Friday night I am in a deep sleep and Kare comes in my room and wakes me. Coyotes are out there she says, I lay in bed and hear nothing so get up and go to the screen in porch door and open it. My older dog are going crazy barking like crazy, can tell she is running back and forth in the outside pen. I dress and go out as I step off the screen porch to the yard a deer across the creek starts snorting and snorting as it moves back and forth in the woods, I get to the older dogs pen and get her inside and shut the access door so she has to stay in. I go in the pen of the pup and she is shaking and comes to lay up against me for love. I shut her access door also, then go back out in the yard and listen. All seems calm except the dog to our south which is going crazy also.
I go back inside tell Kare everything is OK now and am going to go back to bed. I told her I would go Saturday morning and see if I could call them in. Was too late at night to call someone to go with me I felt. Saturday I wake up about 4:00am to a down pour, continues till almost 5:00am. I was all set to leave the house at 6:00am when it started to rain again.
It had stopped raining by 10:00 am so I go out to take the dogs on our morning 2 mile walk. On our walk the dog and I came across where something had gotten a rabbit since last evenings walk. Decided I would go out that evening and also no need to call one of the guys either. Since it is father’s day week end and I knew Eric’s daughter had flew home to spend time with him. Plan didn’t work as it rained off and on all day Saturday and Saturday night. Sunday morning it is raining again so didn’t go out nor Sunday evening as we had plans for other things.
Monday morning I am ready to go it is just barely getting light to the east when I stepped off the screen porch. Walk back behind the pole barn and stand looking across the flood flats for a minute. Then I go down the hill cross the creek at the bridge climb the hill on the other side and make the trail turn to the north, go about 75 yard and set the called down and walk about 10 more yards and set the decoy with some goose feathers clipped to the tail to gain mass. Back track to the creek and walk along it till I am nearly to my back deer blind, go up the hill and get in the blind. Set the call going with a fawn in distress sound going, Wait was just about 20 minutes when I see a coyote slinking along the north fence line with another just behind. Get the swift out the window and scope dead on the first coyote and fire, rack quickly but can’t get the other coyote in the scope. Swing back to the first coyote and it is laying where it dropped.
Wish I would have taken the Charles Daily OU, choked extra full & full. As I walked to the coyote I was counting steps and it came to 47 or about 47 yards. Am sure I could have gotten both if I had taken the OU with # 4 buck.
Called Eric at noon and told him I had a coyote running loose at my place did he want to come see if we could get it Wednesday morning, He will be here come for breakfast and be ready to go at day break.