What a rush. I went out this morning at first light. After about 1/2 mile walk I started seeing both rabbit and coyote tracks. I nustled against an old dead tree and started blaring on my Primos Lil'dog open reed hand call. I also brought the squeaker out of my dogs toy and took the reed out of it. I tucked it in my cheek for easy access.
After about 10 minutes at 30 second intervals of a dying rabbit call (listened to tons of examples online the last few days) I see a coyote come trotting out of some trees coming right for me. I let off on the rabbit call and occasionally gave a few mouse peeps to keep him curious and coming in. He came right in to about 50 yards and had no idea I was there. I raised up the Mini-14 and let him have it right in the lower neck with a 55 gr barnes tsx. It went in and rattled his spine and dropped him instantly.
My camo for the day was the top half of a recycled tyvek suit that I just couldnt throw away.
I am absolutely tickled, this is my first time calling in a critter and it is definitely a riot.
Thanks to all those on here for getting me motivated enough to get out there and give it a try.