This was a real easy hunt. He has a corn burner. He had some corn left over from last year. Some of it had gotten wet and moldy. He dumped it out by his garden and each night he would watch out his window at the deer that came and feed.
Monday night he saw a coyote come out of the thicket to the east of his house. He got his rifle and went to the front porch on the west side of the house. The coyote was heading that way but He couldn't see it. So he blew on a rabbit distress call. It came out of the woods to the south. It was at least 1/4 mile away and ran all the way up to him. When it couldn't figure out where the rabbit was it started circling to get down wind. When Steve thought it was in range he tooted on the call again and it stopped. That is when he shot.
He said it dropped right where it was standing when he shot. The bullet went in kind of high lung shot and came out kind of behind the lung on the other side. Probably a one lung hit but the .204 dripped it right there. I think it went through right below the spine.
If you have skinned a coon or muskrat you could skin a coyote. I just slowed down and was careful around the ears, eyes and mouth. It came out real good. Got the eye lids, nose and lips on the hide. You can see the ears and lips in the picture.
I think he said it would be $95. to have it tanned. Something like $450. to have a head mount with the mouth open pedestal mount. I don't know what it would be for a full mount. The hide was so nice he didn't want to waist it doing a head mount. If he gets another that the hide doesn't look as good but has a nice head he may do a head mount.