Yeah, Coyotes sure take the fun out of running rabbits. I lost two pups about 7 months old, last year .
That sucks! Sorry to hear that.Yeah, Coyotes sure take the fun out of running rabbits. I lost two pups about 7 months old, last year .
Haha Wilbur they know the deal!JB is correct around here coyotes hear or see a truck with a dog box in it there gone! 😂😂😂
I had them stalk my beagles - with me in the field!!!! My mentor who started us in beagles over 25 years ago, said that if you do a combination of bells and lights, it confuses the coyotes because coyotes 'pattern' their prey. So this time of year, I'll have some dogs with bells and some dogs with solid lights and others with blinking lights. I figure the more psychodelic my back looks - the less likely of an attack....how it doesn't make the dogs dizzy is beyond me!This evening around 6:30pm my little Bluetick opened up louder than ever and a hot chase started pulling in the pack. I walked to a high point to listen to a loud chase, my four hounds were singing some mountain music. I was leaning against a telephone pole and something caught my eye to the left but I didn’t see anything. A minute later I see a coyote go by. I run down the little patch of brush and there is three coyotes standing listening to the hounds. 75 yards and all I have is my EDC, Performance Center M&P Shield with 8 rounds, they had no idea I was there. Unload 4 rounds, I don’t know how close they came but I know I missed. They took off like lightning. I called the pack off and decided I had enough excitement for the night. I just caught a glimpse of that coyote in a small clearing. I got lucky. I won’t be running them without some more fire power for a while. I figure either my .223 bolt or an AR. We will see.
Those coyotes had food on their mind because this was the second chase and I had been there making noise.
I hate those stinking coyotes
Doesn’t take anything more than a bb gun to kill a rabbit either. But i bet you don’t hunt with one.Nice setup he has, but it doesn’t take an AR to kill a coyote.
I see coyotes every night on my trail cameras. Sometimes 4-5 at a time. Occasionally see them in daytime. But I have never had a problem with them as far as the hounds are concerned. Probably the pack scares them off, but running in daylight only helps too. Most of the people who get beagles attacked are running one, two, three hounds at night in spring/summer when the coyotes have their puppies.
How do you like that clamp on your tripod? I’d like to use a couple other bolt guns i have but my setup has a smaller clamp that attaches to a piece bolted directly to my mlok handguard.Nice setup DTA69 . One of my friends went to a thermal scope last year . He did very good with his red light also , but he likes his thermal better . His was over $6000 dollars . I am not into it at that price yet and I don’t have a wife . This is my light setup . View attachment 66023