Monday, February 18, 2013

The Joker










11 comments:

Spiro said...

Beautiful Animal.

Brad_in_MA said...

'Cutter,
Is there a "typical" setup for eradicating these pests? Is there a preferred caliber / chambering? Semi-auto vs bolt-action? I'm asking mostly to satisfy my nerdy curiosity. I'd think semi-auto for fast follow-up would be wise and chambering up to .243 Win? I could see using an AR in the standard .223 or 5.56 NATO.

wirecutter said...

Brad, I use a Savage bolt gun in 22-250 for it accuracy and flat trajectory. No need for a fast follow up if you choose your shot wisely and know how to shoot. The AR platform is pretty damned popular though. Also a 12 gauge is used in thick brush.

wirecutter said...

Spiro - Yes, they are. And they're interesting to study too - they're so adaptable that every region's coyotes are different.

Millwright said...

nice pic's of the trickster, they are becoming qite the nuisance around here. If you want to check out some great wolf pic's take a look at DT2's web site

Anonymous said...

I actually am having trouble hunting these turds out on some property I like to hunt. I strongly suspect they are running the deer off. There's also rumored to be a panther back there... I've seen tracks that could be it but haven't taken a mold or anything to confirm.... yea... i love the woods.

--A.W. Smith
Deo vindice

Firehand said...

Ever read any of S.M. Stirling's 5th Millenium books? The Kommanza have Glitch: godlet of fuckups.

And his image is a sitting coyote with about six arms.

drjim said...

This is the first time I ever noticed how narrow their snout is.
Probably be a good way for a city boy like me to spot one....if I ever get close enough!

wirecutter said...

Jim - look at their tails - they carry them down, even at a run. They also tend to be real nervous, always looking around and behind them.
But when I'm hunting, I always check that tail. If it's out or up, it's probably a dog. If it's down, it's likely a coyote.

drjim said...

One of these days I'll have to come up your way and maybe we can bag one.
As far as the 22-250, there was a guy shooting those the last time I went up to the rifle range with my son. It was pretty windy that day, and I was having trouble getting 2" groups at 100 yards, and he was getting 1/2" groups at 200 yards.
And he was complaining about it!
He said he hand loads, and at 200 yards he can easily get 1/4" groups, and if it's really calm and he's shooting from a lead-sled like I use, he can get 90% of his shots "through the same hole".
From what I read after talking to him, it's a really accurate round. VERY fast and flat shooting!

wirecutter said...

I've never really put my rifle through it's paces. I do know that I can't outshoot the round. If I can hit a paper plate at 300 yards offhand, I'm happy and with that round I can all day long - or at least the first 20 rounds then I've got to clean it and let it cool down.