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Old 01-05-2015, 12:20 PM
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So I was taking my lab out to pee at ~10:30 yesterday morning when I heard barking. It was the type of barking when the dog sees something it doesnt like so I looked around. There was something black halfway across my farm going crazy. I could tell it was frantic because of how it was barking and it looked like he was running back and forth. There are several black labs near by so just figured it was one of them but I ran in and grabbed my binoculars anyways. What I saw was a black coyote barking at a Buck. It was pretty far away but he looked like a decent size, wasnt a spike or yearling. There were 3 things strange about this. First of all I never see my Coyotes out in a field. Also why was he just barking at this Deer from about 6 feet away? Second is I never see deer in that field this late in the morning. Finally why the hell wasnt that deer running?

I ran in and grabbed my .270 and shot twice. Of course I missed but I did get the Coyote away from the deer. I didnt realize how far a shot it was until I went to the location I saw them at and marked it with my GPS. When you have to zoom out so far to fit both my house and where the animals were that the scale switches to .5 miles thats pretty damn far lol. By this time the Deer was gone and I have no clue where he ran off too. Also havent seen the Yote since then. I know he hangs around there because my neighbor's son missed him 2 weeks ago. Trapper should be coming this week or next so I will get him.

This is the first time I have seen a Coyote interact with a Deer with my own eyes. Why didnt this rocket scientist of a deer just run away? He just stood there with his head down and rear end hunched up. Sometimes he would just ignore the Coyote but it didnt look like he was feeding. Was he injured or sick or something? I guess I should start looking for Buzzards soon because Im sure the Coyotes will eventually win.

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Old 01-05-2015, 12:44 PM
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The deer could have been injured and knew his best bet was to face a lone coyote, or he wasn't too afraid of one coyote and decided to stand his ground. Coyotes do their best work when there are more than one of them to take on an animal twice or more their size.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:33 PM
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an antlered buck has no worries with a single coyote, he knew it, the coyote knew it, the coyote was trying to call in reinforcements.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:09 PM
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if he had run that coyote might have hamstrung him
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:26 PM
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Too bad you missed! Hopefully, you'll get another chance at him.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:48 PM
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interesting...
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by HuntressMO View Post
Too bad you missed!


thats a bit beyond my ability lol. thats what ~600 yards?

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Old 01-06-2015, 06:10 AM
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If you rarely see deer or yotes in the field that time of day, then my guess is the yote ran it to there and the buck had finally had enough running and stood his ground.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:36 AM
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Deer will stand their ground at times, especially with a singly yote. Cool experience, next time hit that yote.
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