The wife and I guide on a ranch in Childress county and this year things have been looking pretty good so I was excited to get this year off with a bang. Had a client come in and I took him to the quarter section blind for the opener where we have been seeing some really nice bucks. Had two does and nice young 8 show up right after daylight and I was hopeful for one of the big boys. About 30 min after sunrise I see 3 yotes making there way across the wheat field. They stop about 260 yards out so I get my nocks out and take a peek at what they are doing
I felt physically ill watching them pick at the remains of one of our 3 yr old bucks that had looked to be a stud in few years. Of course because I was guiding so I couldn't shoot them
Ended up seeing a total of 6 yotes cross that field but didn't want to spook the deer so I had to just watch
and of course the big boys didn't show.
The next morning about 9 this sucker made the mistake of chasing another of our young bucks so I told him to play dead
and he did. Good Coyote!
Guess I know what I'll be doing every time I go up there for a while
The client was impressed with the way I train coyotes to play dead from a running start to dead in 1 second at 240 yards. He just kept laughing about how all 4 feet were horizontal upon impact of the bullet he thought that was to cool.