Coyote Bounty - $20 a kill - uncles ranch this weekend... first time


Sean Dempsey
September 12, 2008, 06:05 PM
Never hunted in my life. My cousin says they're shooting this weekend, and explains that it's on their ranch exterminating Coyotes.

Says there's 20 bucks an ear paid by the state. So I was like "Hell yes, I want to try."

I haven't ever shot at a living target before, but I'm ready to give it a go.

The rifles I have are a .22 with iron sights, and an AR-15 .223 with an Aimpoint.

what is my best strategy for this Coyote hunt? Use the .223? Don't have a magnified scope, but I am presuming the aimpoint is enough?

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Savage Shooter
September 12, 2008, 06:27 PM
The ar-15 .223 is perfect for coyotes, use hollowpoints and you'll be fine.

September 12, 2008, 06:30 PM
If you like dogs you may find shooting coyotes difficult. I don't like doing it. Guess I'm just a softhearted wuss. :)

September 12, 2008, 06:45 PM

Are you going to be in Utah? I was unaware of a bounty paid by the state. Is it a county thing?

I've never shot coyotes, but I'm sure the .223 will make for much quicker kills than the .22.

Did you see this thread?:

Good luck. I'm looking forward to hearing how it went.

September 12, 2008, 07:32 PM
go with the 223 its a very good round to use for yotes . and like 1kperday said if your really a dog person you may find it a bit troubling shooting yotes. dont get to dissapointed if you dont get one on your first hunt yotes are predators and therfore a sneaky and extremly smart critter how you get a few though you'll be a predator hunter for life then

Art Eatman
September 12, 2008, 07:51 PM
The big problem is gonna be seeing a coyote. They're not really cooperative in volunteering; they're not at all suicidal. :D

September 12, 2008, 07:57 PM
So 2 ears per coyote, that is $40 per dog. Wouldn't it be better to use the tail only have 1? Just thinking aloud. Mac

September 12, 2008, 08:14 PM
Yes, most bounties require BOTH ears or a tail. Never seen a coyote hurt much though. Better off shooting those D@&% roadrunners.

September 12, 2008, 08:22 PM
.223, but don't anticipate getting rich (or even paying for your gas). 'Yotes are "wiley" (my apology to Warner Brothers).

Sean Dempsey
September 12, 2008, 09:14 PM
Nah the money is meaningless to me.

It's utah, yeah. Not sure which division pays the bounty. It's in Mountain Meadow.

My uncles ranch has a problem with them, there's a big overpopulation around there.

I do like dogs, so who knows. My other 2 cousins will be shooting them no problem though, so we'll see how I do.

September 13, 2008, 09:23 AM
Makes me wish I was closer to Utah . . . coyote hunting is a passion.

September 17, 2008, 09:31 AM
Try to get set up for predator calling if you can or find somebody that can. I found with some practice that it really pays off in increasing your number of kills.

Harve Curry
September 17, 2008, 10:55 AM
Lots of stuff on varmint calling on the internet.
Use the 223, a 22LR won't put them down.
Like everyone has said coyotes are sharp. They sometimes circle around the call, checking the scent by getting the wind in their favor. Othertimes you won't see them come in till there within 20 feet of you. Don't move around alot, but still look in all directions, move your eyes. Motion will give you up to them.
Electronic calls are coming down in price, and that puts the call out away from you. I have'nt tried them myself, I still just use a few favorite calls I've had for years. There's even decoys of a rabbit you can get that move or the wind moves them. Combined with a call can make the difference.

September 17, 2008, 11:54 AM
Use a rabbit call for varmints. They work. 223 is the way to go, however getting them close enough for you to hit them will be difficult without a call.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 18, 2008, 04:47 PM
Don't shoot an ear off or you only get 1/2 price for the yote! :eek:

Art, in the other closed thread on buying hunting land, your housing bubble theory from 2 years ago has been proven, you got any stock tips? :)

Tell me again, what's the best month to shoot them for the best coat quality?

Coyote Hunter
September 18, 2008, 05:03 PM
Ahhh. my name says it all :D

We need a bounty 'round here, but it'll never happen. I had one shoulder mounted when I killed one on my land during deer season. I put it in my store for a while next to a deer head. now they are a dime a dozen, but stll looks cool.

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