HUNTING: Hunting Photos & stories
This page of coyote hunting photos and some of the stories that go along with them will be an ongoing project here. Dave and I have vowed to take more pictures in 1999 than we usually do. Consider it as always "under construction." You might want to bookmark this page to occaisionaly check for new entries. (Note: Netscape 2.x users click here for first photo page.)
Author, Bill Porter, with one of 9 coyotes called in on Monday, 23Nov98. Of 9 called, 6 kills were made hunting alone. Twice that day, doubles were called and killed, one stand yielded a triple. Hunting alone, this was a personal best day!
One of the first dogs called in to ring-in the new year with author's Savage model 24F. Coyote, like many others, came in close and fast to the "scramble call" described in text (see How-To Call) with the long range Circe P5 jackrabbit distress call. A full load of #4 buckshot stopped the coyote dead in its tracks, only 16 feet away.
Ladrones Peak area, NW of Socorro, NM; Jan. 1998.
Author holding a nice pair of dogs that he and hunting partner Dave Miller called in, February 1998. Lohman mid-range cottontail distress call used in the afternoon produced dog on left. Female on right caught me off guard, coming around a sagebrush close by. There wasn't time to even pick the gun up but inches before pulling the trigger. Dave paced off from my feet while sitting in the same position to where the dog lay. 3 paces! The Circe P1 does the scramble call very well.
As a hunting team, this was Dave's and my best day...10 coyotes called in. (And Dave called in the "sleeper" shortly after this photo was taken.)