December 10, 2012 at 7:57pm
In '67 we headed to the island. If u ever hunted there u know thats all u had to say, headed to the island. I'd been hunting about 8yrs and killed dozen bucks, no doe shooting then. My cousin had never deer hunted before. So we told him a place called the tractor shed to build his stand. So he got a few boards and went off with his .410 to build his stand and scout thanksgiving day, season opened next day. He comes back at dark with a coyote he shot at 15yds. with his .410!!! No one had ever seen one and he claimed it was a wolf. We argued that for years. Anyway we all laughed behind his back about putting him in the gar hole. The next morning he comes in with one of the top 5 8pts. ever killed in 35yrs hunting on the island.We were just sick, none of us had ever even SEEn a buck that big before, and of course he became an instant expert. So be careful where u send folks. Never saw another coyote on the island but later enjoyed trying to hunt them. When we have a problem with predators, we unleash the Hawken, jack. This came running by and i missed him. Later he came back by and i missed him again!!! Couple days later got off my lane and in the woods and caught him standing still.