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Been a tough season here in SW MI. Have been hunting the edge of a bedding area here for the last few years with much success.

EHD mortality just south of me last year in Cass county was substantial.

This year I realized that the Yotes have been keeping the does out of the bedding area. Confirmed by the find of a fawn leg bone after sitting for 5 days and never seeing a single deer. Finally walked the bedding area and could barely find any sign.

This being a funnel that most opening mornings at least see a dozen, thinking it's time to thin the pack.

Want to accquire a .270 for this. Anyone else have a recomendation of a better round for long distance work?
 

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I have a few sits already planned out. OO buckshot for tree stand in the woods, 17 hmr for my night sits and my ar-15 for the daytime sits over the open field. Come January it is on, I'm going to get my first yote.
 

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Me too. Still want the .270 though.

Nothing like having a flat shooting scoped rifle with some oomph to get the job done.:bloos:
 

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22-250 puts a hurt on them i hear talk to a couple of avid yote hunters. The 243 is going to have to work till i get 22-250 for daylight 22 mag at night
 

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Cant wait for yote season. Got a couple set ups perfect for the 200 yard laser green dot spotlight. Almost more excited for that than i was deer season. All methods will be legal of course. Alot more people are willing to let us yote hunt than are willing to let us deer hunt.
 

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Been a tough season here in SW MI. Have been hunting the edge of a bedding area here for the last few years with much success.

EHD mortality just south of me last year in Cass county was substantial.

This year I realized that the Yotes have been keeping the does out of the bedding area. Confirmed by the find of a fawn leg bone after sitting for 5 days and never seeing a single deer. Finally walked the bedding area and could barely find any sign.

This being a funnel that most opening mornings at least see a dozen, thinking it's time to thin the pack.

Want to accquire a .270 for this. Anyone else have a recomendation of a better round for long distance work?
270 will definitely do the trick. Although i like the 22-250 or .204 more, but my furthest shot at a coyote was done with a .270 (365 yards)

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I could be wrong but I thought you can only use Rimfire at night. That would make the only choice a 22 mag. 17 is a center fire I thought.


I have a few sits already planned out. OO buckshot for tree stand in the woods, 17 hmr for my night sits and my ar-15 for the daytime sits over the open field. Come January it is on, I'm going to get my first yote.
 

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I will be ... and the kids usually come with me. Great type of hunting for young ones ... sit and call for 20 minutes and if nothing shows, move on and repeat. Last year, first sit of the year, within 2 minutes had a big male yote come face to face and within 10 yards of my then 10 yo daughter. Talk about exciting!
 

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There's always the opportunistic route.

Here's my best 2013 archery trophy. Adult female. Supposed to get the mount some time in March.

 

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I could be wrong but I thought you can only use Rimfire at night. That would make the only choice a 22 mag. 17 is a center fire I thought.
17 is a centerfire, however the .17 HMR(Hornady Magnum Rimfire) is just that, rimfire. Not the best yote round in my opinion but I've seen them drop with good placement, just like any other round. I wouldn't sell my Savage 17HMR for anything. It's cheap, accurate, and fun to shoot. Good luck out there.
 

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22-250 puts a hurt on them i hear talk to a couple of avid yote hunters. The 243 is going to have to work till i get 22-250 for daylight 22 mag at night
I would not even bother if you like your 243 and it will shoot some variety of the 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip from either Federal or Winchester..

243 55g Win Ball Silver Tip
VELOCITY IN FEET PER SECOND (fps)
Muzzle 3910
100 3493
200 3114
300 2766
400 2444
500 2144
ENERGY IN FOOT POUNDS (ft-lbs.)
Engmuz 1867
100 1489
200 1184
300 934
400 729
500 562

22-250 50g Win Ball Silver Tip
Velocity
Muzzle 3810
100 3810
200 2919
300 2536
400 2182

Energy
Muzzle 1611
100 1239
200 946
300 714
400 529

22-250 55g Win Ball Silver Tip
Velocity
Muzzle 3680
100 3272
200 2900
300 2558
400 2240
Energy

Muzzle 1654
100 1307
200 1027
300 799
400 613
VELOCITY IN FEET PER SECOND (fps)
Muzzle 3810 3680
100 3341 3272
200 2919 2900
300 2536 2558
400 2182 2240
500 1859 1946
ENERGY IN FOOT POUNDS (ft-lbs.)
Engmuz 1611 1654
100 1239 1307
200 946 1027
300 714 799
400 529 613
500 384 462
 

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I've dumped yotes from 100yrds to 300 yrds with a .223 and at 20 yrds with my bow. They are a lot of fun and I plan I hitting them hard this season if time allows. I've called in doubles, triples, and even a quadruple in one sit. It's fun seeing them run through a wide open field, gives you time to do follow up shots if your first doesn't find it's mark!! :)
 

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I have to agree with Dedg. It's not about the caliber, it's about the load and bullet. I shoot a .17 Remington (centerfire), but also have a .243. I'd never think about a shot on fox with the .243, but the .17 Rem loaded down to 3600-3800 fps with Berger Match 25 gr bullets or 30 gr Kindler Golds are bad medicine. For coyotes with this load, you have to avoid big bones.

The problem with the HMR is that it's rimfire with a slower velocity and small bullets...and you have to use whatever factory rounds are made. The new .17 Winchester Magnum will be interesting for a rimfire though...they need to load good bullets first.

The .22-250 can be quite hot.

I'll post a good article in a second....must read for every coyote rifleman, to get some understanding.
 
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