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Old 04-28-2012, 20:06   #1
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4 Beavers, 2 coyotes and an Armadillo

I got up early one morning grabbed the mini 14 and went down to the creek. Saw two beavers, The banks are 20 foot tall that makes it easy to shoot down on them. I shot one, but the other one made it to the bank den. When back that evening and shot the other one. I broke the dam went back two morning later and shot two more plus an armadilo crossing the field. I took the beavers and put them out for coyote bait. I when back yesterday evening with my 22 Hornet and got in my deer stand. I made a coyote howl and started scanning the field, I saw him at 400 yards. I made a few fawn bleats and he started coming. He stopped at 100 yards, then 75yds. then the good part, he stopped at 50 yards and lifted his leg to pee on a corn stalk. I let him have the 40g hp and I guess you can say. it knocked the piss out of him LOL. I wish I had that on flim.


When your hot your hot. I went out this evening and when I got in the tree stand I had 2 doe come across the field in front of me about 50 yards and they turned and went to the far end of the field 400 yards. 4 more deer were feeding. I waited till 7:30 then I did a few coyote howls and they went into the woods. 5 minutes later I did a fawn bleat and I saw a coyote come out in the field at the 250yard mark. It was hopping? or limping. It stopped and sat down. I called again and it layed down. The field is a cutover cornfield and the stalks are around knee high and I could just see it's head. I tried to call it in closer but she would not move. It was getting late so I got down out of the deer stand and stayed low and got with in 200 yards and she sat up. I sat down and put the cross hairs on her throat and the mini 14 sent a 75 A-Max down range and I saw a red mist and dust fly. I went over and I saw why she was limping. She only had 3 legs.


Here is the one I got the other day that got pissed LOL
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:14   #2
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Have armadillos made it to Tennessee? I wasn't aware they had marched that far north. Nice shootin by the way.
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I live in southwest Tn. and I saw my first Armadillo run over in the road in 1978. Now there are more of them run over than possums.
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Have armadillos made it to Tennessee? I wasn't aware they had marched that far north. Nice shootin by the way.
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they are everywhere here. My wife hit one last year. it sounded like she hit a boulder going under her honda lol
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Armadillos always jump if you run over them and sometimes if you shoot them.
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yea they do jump some time with a 22 rimfire but with 75 Amax at 25 yards they don't jump they explode LOL

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Armadillos always jump if you run over them and sometimes if you shoot them.
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Armadillos

We call Armadillos Texas speed bumps, because there are so many run over on the highway.
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