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Posted: November 17 2018 at 12:54pm | IP Logged Quote BigBoreWizard

Howdy all. Ive been out of the hunting bizz for
awhile. However one of my favorites has always been
predator and mainly coyote hunting, and here lately. I
was offered to do some coyote hunting on a pig dead
hole for here in Kansas. Ive never hunted a dead hole,
and am hoping on getting some close shots if I decide
to go. Ive went there, and there are several places to
set up and be hidden. At pretty close ranges to the
hole. So im leaning towards trying my newly made slugs
I have molded for my 12g. with a red dot sight. At
paper they have faired very well. Accurate and hard
hitting. Better than I really expected from them.
However. So far its just a thought, but my real
question is mainly about hunting a dead hole. If youve
ever hunted near one or at one. Does and donts, and
anything else Any thoughts or have dones much
appreciated.

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Posted: November 18 2018 at 8:29am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Is this a pit where the throw pig carcasses? If it's been there a while and nobody has shot them over it, I'd just hide the best I could and be ready.

Shotgun slugs sound intriguing, but if it were me, I'd be in it to kill coyotes so I'd bring something that held as many rounds as possible and be ready to shoot whatever showed up. I'm not an AR guy and never will be, but this sounds like a situation where it would be fun to have one.

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Posted: November 19 2018 at 10:33am | IP Logged Quote BigBoreWizard

Yeah my wife works at a pig farm thats about 3/4 a
mile
away. Its where they take their dead ones, and drop em
in. I helped her take a few out there, and scouted it
out a bit. Its pretty much a coyotes dream all you can
eat buffet. lol. It was being hunted for awhile last
year but is pretty much wide open now. Theres some old
small buildings and trees around the hole for hides,
and
to get in for a close up. Ive git a decient camera. So
my thoughts are. Mostly gonna camera hunt to start.
Try
to get some pics of dogs or whatever comes in hungry.
Gun or camera. Im hoping for some close ups. I know
either way. It should be a good time. Wish I had the
option for an AR or a better semi, but do to my budget
these days. Santas gonna have to bring one. lol.

Edited by BigBoreWizard on November 19 2018 at 10:36am


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Posted: November 19 2018 at 10:50am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

I shoot at every coyote I see if I have something that shoots when I see them. I think you should try to set up some kind of a blind, measure the distance to several points around the pit (no idea how big a hole we're talking about) then zero a varmint rifle at that range and pack a lunch and a lot of ammo.

If they wouldn't get scared of human scent, which they are probably used to, might want to get a hide position in close and use a shot gun. I killed one with an older goose load of 1 7/8 ounce of BB lead shot (3" shell) a couple of years ago and those will roll 'em from farther away than you'd guess. I think my Mossberg 836 will hold six without the plug.


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Posted: November 22 2018 at 3:12am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

If you plan on skinning them and tanning
the hides - be aware that a 12ga. makes an
awful hole in the hides that is most
impossible to sew closed and not be
noticeable on the hair side of the hide.
My experience with deer hides at least.

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BB shot didn't hurt the pelt of the one I shot, in fact, it had really nice fur (February)and was big and well fed. I really should have skinned it and kept the pelt but had other stuff to do.

Increasingly, I am of the opinion that shotguns are the way to go for predator calling, but then, I'm not expert and it seems like it you had some kind of massive bait station like, it would be smart to get some standoff distance in as much as ground cover and safety would allow.

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Posted: November 22 2018 at 5:19pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Sorry, should have been more specific:

"12ga Slugs make an awful hole in
the pelt."

The OP mentioned he might use some 12ga.
slugs he cast and loaded himself. I also
cast and load my own slugs and have shot a
lot of deer with them and then tanned the
hides fir on and those 12ga slug holes are
something you really have to work around.

Edited by turbo1889 on November 22 2018 at 5:27pm


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