#1  
Old 09-11-2008, 02:11 PM
Colorado Rick's Avatar
Colorado Rick Colorado Rick is offline
Bighorn
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 1,892
Default Coyote Hunting

So Tuesday marked my 5th trip up to the grasslands in search of a bushy tail.

This time I was packin my 3040 Krag, all the camo I could come up with, scent killer, my distress call, my Thermacell, and one new item for this adventure.

Cheri and I were over to the Gander Mountain recently, and we were looking at the electronic calls. Man they are somethin... Different variations of calls from rabbit distress to pups yelping to lost Yote calls looking for the pack. Cool! Until I looked at the prices! GOOD NIGHT!!! $120!! You are freakin kidding me right??? Sure they are high tech and all, and easy to use... Blah blah blah. But $120 to take an animal that doesn't even have a season here????? PLEASE!!!!

Well if you don't know my ways by now, here it is. I look at something long enough, and I'll figure out a way to make it myself. So I did just that. I started on EBay and found:

a 5" Public Address loudspeaker. $9.95 + $5.00 shipping.
75 feet of speaker wire at Walmart. $7.00
4 Johnny Stewart Predator Cassette tapes. $14.00 @ Gander Mountain
1 Old Panasonic Cassette player. EBay estate auction - $15.00 + $5.00 shipping.
4 "C" batteries from Big Lots - $5.00
2 rolls of Camo tape - $5.50 total at Gander.
Total Spent = $66.45

I taped the heck out of the speaker and the player so well that I had a hard time finding the speaker when I was moving from one spot to another.

I had all the equipment loaded into my pack and headed off for a Yote hunt with hopes of placing a few LDP's on here for all to see... but alas... I am still 0-fer.

The call worked really well! I was suprised how heavy it was after about 5 miles of walking, but overall I am pleased with the performance. I did manage to call in 4 black cows that were wandering the plains, and about 400 head of Antelope decided to check it out too. But no coyotes were spotted period. I noticed too that the usual big numbers of rabbit I have seen out there were not present either. Hmmm...

Well it was a different spot than I normally go to, but that is where we saw a big red and grey one run into last time we were up there.

Oh well. I'll be trying again when the snow falls.
__________________
Rick

Last edited by Colorado Rick; 09-11-2008 at 02:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-17-2008, 04:43 PM
wyote wyote is offline
Antelope
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NW Wyoming
Posts: 169
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colorado Rick View Post
So Tuesday marked my 5th trip up to the grasslands in search of a bushy tail.
When you say you went "up" to the grasslands I'm assuming your talking about PNG. There is some good hunting up there. I still go back there every 5 or 6 years to do some calling. I called in my first coyote there back in 1970. It was loaded with coyotes.............

Is your E-call load enough to call in the wind?

Last edited by wyote; 09-17-2008 at 04:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-17-2008, 05:27 PM
Colorado Rick's Avatar
Colorado Rick Colorado Rick is offline
Bighorn
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 1,892
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wyote View Post
When you say you went "up" to the grasslands I'm assuming your talking about PNG.
Yes sir. Pawnee National Grasslands.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wyote View Post
There is some good hunting up there. I still go back there every 5 or 6 years to do some calling.
I'll say this much for it. There are more antelope out there per square inch than I have ever seen before. Oh and some HUGE rabbit! These things pop out as we are headed into our chosen area and scare the beJezuz out of me. Little fuzzy Mack trucks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wyote View Post
I called in my first coyote there back in 1970. It was loaded with coyotes.............

Is your E-call load enough to call in the wind?

I am told they are still up there. I think I'm just going too early. The hunger of fall and winter hasn't set in yet.

I believe the call is oud enough because the cattle keep coming in to investigate. Every now and again I'll even get one of the antelope to turn a head too. Plus my neighbor dogs freak out every time I tinker with it in the garage.


Where have you been??? We were about to form a western posse and go after you!
__________________
Rick
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-17-2008, 06:58 PM
wyote wyote is offline
Antelope
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NW Wyoming
Posts: 169
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colorado Rick View Post
Where have you been??? We were about to form a western posse and go after you!
I'm around, I just been lurking! Hunting seasons are starting up so I'll get a little more hopped up seeing every ones post and pictures

Keep up the posting on coyotes (or any other varmints for that matter). There my favorite thing to hunt, and I really enjoy hearing about hunts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-17-2008, 07:03 PM
Colorado Rick's Avatar
Colorado Rick Colorado Rick is offline
Bighorn
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 1,892
Default

I surely will! Successful or not!

If nothing else... October 1 small game season is open. Think I might be up for a little Rabbit ala Easton!
__________________
Rick
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-17-2008, 08:30 PM
Monie's Avatar
Monie Monie is offline
Moose
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kokomo, In.
Posts: 3,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colorado Rick View Post


Oh and some HUGE rabbit! These things pop out as we are headed into our chosen area and scare the beJezuz out of me. Little fuzzy Mack trucks!
I think bullmoose should help you with the rabbit problem. Right, bull???
__________________
If you're not leaning, no one can let you down.

http://www.huntsd.net/

http://www.beesource.com/forums/index.php

http://www.purgatoryironworks.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-18-2008, 01:20 PM
Colorado Rick's Avatar
Colorado Rick Colorado Rick is offline
Bighorn
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 1,892
Default

OK... Spill it.
__________________
Rick
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump