.... well, tomorrow is the day of the coyote hunt.... it'll kick off around 8:30 in the morning..... I have a sneaking suspicion that my "hunting partners" will get bored fairly easily and I'll end up hiding in the bushes make wounded rabbit noises all by myself..... oh, and there is an 80% chance for rain..... I called them earlier (since they own the 3,000 acre property) to make sure that we were still a 'go' for tomorrow, and they mentioned the rain.... followed by something about, "we might just stay in the truck and shoot from there".....

..... that's cool with me, actually..... I volunteered to do the calling and let my cousin be the trigger-man.... he's been ill and this is mainly just a reason to get him out of the house and into the woods.... so hanging in the truck in a late-March drizzle will probably be good for him..... as for me, I'll be camo'd to the max and sopping wet by lunchtime...... oh, and I'm toting an old Winchester 12 gauge pump loaded with 00 Buck...... the "truck brigade" will have long, mean, scoped 7mm magnums.... ahhh, truth be told, I don't mind doing the grunt work.... a little rain, a little fog, and sneaking through the underbrush is good for the soul, I suppose.....

.... pictures to follow if I bag anything....... and depending on how soggy I am (even if I don't take a shot), I might provide photos tomorrow anyway..... just so y'all can see that I really DO get out of the house once in a while.......

... all in all, though, I am hopeful....... with rain, our scents will be covered a bit better than if it were dry and windy..... and we're approaching the end of their mating season...... so daylight activity is at a high right now...... every coyote in eastern Tennessee is looking for a hot meal and a hot date..... and if I can't pretend to be one, I might have luck at pretending to be the other.....

.... but what a way to go, eh?...... to come charging in like Patrick Swayze at the end of 'Dirty Dancing" because you think some redheaded hillbilly hiding in the underbrush is actually a sexed-up female that's ready for love?...... it's a purely evil thought, I know, but I do so love it....... yip! bounce! yip! yip! BLAM!..... no nookie for you, bird-dog..... you've just been well and truly had......

... more likely than not, though, I'll just end up sitting in a pile of leaves in the cool rain and catching a cold.... so, there is that.....

.... but the good news is, if I am successful, I plan to have whatever beast that ventures near enough to blast sent immediately to the nearest taxidermist...... y'all can pet it when you come for the barbecue in October......

by Eric on March 31, 2008 | Bullshit (8) | TrackBack (0) | Psycho Rants
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The nearest taxidermist...would it, perchance, be called "Ambrose Chapel?"

Bullshitted by Erica on March 31, 2008 07:12 PM

You are going to be hidden in the woods making noises like the critters you are hunting... and a truck-load of men with big, loaded guns are going to be shooting in the direction of the noises?
What is wrong with this picture?

Bullshitted by Jean on March 31, 2008 07:41 PM

years back In was home on leave and went out one night with a family friend who had an eight track of wounded rabbit sound. He called up a couple of bobcats and some critter that had about eight inches between its eyes..and that is all I ever saw of it in the dim light..could have been a puma but when I hit with the flashlight and saw them eyes I was back in the pickup to fast to find out..just more than my .22 could handle

Bullshitted by GUYK on March 31, 2008 08:25 PM

Shotgun? 00 Buck?

Do it Jersey style. Sneak up behind the varmint and yell, "Yo, Asshole!," and just as he's about ready to turn around, BADA-BING wit a pipe.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on March 31, 2008 09:07 PM

You better wear a big orange vest, someone may shoot your ass.

Bullshitted by Catfish on April 1, 2008 01:53 AM

I think Jean hit on something. She didn't say anything about moonshine,,uh libations. I would rethink that idea a bit.

Bullshitted by james old guy on April 1, 2008 10:32 AM

So??? ;)

Bullshitted by Richmond on April 1, 2008 07:51 PM

Those stupid coyotes still ordering from Acme any more?

Bullshitted by Cappy on April 1, 2008 08:20 PM