How many of you have had coyotes come in to your calling? Wednesday I was carring on a conversation with a hen at about 9:00 AM. I had set up, called a couple of times and she answered from behind me. She would yelp, cut and cluck and I was giving it right back to her. I eased around the tree to give me a view of the direction she was in. This cut off some area to my right. We were going at it for about 10 minutes when I heard putts and heavy wingbeats from the blind spot. I thought she busted me and got out of there, but her yelps were from in front me. I heard some noise from my right and shortly a coyote came straight at me from that direction. I swung my gun to cover him and he verred off but stopped when I yelped. I could have, maybe should have dropped him right there but I was not sure if it would have been legal. He must not have liked the looks of those 10 bore eyes stareing at him and took off. I got out my water and took a drink when the hen started back up. She flew down and landed in front of me. We exchanged some clucks and then she wandered off. I am sure there was another bird that flushed as she came in from a different direction. Pretty exciting stuff for a while.
I had another yote come into my decoys a few years ago. He got my sent from where I had walked around putting the decoys out. The one Wednesday was coming to my calling.
Steve, I love "smoked" turkey