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Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:49 pm

I prefer the families ruger mini 14 chambered in .223 flat shooting, accurate rifle at long range. I have a .270 as well which would do the trick but the mini is first choice. This year I have permission to coyote hunt on a few farms in shotgun only areas. Was wondering the effectiveness of buckshot if anyone has used it? We have enough farmers in on coyote eradication that using the mini wouldn't be an issue but the fines from a dnr official would be.


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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby RaisedByWolves » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:28 am

Bowtech Destroyer 350 :-) Never shot a coyote with buckshot so i coulnd't help you on that one
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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby solocam88 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:58 am

I bought a Stag Arms 4L AR-15 .223 just for coyotes and Im looking forward to using it this winter. #4 buck is devestating on coyotes.
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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby dan » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:43 pm

We have enough farmers in on coyote eradication that using the mini wouldn't be an issue but the fines from a dnr official would be.

I was under the understanding that the WDNR allows rifles anywhere even in shotgun deer zones for Coyotes, been like that as far back as I can remember.... However, some municipalities outlawed the discharge of rifles when the WDNR expanded the rifle zone for deer which could make it illegal to discharge ( police wise )
I sometimes get together with friends and do coyote drives in Waukesha, which happens to be one of the few municipalities that did outlaw rifles when they expanded to there area for deer. We use shotguns loaded with buck shot and do quite well.
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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby solocam88 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:37 pm

Thats what I thought as well, rifles are allowed for coyotes in shotgun zones.
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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:48 pm

good to know thanks dan! I just assumed when reading the deer regs and it said "no centerfire rifles" it was across the board not just for deer hunting. thanks-and if you need any extra people in the SE wi area for a coyote drives, or deer drives in the holiday hunt, let me know I will be around the waukesha area and available for a month or so starting the week of christmas. good luck all!
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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby huntinfool14 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:10 pm

i use an .17 hmr and it works great...but if i had my choice id like a .223 or a .22-250
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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:32 pm

I picked up a 17 hmr last year and still have no gotten around to sighting it in. What kind of range do you have wit
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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby dan » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:14 pm

if you need any extra people in the SE wi area for a coyote drives, or deer drives in the holiday hunt, let me know I will be around the waukesha area and available for a month or so starting the week of christmas. good luck all!

If your interested in hunting during the Holiday hunt, your welcome to come along.
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Re: Whats your predator hunting weapon of choice?

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:20 am

Awesome I'll get in touch with you when it rolls around then thanks dan!
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