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  • So you're walking along getting ready to set up for a turkey that's gobbling and you have a coyote walk right past you. Should y

    So you're walking along getting ready to set up for a turkey that's gobbling and you have a coyote walk right past you. Should you shoot it? Or let it go on and hope the turkkey comes your way? Thanks

  • #2
    That is the way it happens all the time---last autumn I had three coyotes pass by my treestand-and did not take a shot---just thought it was too much of a risk and because there was a really decent buck in the area it was deer hunting and nothing else.In most places coyote or wolf seasons are fairly open in terms of days--a lot more than turkeys--you can always go after them when everything else is closed.

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    • #3
      I would shoot the coyote if it was early in the season or during bow season.

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      • #4
        It depends on your priorities & whether it's legal to take the yote where you're hunting. If it were me, I'd ignore the coyote & focus on the bird.

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        • #5
          I would shoot the yote, might wake up my turkey.

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          • #6
            More than likely, your restricted to bird/turkey loads and the only thing you will probably and most likely do is to give the coyote lead poisoning and just run off!

            Actually, the lead will become encapsulated and the lead will not pose any lead danger. Their are many people who are still carrying a bullet inside them that is inoperable, to close to the spine or other organ to operate on.

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            • #7
              I want to hunt with Seadog, he has his priorities straight.

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              • #8
                If he's within 30 yards, by all means shoot him. Him and his kind are eating turkey eggs and young turkeys. I've done this while on a turkey stand and went home with a gobbler the same morning. If you can see the tom don't shoot, but if you can't see him shoot, noises don't necessarily bother wild animals, it might take a little longer to call the old boy in but he probably won't run off.

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                • #9
                  I would shoot the yote. By me the yotes will kill off most of the turkey pults born in the spring. Plus I've seen Toms travel a short distance after a shot rang out and start calling again!

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