It’s been a long six months while DWO waited for the New York coyote season to open back up and they are out in full force to keep the fur flying. After a successful morning of dumping a coyote in the early opening hours, Eric and Jerrod try their luck in the evening. As they usually do, a coyote waited until the very end of the hunt, right before darkness, to pop out right in Eric’s lap. Eric took his Remington Model 700 loaded with 55gr Varmageddons and added another coyote to the 2015 coyote count.

Shooter: Eric Lawler
Videographer: Jerrod Vila

Species: Eastern Coyote
Weight: ~37 Pounds
Sex: Male
Date: 10/1/2015
TOD: 7 pm
Temperature: 42°

Call: DWO Signature Series by Reese Outdoors
Rifle: Remington Model 700
Scope: Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x44mm
Stock: Bell and Carlson Stock
Trigger: Jewell
Cartridge: Hand Loaded .22-250 Remington, 55gr Nosler Varmageddons
Bipod: Harris 13.5-27″ pivot
Camera: HDR-AX2000


5 Responses

  1. Paul McCloskey

    Congrats on the opening day dogs! It’s my understanding that when coyotes respond to a call, they almost always circle downwind. When you setup, do you guys have a crosswind or do you face downwind?

    Something that would really be a helpful learning tool would be for you to show us a map of your setup and how the wind is blowing at the beginning of the hunt and then after the hunt, show us the map again with where the coyote responded in relation to the wind.

    I absolutely love seeing hunts from the eastern US, not just guys calling them from hundreds of yards away like out west. Thanks and keep the awesome vids coming!
    -Paul from PA

    • downwindoutdoors

      It all depends on the setup but yes, we usually try and have somewhat of a crosswind. We like the crosswind because we believe it makes them feel like they have a chance to get to the down wind side, ultimately giving them a sense of security.

      We have done some maps in the videos in the past but they just require so much editing time. In every video, we try to explain the direction of the wind but I understand how it might be hard as a viewer to understand exactly what is going on.

      Lastly, isn’t it nice seeing something different than wide open plains. 🙂

      • Paul McCloskey

        It definitely is nice seeing the Appalachians showcased!! I’m focused on taking down a buck in archery here in PA but as soon as that season is out (2weeks) I’ll be out chasing some dogs! And I got a lead on a black phase yote so I’m pumped for that!!

        I’ve invested in some sniper hawg lights and I’ve mainly been hunting at night; usually just after dark until about 11:00pmEST.

        I know you guys need to hunt dogs during daylight for the footage but I’d be interested to know if you guys prefer that time of day or if nighttime is the best time to go after them.


        Ps. I got my bobcat permit this year and would love to pick up some tips on hunting those critters!

      • downwindoutdoors

        Definitely get out there as soon as your deer is down.

        We don’t do a lot of night hunting because we don’t want to exhaust our spots for the daytime videos. When we do hunt at night, we usually go out for fox. Maybe one day we will come out with a night hunt. Thanks for watching!

  2. Paul McCloskey

    Well, you can’t archery hunt in PA but you CAN hunt yotes so I went out tonight and on my first set, I called in a 37 pound female and DUMPED HER! I heard another one howling in the area as well but I’m pumped to get a dog down this early in the season! I have a tip on a black phase as well so I’m going to be after that dog heavy!


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