Jump to content
GunTroll

Predator hunting tactics/tricks sharing

Recommended Posts

I just acquired a new 581 series mini-14 and have a question for you varmint hunters. I like iron sights, but would like to mount some type of optic on this mini. What would you recommend for quick-acquire at distances of less than 100 yards? The new mini's have integral scope mounts so I can fit something to either a rail or rings. Any suggestions????

Thanks,

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to argue against a red dot at distances <100yards

I just acquired a new 581 series mini-14 and have a question for you varmint hunters. I like iron sights, but would like to mount some type of optic on this mini. What would you recommend for quick-acquire at distances of less than 100 yards? The new mini's have integral scope mounts so I can fit something to either a rail or rings. Any suggestions????

Thanks,

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking to get into a bit of coyote hunting myself. A friend of mine has some chickens that are falling victim to the coyotes or some other type of predator. I assume coyotes because I have actually seen them. Ordered these two calls today from Primos and Knight & Hale, http://www.amazon.com/Primos-Degree-Cottontail-Predator-Anderson/dp/B004WIU21I/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1342117252&sr=8-10&keywords=coyote+call and http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Hale-Hecklin-Howler-Coyote/dp/B00162OKM0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1342117252&sr=8-3&keywords=coyote+call , not ready to drop the money on an electronic call or a ipod type set up just yet. We have only seen the coyote(s) during the night time, do you think I will be able to get them out during legal shooting hours?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Looking to get into a bit of coyote hunting myself. A friend of mine has some chickens that are falling victim to the coyotes or some other type of predator. I assume coyotes because I have actually seen them. Ordered these two calls today from Primos and Knight & Hale, http://www.amazon.com/Primos-Degree-Cottontail-Predator-Anderson/dp/B004WIU21I/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1342117252&sr=8-10&keywords=coyote+call and http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Hale-Hecklin-Howler-Coyote/dp/B00162OKM0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1342117252&sr=8-3&keywords=coyote+call , not ready to drop the money on an electronic call or a ipod type set up just yet. We have only seen the coyote(s) during the night time, do you think I will be able to get them out during legal shooting hours?

Thanks

I would love to come help! And maybe even teach/ learn a few tricks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This time of year try using pup howls and pup whines along with the distress sounds. I have been really busy with work and summer vacations but I plan on hitting the woods in the next week or so. With the tempetures being really hot they will be more protective of water and food supplies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanting to get into yote hunting, and I am kind of unclear as to WMA use. From what I can make of it, you can only hunt for yotes on WMA during Deer gun season and you must have a big game license to do it. As far as the rest of the year, you cannot hunt yotes on WMA land? I kind of feel lost here. I have emailed the TWRA, but have not heard anything back yet. Any help would do. I am completely new to coyote hunting, but I am wanting to learn. I am hoping to pick up a .243 for Christmas.

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You can also hunt on (most,not all) WMA during small game season, using rimfire.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like others here. I would also like to hunt down some yotes. I have recently bought a 270W rifle and was wondering if this may be too much of a caliber to hunt down these lousy yotes. Can anyone advise?

Edited by CJDore

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same here, I have 3-5 rounds left of my zeroed ammo for my .270 which I would like to use on yotes in my hunting area; its a good caliber for yotes.  I put together one of those DIY callers and will give it a try as soon as I get a chance.  I downloaded a few calling sequences to use on the mp3 player,  will alternate them and see which works for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am new predator hunter but am now ready to go and shoot my first yote. Anyone have a yote problem?

Edited by CJDore

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm setting up a long range 600 yard clear-cut predator turret.  If any one has an MG3 ringmount they would separate from..please let me know.

Dangerdj04@yahoo.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im hunting a small wooded area with two big fields to my right and left. one field is maintained and the other is overgrown now. I started that stand with coyote pair and fem howls. I didn't use distress on that particular stand. on the second stand I used cottontail distress but no luck. the second stand was an open field with the call about 30 yards from hardwoods. it very well could be I didn't call using correct volume time length and or time between calling. when using the distress call i also used my decoy. the one i have is a woodpecker. i was hesitant to use cottontail distress with a woodpecker decoy as i didn't know if the coyotes would know better.

also i hunted each stand about 45 min waiting 15 min on both before i began calling. id let the call play for about a minute and mute it for a few minutes. when i used distress i let call play for a little longer and muted a few min.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man go buy yourself a cheap chicken. I stake them out about twenty yards from the wood line. Tie a piece of ten pound monofilament line to its leg and jerk on it every five min or so. That keeps him or her moving around. Be ready we they come in there flying. I’ve had three coyotes come in at a time on this set up. Stay sharp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


The Fine Print

Tennessee Gun Owners (TNGunOwners.com) is the premier Community and Discussion Forum for gun owners, firearm enthusiasts, sportsmen and Second Amendment proponents in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region.

TNGunOwners.com (TGO) is a presentation of Enthusiast Productions. The TGO state flag logo and the TGO tri-hole "icon" logo are trademarks of Tennessee Gun Owners. The TGO logos and all content presented on this site may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission. The opinions expressed on TGO are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the site's owners or staff.

Before engaging in any transaction of goods or services on TGO, all parties involved must know and follow the local, state and Federal laws regarding those transactions. TGO makes no claims, guarantees or assurances regarding any such transactions.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines