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Closing weekend – A mountain coyote and doe

 

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The coyotes view of our calling position

He knew something was up but wasn’t in any hurry to leave.  As soon as he turned Zack repositioned his gun.  The coyote stopped and looked.  Zack had to very careful to minimize his movements so he could get a shot.  The coyote slowly worked back to the snowy bank.  As soon as he turned his back Zack moved into a shooting position.  The coyote stopped and looked back for the last time.  Zack made sure I was on the coyote with the camera and let the Remington sing.  The coyote dropped on the far bank and Zack had his first mountain coyote.

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Our first mountain coyote

We were pumped up and we headed over to check him out.  It was an average sized male and we were pretty excited to catch the whole thing on film.  Go ahead and check out the video!

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Stoked to get this guy on film

The following day I sat in a tree stand we had set up.  Once again I was hunting solo and the GoPro battery died as I tried to film this hunt.  It was the final day of rifle season and my last chance to fill my doe tag for that region.  A young buck walked by after sitting for 30 minutes.  I had already filled my buck tag and let him walk.  About ten minutes later I was surprised to see a doe feeding through the woods only 30 yards away. It is surprising how silent deer can be!  The doe spotted me reaching for my bow, she proceeded to stomp and bark at me at 18yards.  Boom! A rifle shot echoed from the nearby forest.  The doe took her attention off of me, and I took that opportunity to get my release on the D-loop.  The doe started to make her away from my stand. I drew as she passed behind a tree at 22yards, I held on her until she stopped perfectly broadside at 25 yards. Wham! I couldn’t see my where my arrow stuck her, but I could see she was bleeding bad.  She ran 30 yards before she piled up.

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Always a good sign

I found out I had made a perfect shot, with a clean pass through.  It was a great way to end the rifle season, two does in 5 days!

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-Travis