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Old 11-26-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head??? YES

Well I was told many a time it couldn't be done but I knew it could and I did. Shot was from 25yards with my GAMO Whisper Air Rifle with Centerpoint scope. I was shooting a Predator Polymag pellet .177 (best pellet in the world in my opinion). I shot him right between the eyes as you can see in the photos (sorry they are camera photos so not so crisp). I must say that I do not by any means recommend hunting Coyotes with a .177 air rifle as most shots will not be perfect and just hurt and leave them to die slow. In my case I had no other choice because of the area where this Coyote resided is very urban in close proximity to neighbors. This also was not a hunt, it had nothing to do with sportsmanship. All it had to do with was exterminating a problem. I have been after this Coyote for about 3 months and the only reason I killed him was because he killed a loyal family dog and I wasn't going to let that one slide. When he killed Puffy (our dog) my sister and neighbors said it sounded like a a person being killed from him screaming in pain so I was upset to say the least escpecially since Puffy's death was very long and painful. Puffy was killed at 9AM full on day while I was at work while he was playing in our fenced back yard. I also didn't want it to happen again to our other dog. The only reason I am saying this is because I want to make it a point not to encourage hunting coyote's with air rifles and to show my reason for doing it. I also felt in my situation an Air Rifle was better than a bow. Oh and before some coyote lovers come and harrass me and say I should've called the humain society, I did, they told me to shout and throw rocks at it if it came around, lame.

Well today I was able to put the coyote to rest and I shot him right between the eyes and he dropped like a ton of bricks without a twitch. He was a nice big healthy male. I'm sure he was living good eating backyard pets.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

Are you going to eat it?

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Old 11-26-2008, 11:08 AM   #3
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

Wow.... not would I use to make a coyote go tits up, but the results are the same. Good work...
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:11 AM   #4
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

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Old 11-26-2008, 11:16 AM   #5
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

Nice Shot! My dad told me of a story when he and his friends were way out in the hills lost and came across a sheep hurder with a haunch on a spit over the fire he envited them to have dinner with him. They all loved it one of them said "this is the best lamb I have ever eaten" The old sheep hurder said Lamb? Its not lamb and pointed to the yote pelt on the fence.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:16 AM   #6
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

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Are you going to eat it?

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Yeah, the taste great. Stop trying to incite a riot. I know you're trolling with this one...
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:19 AM   #7
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

no kidding

you don't eat rats and mice that you catch do ya?

he clearly stated it was strictly a pest control issue.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:22 AM   #8
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

Alotta people can barely hold down chow during the skinning process due to the fact they smell so damn bad, I generally shoot a shit load of em every year. But, god, I hate skinning them.
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head shot.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:08 PM   #10
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

Freaking Q always looking to start up sH!t
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:13 PM   #11
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i'm sure a few people on here would find a way...
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

tastes like goatfish


sorry couldn't resist!!!!
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

sweet shot man. i personally would hav tried freeshafting a 1600 rob allen to take care of him, but thats just me. post more pics!!!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:39 PM   #14
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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

I think I would be willing to give coyote meat a chance. I have rescipe's for 'yote, raccoon, 'possum, beaver and muskrat that I want to try. (only ever eaten beaver, and not the kind that builds dams).

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Re: Can you kill a Coyote with a .177 pellet with a well placed shot to the head???

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sweet shot man. i personally would hav tried freeshafting a 1600 rob allen to take care of him, but thats just me. post more pics!!!!
I was thinking about that but I didn't want to have to retrieve my shaft out of him. Also shooting a speargun on land is differnt than in the water, I knew I could hit him in the head with a pellet, not so sure about with a speargun.
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