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#24328 - 11/19/16 05:22 PM Coyote Dispatch
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 474
Loc: palmyra, new york
I have always dispatched Coyotes with a head shot with a .22 short. Not Good! Thank you Hal for suggesting on this site, that lung/vital shots were much better. I have been doing that and just finished skinning this mornings catch-----almost no blood on the fur or the floor. The dispatch task is very humane with the end result happening with seconds. I still use a .22 short and it works great. Thank you!

Ron

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#25160 - 08/17/17 08:00 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Larry Sills Offline
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Registered: 08/06/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Iowa -Nebraska
Used to do it the old fashion way, catch pole and stand on t side.

Worked good till The little .17HMR came out. Now I shoot them off the hood of the truck at 25 to 40 yrds in the chest. Buy the time the rifle (Henry Lever action) is put back on the dash on its pad of carpet, and the time time I walk to the set the yote is gone.

I shoot 17 grainers...when skiing their is no head trauma to deal with and the little 17 leaves a super ting hole that needs no thread repair at all. Cost is $.25 shot.

Now I see Lesel Reuwsaat uses a high power pellet gun in his video with a shot to the head. While it makes good sense as ammo is around penny to 2 penny per shot.

But for the life of me I don;t understand the head shot. At 1250FPS for these super pellet guns one would think there would be allot of head hemoroging, which makes skinning hard around the eyes.

Hal...good advise on the chest shots, it works well for me.
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#25165 - 08/19/17 07:40 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
RoadDawg Offline
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Registered: 03/06/13
Posts: 75
Loc: Pennsylvania
I always use the trusty H&R and a 22 short to the chest. Works quick and the critter doesn't know they got capped.
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#25174 - 08/21/17 08:28 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
bhugo Offline
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Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 53
Loc: Michigan
22longs here. Chest shot takes seconds to work.

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#25297 - 10/02/17 09:29 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Dogleg Offline
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Registered: 09/29/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Saskatchewan
I use .22 LR with American eagle HPs and chest shots. They don't last long.

When hunters tell me how tough and tenacious to life coyotes are I roll my eyes a bit.

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#25317 - 10/08/17 07:01 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Dogleg]
Dfabs Online   content
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 65
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
Got me a Death Ray on the way for this season!! No more blood.

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#25599 - 12/11/17 01:48 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Larry Sills]
Trickstertrapper Offline
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Registered: 11/03/16
Posts: 3
Loc: Eastern Oregon
I Bought that 17hmr in a ruger single six and that is what I use...just this year I noticed those 17 grainers going all the way through the chest cavity (broadside), so I started shooting them at the base of the neck when they are facing me, just above the collar bone...and it works real good...very little, if any, blood. They also die immediatly.


Edited by Trickstertrapper (12/11/17 01:50 PM)

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#25610 - 12/13/17 09:53 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Dfabs]
Mike McChurin Offline
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Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Dfabs
Got me a Death Ray on the way for this season!! No more blood.


I guess I am behind the times... I've heard the Death Ray name mentioned. What is it exactly?

Mike

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#25611 - 12/13/17 12:29 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9944
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
It's a ray that kills things.
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#25612 - 12/13/17 02:27 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Hal]
FLSH ETR Offline
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 955
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
Would that be the reciprocal of a life line??

Frank.
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#25613 - 12/13/17 04:58 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: FLSH ETR]
musher Offline


Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2013
Loc: Qc.
Originally Posted By: FLSH ETR
Would that be the reciprocal of a life line??

Frank.


laugh

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#25614 - 12/13/17 06:44 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Hal]
Mike McChurin Offline
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Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Hal
It's a ray that kills things.


Does it harm the fur?

Mike

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#25615 - 12/14/17 06:53 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Ric Offline


Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3663
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
No it should not when used correctly.

I see no reason to choke down trapped animals when other methods are available and can be executed properly

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#25616 - 12/14/17 01:21 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Mike McChurin Offline
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Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Oklahoma
Ric, I was asking a smart-aleck question to Hal's smart-aleck reply... smile

I am assuming this Death Ray is some sort of noose pole for restraining/dispatching trapped critters?

Mike

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#25617 - 12/14/17 02:27 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I was just kiddin'!!!!
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#25618 - 12/14/17 02:45 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9944
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
It's not all good. There have been reports of singe in using the death ray.
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#25619 - 12/14/17 04:07 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Hal]
FLSH ETR Offline
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 955
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
But, instant roasted back straps!?? Yummm!

Frank.
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#25620 - 12/15/17 07:31 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Ric Offline


Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3663
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
I need to go find my sense of humor :-)

First you need to stock up on 'possum poop to power the thing or was that the space ship?

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#25621 - 12/15/17 09:09 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9944
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Hey don't feel bad. I thought the whole thing was a joke!


But now I see there really is some kind of noose pole named a "Death Ray".
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#25622 - 12/15/17 09:28 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: ron finewood]
Mike McChurin Offline
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Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Oklahoma
I tried a noose pole for dispatch on a coyote once. I don't know who was more exhausted at the end of the trial, me or the coyote.

The method is frighteningly effective on bobcats though.

Mike

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#25623 - 12/15/17 10:47 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Mike McChurin]
FLSH ETR Offline
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 955
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
Bet YOU were exhausted. The yote was dead tired. grin

Frank. cool
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#25624 - 12/15/17 10:54 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Mike McChurin]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9944
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: Mike McChurin
The method is frighteningly effective on bobcats though.

Mike


Yep.
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#25625 - 12/15/17 08:53 PM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Dfabs]
Dfabs Online   content
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 65
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
Originally Posted By: Dfabs
Got me a Death Ray on the way for this season!! No more blood.


Death Ray is a dispatch pole, not a catch pole. Made by Lee Steinmeyer. I haven't had it so much as leave a mark on anything I have used it on. It uses an 1/8" cable, so it is less harmful to the fur than a snare. No blood on anything, no critters freezing to the back of the truck before I can get home. I still carry a pistol, but rarely use it now. If I have one that is toe caught and going nuts, it still gets the .22, but other than that, it's the ray. I've tried with the catch pole, and they aren't fast enough for me. Nose tap my yotes, slip on the Death Ray, take them out of the trap and toss them to the side. They never move another muscle, and it's faster than shooting them for me.

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#25626 - 12/16/17 12:02 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: FLSH ETR]
Mike McChurin Offline
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Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: FLSH ETR
Bet YOU were exhausted. The yote was dead tired. grin

Frank. cool


Well the coyote did die, but she wasn't cooperating with the catch pole method... The .22 put her down in the end.

Mike

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#25627 - 12/16/17 12:09 AM Re: Coyote Dispatch [Re: Hal]
Mike McChurin Offline
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Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Hal
Originally Posted By: Mike McChurin
The method is frighteningly effective on bobcats though.

Mike


Yep.


Perhaps disturbingly effective would have been a better choice of words...

The first time I employed that method I watched for a few minutes afterwards to make sure the cat wasn't going to resurrect on me.

Mike

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