One deer down, 3 to go

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No pics, sorry. I don't really take pics of my deer. I suppose if it was an exciting animal I would. This was just a doe. Was walking back to my truck to go watch football after hunting all morning and she was standing about 10 feet from the truck. I stood there and we made eye contact dozens of times over the next 10 minutes. I moved around, nocked an arrow, put my stuff down, etc. It was like she was tied up to that spot. I was holding out for a buck since it was only the 9th day of the season but, I took our interaction as being a sign that this was the deer I was supposed to shoot. She stood there and ate while I moved around, not quietly, less than 10 yards away for more than 10 minutes.

The arrow hit ruptured her aortic arch and she was dead in less than a minute. I love hitting deer there because of the quick kill but it does put a lot of blood in the meat. That was kind of a mess to clean up.

Got her home and processed her and got 49.5lbs of meat (Washington blacktail, not large animals) that is now wrapped and in the freezer. I'm off to Central Washington Friday afternoon to fill my 2nd deer tag on a mule deer doe. That should yeild more meat since they get big.

Then, Oct. 15-16, my two oldest boys will go and try to fill their tags on some Eastern Washington whitetails.

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No jerkey. If we get all 4 deer, there will be some pepperoni snack sticks made though. I had your address but, [M] is still kaput.
 

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I wouldn't mind trying some Coyote meat. Is there a season for hunting them, or is it only via special occasion? (i.e. Culling as required)
 

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Fall season has started in most states, up here it goes till Oct/Nov/Dec depending on what county.

Is that a general hunting season for all animals? (turkey, deer, bear, etc).

Does that include Coyote?
 

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I wouldn't mind trying some Coyote meat. Is there a season for hunting them, or is it only via special occasion? (i.e. Culling as required)


Huh, I wouldnt have thought it, but it seems coyote hunting is quite popular

one site - http://www.coyotehunter.net/

They coyotes around here Ive seen are usually pretty scrawny and wouldnt make for good eating, but then, Im no hunter...
 

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Is that a general hunting season for all animals? (turkey, deer, bear, etc).

Does that include Coyote?
From the couple of states that I've looked into, turkey and deer overlap a little bit, bear is a lottery or a VERY short season up here.

A game warden in NY once told me that I could use anything short of dynamite to extinguish coyotes 24/7/52.5 :lol:
 

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Huh, I wouldnt have thought it, but it seems coyote hunting is quite popular

one site - http://www.coyotehunter.net/

They coyotes around here Ive seen are usually pretty scrawny and wouldnt make for good eating, but then, Im no hunter...

Yuck, you wouldn't want to eat coyote unless you had to, it tastes like Korean food from what I hear.
 

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I wouldn't mind trying some Coyote meat. Is there a season for hunting them, or is it only via special occasion? (i.e. Culling as required)

In Washington, they are shoot on sight. Need a big or small game license but there is no season, no bag limit. And you couldn't pay me enough to eat coyote meat