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#6551239 - 11/20/16 07:13 AM If you see a coyote...
clu Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 95
Loc: La Grange
If you see a coyote right after sunrise (prime time) and before you've seen any deer movement, what do you do?

Do you smoke him or let it go so you don't alert any nearby deer?

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#6551241 - 11/20/16 07:15 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
huntbrown Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 35
If during the rut when the first real cold front comes I dont shoot. Any other time Yes

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#6551269 - 11/20/16 07:54 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
RedRaider13 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 107
Loc: North Texas
I shoot every time I have the opportunity, same with hogs. But I hunt a large ranch by myself, so pressure is low. I've had deer come out shortly after I shoot like they don't even care.

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#6551276 - 11/20/16 07:59 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2615
Loc: Dallas, TX
If you shoot suppressed it's a much less stressful decision.
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#6551282 - 11/20/16 08:03 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: syncerus]
RedRaider13 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 107
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: syncerus
If you shoot suppressed it's a much less stressful decision.


up I like the way you think!

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#6551305 - 11/20/16 08:28 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
royd2500 Offline
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Registered: 05/28/12
Posts: 51
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
If prime time, first or last hour of light they may get a pass but the rest of the time
I give them a dirt nap.

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#6551313 - 11/20/16 08:38 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
don k Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 10313
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I never give coyotes a pass.
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#6551319 - 11/20/16 08:39 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5910
Loc: Central Texas
On my place, a coyote never gets a pass. Never, ever....

Gunfire doesn't seem to bother the deer much. A couple of years ago I was working up loads at my 100 yard range, and noticed an 8 point buck eating acorns and watching me. And another time I was shooting on the range, a doe came out of the woods and walked to a corn feeder in the yard. She had to walk between me and the target. I had to hold off on a shot because I thought she'd walk in front of the bullet.

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#6551328 - 11/20/16 08:50 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: don k]
Enter Standman Offline
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Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 2872
Loc: Mount Pleasant, TX
This

Originally Posted By: don k
I never give coyotes a pass.

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#6551329 - 11/20/16 08:52 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 2576
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
I shot 2 coyotes opening morning just at daylight right in front of the feeder pen. No coyote gets a pass on our place.

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#6551336 - 11/20/16 08:55 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 3790
Loc: Watauga, TX
I don't shoot coyotes. We don't seem to have very many, and it's not worth messing up a hunt.
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#6551340 - 11/20/16 08:58 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
clu Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 95
Loc: La Grange
Hogs....there's gonna be lead flying. I've also had instances where I've shot a hog and a spike on another occasion where deer come out shortly after, sniff them a bit and then commence to eating corn.

It's an inner dilemma I guess....something about that first 30-45 minutes of light where it feels like something special is going to happen so I don't want to mess it up.

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#6551348 - 11/20/16 09:07 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: clu]
4Weight Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 3095
Loc: Tarrant Cty
rifle at first sight, no matter when.
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#6551349 - 11/20/16 09:10 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: 4Weight]
JJH Offline
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Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 3605
Loc: Katy
Bang, they're dead

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#6551368 - 11/20/16 09:40 AM Re: If you see a coyote... [Re: RedRaider13]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 10402
Loc: Chambers County
Originally Posted By: RedRaider13
Originally Posted By: syncerus
If you shoot suppressed it's a much less stressful decision.


up I like the way you think!

It's amazing what a slow moving 208 grain A-max will do to a coyote's head.

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