New to hunting.

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  1. jack404

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    .22 headshot will sort the coyotes out to 150 easy after that practise practise practise
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    I'm with highboy76. The key to hunting is to prepare your brain and body. Especially if you are brand new to it or with no/little prior experience. Be safe. Both your boy and yourself should thoroughly know and understand not only how to use the gear you choose, but also how it works. Do the research and have your son do it with you so he understands. When it comes to firearms, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, until nervousness, excitement, and fear are long gone. Replace it with confidence, knowledge, understanding, and familiarity of things like caliber, bullet weight, trajectory, rate of twist, muzzle velocity/energy, expansion. Train your brain and the body will follow.

    Then start to understand your chosen prey, it's enviroment, habits, and weaknesses. Go out there, even when it's not hunting season and observe routines all year long. It's good quality time with your kids to boot. Remember, it lives out there 24/7/365 and it's tool box is overflowing with the required tools to cope with it. Your toolbox?......probably not even picked out yet.

    But.....have fun with it. It's a great journey, full of highs and lows eagerly awaiting to be commited to memory and they're even better when shared by a father and son.
  3. ryan42

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    good advise
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    No. YOu need an electronic bleep call. It will sound like a rabbit in distress, a fawn, ect. Its not gona sound like a coyote. Got to be something the coyote will want to eat.
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    I know you are disabled, but the reason that I mentioned shooting a doe is your son can pack that out by himself with you along for the ride. Also, have him take a friend that has been through hunters safety and then they can get a bigger doe and the two can pack it out. Those are just thoughts. The thing is it does not matter what you hunt just as long as you enjoy it.

    Ryan, let me tell you about coyote calling. I suck at it (I'm ok, but not great). However, one day I was sitting in my front room with a DVD of how to call, and I had my coyote call and I was practicing. I stopped to take a break and went into the kitchen and the next thing I know I hear my daughter playing the DVD and running the call with it. She was a natural at it. Turn your boy loose with the call for a few days. Get some camo netting cover and go out and sit under it and let him start calling. The cool thing about the netting is you can see them way before they see you. The other thing, watch some youtube videos and take their advice (if they are successful). I have a feeling that you two will become overly acddicted. then, do it at night. It's a thrill.:)
  7. ryan42

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    Thanks highboy
  8. mark olindale

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    Ryan,

    I would suggest you take your son pheasant hunting. It is fun! Plus it is not to hard...well you don't have to worry about being quiet or anything. Plus there is a great place to go sorta close to you. You can go hunt on the state grounds in Markle...(I used to live in fairmount and would go there all the time). Season starts around November. All you need is a shotgun, proper clothing, and a hunters education coarse. Let me know if you have any questions.
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    Ryan, head on down to the local hunting supply store, and pick up a State Hunters Guide. It will list all the laws in your State for taking any legal game. It should also list all firearms that are legal for any particular game. It will tell you when you can shoot protected game, and what animals that are not protected, how you can take them, and when. Here in TX, Squirrel:
    Open Season: Oct. 1, 2012-Feb. 3, 2013
    May 1-31, 2013. Daily Bag Limit: 10.
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