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Christmas valley Coyote hunting Saturday

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Workerbee33, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Workerbee33

    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    So, once again my hunting partner has his priorities screwed up. He flaked on me for Saturdays hunt.

    Here is what I have and am looking for!
    Leaving Springfield early Saturday morning, taking my truck, my trailer with the Ranger loaded on it. I will pay for fuel and you pay for food and beverages. It will be a long day trip and a cold one at that. I know of several hunting spots from our property. If your interested let me know. I only have 1 spot available.
     
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  2. Workerbee33

    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    Got a pm from a fellow member and we headed over the hill. Morning started out -17 and little breezy. Coyote hunting started out real slow with 4 sets and no action.
    Moved to northwest side of town and got into severe rabbit infestation so we decided to put a dent in the population. Called 6 yotes in on 5 sets and 4 kills. We decided that the heater sounded like a good idea and started shooting rabbits from the truck, so we loaded up and worked our way thru the fields and towardsee town.
    All in all had a wonderful experience with a good guy. Got to run some loaded ammo thru the guns and put a few miles on the Ranger. The Barnes 26gr varmint grenades in 204 do some serious damage by the way, highly recommend them on yotes.
     
  3. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Workerbee would love to get a chance to go out with you sometime. Shot ground squirrels plenty but not coyotes. Like the chance. 204 and 22-250 here.
     
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  4. Workerbee33

    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    Sounds good to me. I go over couple times during winter but when the rats hit I'm there couple times a month.
    I think the coyotes are so in tune with there environment it's amazing. Lately I have been shooting rabbits around lunch or so, leave the area then come back 2 hours or so later, sneak in and start calling and the coyotes come a running. They hear gun shots everyday and it's a dinner Bell for them.
     
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  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy that uses his lab as bait for bringing in yotes. Works like a charm.
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Was the lab in heat at the time?
     
  7. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    He does it about 3 times a week. No heat. Stakes the dog to the ground. Then uses a dog Yelp call. He kills about 10 yotes every week. It's pretty crazy, but it works
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wonder how his dog feels about that.
     
  9. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Lol
    No kidding
     
  10. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Plan for seriously cold weather -25 and down
     
  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Better hope this 'stays' within the forum.......
     
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  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is what I think is going through the staked out dogs thoughts during the hunt, "I hope he doesn't miss."

     
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  13. Workerbee33

    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    Heading over to Xmas Valley again this saturday, does anybody have any info that could be useful this weekend?
     
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  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    If you line them up and are using solid base slugs, you can often get multiples with one shot. lol
    good luck!
     
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    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    Definitely not that good, you had better show me how ;)
     
  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Hopefully I'll get a chance to go out with you one a these days. It's not that I'm a hotshot or that that's a regular occurrence or anything.. however, be prepared for and look for that type of rare shot.. because they do present themselves..
    anyway
     
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  17. Workerbee33

    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    I look forward to the opportunity to hunt with you
     
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    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    I finally got all the parts and pieces for my 204 build.
    24" extra heavy bull barrel by pac nor(now cut down to 20")
    16.5" carbon fiber free float
    Anderson stripped upper
    Prs stock
    JP Springs and hammer
    Warne leopold rings
    Sightron sii scope
    FDE ergo grip
    FDE raptor charging handle
    Magpul winter trigger guard
    Time to put some ammo down the pipe

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  19. Bradg450

    Bradg450 Oregon Member

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    Nice build, I did a similar build a couple years back for some dog shooting and haven't taken it out yet.

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    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    204 or 223 build?


    QUOTE="Bradg450, post: 1427025, member: 18515"]Nice build, I did a similar build a couple years back for some dog shooting and haven't taken it out yet.

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