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Night hunting fox & Coyote

Discussion in 'Ohio Trapping and Varmint Hunting' started by Buckrun, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. Well it happened again. I have had the worst luck coyote/fox hunting. I think I am my own worst enemy. Every set up I make I get busted. This time I was calling in a small overgrown field next to a rail road. While the Fox Pro was singing the rabbit blues I thought I heard something. Of course it was straight down wind of me. I had the call setting about 20 yards to my north - cross wind. The RR was south of me about 20 yards it runs E. & W. When I finely gave up and collected the caller and left. There were fresh tracks in the snow on the RR track ties. I know this is the 5th. time I have called in a fox or coyote in the last 4 years of hunting. I still haven’t got one. Who knows how many others have busted me. One of these days it is all going to come together.

    How many of you hunt at night? I have been trying it but the cords for lights and such give me fits! I have ordered a Elk Ridge thumb hole stock and have been tossing around the idea of running wires through the stock and putting a plug in the stock so when you put the light on the scope it just plugs into the stock with a short wire from the light to the stock. Then another plug in the back may be between the sling and but plate. This would be where you would plug in the battery. Then it would have the switch located in a handy place wired through the stock. This would eliminate all the wires hanging on the gun and tangling up. I almost hung my self with all the wires the other night. Partly by accident partly from frustration!

    Buckrun
     
  2. you might be on the call too much, I like to call for a few minutes then sit for a little while then call again ...
     

  3. Buckrun,
    Well at least you got out. I just keep talking about it but never seem to get out. After Christmas is der season again so it looks like it might be after the first of the year befor I call again, unless I give it a try with my muzzle loader.
    I may set up at the next Lima show, and may not, but will be looking for you there.
     
  4. It took me forever to get my first fox night hunting.We use shotguns though.Just keep at it and eventually you will connect.I always go with a partner.We have one person wear the nite lite hat to keep the white light on,and that same person runs the spotlight.I have 5 batteries for one of the rechargeables,which gives us 5 stands per hunt,no cords to mess with.More times then none we dont see anything,or they hang up to far out for a shot.We have had them come from behind also and gotten busted.Good luck with it,eventually you will connect:D :D
     
  5. The worst part about it is I fox hunted back in 1990. I only hunted a few times and did pretty good. I only got one but I called in a couple others for friends. Now I can’t seem to get it together. I am going to try to post a picture. See if I can get it right.
    Buckrun

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    Here is what it looks like now.[​IMG]
     
  6. Hey nice mount buckrun,I like the mounts you hang on the wall myself:D :D What county you hunting in??We mostly hunt in deleware,morrow,and some marion.You guys got any greys around??Last year I got my first yote-pretty good size female-but I trapped it.I got 9 sets out today and sign was really good.Thanks for sharing the fox pics,like to see where other ohio guys have connected:D :D
     
  7. I used to work nights and seen a few outside work, about a month ago my son and I were heading down to the local Gander Mountain and seen one right beside the DQ in broad daylight, I immediately pulled in the parking lot and got out since I have only seen a very few yotes and my son hadnt seen any at all, the one we seen seemed to be on the small side and was munching on some roadkill, oddly even though he seen us he didnt pay us much mind, it would be nice to get one lined up in the crosshairs one of these times.
     
  8. I got the fox in Allen County. It was on the west of Bresler Reservoir. With in sight of the hill. I got it at night and was useing that old Savage model 23D .22 hornet. The scope is a 3 power post with cross hair. With the Nite Light on the scope you can really see the post.

    The buck was my first deer I shot. The guy that mounted the fox mounted it backwards. It should have been looking at you from where I took the picture. As soon as I saw it in his shop he must have known something was wrong by the look on my face. He got the contract out and was reading it and it said facing right looking to the right. As soon ha he read that he looked up at the fox and said hay I have a doe head you can have if you want it. So I took the doe head and never said anything about the fox. ; )
    I always wanted to have a doe head mounted but didn't want to pay to have it done. Since then I have moved and the fox is facing the correct way for the place I have it hanging now.
    Buckrun
     
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  9. I only hunt when its light.It is too dangerous at dark.Let me explain.One dark night I was calling and my red lense light picked up some glaring eyes.They kept getting closer and closer then all of a sudden something big and hairy and smelly jumped me from behind.This was about 2 years ago and I will not call at night again.
     
  10. George
    Big Hairy & Smelly!! It wasn’t me I swear it. I was no where near you. Just ask my wife!? No may be you better not ask her. Ah just, just believe me I wasn’t their! By the way where were you hunting? Just curious.:rolleyes:
    Buckrun
     
  11. big and hairy and smelly..... sounds like bigfoot was in the area??????

    what the hell was behind you man???? Don't leave us hanging.


    Why do I feel like I am being set up for a joke.

    Bill
     
  12. I have a feeling where its going, just dont want to say on a family forum:D
     
  13. Well I really don't like talking about the part where I got mauled.Still have flashbacks.It was in Athens county.
     
  14. We dont need to hear all the details(unless you want to tell) we just want to know what the hell was behind you:rolleyes:
     
  15. I think it would be good therapy if you tell us the details, really though you caught my interest and would like to hear about it.

    Bill
     
  16. George

    dont leave me hanging with the other guys.. Dont have to discuss the details if you dont want but do you know what it was?
     
  17. You have to learn to stay out of those pot patches when your calling. The guy that plant them thing just don`t want anybody messing around in them. :D
     
  18. actually there was 2 sets of eyes glaring in the red lights illumination and they were steadily moving in on me and fast too.When they got about 25yds out from me and very close to the speaker the yotes stopped and their attention was clearly where the noise was coming from.I raised my scoped inline muzz to shoot and could clearly see both coyotes as it was almost like daylight with the snow on the ground.Thats when I got jumped from behind.It was as I said before and it was extremely strong.It threw me around like a rag doll and I weigh 200#.I tried to get hold of it but it had me.After THE mauling it turned to leave I went for my muzz. but it QUICKLY turned and knocked it from my hands.Then this thing rockets off toward the yotes,runs them down and scoops them up and its gone.
     
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