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Old 12-28-2007, 03:52 PM
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Whats the best setup for yotes?

Whats the best setup for 10-25 yd 'yotes when using a .22, bullet, bait, and where to aim?
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:54 PM
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at that range, make sure you have good camo or a blind. Better yet, blind in a tree!

Ammo, a good quality bullet... look around and see what you can get locally, the .22LR (and that is what I am guessing you are talking about) is marginal for coyotes, try to keep it to head shots only.

As for bait, can't help you there, I have only called them myself, which works great for me.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:02 PM
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My advice would be to not hunt coyotes with a .22 rimfire. At 20 yards, you can kill one, but not easily. But your chances of having a coyote hang up at longer distances is very high. Can you resist the urge to shoot at 75 yards?

Coyotes are tough animals, and you should use a cartridge capable of clean, humane kills at all angles. Don't use a rimfire.

I use a .22-250 or larger when I hunt coyotes, and we use mouth blown calls of several types. Never used bait, although we have called near dead cows and pigs dragged into the bush by farmers.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:42 PM
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I'm getting a .303 on thursday, but I've heard you need shock to take out coyotes. Would that work?
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:56 AM
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What do you mean by "shock"? You started this thread talking about using a .22 rimfire, and now you are wondering if the .303 would work. I'm not sure what it is that you don't understand about hunting coyotes that would prompt the question about shock.

Lots of moose have been killed with the .303 British (I assume you are referring to that version) so you can assume it will kill coyotes. You do, of course, have to hit them properly with any sized bullet.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:48 AM
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wow, that's a strange sort of set of posts.

You don't need 'shock' to kill a coyote. But a frangible bullet moving at high velocity that is unlikely to leave an exit wound is better.

So the most usual candidates are .223 and .22-250, with more rare examples being .222 Swift or .221 Fireball. The newer .204 Ruger is supposed to be great too and even easier on barrels and virtually zero recoil.
Super velocity with a ballistic tip bullet that all but explodes on impact.

A .22 rimfire is marginal in the best of circumstances. A .22 Magnum is a proven yote killer, but usually only out to 100 or so yards for a clean kill.

The advice is centerfire .22 for coyote. I personally use a Howa 1500 I bought as a cheap combo knowing I'd do work to it over time.

I chose .22-250 for a caliber, but .223 can be a couple dollars a box less. Don't reload so I use Remington Accutip factory rounds.

With coyote people usually hunt for either fur or because they are ranchers. If you want fur, then the .22 caliber centerfires (or the .204) are probably your best bet for finding a gun and finding ammo.

Ranchers could care less about pelts and will shoot coyotes with whatever is handy. Any 'deer' gun will blow a coyote into a fine red mist without investing in a new gun.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:35 PM
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We used to use this setup on fox with snow cover for close up shots.

Take some corn (About a 5 gallon bucket) hot water, red food coloring Mix and let set overnight. You are basicaly making a gut pile. Spread the red fake blood on the snow within shooting range of a blind or very good cover. Get out a crow call and do a feeding call. (Kind of "CAWW CAWW slight pause CAWWWww. ) If you have a fake crow decoy set them out also. We used small back flags, As the other crow arrive they will start calling in others and all that racket brings in fox and yotes (There were no yotes back then in Indiana). You think those coyotes have good eyes those crows arn't shabby, stay very still once the first crow arives.

We shot fox as close as 30 feet away coming in to chase off the crows and get a free dinner. We have also shot them well over a hundred yards when they hung up on us.

If night hunting is allowed we use shotguns and calls and they get alot closer then in the daylight.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:14 PM
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The .303 will do the job, but don`t use the full metal jacket ammo as it will rickochet along way and don`t kill like soft point ammo. Get the litest bullets you can find and if you can get someone to reload some for you try some of the 110 gn. bullets and see if they will shoot, probibly won`t, but a 130 gn. HP probibly will. You should use .310 bullets in the .303, but .308 bullets might group well enough. I asume it an old military rifle and those are hit and miss.
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