Hunting & Fishing 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

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    My calling partner, Jim and I attended the annual Campbell County Coyote calling contest again this year. It was the 16th annual event held in Gillette, Wyoming. It is the same one we took 1st place in back in 2006 with a total of 13 dogs.

    Anyway, it started Friday night and ran to Sunday at 2pm. It is a 2 day/night event. This year, a total of 55, 2 man teams entered the contest. It ran Dec. 5th thru the 7th.

    We took a total of 12 coyotes this year to win 3rd place. First place was 19 coyotes and 2nd place was 13 coyotes. The top 10 teams got paid.

    The FOXPRO FX5 is our go to call !!
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    It draws them in like they were on a string....
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    We were shooting 243 Ackley Imp. and 243 WSSM Oly Arms AR-15





    This is my calling partner Jim with our first night and Sat. day haul of seven.

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    This is our total for the weekend with me in the back with the Foxpro FX5.
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    The board with the winners and total critters for the event...
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    foxpro has no equal... on the people that tied is that the total weight of the mutts? Is your AI the one with the abs barrel in your sig?
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    Nice shooting and calling.

    What are your "go-to" sounds, if you don't mind letting the cat outta the bag?

    I'm running a 532B with the TX5 remote and get along good with it as well. I quite often throw in a "solo" with a hand call in the middle of a set and that seems to work well also, ever tried that?

    Nice looking rifle by the way, whats the specs on the 243 AI?

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    all the rabbit sounds worked great !

    specs are :

    Stiller TAC30 action
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    NF NXS 3.5-15x56 2DD reticle

    weighs 10.5 scoped

    Yes, I use hand calls too... kinda like fishing, throw out enough different lures and they will bite on something.
     

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    which load were yall using with the 243 WSSM AR15. I just got one of those today.
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    Did you guys hit up Private land or did all those yotes die on public?

    Just curious.

    Nice job!!!
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ARPredatorHunter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">which load were yall using with the 243 WSSM AR15. I just got one of those today. </div></div>

    He shoots a 87 Vmax in it. I'll find out the load info for you...
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stickboy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Did you guys hit up Private land or did all those yotes die on public?

    Just curious.

    Nice job!!! </div></div>

    100% private..

    Illegal to spotlight in Wyoming on public land. You can call it in daylight hours though.
     

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    Good to see they were coming in good. The weather has still been a bit up and down here in the southern part of the state. Waiting for it to chill out for good then they'll start responding a bit better. It's been warm enough nobody I know of has been having much luck yet this year.
     

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    I don't know what I like more. Japanese porn or dead yotes. Good job!
     

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    All i can say is "sweet". I was watching a little one had to be juvenile. he was mousing in a field this morning taking my son to school. We have had to many people move in around here to do any shooting in between farms. It is only about a 3 minute drive and you can shoot. With all the people who have moved in the house cat call works good. Between the coyotes and the owls the cat population has really dwindled. Again nice going. I have been considering the Foxpro but it seems like big money. Everytime i start to save i buy another gun.
     

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    Scott - looks like you did well. The Ackley accounted for itself once again.
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    thanks guys...

    It is a lot of fun and keeps your eyes sharp and shooting skills tuned up.

    I like that your always shooting at different ranges and in different terrain/conditions.
     

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    Wow, i guess some happy ranchers
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    How large of an area were the 55 teams hunting on?


    Not to derail your post...They advertised 75$ bounty a couple years ago. A friend got 26 one weekend when the snow fell on the wheat fields. guess they cant outrun a RMK800 and a 12ga.
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    They about crapped when he pulled up with a heap of dogs. Because he had so many they would only pay him 100 for all of them. needless to say, he was a bit pissed but had lots of fun.
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    within a 100 mile radius of Gillette. I'd say most were within 35 to 50 miles from Gillette.


    no bounties here as of lately.


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    Very nice!
    I'm gonna try and go out Sunday here because the weather is supposed to turn bad.
    I may have to drive out close to Gillette and see if y'all left any!!
     

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    Awesome job.

    Just picked up an FX5 last week. Badass caller I'd say.
     

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    Scott, congratulations! I need to come over and shoot that 243AI of yours some weekend. I'm in the market for another build after my 375AM is done.
     

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    Awesome pics, Thanks for the advice Scott. I'll be ordering my FX3 in the next few days.
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Echo5 Sierra</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Awesome pics, Thanks for the advice Scott. I'll be ordering my FX3 in the next few days. </div></div>

    your welcome.
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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: STRICK9</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Awesome job man. Wish they would hold the same for the lobos. </div></div>

    I think the elk, moose, buffalo and deer would share your thoughts...

    no critters left in Yellowstone.... sad state fellas... SAD
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    anyone ever used a stuffed coyote? I have one with a rabbit in its mouth, haven't tried it but once and had no luck.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: deerkllr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">anyone ever used a stuffed coyote? I have one with a rabbit in its mouth, haven't tried it but once and had no luck. </div></div>

    nope... don't mess with decoys or putting the call out to far. The less movement in and out of an area the better. You'll see more coyotes if you leave the gimics at home
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    heard alot of people say that if you dont have one come in within 10 minutes then they most likely aren't coming?
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    depends on a lot of things. Terrain being called, wind direction, time of year.

    I have been calling for bobcats, typically stay up to 45 minutes to an hour per stand, and have had coyotes show up 30 to 40 minutes into calling.

    One thing I learned for sure about calling coyotes is never say never, they will prove you wrong everytime.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sendero_Man</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> You'll see more coyotes if you leave the gimics at home
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    +1, You want to be quiet in/out and watch the wind and sun. Reflections can really screw up a hunt. Also helps not to miss so they don't get call smart.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: long range dogr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well done bro!

    Did you make it to rawlins this year?

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    nope I didn't
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    Has anyone here ever tried to call in a lion or had a lion come in by accident?
     

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    Sendero how much do you get for the skinned hides.
     

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    Great Job. Friends Told me it was a good one this year. am hoping to have time for the next one . its in Jan I belive??? Will Have to do some more checking.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: plowboy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sendero how much do you get for the skinned hides. </div></div>

    all the coyotes are sold to a furbuyer and the money is given to a Secret Santa program for the needy kids in the area.
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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: EOS</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Has anyone here ever tried to call in a lion or had a lion come in by accident? </div></div>

    yes, we have called in 2 lions. One while elk hunting with the Foxpro and it came to the cow elk sounds. The other was deer in distress while calling in the mtns. We saw it's track on top of ours on the way back to the truck
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    S_Man, nice job and greets from Lander!

    Where can I get info about all the contests around here? I'd like to get going on this. Let me know, will ya?

     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sendero_Man</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> all the coyotes are sold to a furbuyer and the money is given to a Secret Santa program for the needy kids in the area.
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    Really - now that's a good idea. Grew up a needy kid and to know my Christmas gifts would have came from coyote, coon and lion furs would have been cool.....way cool. But then, I loved to hear about hunting. Pestered the dickins out of the guys I knew that hunted because my family did not hunt.
     

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    Re: 2008 Coyote Callling Contest.... took 3rd Place.

    How long do you stay on a stand calling? Will you just call for 10-15 minutes or so or will you hang out in one spot for 30+ minutes?

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