Went out with my son today to check some set lines for burbot we set out. We managed to get one burbie about 24 inches long, but the real treat was we were seeing lots of coyote tracks and so I made a stand for about 20 minutes and called in a coyote. The good news is I got it all on video. The bad news is the coyote caught our wind and took off. My son took a couple real long shots at him, but no hits. I got about a 4-5 minute video clip, but I don't know how to post videos. Anybody know how to post videos? I have used imgur before to post pictures, but it won't allow me to upload videos. As soon as someone tells me how I'll post the video. We don't shoot the coyote, but it is kinda cool seeing the coyote hoofing it through the deep snow. We started off using a snowshoe hare. After about 5-10 minutes I switched to some coyote challenges and howls. Then I tried the lucky bird and just about when we were ready to pack it up, I saw a dark shadow about 600 yards down the river. I picked up my binoculars and it was a coyote. Turned the lucky bird back on and he came to almost 200 yards before he caught wind of us and started running away. My son took a 250-300 yard running shot and another one at about 350+ but no luck.
Okay, I think I figured out a way to show the video. Bare in mind the video isn't the best quality. My daughter was taking the video on her phone, my son (with very little experience) was trying to shoot the coyote at a long distance with a gun he was unfamiliar with, and I was watching the coyote and trying to call the shots with my binoculars. My rangefinder was in my pack, but it wasn't working very good anyhow because it was -20 below. The first shot the coyote was running away and was about 250-300 yards away, and the second shot was probably 350+ yards away.
Jack - Man, that is super cool that you called in a 'yote with your kids along! Very, very cool.
As for the video, I embedded it in your post for you. If you use [youtube] tags and then simply put the video code between them (N6TAGs34M6g in this case), folks can see the video right in your post.
Cool. Thanks Brian. I was bummed out that coyote caught our scent. Kinda a rookie mistake on my part. I placed the caller downriver and I should have known that a coyote was going to work his way downwind. You just never know where they are going to show up. Based on the tracks I was seeing and all the cover available I was kind of anticipating one to pop out directly across the river from us. Every time I go out predator hunting I always learn new things.