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Old 07-20-2022, 02:07 PM
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July has been marked by rain, heat, and high humidity so that coyotes calling was more of an ordeal than enjoyment. Yesterday was not an exception with temps at 92, late afternoon thunderstorms, and high humidity, but there was some cooling after the rain and a good breeze from the southwest. So, I decided to make my first stand of the new season.

Usually when I make this stand, I set up exactly on the end of the main field ditch so I can see down both sides. Since I was calling early before it was really completely dark, I elected to sit, but the grass was high on the ditch end, so I moved a few yards off the ditch. Had it been darker, I would have made this a standing setup.

This turned out to be a costly mistake. The field ditch had high enough growth that my view on one side was partially obscured by sitting, but the coyotes would have seen me if I had been standing. I knew I could still make the shot in the fairly low beans.

I called in a pair which came in hot, and on the opposite side of the ditch which kept me from seeing them until they were "danger close." I did manage to get the recorder on, stop the second coyote, and make a good kill shot on him. I narrowly missed the female or just scratched her across the back end as she was going away. It was all reaction actually, but even had she stopped I don't think I could have seen her farther down the ditch.

Here is the short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7-pdeq1r3U
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:20 PM
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That fleeing coyote went home with a few less hairs I suspect.
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