The Unprepared Hunter
By Bryan Detwiler
We had been hunting crows for most of the afternoon without much luck. After our 3rd try we decided that instead of crow hunting we would Coyote hunt.
I chose to hide in a fallen down tree overlooking a large field with a stream going through it. I setup up my Johnny Sterwart caller in some brush about 75ft away. I put in a canine pup in distress call and let'e'rip. After calling for about 15minutes a coyote started howling on top of a nearby mountain. In a few minutes I spotted him coming down the mountain. He trotted out into the field and stoped broadside at 100yds. Slowly I raised my gun and carefully aimed.
Most of you would think that this would be an easy shot, and I would to except I only had a .22 LR with me.
Anyways I carfully aimed and fired. The coyote took off running at full speed. I managed to get off 4 more shots. Unfortuantley none of my shots landed well enough to kill it.
What did I learn: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT GUN!