One less chicken eater! **Kill Pics Included**

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by moetrout, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. moetrout

    moetrout Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    I was in the basement making some homemade jigs for ice fishing when I thought I heard my wife say "baby coyote". So I go up and she tells me she just saw a small coyote come right up to the back gate in out back yard. A mere 30 feet from the coup. So I grab the 12 gauge (loaded with 00 buck shot) and my coyote call. My son and I went out immediately and made the first call right at the gate where it had been seen. We watched for movement in the field, but nothing. So we walk half way up the field and I am thinking it went into the woods, so we crouch down and make another call. As I was watching where I thought the coyote had went I catch movement out of the corner of my eye 90 degrees to my right. As we both turned we see it pounce down after something next to a pine tree. As soon as she pounced I stood and took aim. When she raised her head I shot and missed, I racked another shell and hit her running at about 30 yards. I thought I had missed a second time, but we walked up to where I shot and there she laid. Beautiful full grown female with prime fur. I've never skinned anything just to keep it's fur so that was my first. After a quick trip to Cabelas for a fur stretcher and to the grocery store for rubber gloves and salt I went to work putting up the fur. It turned out really nice and I think I will have it tanned. I also have the bug now to start a trap line this winter. Nothing big maybe just a dozen traps and targeting coyote and coons. Here is a pic of my trophy, my first ever coyote!

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Very nice! Congratulations!
  3. Gresh

    Gresh Songster

    Jul 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    A hardy congrats from NC [​IMG] Glad you uprooted a chicken-eating pest. [​IMG]

  4. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Songster

    Good job on the chicken killer...........[​IMG]:thumbsup
  5. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chirping

    Nov 7, 2011
    Island County WA
    [​IMG] Nice !!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

  6. Ole and Lena

    Ole and Lena Songster

    Jul 22, 2011
    Wright Co Minnesota
    Hope you case-skinned it, not open skinned like a deer. They make really nice hats. I've sent a coyote, a grey fox and a beaver to USA Foxx in Duluth MN to be made into hats. They will take raw fur to tan also. Cost is not too bad, about $90 including shipping and tanning for a trophy you can wear around and tick off the PETA crowd.

    Nice yote. We're getting out of prime coon season, they semi-hibernate after early Dec in our part of the country. Prime-time to go after fox and coyote though. Get yourself a dozen #2 bridger 4coil offsets, dye, wax, stakes, lure, sifter and drain spade and you're all set. They're a bit overkill for fox but will hold a big-a$$ coyote no problem.

    If you're gonna go after coon next year, I'm partial to the Sleepy creek 1 1/2 longspring or #11 double long for coon/mink/muskrat near water and the Bridger 1 1/2 coil for dragged landsets near water. I use my #2 Bridgers further upland on cross staked dirtholes where coyotes may roam.

    The Bridger and SC traps are a bit more expensive than Dukes but the quality is far superior. For body grips, I only use BMIs.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    That is awesome!! Seems more and more coyotes are being seen.
  8. Sho' was a beautiful dog though....
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Well done!

  10. ChickenEggspress34

    ChickenEggspress34 Hatching

    Dec 10, 2011
    Nice Shot!!!!!!!

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