View Full Version : El Rojo's Official 2007-2008 War on Coyotes Situation Report

10-06-2007, 4:36 PM
Ok, since the PETA members on this board get all bent out of shape when I post pictures of dead coyotes in the off topic forum, I unfortunately will be keeping this situation report in this forum from now on. First, here is where the story started. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=65945

Maybe this belongs in the hunting forum, but oh well. I went out to my parents house in Derby Acres today (about 40 miles west of Bakersfield, population 366) and my sister wanted to take a walk around DA for old times sake. As I was walking up the street I notice a coyote running in the back of the neighbors yard. I have my Glock 27 on me so I decide to walk over there. I get to the back horse type fence and see the coyote abot 100 yards out and in no particular hurry to go anywhere.

The problem is the last time I discharged a weapon in the neighborhood was back in 1998 when with an M1 Carbine I shot a hole through the front window of my house, across the street, through the neighbor next door to the neighbors yard I am watching coyotes in's wall, into a dry aquarium, and it stopped against a petrified rock about six inches past the wall. I can't see the neighbor being to excited for me to be discharging my Glock at coyotes in the neighborhood even though they probably would actually be appreciative since we live kind of in the sticks and I have a safe back drop this time.

So I just watch the coyote kind of moving out when I see another coyote to his left. Then I see another coyote to his right. A total of three coyotes, all in rifle range, but I have no rifle, only a noisy Glock 27. Oh well.

However, I did get my chance at about 9:10 PM on the way home. We are cruising along at the speed limit (I swear!) and I see a coyote in my headlights. This time I am between Derby Acres and Fellows and there is no one around so I can safely discharge a firearm. I take a shot and nail it.


Now you might be thinking that is quite a good shot and quite the damage with a .40 S&W 165 grain Hydroshok, but I was in my car so I had something a little more powerful than just the Glock in my waisteband (because afterall, we can drive around with guns in our cars here in Kern County).

I was using my Mazda 3 with a 19,782,000 grain RN bullet. One shot, one kill.



The only thing about these 19,782,000 grain bullets is they are kind of expensive. I am pretty sure that one round was going to cost over the $500 deductable, so I decided to file a claim. At least I am not considered at fault.

Damn coyotes.

10-06-2007, 4:38 PM
Then I created the thread that ended all of our fun. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=67183

I swore that I would get revenge on the coyotes of Kern County for sending a suicide coyote bomber in front of my car a few weeks ago (see this link). Well today I responded with my first shot in the war on coyote terror.


My dad and I were deer hunting and we were about through for the morning when he decided to do a mouth wounded rabbit call. I set up behind a rock and watched down this canyon. After about 5 or 6 calls, here come this coyote up the bottom of the canyon. I put the scope on 3 power and he came right up within about 10 yards of us, but smelled us and ran back down the hill. He stopped about 100 yards down the hill and I gut shot him with my new Tikka T3 Hunter in .30-06 (it appears it is shooting a little left). He ran about 20 yards and died before I got down to him. I had to drag him all the way back up the hill because we left the camera in the truck.

Coyotes 1 Mazda : El Rojo 1 Coyote

10-06-2007, 4:42 PM
And here is the latest update. We did another call with my dad's new FoxPro and we got at least two coyotes to come in. The first one came running up in plain view from about 200-300 yards away. We were sitting in the shade of a juniper bush and the adranaline starting going as we watched him run all the way in. Only one problem, he never stopped long enough for me to take a shot. I had a chance to shoot at him walking straight up to him, but I had my deer rifle and was instructed to only make an easy shot.

So we called for another 10 minutes or so and another coyote popped up on top of our ridge from the right, about 30 yards away. He stopped right behind some rocks! Then he ran off out of sight. My dad changed the call sound with his remote and he came back again and stood behind the same rock again! This time when he turned to leave, he stopped right where I could see him.


Turns out my gun is shooting high because I have it on a 200 yard zero and I ended up having to shoot him once more because his back was broke and he was still good and alive when I went looking for him. However, he is still coyote #2 in my war of revenge.


The Tikka is turning out to be a good investment, but at $1.05 a shot, I need to get out there with the AR15. Still, that is not as expensive as that first one for $500.

10-06-2007, 4:49 PM
Well, the PETA guys can say what they want, but I think these threads rule. Especially the 19 million grain bullet thing. :) Keep it up.

E-mail sent, by the way.

10-06-2007, 4:57 PM
Youre gonna need some backup if you wanna make a dent in the enemies numbers.
Let me now if you want company, Ive got you covered.

10-06-2007, 5:01 PM
Good job putting the smack down on those song dogs. To bad the one with the car will be kind of expensive. I guess some people don't understand what these Yotes will do to other animal populations. If i see one i always try to put some lead in him or her. Keep up the calling and the good work!!

10-07-2007, 2:00 PM
Coyotes have a right to be here too, just like I have a right to put a bullet through them. Keep up the good work, people have been hunting for years, no reason to stop now.

10-07-2007, 2:47 PM
Hey tenpercent! So i'm guessing you live in Kern county, my family and i always go for camping trips during the summer. I was just wondering how the fishing is during the winter at the river and lake isabella? Thanks!

10-07-2007, 8:39 PM
Yeah, those Tikkas are great aren't they? What caliber is yours? Mine is 22-250 Light and I just Kryloned the stock last week. Hope to be headed out in a few weeks to whack some.

10-08-2007, 9:45 AM
Awwww, how cute. You snapped a pic of a coyote sleeping next to your rifles in that last pic. The little guy looks a little stiff.....

10-21-2007, 10:19 PM
Here is a pretty amazing picture of #3 going down at the wrath of my cousin Gary and the 12 Gauge. I am going to count him for my War on Coyotes because he wasn't dead right away and I had to do the kill shot.

Later that day we ended up getting three more.

I shot #4 direct myself. We had a coyote come in on the left of the call and I don't think my cousin saw him when he was in range. If we had a rifle, we could have popped him, but we only had our shotguns. Then about a minute after that one went out of sight, I saw a coyote on my side pop his head around a bush about 30-40 yards out (or at least I hoped it was a coyote and not a bobcat). I decided to shoot first and ask questions later because bobcats usually don't come in like that. It was coyote #4.


I missed another coyote on the flats later on with my AR15, but since then I have sighted in the gun and I think I just straight up missed.

So my dad put me in the shotgun position and he went with his .243. I never saw #5 come into the call, so my dad shot him. We waited and #6 came in right in front of me, but just at the edge of shotgun range. He move to the right a little and was again, right on the edge so I just waited and watched my dad pop him as soon as he stopped. When we went over after the call, #5 was still breathing heavily! It seems my dad clipped a big chunk out of his head without entering the skull and I am pretty sure he was just knocked out. I finished him with the shotgun.


Not too bad for a day of calling.


10-22-2007, 7:12 AM
Cool action pic!

Rule .308
10-22-2007, 7:26 AM
Wow, that really is amazing! Give us some details on that, what kind of load and what angle was your cousing at when he blasted him. Great picture, I'll bet it makes the Peta types just warm and fuzzy all over, heh heh heh :)

11-12-2007, 7:25 AM
Yesterday proved to be quite an interesting day of coyote calling. It was raining in the morning and calling in the rain is no fun. So we just kind of putted on out to the area we wanted to call, but weren't too excited about getting out of the truck.

We were in his Toyota and I was scrunched into the back seat while my cousin Gary rode shotgun. My dad saw one and he popped him on a "drive by". That was coyote #7 on the revenge count.

So we decide since it is pretty miserable out to try something new. We pulled into this small hole that a front loader made and had the berm behind us. My dad took the call out 75 yards and we just called from inside the truck at about 6 AM in the early morning drizzle/fog. We called in three coyotes and got two. Well my cousin and dad shot them while I was still scrunched in the back of the truck. Coyotes #8 & #9.


We were pretty amazed how they came in and didn't even notice the top of the truck sticking out of the whole in the ground. This was actually some pretty comfortable calling!

So we moved to another spot and parked the truck in a ditch. My cousin and I switched spots and after about 18 minutes, one comes running in. I popped him good with my AR15, but the 50 grain bullets aren't the best and he got away. Still, two calls from inside the truck and two coyotes came in.

We drove around some more in the rain and tried another call where we parked the truck next to a corral and an old tank. This time a coyote came straight on in from the rear and ran between the caller and us about 30 yards away! We weren't in a hole this time, just sitting in the truck. I hit a little lowe with the AR15, but it worked and the coyote only ran about 15 yards and was done. Coyote #10.

By this time it was starting to clear up a bit so we actually decided to do a real call and get out of the truck. My dad and I both had rifles and cousin Gary had his camera. We had a coyote pop his head over some brush on our right, but he was out of view. Then straight ahead 300 yards out was one coming in pretty quick. He came in within 50 yards and I hit him good withe AR15 and he went down after doing some spinning. Another one was out there about 300 to 400 yards, but I missed him. Coyote #11.

(note: I am demonstrating the Bullet Button with my screwdriver tool. I figured out a better tool (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=75050) though.)

11-12-2007, 7:26 AM
We did another call and this time I had the shotgun. I had a coyote pop out right in front of me and I stalled because my dad and cousin were supposed to be taking pictures. I waited as long as I could (about 3 seconds), but the coyote knew the gig was up. She took off, but at 20-30 yards vs. the 12 gauge, she didn't stand a chance. Coyote #12.

(note:That is my dad's camoed .243 barrel messing up the shot)
Here I am hauling her back to the truck.

It was looking rainy again so we called it a day. Only a half day of calling and 6 coyotes. Three called in from our Toyota truck stand.

11-12-2007, 9:23 PM
Good stuff. The only good yote, is a dead yote.

11-13-2007, 7:00 AM
Damn, are you gonna eat all that? :D

11-13-2007, 10:10 AM
Well done Ten,

Dont worry about the PETA troll, must have gotten some sand in his panties. Just one more emotional ninny for the ignore list.


11-13-2007, 1:35 PM
I got some good coyote recipes in yur interested. My neighbor Park Chung Hee makes a good meat tenderizing marinade for dog and cat meat. It should work great for those free range Coyotes.

I'm a member of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals).

11-13-2007, 4:21 PM
Is that a Foxpro with the thrasher that you're using to call? How do you like it? Looks like it's working VERY well... I just can't decide if I want to drop that much $$$ or not. But if it gets results like this then consider my money gone! :p

11-14-2007, 5:13 AM
The Foxpro is worth it.

Tell you what, I have their discontinued XR6 Pro that I got a good deal on in my shop right now for $350. I can easily ship that to you if you want to get started with digital for less than $650.

Here it is at Cabelas. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0044124228508a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=foxpro&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=foxpro&noImage=0

Again, I am selling mine for $350 plus tax. I have two left. If you want one, just order anything online and say in the notes section, "Don't send me this, send me that XR6 Pro and make it free shipping for being a Calguns member". Or better yet, ordering something you need from the website and say, "Throw in that FX6 you were talking about for $350 and the free shipping for checking out the Coyote Thread on CGN."

TPF doesn't mess around!

11-14-2007, 12:58 PM
Damn nice truck stand you got there. Now if it was camoed, you'd double the number of yotes you put down! :rolleyes:

11-14-2007, 1:34 PM
Genuine question...

What do you do with them?

Is their pelt or meat worth anything?

11-14-2007, 2:55 PM
Pelts can be sold, though not for much, if you want to do the work.
Meat is worthless.
The coyote doesn't have alot of predators after it, so we mortals have to keep their numbers in balance. They breed prolifically if left unchecked.

11-14-2007, 3:23 PM
What do you do with them?

Is their pelt or meat worth anything?

Many leave them to return to nature. They're just doing their part in the war on global warming. Coyotes have huge carbon footprints, letting nature recycle their carcass is "green"

11-15-2007, 4:56 AM
We use the recycle method. We leave them out there for nature to recycle them. They are varmints so they aren't good for eating or anything else really.

RW Dunn
11-15-2007, 3:36 PM
After all this hunting coyote talk, Im getting one those electronic callers and me and my 14 yr old boy are going to join the good fight since coyote are part responsible for the declining deer population along with bears and lions but i'll put that last one on the covert operations list or not

11-30-2007, 12:47 PM
Everybody loves coyotes until they carry off your pets

11-30-2007, 1:45 PM
Everybody loves coyotes until they carry off your pets

But they look just like dogs!!!! :rolleyes:

Once I can afford to go hunting again I will hopefully help win the war on coyotes.

11-30-2007, 4:21 PM
Are there any good spots in Socal to fight these evil creatures?

11-30-2007, 6:46 PM
Are there any good spots in Socal to fight these evil creatures?

I would be interested in some places to hunt down here too.
Wes, keep fighting the good fight!

11-30-2007, 7:20 PM
I would be interested in some places to hunt down here too.
Wes, keep fighting the good fight!

Out toward Lancaster/Palmdale there is some BLM land that has plenty of vermin that need killin'.

11-30-2007, 7:48 PM
I'm anxiously waiting the arrival of my new FoxPro caller from Wes. Unfortunately UPS hosed it up and instead of showing up today it will be here Monday. Saw 4 'yotes this morning actually at about 60 yards... they always show up when I don't have a rifle with me. :mad:

12-03-2007, 4:11 PM
Out toward Lancaster/Palmdale there is some BLM land that has plenty of vermin that need killin'.

Thanks!!! I appreciate it.

12-30-2007, 6:58 AM
Ok, my dad and I took down 5 more coyotes today and so now I am up to 17 coyotes in my quest for revenge.

Coyote #13

Picture of coyote #14 before I shot him.

Pictures of coyote #15 before my dad shot him.

Pictures of coyote #16 before my dad shot him.

12-30-2007, 6:59 AM
Picture of #14-16 after we shot them.

Picture of #17 before I shot him.

Me with #17.

Overall it was a decent day. Where we shot #14-16 all at one stand really made the day, then it got pretty boring after that. Boring really is a relative term.

As you can see my Spike's Tactial Infidel lower with that Bushmaster 20" V-Match upper and RRA 2 Stage NM Trigger are working out pretty well. I also switched to some 55 grain V-Max I had left over and those worked much better than my 50 grain TNT HPs I loaded for squirrels.

12-30-2007, 7:02 AM
Thats some real nice action photos of the coyotes coming in.
Good work, keep it up.

12-30-2007, 12:53 PM
how much are those yote callers?

and someone above said that there is blm land up by palmdale/lancaster, anyone know how to get more info on that location?

12-30-2007, 8:44 PM
Does any one know of a place in the Bay Area to shoot them DOGS

12-30-2007, 8:55 PM
For a slightly different twist I offer this picture of me feeding my neighborhood fox a summer ago.

This fox gets along with the two loose cats and the local skunk, and they enjoy eggs and fried chicken left for them.

The male is very tame, he grew up with the construction crews building homes and eating from roach coaches - he followed Liz me home one evening, hoping for another egg.


12-30-2007, 8:59 PM
Nice red, I wonder if hes related to this one...


12-30-2007, 9:15 PM
Are those legal to take? I thought only gray fox was?

12-30-2007, 9:18 PM
Legal to take in KY, not in CA.
That one was taken using a trail set snare outside my buddies rabbit farm.

12-30-2007, 9:59 PM
I want to help with the Coyotes, where can I help in San Diego County?

12-30-2007, 10:21 PM
For a slightly different twist I offer this picture of me feeding my neighborhood fox a summer ago.

This fox gets along with the two loose cats and the local skunk, and they enjoy eggs and fried chicken left for them.

The male is very tame, he grew up with the construction crews building homes and eating from roach coaches - he followed Liz me home one evening, hoping for another egg.

Bill, that's very cool.

Unfortunately the coyotes around here are nowhere near as friendly... both to people and their pets.

12-30-2007, 10:36 PM
Great photos Wes. I gotta talk the wife into letting me hunt.

12-31-2007, 8:03 AM
Here is my contribution to the cause. I'm having the top one mounted.


12-31-2007, 8:45 PM
nice pics guys. I am gonna have to get out there and do some hunting before I go on cruise.

12-31-2007, 8:54 PM
Where did that one get shot??

HI'm having the top one mounted.


12-31-2007, 9:21 PM
Bill, that's very cool.

Unfortunately the coyotes around here are nowhere near as friendly... both to people and their pets.

The fox you see me feeding is essentially full grown.

These are small guys that seem to have much of their bulk in their fur.

This guy can't be over ~10-12lbs and I think a big housecat could give him a run for the money.

Debela (the local outdoor cat) seemed not the least afraid of the fox - generally not interested in the fox, and the fox not interested in her.

01-01-2008, 9:05 PM
Holy cow, I want to start hunting coyotes. I've killed a couple that were eating our chickens, but that was me having to get up in the middle of the night, put pants on, grab the spotlight and the shotgun and go outside and try to keep quiet enough to get in range for the shot. Not fun. Time to build a varmint rig!!

01-03-2008, 4:26 PM
I want to help with the Coyotes, where can I help in San Diego County?

There is alot of BLM land along the border east of the new 125 south extension. It runs along the border all the way to Jacumba(ever shoot out there?) South bay rod and gun club is also in the same area, Dulzura I think.
A guy from work showed me some pics of some coyotes and bobcats he got back there in the hills near the 905 border crossing.

I'll find out some more info, cause I'd like to give it a try too.

01-04-2008, 1:40 AM
Anyone ever find out about the BLM land out by Palmdale/Lancaster?

01-04-2008, 7:10 AM
I only got on New Years Eve. Was going to go again tomorrow but it's supposed to rain heavily.

02-08-2008, 9:31 PM
What's up with the War. Do you need reinforcements?

11-05-2011, 8:42 AM
I got another one yesterday. The .30-06 is sighted high for deer hunting. He was a young pup just sitting there looking at us when I shot him. I had to finish him off with a rock to the head. Non-lead ammo in the .30-06 and the Glock is too expensive!


I sold the Mazda3 and got a new Mazda3 already and have since sold it and so the Mazda3s are gone, but the war continues on.

There have been many coyotes in between, but I need to start keeping you updated.

11-05-2011, 8:52 AM
Thanks for resurrecting this thread. I've never seen it before. Good read and great pics.

11-05-2011, 10:00 AM
Here is another one that we got some good pictures of.


11-23-2011, 9:15 PM
Two more go down today! Be sure to watch it full screen in 1080 so you can barely see the coyote! Exciting.


12-29-2011, 7:33 PM
Two more today.


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