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Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby Ranch Dog » 14 Jan 2020 22

Very foggy this morning. Taking care of chores at about 8 am with 3 young deer at house feeder. I notice a mature coyote coming in downwind of them about 200 yards out, up a pole-line that provides service to my house. Based on his behavior, I feel that there is at least one other coming up through the brush behind the feeder as a flanking force on the deer's only escape route.

Unlucky for the coyote, my SMLE Scout is ready to go just inside my reloading room door. I shout, standing off-hand and wasn't really sure if I would connect given I haven't been shooting a lot as of late. He dropped like a rock when the PPU 180-grain SPBT struck him square in the chest (he was head on to me). I took the range finder with me to bounce it off the door of my garage; 151-yards!

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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby Tom Myers » 14 Jan 2020 23

Off hand shot ~ 151 yards ~ Blood pumping with adrenaline ~ Dead center.
Not too shabby, my friend.
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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby GasGuzzler » 15 Jan 2020 04

He sure looks like he WAS healthy.
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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby Ranch Dog » 15 Jan 2020 06

Tom Myers wrote:Off hand shot ~ 151 yards ~ Blood pumping with adrenaline ~ Dead center.
Not too shabby, my friend.
Or the blind squirrel factor!

GasGuzzler wrote:He sure looks like he WAS healthy.
I feed them a lot of feral hogs, this fellow got greedy!
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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby mr surveyor » 15 Jan 2020 09

Yep, those are some really clean, white teeth. No doubt he was on a good diet.

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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 15 Jan 2020 09

Nice shot and the best kind of coyote.

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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby az2vet » 15 Jan 2020 16

So, what do you do with them after you pop one? Bury it so it don't stink up the place or is there a market for the pelt? I recently found out we have them on the family property up in Allen parish so we might just be taking a few of them out.
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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby RBHarter » 15 Jan 2020 22

Kind of overkill ain't it ? Coming from a guy that killed one with 1475 fps 1-1/16oz load of steel Bs capable of putting all 105 pellets in her inside 35 yd , 60 or so out where I hit her .

Well done .
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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby Ranch Dog » 16 Jan 2020 20

az2vet wrote:So, what do you do with them after you pop one? Bury it so it don't stink up the place or is there a market for the pelt? I recently found out we have them on the family property up in Allen parish so we might just be taking a few of them out.


This was the nicest pelt I've seen, but like the others, tossed to the buzzards.

RBHarter wrote:Kind of overkill ain't it ? Coming from a guy that killed one with 1475 fps 1-1/16oz load of steel Bs capable of putting all 105 pellets in her inside 35 yd , 60 or so out where I hit her .

Well done .

You're right, no such thing as overkill. Fawning starts in three months. I saw another yesterday, but it was across the fence. It was closer to what I normally see. Willie E. Coyote, maingy.
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Re: Yote with SMLE Scout

Postby klr » 27 Mar 2020 12

Nice work!
The coyotes are really getting bad around here in southern Ohio too.
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