"And STAY DOWN!!" - TheGDog and TrapLine - Puttin' a Serious Hurt on a Bixch!

TheGDog

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8am on the D-O-T Found our heroes TheGDog and TrapLine (fella on another forum) clinging to some of the only shade available this AM as the temperature was making it's way towards the forecast 90 F for the Salton Sea.

This was essentially the first set of the day. I had arrived a bit earlier than TrapLine and the "Huntstang" and tried to do a quick set before he'd arrived, but didn't really have enough time to do a full 30min set before he had shown up. So then it was about guiding him in to my location so we could embark on the days journey together.


I brought my .223 bolt gun, TrapLine had called "shotgun", literally. :)


Put the Mojo Critter 2 just a little in front of the bush I hid the Johnny Stewart Grim Speaker 2 caller in.


Baby CottonTail for maybe 3 repititions, (all pauses were between 2:00-3:00 in-between each call.)
Rodent Distress
Coyote Locator (A group howl type of recording)
...then...
Coyote Pup Distress


And she'd come out right under our position up on this rise with a ledge that provided shade. There was sort of a rock below us, with a larger Greasewood bush in front of that. She stopped just enough in front of that Greasewood that it offered me a shot with the .223 with LeHigh Controlled Chaos rounds from above entering-in right at about the shoulder. That drops her down initially, but after a few tenths of a second she rolls over and gets back up and proceeds to do a three-legged run holding up her right forelimb DIRECTLY RIGHT BACK IN MY DIRECTION towards the shade of this like, I'll say shale-stone finger ridge we're on.


Seeing that, I quickly rack another round, thinking to myself, "Oh no you don't! I know how you guys can run! You're not gettin' away this time!"... and right as I'm starting to draw a second bead with my crosshairs, "BOOM!...." TrapLine hammered the snot out of her lumbar area and she goes ass-over-end, and that was all she wrote!

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TheGDog

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OK, attempting to post the link to the YouTube video again...

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THE ROMAN ARCHER

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Congrats to u and Trapline on your successful yote hunt thnx 4 sharing..

O i finally figured out who People where mistaking Bigfoot for after all the these years......lol.. tra


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TheGDog

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Good job on getting that coyote!
Thank you sir. Been enjoying watching your adventures a lot lately! Figure after I get more experience and more kills under my belt I'll try your deal of camera first, then swap out for the gun last minute!
 

TheGDog

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PS Yes TRA... I have had humans walk by at relatively close distances and not know I was there. ;)
 

dabob

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Thank you sir. Been enjoying watching your adventures a lot lately! Figure after I get more experience and more kills under my belt I'll try your deal of camera first, then swap out for the gun last minute!
You can do it if your using a shotgun! Just set your caller about 10 to 15 yards away "upwind from you" and hold your camera up in front of your face about 1" below your eyes. That way you don't have to move your camera much at all to start taking pictures. I put my camera on Sports mode so it takes around 4 pictures per second.
 

TheGDog

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You can do it if your using a shotgun! Just set your caller about 10 to 15 yards away "upwind from you" and hold your camera up in front of your face about 1" below your eyes. That way you don't have to move your camera much at all to start taking pictures. I put my camera on Sports mode so it takes around 4 pictures per second.
Thanks for the Pro-Tip, duly noted! I presume they then hear the shutter sound, so then you have to act quickly with setting the camera back down and grabbing the shotgun, eh?
 

TheGDog

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Regrettably... the tail hide snapped off on me. It was cooperating and felt like it was going to continue to come out with my fingers encircled on the hide, and my other hand pulling carefully directly upward on the tail. But in the snap of a finger...BOOP!... DAng IT!.... the last like 4-6 inches of tail hide tore off and remained of the tail.

Chalk it up to a learning experience. Next time definitely need to get one of those tail-strippers and probably a tail-splitter too while I'm at it.

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Stevehazard

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Thanks for the Pro-Tip, duly noted! I presume they then hear the shutter sound, so then you have to act quickly with setting the camera back down and grabbing the shotgun, eh?
Good job G-Dog.

You should be able to disable the audio sounds the camera makes or turn the volume all the way down. Personally I just film with my GoPro set up and take screen grabs after the fact from the recording.
 

TheGDog

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The sounds I'm referring to would be from a Nikon D3300 Shutter clicking a bit. It's not particularly loud, but yotes have amazing hearing though.
 

dabob

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Most of the coyotes I have taken pictures of will run right up to my Foxpro. I do have my Foxpro playing a sound about 99% of the time so the coyotes are really focused on the source of the sound. If the coyote will run right up to my Foxpro I let them do that and then when they turn to leave I grab my shotgun.

Bobcats do hear my camera when they are sneaking in close to my Foxpro. I try not to take pictures of the bobcats until I can see my Foxpro and the bobcat in my camera.

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The bobcat in the above picture heard my camera and then looked straight at my camera that was in the shade of a juniper in front of my face. This bobcat heard my camera and saw my camera. It got curious and walked straight towards me and my camera, to get a closer look.
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In the next two pictures of the bobcat you can see a little shade under the bobcat. That shade is the same shade I am sitting in up against a juniper. The bobcat was about 15 feet from me on the last two pictures.
 

TheGDog

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Dig it...

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