As New York State deer hunting comes to an end and the holidays pass by, DWO ramps up for the most important season of all- coyote mating season!
Inhibited by a large snow storm to start the New Year, a lot us struggled to lure in that first coyote of 2013 through a foot or more snow on the ground. Weeks later as temperatures soared and snow melted, we were finally able to start finding tracks and knew the action would soon pick up. Jerrod and Eric set forth on this foggy afternoon, and ended our early winter dry spell.
Our first fog dog taught us that mother nature can use any element to create challenges for a successful hunt. Fog not only made it difficult to initially see a coyote coming into the call, but also maintain a visual through the hunt. Fog would also create an issue for the scope clarity as the lenses quickly fogged up. Without the use of Butler Creek flip caps, Jerrod would have had no chance of seeing through the glass during the crucial moments. Leary and weary as usual, the fog also may have kept this coyote from fully committing to the call but it was enough for DownWind Outdoors to put their first dog on the ground in Fog Dog.
Shooter: Jerrod Vila Videographer: Eric Lawler
Species: Eastern Coyote Weight: 38 Pounds Sex: Male Date: 1/12/2013 TOD: 4:30 pm Wind: 4mph SE Temperature: 46°
Call: DWO Signature Series by Crack Predator Calls - Cottontail Long Rifle: Remington Model 700 BDL .22-250 Scope: Leupold 6-20x56mm Stock: H.S. Precision Trigger: Jewell Cartridge: 55gr. Nosler CT Tip, H380 Powder Bipod: Harris 13.5-27" pivot Camera 1: HDR-AX2000 Camera 2: GoPro Hero HD