Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: First Coyote!!!

  1. #1
    Member Mountain Man Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Los Anchorage
    Posts
    308

    Default First Coyote!!!

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails P1040517.jpg   P1040516.jpg  

  2. #2
    Moderator AKmud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Wasilla, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    3,185

    Default

    Congrats! Great winter fun for sure. What part of the state are you hunting?
    AKmud
    http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/AKmud/213700RMK1-1.jpg


    The porcupine is a peacful animal yet God still thought it necessary to give him quills....

  3. #3

    Default

    Good job, that's a nicely furred up one too. Did you happen to weigh him? Congratulations on the kill. At one of my stands, I saw where somebody else had shot something. It looked like coyote tracks and fur on the ground by the blood. Now I'm wondering if it was you Mountain Man Jack???? Either way, don't give up your hot spot, keep after em'.

  4. #4
    Member H_I_L_L_B_I_L_L_Y's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    452

    Default

    Congrats. Thats a nice looking yote. Hillbilly

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    44

    Default

    Beautiful dog, looks like nice fur! I need to get out in the worst way, soon!

  6. #6
    Member joefish00000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    510

    Default

    tons of fun calling in those coyotes eh? i agree. great looking dog! keep at it!

  7. #7
    Member ironartist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Meadow Lakes
    Posts
    1,182

    Default

    mr. coyote, cool, keep it up maybe next will be a cat or better yet a wolf
    Visions Steel/841-WELD(9353)
    "Rebellion is in my blood, I was born an American"
    Μολών λαβέ

  8. #8

    Default

    Congrats, great canine.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    FAI
    Posts
    2,294

    Default Awesome!

    Nicely done. That guy looks really well furred. Nice story. I'm surprised you did not swallow the squeaker, I would have.
    Get a weight if you can, that might be nice to see some comparisons this winter. Maybe others can do the same thing.
    Again, congrats and we look forward to more solid hunting reports like this one,
    ARR

  10. #10

    Default

    "What a rush!" is exactly right. To me it never gets old seeing those guys come in. Well done, good post.

  11. #11
    Member Mountain Man Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Los Anchorage
    Posts
    308

    Default

    Thanks everyone. Yeah I'll try and get a weight on him this evening. Ive got the hide in one bag and the carcass in another. Should get it close enough for an estimate.
    Camoman; not too sure if that shot was me. This yote didn't leave any fur as the shot went in and the bullet stopped under the hide. I brought him back home to do the dirty work and didnt leave much blood. Could have been though.
    I got him in someone's back yard as you all can see the house in the background of my photo. No, actually for those curious, I hunted in the s. central region.

  12. #12
    Member Mountain Man Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Los Anchorage
    Posts
    308

    Default

    So I weighed the coyote this evening and he came in right about 25 lbs after being bled out of course. It was quite a bit lighter than I initially thought it'd be, but I guess they are mostly fur this time of year. Anyone know what the average size is of them up here?
    Also I think it was a younger yote due to how great the pads on the paws looked and the whiteness of its teeth.

  13. #13
    Member Rising_Creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    190

    Default

    Congrats!!

  14. #14

    Default

    Most of the one's I've gotten are in that 26 to 28 pound range. I have a couple in the low thirties and one that went 37 pounds. I haven't seen any monster 55 pounders like they get down in some of the lower states. Good job though and thanks for the information. They always look heavier than they are.

  15. #15
    Member Matt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    3,410

    Default

    Congrats on the coyote, man. Nice winter fur on that one.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •