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Thomas83
01-27-2013, 12:13 AM
Hey all,

Tom here, I'm not on here much unfortunately, but I did meet a few of you guys and gals at the Burro Canyon zombie shoot back in November, and it was a blast. Great community!

Reason for this post is that I've just finished my AR build...well a few weeks ago and have 20 rounds of 5.56 XM193 down the tube without any hick-up's. I'd like to know if anybody in the I.E. area, or if I must, anybody in SoCal hunts coyote. I hear the meat is good for stew, maybe?, and the pelts a can be sold.

However, I'd like to find somebody who would be willing to help me out with any license needed, any spots to go to, but most importantly, I'd like to possibly get a few people together to go out with. I'd like to try my hand at it at least once, but I know nothing about going out for a hunt. I don't want to let anything go to waste, animal internals don't bother me. I'm looking for the experience, and if I like it, then it could be another hobby. I just cant tell the wife what's for dinner. :facepalm:

My AR is really basic and cost me about $650 OTD to build from scratch, I'm proud of my first build and the fact that it didn't blow up on me! But, I'm pretty mechanically inclined and it was really easy to do, especially since I did my homework before the build started.

20" 1:7 twist Colt Government profile barrel, Rifle length gas tube, Solid M-16 stock, MagPul rifle length foregrip
Standard FSB, flip up MagPul Gen 2 rear sight, Red Dot quick sight.
Ammo Bros lower, AR-Stoner upper, Anderson Manufacturing BCG & Bolt
CMMG LPK
FrogLube



So...any takers who would like to take me out any show me the ropes? Especially when it comes to the take.

The_Tinman
01-27-2013, 8:03 AM
I don't have too much experience but there is a hunting club that meets in Hesperia you might wanna check out. I'll PM you Kevin's email.

Thomas83
01-27-2013, 10:14 AM
I'll be waiting

Tracer666
01-30-2013, 3:53 PM
Hunter safety course is all you need to shoot varmints! Check out bass pro in rancho; better yet give em a call, its $25 for the class and you get a $20 giftcard when you finish! I do know right now they have classes twice or 3 times a month. Thats as far as I know right now, I havent hunted coyote down in these parts! :]

fishandhunt4ever
02-10-2013, 1:40 AM
This time of year the yotes are about to start breeding and having young ones. The season is open all year, but during this time most hunters give the yotes a rest. When you do get out, this usually helps with the taste.

Thomas83
02-12-2013, 9:32 AM
HAHA Thanks fishandhunt! Been looking for an easy recipe to keep on the shelf.

Tracer666,

For some reason that never occured to me until today. I'm looking into class schedules and browsing the different forums for info.

I'm finding out that hunting grounds are highly kept secrets, but I'm willing to put the time in in order to get out once in a while.

Thanks folks!

tquizzle
02-27-2013, 9:48 PM
I've heard the only real reason to shoot coyote is to clear them off your land, eating them, idk. If you have some you wanna clear out though my buddy has helped with that before.

The_Tinman
03-10-2013, 11:51 PM
Hey Tom, a group of my friends is getting ready to start chasing yotes. Send me a pm with contact info and I'll pass along an invite when they tell me it's "time". Lol

cowboytroy
03-12-2013, 7:44 PM
I think you need a trapers license if you want to sell pelts but just hunter safety course and your basic annual hunting license is all you need as far ad the state cares no tags for yote but you need tags for bobcat

Thomas83
03-17-2013, 10:47 PM
Completed and passed my hunter's ED/Safety course Sunday 3.17 from BPS in Rancho; and you have to buy a license in case the game warden is encountered. Almost bought a bobcat tag, if I see any Monday, I might go grab a tag. Monday is scouting day starting at 0430-0500. Going to enjoy some off-road trails, and if I happen to spot or call in anything, then came on. Thanks for your help guys/gals!

The_Tinman
03-18-2013, 11:47 PM
I believe bobcat is only I season around October so I'd double check before taking one. Good luck! I'm still waiting for my schedule to clear up to go out!

DPmax
03-21-2013, 4:53 PM
Now this sounds like a good time, need to get out and hit something other than paper and steel more often.
Anyone do long range? I've got a couple of boxes of Berger .338 300gr Elite Hunters on the shelf, just been looking for a reason to make some rounds with them.

Shoot-it
04-05-2013, 9:38 AM
You will need a soft point bullet for hunting.

Thomas83
04-16-2013, 3:20 PM
Thanks for the help! Got a new scope for the 22-250 (Weaver Kaspa 4-16x44) and grouped nickel sized shots at 100yds on low power with a slight crossing headwind (I think thats pretty good, but I think I can do better LOL) and Rem. 55gr. pointed soft-point rounds off a rest.

Now, for the coyotes...I know nobody's going to give up their honey hole, but over the last several (5 weekends or so) I've been traveling up to Hesperia and hiking/hunting some of Honda Valley. The area from Los Flores Rd, the aqueduct, and 2mi. east of the aqueduct and have only seen one coyote. There's been plenty of Jack Rabbit, but Ive heard of a few other spots that may bring more luck. Any Ideas? Got any info you don't want out on the board can you PM me? Looking for a specific general area, not just a town or city sized area to look around in. Some thing like, "5 miles east and 3 miles north of Adelanto" is where I should start looking or something like that. I can go from there. But anyways, I'd like to PM a few people back and forth to cut down a little trial and errors, especially since I'm on a budget.

Most any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

Ken Woodford
04-16-2013, 8:01 PM
Thanks for the help! Got a new scope for the 22-250 (Weaver Kaspa 4-16x44) and grouped nickel sized shots at 100yds on low power with a slight crossing headwind (I think thats pretty good, but I think I can do better LOL) and Rem. 55gr. pointed soft-point rounds off a rest.

Now, for the coyotes...I know nobody's going to give up their honey hole, but over the last several (5 weekends or so) I've been traveling up to Hesperia and hiking/hunting some of Honda Valley. The area from Los Flores Rd, the aqueduct, and 2mi. east of the aqueduct and have only seen one coyote. There's been plenty of Jack Rabbit, but Ive heard of a few other spots that may bring more luck. Any Ideas? Got any info you don't want out on the board can you PM me? Looking for a specific general area, not just a town or city sized area to look around in. Some thing like, "5 miles east and 3 miles north of Adelanto" is where I should start looking or something like that. I can go from there. But anyways, I'd like to PM a few people back and forth to cut down a little trial and errors, especially since I'm on a budget.

Most any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

I don't exactly know where honda valley is but I do know that the area around Hesperia is shotgun only. You should pick up the recreation shooting and hunting map at Bass Pro shop. Better safe than sorry

Thomas83
04-18-2013, 3:02 PM
Thanks Ken, I have all the maps that cover San Bernardino County. BLM maps, The map from BPS, and Forestry maps.

What I'd really like is to go out with somebody, to a spot that produces, but not necessarily a honey hole, and learn how to call them in, even if we don't get any, It would be nice to have a buddy/mentor of sorts to learn a few basics from. I've been reading all I can on different forums, on DFG's site, and even googling a few different things to see if I can find somebody willing to take a newb along for a hunt. I'm not looking to encroach somebody's territory, I want to make sure I'm doing everything right and them go find my own areas if that makes any sense.

Thanks!!

donmopar
04-19-2013, 6:56 PM
I didn't know that Honda valley was open. Years ago they had closed it down because of the natural asbestos. I forget the name of the rock.