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Old 02-01-2006, 12:29 PM
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Anyone have any feelings on shotguns as a yote/fox weapon. Obviously there isn't the range of a 223 or 22-250, butdoes anyone out there hunt like this?
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:27 PM
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for hunting in wooded areas. i love them. mix it with some buck shot andsome powerfull stuff. open area i still use a rifle though.
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:27 PM
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I prefer a rifle. If you use a shotgun you'll have to bring em close. I suggest with in40 yards. With a rifle you can take coyotes at close ranges as well as long ranges. But if you are looking for a challenge pick upyour scatter gun and give it a shot!
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:46 PM
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There have been many a coyote missed with a rifle with-in shotgun range!! Myself included. There's lots of guys that team up, one guy sits with a shotgun, the other with the rifle. Shotguns loaded with 3" 4 buck, that have been patterned well, are very effecetive out to 50 yards easily.
I'll be in a calling contest this weekend and the shotgun/rifle combo will be how we hunt.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:03 PM
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My father inlaw and I do just what you said Howler. HE with shotgun me with a 204. Here in Michigan we can't use rifle at night so I take the .22 mag out or a 12 ga. with number 2 shot or dead coyote load as we can't use buckshot at night here either and the shotgun does the trick!!
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:07 PM
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i agree about shotguns in wooded areas, but if oyu can get em in close (within 40 yards) then it will take em easily
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:51 PM
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Sometimes, especially with a fox, a shotgun is a handy tool to have. Foxes are bad about running trotting in, circling, and leaving with out ever stopping, making it hard to get a scoped rifle on them to make the shot.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:51 PM
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Thanks for the help guys.

Hunting a couple different properties in Northern WV. One has some open fields, but the other is overgrown and very thick, so I will arm accordingly. Just starting out yote hunting. I've read most of this board, but what are the things I absolutely have to remember?
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:50 AM
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wind # one to pay attention to when setting up. second is to set up where you are cover and yet can look out and see what all is comming(top a hill side works good. also try to set up in shadows. this helps with keeping you conceled. another good thing to remember is dont miss.(i sometimes for get this one)..haha. good luck mk
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