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11-19-2001, 10:44 AM
Took my 7yr old out hunting this morning and managed to embarrass myself real good for him.
### ###At our first stop I had one come in after about a minute of calling. Problem was he was running so fast straight at me I couldn't get a shot. I tried yelling at him... didn't work. He didn't stop until he was only 15yds out. Then he realized that was no place to be. In all the excitement I forgot I was hunting. By the time I realized there was a rifle in my hands all I got was a wasted shot at a running dog. Miss #1
### ###Second stop. Called about 15 minutes. After seeing nothing I was about ready to pack up when one blasted in from my left. He must have come from a pretty good distance because he was huffin and puffin hard when he showed up. Anyways... he stops about 25yds out behind a bush. Instead of waiting him out I try to blast him through the bush. Bad idea. Miss #2
### Oh well ... Even if my shooting sucked, my son and I still had a great day together!!! Wouldn't trade it for any animal out there. He really enjoyed laughing at dear ol' dad. Next time I will be vindicated!! ### ### Scott
11-19-2001, 11:58 AM
Got to love that. ###I have been humbled many a time by a coyote. ###Somehow that's what keeps me coming back for more...
grtwythunter, I feel your pain. We called in 3 coyotes on Saturday and only one of them gave any reasonable shot. My partner had a split second shot and missed.
Spending time with your boy in the outdoors is what it is all about. Even though he was laughing at your shooting. :wink-yellow:
11-19-2001, 03:03 PM
Good for you that you got to spend time with your son, you're making memories that you'll both cherish forever. ###As to the missed shots, what's that they say about the worst day hunting better than the best day working? ###
11-19-2001, 03:10 PM
The deer I got a couple of weeks ago was the first animal I've dropped the hammer on since last deer season.(except a few quail/dove/bunnies) Once I knock the rust/dust off those yotes better watch out:-)! Then I'll only miss half of them. As for my son... He's out in the backyard building a blind. The neighbors cat better watch out! Hope he has better luck than the ol' man!!! ### ### Scott
11-20-2001, 10:06 AM
That's the best thing about hunting! Teachin' the youngins. I remember the first time pops took me out. At least you have the most exciting part down of calling in the dog.
11-20-2001, 12:42 PM
When your little guy is done knocking down the feline population in your neighborhood, send him over. ###I've got a couple cats that think it's hilarious to knock the tops off of my malibu lights and play with them on the front lawn. ###We can watch the ballgame on the big screen and he can pop the little varmints all he wants.
11-20-2001, 01:16 PM
Cats...wonderful pets they are!! Crappin' in your garden, squirtin' your wheels and anything else at a$$ level. Fortunately my wife can't stand them either. Last cat she owned disappeared after it ran up the hood of her freshly painted car then popped out it's claws and dragged them all the way down. Now if I could just convince my neighbors what evil animals they are.:-) Haven't turned the boy loose with anything that will do damage yet. But my bow with a bludgeon tip does make an occasional appearance;-) Paul- have you been out for A31 yet?
###Cat...the OTHER white meat.
### Scott ### ###P.S. The only reason I have ever felt guilty about shooting a coyote is that they keep the cat population down around here.
(Edited by grtwythunter at 1:19 pm on Nov. 20, 2001)
11-20-2001, 02:12 PM
This thread seemed to have mutated into a discussion about cats so I thought I'd chime in. ###We had a cat a few years back, one day he disappeared. ###We promptly posted LOST CAT signs all over the neighboorhood. ###A few days later my neighbor found the cat's head in his garden. ###He then told me of about 6 others in the neighborhood who lost cats over the years. ###We've seen ###coyotes around the area in the early morning, I'm sure cat is their favorite meal. ###Now I see the LOST CAT signs around and can only shake my head and chuckle.
11-21-2001, 06:06 AM
My neighbors don't understand the food chain. They wonder why so many of their cat's "run away", but they think it's cool to see a coyote in the neighborhood. I'm sure it's just a strange coincidence. Anyways...I'll be headed out for redemption this weekend. Fox opens Sat.,bobcat tags should be here, and plenty of yotes too. ### ### Scott
11-21-2001, 11:50 AM
Good tip on the arrows, maybe I'll stick some blunts on and give the little creeps some encouragement to leave. ###Hang onto that wife, if she is a cat hater she's a one of a kind. ###I've not been out for the A31 yet, I figured I'd give it a couple weeks to cool down. ###I went out last Saturday into the Sawmills just to take the dog for a hike and I saw a fat doe. ###Interestingly, that was at about 11:30 in the morning when I'd have suspected they'd have already been bedded down. ###A couple more weeks and I'll start giving it a try. ###How about yourself, made it out there yet? ###I believe I'll try the area I mentioned to you in our email exchange a while back.
Best of luck to you, get some vindication on those 'yotes this weekend.
11-21-2001, 07:33 PM
Congrats on the yote callin grtwythunter. I've been run over myself a time or two. My last miss was with a buddy who was in the creek bed with the caller and rifle and I was up high on overwatch with a shotgun. I should have brought the rifle but I wanted to pop quail tooo if we ran into any.
Anyhoo, after about 30 minutes, I shifted the butt cheeks to relieve some pain and I noticed a funny looking bush out about 90 yards right above my partner. Quick bino check and holy mackerel, it's a yote looking for the squealing rabbit. About the same time as I got switched onto what was happening, I see yote #2 heading for my buddies location.
Just to add to the drama, buddy stands up and gives me the "you wanna move?" signal. I point and give him the direction and number of incoming and #1 yote yelps a warning and buddy whirls only to feel the breeze of #2 yote go by. #1 yote is out of my shotgun range, making me really wish I had my ###rifle.
CATS!! one of my favorte topics. Where I live I used to be able to hunt yotes nearby but as the orange groves were replace by homes it's only a memory now.
Occasionally I still see a yote trotting down the sidewalks on my way to work in the early morning hours. I shoot them with my finger gun and just grin.
The local 7/11s have several lost "Muffy" the cat posters in the windows. Last year I saw two yotes fighting over a cat they had snagged. They ended up ripping the kitty in half. I'm sure the nice lady in the window recovered. She's the same lady who leaves bowls of dog food out for the sweet yotes as she calls them. I wonder if she's made the predator cat disappearing connection yet?
At one time I had 3 immediate neighbors who had a grand total of 14 cats between them. My garden was just one big kitty litter box and every time I washed my truck it was covered in an hour with cat tracks. It was about then I rediscovered the miracle work a blunt can do.
I TO WILL HAVETO SAY ###THE SAME THING HAS ###HAPPEN TO ME IN FACT IT SEEM TO HAPPEN MORE OFTEN THEN WE CARE TO ADMIT BUT THAT'S THE FUN OF IT.
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