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First crossbow kill, not what I expected

Set up for a 2B doe early Saturday morning in a blind on a treeline of a very long field. Didn't see anything until about 8am. First thing that came out was a groundhog, at about 50 yards....I thought good, at least I get to watch something.

I'm focused on the hog and no more than half a minute later what I never expected to see pops out about 40 yards beyond the hog. A nice big coyote, and he's in full out run straight at the hog. The hog turns his head, sees the coyote and just barely made it back into his hole. Pretty awesome to see, but I didn't get to realize it partly because I was still in shock. The yote was now at 50 yards.

It took some control not to take the shot, I only have up to a 40 yard pin on the WR Warrior, but I can use the bottom of the reticle to hit at 50. Still didn't take it tho, and I was beating myself up over it for the next 5 minutes as I watched him mouse around and mark territory trotting away for the next 300 yards or so until he was out of sight.

About 15 minutes later I see some movement at the field edge, and here he is coming right back on a rope! It seemed like forever but I'm sure he covered the distance in a matter of seconds. He slowed to a very slow trot, sniffed at the groundhog hole, and followed the tree line never breaking stride right for me. At 30 yards I couldn't take it any longer and took the shot. Down right there! He did thash around and sit there with his head up for a while but never left the spot of impact. He kept biting at the arrow sticking out of him and eventually bit it in half. Pretty cool keepsake, and arrow with coyote teeth marks all over it.

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Congrats!

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Sarge,Kill them all Nice shot
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Very nice,good job....later
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That's awesome. A coyote is very high on my list. To get one with the bow is sweet.

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Awesome!!!
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Cool!
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