I got Lars the Wonder Dog out of his bed Sunday morning at 8:15 to let
him take his morning constitutional. As he stepped off of the front
pourch I saw a coyote moving out in the pasture in front of our house.
The coyote saw Lars and stopped to watch him. I ran to the safe and
pulled out the ole M-70 22-250 Varminter and went back to the front
door, opened it to let Lars back in, then stuck the trusty Winchester
out the door and let fly at the coyote. Scratch one coyote. Then I
saw a mother cow and brand new calf out on the road. Aparently the
coyote was zeroing in on the new calf when I interupted his morning
fun. I put the gun back in the safe and went back to the front door
and saw a second coyote running up to the first yote. Yep, ran back
to the safe and retreived the Winchester and got back to the front
door for a shot at the second yote but it had decided it was not a
good place to be and started running as I squeezed off. I missed and
the coyote reversed course and ran top end to the woods to get out of
the line of fire. I will take one out of two any day! You guys would have cracked
up seeing me doing that shooting in my BVD's.
We called the neighbor who ownes the cows and he and his grandson came
to round up mama cow and the new calf. Easy job to get them back in
the pasture and when that was done the neighbor thanked me for
shooting the coyote and saving the new calf.
So, you will find that I usually have a 22 Hornet, 223 Rem or 22-250 Rem ready for those coyote shots of opportunity in the front yard.
This shot was 203 yards and the bullet was one of the Midsouth Shooters Supply Varmint Nightmare 55 gr bullets (Hornady #2266), 3223 MV, 34.5 gr of Varget, Winchester case, CCI primer, bullet crimped with Lee Factory Crimp Die.