- Oct 1, 2005
- Reaction score
- Swamp Yankee Land
Wednesday was what I thought would be a shot day. I got up early intending to sit in one of my stands before the big storm rolled in and hopefully get a deer for the year. I was humbled when the key turned on the old Ranger went click. Dead battery.
So I had a late start. I did not get into my treestand until 1030 AM or so. I figured why not give it a try.
I sat in my stand and did blow a few calls. It was around 1250 PM when I looked northward and spotted a big fluffy brown coyote.
Immediately I put the red dot on the rib cage and cocked the hammer back on my TC. A slow squeeze of the trigger let out a metallic ringing boom. The coyote was hit with a 275 grain Powerbelt HP 45 caliber conical bullet with 100 grains of Blackhorn 209 under it. The female coyote fell dead in her tracks. One less breeder and most likely a few less deer and turkey eaters.