Shot my first yote here in AK a few weeks ago. Didnt get around to sharing.
Was out checking my trap line and thought I heard a howl. Went about my business setting a few footholds in an area that I found with some traffic. Heard it again. Figured I needed to get a look and it couldnt be the wind 2x. Started looking around and spotted 2 coyote about 800 yds away on a gravel bed nosing around. Not having a predator call on me I channeled my inner Frank Glaser and let out a howl as loud as I could to get there attention. Low and behold those suckers turned around! I laid down behind a fallen spruce in some snow so I could see down the river bank but stay concealed and dug in. I proceeded to yelp and howl every time they stopped as they continued on towards. They came in to a little over a hundred yards which normally is a good range but it was a bit windy and I was carrying my .17 hmr. I let out a little softer bark and they moved to the right. By this time one was standing a bit behind the other but the close one was about what I guessed to be 80 yds or so. Good enough for me. I let one round fly and smacked this little lady right through the ribs. Bang she hit the ice. I turned to try an attempt on the second one but it saw the commotion and made some fast tracks to a safe distance. I stayed covered up and continued to howl and bark but it wasn't gonna be fooled 2x. I stayed down for another 10 mins trying to convince it otherwise but finally got enough snow in my shirt to give up. When I went down to retrieve it the other coyote finally hauled outta there.