Hate missing a coyote

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by EastKy0076, Dec 10, 2020.

  1. EastKy0076

    EastKy0076 Spike

    81
    121
    Feb 13, 2020
    East ky
    I know it happens,but I had solid rest @ 200ish yards should have been a dead yote. It ran off in high gear, still not sure how I missed it. For me a miss sticks with you longer than the kills. I was planning on going out tonight but forgot to charge the battery.
     
  2. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

    4,357
    8,297
    Jan 25, 2006
    The Occupied South
    I only remember the Missed Shots, every last one of them.
     
    barney, Munson, Feedman and 1 other person like this.
  3. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

    2,156
    1,698
    Sep 9, 2018
    Barren county
    Yep. I missed one last year on a buddy’s farm. First time calling and hunting his farm. Popped out at the 8 minute mark of calling at 280. I’m not used to shooting that far though. It wasn’t coming any closer. I missed. But hit close. It got heck out of there.
     
    EastKy0076 likes this.
  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    14,561
    7,719
    Aug 23, 2011
    BG
    I missed one at 350+ 5 or so years ago. Hunting with a plain reticle 3X9 scope. That is why I upgraded scopes, lol.
     
  5. DHull

    DHull 6 pointer

    317
    110
    Dec 25, 2004
    KY
    I agree with most, I remember almost all the ones I've ever missed. I could walk you to about any spot I've shot one in the past, just don't remember the actual shot or stand. I definitely remember the ones I've missed and ended up shooting once they hit another gear and headed for the next county.
     
  6. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    11,186
    8,188
    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    Wasn't the scope. :)
     
    barney likes this.
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    14,561
    7,719
    Aug 23, 2011
    BG
    Nope, but I removed the element of guessing hold over at that range.........
     
    barney likes this.
  8. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    11,186
    8,188
    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    What scope did you buy?
     
  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    14,561
    7,719
    Aug 23, 2011
    BG
    nikon prostaff with the BDC reticle.
     
  10. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    11,186
    8,188
    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    Do they tell you what load per caliber to use? Has to be somewhat specific in order to match up the reticle. Certain power to use on the scope?
     
  11. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    12,373
    6,304
    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Saw 2 yotes today. One in the side of the interstate. A big grey outfit. The other in a field off 53. It was red an grey
     
  12. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    14,561
    7,719
    Aug 23, 2011
    BG
    No, it's all learned by shooting, and I'm still learning..... Need to practice more at 300+, but ammo is so dang high....
     
  13. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    11,186
    8,188
    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    If you knew anyone with connections at Gander Mtn, get a leupold with the CDS and have a turret cut for your round. Be sighted in for 100, range target, turn turret to corresponding yardage, pull trigger. Human error can still play a part in choking or not.
     
  14. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    14,561
    7,719
    Aug 23, 2011
    BG
    I'm not spending that much on optics.... I'm too frugal, and rarely shoot beyond 200, much less 300.....
     

Share This Page