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Got out Saturday night with my cuz-n-law looking for Wiley. We felt like we were almost surrounded at our first set up with three or four of them responding to our call. Only one dumb enough to show himself. LB still got it when their in his sights. Set up two more times at different locations, no response at either location. How ever at last set up after a few minutes of calling, I looked over to my right and saw a nice 10 point buck still in velvet and a spike grazing out into a large hay field on the other side of a pond about 150 yards away. Bigun ended up bedding down in the middle of the field while the spike kept grazing around. Watched them for probably a half hour. Think cuz-n-law got more excited about the buck than the yotes. Lol 馃槀. Tried taking a picture but never could get camera, scope and thermal on same page. He just laid there watching us as we cranked the side by side and drove away. Anyways another great night in the Neshoba County woods. Happy hunting.

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So my hunting partner has gotten the yote bug bad. He's decided to start trapping. Set his first traps a few days ago. Got a call this morning he had his first theif try their luck. Young female won the prize for being first caught. She had to have been there most of the night because, we're guessing, she had chew up the small trees around the trap. We guess she thought she could chew her way out of her situation as the chain on the trap was to short to reach the trees. Any way 90 year young land owner found and finished her off about 9 am this morning. At another location had one tripped but nothing in it. Still scratching our heads on that one as there was no signs of what set it off. While he was resetting the trap I walked down to a spot where we had set up and called for a while yesterday with nothing showing up. Bigger than Dallas there's is a yote walking around about 300 yards out in our freshly bush hogged field. Brought nothing but a 22 to finish off any captives we found. We won't make that mistake again. Just another day chasing wiley.

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Cuz n law is starting to have some luck with his traps. Had another one this morning. These critters are some of the smartest or luckiest animals I've ever seen. Over the last few days we have found three sets where they dug the bait up without getting on the trap. He tries to set them funneling them to the front of the trap. They managed to come in at a 45* angle to the trap and dig up the bait. Now we're talking about digging a hole a foot wide and a foot deep inches from the trap without stepping on it. Amazing when you walk up to and look at the crime scene. If he gets his set up right appears we have plenty of yotes to be had.

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Alright, so we had another eventful evening in the woods of Neshoba County. Didn't end up with much evidence but this is my story and I'm sticking to it. Lol. Went back to to the field where we saw a yote the other day while running traps and didn't have a rifle with us. Got there at sunset and sure nough there's one in the field sees us and darts to the tree line before we can get a rifle on him. We set up and wait not even turning the call on. About 10 minutes later our yote comes back out and my buddy puts a good lick on it at about 200 yards. Stays down for a while but keeps struggling towards the thicket so we put another round in it, appears to be down. So we sit for a few more minutes and another one comes out directly across the field from the first one. Stops at about 175 yards and l put one on it and takes off. Send a couple more rounds maybe hitting again but not sure but it was definitely hit before disappearing into the thicket. After a few more minutes we turn the call on and get nothing. Lol. We look for the first one for photographic evidence but no yote. Found blood trail to a creek just inside of the thicket nothing after that. We're calling 2 down. So we head to the next farm. As we pull in we scan a field not seeing anything we decide to go to the chicken house compost shed over looking another field. This spot has been good to us in the past and you don't have to worry about your scent.:rolleyes: As we're driving towards the shed unbeknownst to me my buddy starts hearing something. Thought it was the truck squeaking but really didn't sound right to him so he throws it in park and shuts it off. That's when all hell breaks loose. There is a pack sounding off and their close. I throw my head out the window put my thermal up and see 2 yotes directly in front of us across the fence in the field. I tell my buddy to get his rifle while I keep an eye on them. As he's getting his gear out of the truck another one pops into my picture. So I've got three now but they trot out of sight behind the shed. He's got his rifle and tripod now and I tell him to head to the spot we normally set up. I jump out of the truck grab my AR put on my thermal on it rack a round and start running after him. When I get there he's about set up but hasn't got his thermal turned on yet, I swear I didn't know. LOL...... I throw up off hand and see the pack out in the field about 100 yards from us. I'm not sure how many there was but I have eight to ten in my scope. Looked like a bunch dogs do when they're playing. Truly with all the racket they were making, I'm not sure if they were playing or fighting. Anyways I open up on them rolling one over. The pack breaks into two groups, one heading away from us and the other running towards us on a 45* angle to our right. I fire twice at the one leading the pack going right. Second round rolls him. Now they've pretty much scattered out heading for the trees. I find another in my scope just before the tree line and managed to roll it before getting back up and getting to the wood line. My buddy gets his thermal on just in time to see some of them darting into the woods. He did finish off the second one I shot that was still struggling in the field. Men I never thought I would get to see a pack of yotes but I did tonight and it was awesome I'm here tell you. I do wish my buddy could have witnessed a little more of it but chit happens. We found blood at spot where I popped the first and we heard the thump and I saw the third one roll. Only one found was the second. Bout the biggest mature male we've taken. He was a heavy little SOB to, bout tired of him by the time we drug him to the disposal site. We're calling five for the night with proof of only one and a heck of a story. Happy hunting.

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Slow last week when we made our stops, nothing showed up to play. Same tonight at our first two stops but our third stop was where we ran into the pack a few weeks back. Set up and discussed what call to play. Went with pup distress and in less than a minute had four suspects moving in. Actually, let my partner get turned to see them this time. LOL. Opened up on them with the first one dropping, thumped two more as they scattered. To lazy to look very hard for them as they made it out of the field. Another big mature male dog down. Anyway just another night chasing Wiley.

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Y鈥檃ll boys are sure doing everyone a favor giving them yotes lead poisoning鈥reat job鈥ots of baby deer and turkey thank you a lot

Thank you kind sir. Yea the farmers are over run with them in some areas up here. Got in with a couple of them and had some success so they passed the word to some others leading to more spots to hunt. They seem to be happy with our work and having somewhere to go that gives you good odds of crossing paths with them is enjoyable for us. A win win for all of us. Have seen a lot of crazy things out in mother nature and the critters roaming her especially after dark. Happy hunting.

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Alright, its been a while since we got to pursue our other job. Life gets in the way sometime and while we been a time or two this spring we struck out when we did. Last night same thing nothing happening at first three stops. Get out at last stop about midnight, I look around the corner of a chicken house and got two working the compost. Male and a female, they worked their last shift. Gonna tryem again tonight.

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My son down the road told me he heard a pack running in the woods behind his house last night. It's been months since we last heard them.
 
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