Here’s his report:
“Thought I’d drop you a couple of pics of how our season has gone thus far during the second week of muzzleloading. On doe day from a ground blind in which I had seen numerous does on the muzzle opener, I was sure I was in the right place to take advantage of the doe day. Alas, no does bothered to show up and it was after eleven o’clock when this spike showed up and being in the N.F I’ll take that spike for the freezer as it may be my only chance to fill it during the season.
The interesting part was that as this spike climbed the ridge to me, I heard a fairly close shot that I thought to be one of my hunting companions, Ed Ward of Blue Ridge. Wouldn’t you know it, my two-way radio began to buzz. I silenced it as I readied for my own shot.
Once the deed was done I turned my radio back on and called Ed. He had indeed shot and taken one of the prettiest coyotes I’ve ever seen and Mr. Hicks of Hicks’ Taxidermy concurred when Ed took the pelt to him. The second picture is that of Lynn Blankenship of Troutville with his 6 pointer “pictured left” and my 9 pointer that he and I took on Wed. of this week.”
Congrats to these guys for a super week, doing it the old-fashioned way!