The phrase “all hat and no cattle” does not apply to Barry Stewart of Texas. When we asked him how long it would take him to get a coyote with an airgun, his response was to the point: “how soon can you get me the gun?”
Barry shot this coyote last Tuesday on his ranch in west Texas at 5:15 p.m. while calling with the FoxPro Fury:
The coyote was the second one to come into the stand, and I utilized the natural terrain to “funnel” the coyotes into the area I was calling. No shot in that area would have been over 50 yards once the coyote came from the brush into the clearing the sound was coming from. I think that the strategy of calling with an airgun is important. You don’t really want a coyote hanging up too far for a clean shot. They will do that sometimes if they can see the area the sounds are coming from….But, by using your natural terrain & brush to your advantage, and working the coyote to where YOU want him, they can be effectively called into easy airgun range. This male coyote was at 40 yards when I hit him in the head with the .25 cal. It was quick, clean & fun to call him in.
Barry was hunting with Buster, his schnauzer and top-notch coyote tracker. Fortunately he didn’t have to go far to find this one! Barry was shooting the Benjamin Marauder .25.
As the newest member of the Benjamin Prostaff, we look forward to bringing you more airgun predator hunting with Barry Stewart.