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Figured I would share a picture from a semi successful hunt.

First I called in a grey fox and it stayed on the skyline and never presented a safe shot. Strike one!

Next, I called a grey into 25 yards and I couldn't seal the deal before it got my wind. I had neck surgery and I am definitely not on my game lol. Strike two!

I then called a coyote triple that was only 90 yards away on my upwind side but, was just over the property line where I don't have permission to hunt. They wouldn't budge. Talk about painful having three coyotes in a line staring at you and the shot can't be legally taken. Strike three!!!!!!

I did manage to finally connect on a nice red fox at 41 paces. A tough hunt for sure but persistence paid off some in the end. Anyways here is picture for those who like them. Good luck to you all.

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Beagler,

Lol... I haven't been able to shave to much since it is painful still. When my pics are clean shaven ones look out. That means I am back on the attack. Right now I just about have to call em right down the barrel since I can't scan back and forth worth a dang. Take care brother.

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beagler said:

On a side note the facial hair makes you look much tougher!
That ain't facial hair, that's coyote fur. I can't seem to convince anyone he calls 'em in THAT close!!


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Snapper,

I mostly hunt alone. Sometimes a cameraman or a client that I am guiding and even on occassion I can drag a friend out but, most of my friends don't predator hunt. The ones that do live far enough away that its hard to hook up.

John,

thats funny. I did gauge a daylight coyote at 2.5 yards this season so I almost had fur on my face lol. Thats my new record to beat for coyote. Until I can scan properly with my head I need them close and preferably right down the barrel like the red fox was.

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Dave,
Thanks it was a nice hunt since I was layed up during deer rifle season. Sure had my heart set on going but, not in the cards this season. The red cushioned the blow some.

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I'm curious about the monopod with the shooting light attached. Can I ask where you got it or if you made it?

I'm guessing you find it easy to maneuver and shoot.....
 

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Keating,

I am an old salt at this game and designed that thing many moons ago. It looks factory because its been put together solid and then it I have my monopods dipped in camo to make them look professional. I keep saying that someday I will mass produce them and offer them for sell but, as of yet I have only made them for close friends who adopted how I hunt once they sat with me while calling.

The pro is two fold. I maneuver more easily and assists me greatly in the proper use of your lighting system to maximize my results. The con is the less legs to the table so to speak the better shot you have to be. its not for everyone but, I know for a fact that my kills are higher due to how I use mine. Daytime it gets a break and I shoot off of shooting sticks since they are more steady and backlighting etc is no longer an issue. I have a snow camo one getting dipped right now for winter. It should be sweet. Bottom line is the light is your forcefield. When you master this your kills go up and the days of them hanging up on you from a far go down.

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Keating,

Here is a picture for you. I snapped this from a video that I made for one of my seminar presentations. This red fox is 5 feet from my boots. I am burning due to filming but it was proper lighting/calling techniques that get them on in close on a consistent basis. When the shots are much closer the monopod just shines all the more since it would obviously be steady enough to shoot. Hope this helps. Good luck to you.

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Keating,

Here is my daytime set up. I practice this way each season to make sure I can perform at crunch time. Notice no monopod. They are not as steady and I don't like mine past 200 yards. With the shooting sticks I am more accurate out to much farther distances. Basically, remember that we are all different and shoot all kinds of ways to get the job done. I have my own opinions which I have tested extensively over the years and this is what works for me season after season. Good luck with whatever method you choose. Practice, know your rifle and make it count when its go time. Shoot straight. Time to get my gear ready.

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Snapper,

Yes I hunt state, private and for that matter federal land when I hunt out of state. Predators inhabit are game lands. Much more than I think people realize. If predators are there then so am I. It don't matter to me what name is placed on it just the conditioning of the critters is what makes me think out of the box some.

Mark,

Good to see you around sir. Its been a great season and if I keep going the way I am it will be my personal best since I started. I hope you are still out there after them on your end as well.

J. Weber don't be contributing to giving me a big head lol. You know I can't shoot for beans and I have all my predators given to me for photos lol. On a side note the Allegheny sport show is cancelled until 2014. I am sure you got the email. No seminar for me. Hmmm wonder what I will do with my weekend from speaking off. lol.

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Help me at another show, cause we are going bigtime now...lol
In the mean time I'll keep eatin Peanut Chews in hopes to someday be able to even come close to your abilities... You are the Man as far as im concerned...

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