Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

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Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby bowhunter15 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:10 am

So yesterday, opening day of gun, I set up in a spot near tall point overlooking one small river draining into another big one. Only problem was it was so dang thick I couldn't hardly see half the deer I could hear, even 40 yards I would sometimes only see a flash of ear every now and then or similar.

Anyways, about an hour before dark, I heard the unmistakable "deer's running towards you, get ready NOW" footsteps. It had to be less than 60 yards, but I couldn't see it. It stopped, and I waited. Every now and then it sounded like the deer took a couple quick hops and I'd get excited again, but it never showed.

Then, 20 minutes before dark, I heard it again, this time accompanied with sticks breaking and just a general ruckus. Then I heard two distinct moans. Like an estrous bleat, but not. The only time I've ever heard that tone before is when I've spined a doe in the past and she let one out. It was quiet again. As I started packing my stand, coyotes started howling. Close, like 60 yards close it sounded like. There was at least one there along with another one answering its howls a couple hundred yards away. They howled for a good 30-40 seconds straight and quieted down. I hauled out of there in the dark but as soon as I got to the first clearing I stopped and listened. There wasn't two or three, but I believe 6 DIFFERENT COYOTES howling all around me. One was the direction I'd came from, one was way in front of me, another far to my left, another far to my right, and a couple in between. Just howling up a storm.

I captured some audio for you guys to listen to and see if you think the bleats I heard were from a deer being attacked, or from a doe who's fawn was being attacked. The bleats sound a bit funny because my mic was set low. I had to apply a noise reduction and re-amplification so you can hear them better.

[bbvideo=425,350]http://s83.beta.photobucket.com/user/teenathlete3030/media/Coyotes.mp4.html[/bbvideo]


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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby bowhunter15 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:47 am

I notice the link is kind of goofy. If you click on "MP4" it should bring you to the link on photobucket.
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby Casper » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:09 am

Sure sounds like it, but I would think a deer would make a lot more noise than that if it was getting taken down by coyotes
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:39 am

Cool experience!
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Unread postby Pullintoobs » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:48 pm

I shot a doe a few years ago, hit it in the hindquarter. I tracked it and found it still alive. It had slipped on some glare ice and was unable to get up. As I walked up to it it let out a bellow just like the one on your clip.Scared the liven crap out of me! I believe that is a deer in the clip.
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby ttsbuck » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:44 pm

I agree that does sound like a deer. I spined a deer or two in my day and when I walked up on them they made a sound just like that. I am pretty sure I have heard that moan more than once.
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby Chasman » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:44 am

Hard to say if the coyotes were on the deer then I don't think so. I think you would have heard a lot of activity going on if they were. The deer could have been possibly wounded earlier in the day and just hanging on. I hunt around a lot of coyotes and the sounds on your audio sound like normal, lets get up and hunt. Locate who is around kinda howling and barking. Them coyotes are like ghosts. You know they are always around, just hard to see them. Like a Big Buck for that matter.
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby Swampthing » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:37 am

interesting
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby Basinboy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:11 am

I've heard a buck roar in the woods and that sounds a lot like it.
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:35 am

The deer may have been wounded and bedded down or died right where you heard it bellow. The coyotes may have been on the blood trail and found it dead. Could have been gut shot or something. If I were you, I would investigate - there may be some evidence lying around.
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby RaisedByWolves » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:19 am

awesome audio! sure sounds like a deer being brought down to me or one being finished off
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Re: Did I hear coyotes bringing down a deer? (w/audio)

Unread postby James » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:45 pm

Cool audio, hard to say for sure.
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