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Night hunting fox & Coyote

3293 Views 29 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  george tinkham
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!

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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
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
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