every town Ive ever shot ,.. fire once,.. and wait ,.. and wait
Not fire at the same dog or have other dogs stick their head up to see what the noise is

DrBob
06-15-2008, 07:22 PM
Nice vid man, my kids loved it too! Wish we had those around here! :pl:

kirsch
07-07-2008, 11:47 AM
Man, the video makes me want to go to Western ND and shoot some dogs (both prairie and coyote). Nothing like that "thwack" sound is there. I live in ND with great prairie dog hunting and have never done it. With $4 gas, driving across the state hasn't been a priority. However, after watching that I might have to do just that. Keep the videos coming.

jhartwig24
07-07-2008, 05:04 PM
Sweet video! That is sure some nice coyote country...makes me jealous!