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What should you always have when calling coyotes....?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Angler, May 15, 2011.

  1. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    ......A cougar tag!


    Hunted all last week in Central Oregon sage rats, rockchucks, badgers, jackrabbits and calling in coyotes. Well wouldn't you know it, a cougar comes in 20 yards away and me without a tag! He came in sniffed at the caller and then walked by me about 10 yards away. Sorry about the bad quality I only had a cheap no-zoom cellphone with me.


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  2. jer fly

    jer fly cottage grove Member

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    Ooops! I thought that was a coyote... guess I better hurry and go buy my cougar tag.... ( he was coming right for me )
     
  3. no time

    no time Roseburg area Active Member

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    Bet that raised the heart rate a bit...
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how many days I have hunted but I have never seen a cougar........ I want to and keep trying and one day maybe. Came across hundreds of bears but cougars are cool. I have seen a wolf up close and it was awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    There's a thread on another site where a guy was calling coyotes and a little bob cat appeared.Well the season wasn't open yet,and he was glad. cause he called it in to his toes!
    It ran away when he took the that pic if I remember right.
    Thanks for the pictures
     
  6. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

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    What kind of caller you using? Have a cougar tag and want to fill it this summer but still learning how to get one to come in. I called one in during last years deer season and he was probably about 10-15 feet away from me and I wasn't sure who was more rattled. Didn't have a tag back then and I def. wasn't prepared to take a shot then.
     
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  7. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I always buy a cat tag at the beginning of each year now as a matter of habit. Years ago (about 22years) when I lived in Washington, I came upon a fresh kill, uncovered, with tracks leading down a path. Being a bit more naive back then I thought I'd follow the sign to see what was down the path. Long story-short. It turned out that I had scared a cougar off his kill then he started stalking ME. I had never been so scared in the woods as that day. Now I ALWAYS have a tag and a suitable weapon when I'm hiking off into the woods.
     
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  8. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Gotta say man, that is really spectacular!
     
  9. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    10 yrds huh? I'm surprised it didn't smell the poop you were sitting in:bluelaugh::bluelaugh:

    It sure would have noticed me! :paranoid:
     
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  10. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Congrats, not many people are lucky enough to do that.
     
  11. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Oregon - Wet Side Member

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    1- Range finder
    2- Shooting sticks
    3- Good camo
    4- Better camera
    5- Cat Tag