my son and I went out 09/20/08 on another oryx hunt. forgot the diggy cam but took the 35mm.
we had on the ground @ 0645 a really nice Bull oryx. this guy was big
37 7/8" right horn 37 3/4 left horn and both bases were 7".
the custom rem 700 in 8mm rem mag spanks bad launching a 230gr barnes x bullet sitting on top of a whole bunch of IMR. I had to take this guy off hand at a little over 300 yards. he is at the butchers ageing, pick the meat up this saturday..
then coyote calling starts for me soon 10/01.. unedible fare fer sure..
monty I just hunt them in cold weather..we can hunt them year round here also. But, after feb the females are knocked up and they den till sept raising the litter. the uneducated ones are easy in oct. I figure killing one in the warmer part of the year might have a ripple effect and take 7 or 8 out by starvation. leave them to call is good for me....
Here is an interesting note. In the Northern Vermont area our coyotes are actually coywolves. Through DNA testing and such it has been proven that our larger than western coyotes and redder than midwestern coyotes are actually a product of matings between western coyotes and Red Wolves, which are plentiful from the areas north of Michigan and east to Maine and the Canadian maritimes, and not produced through matings with domestic dogs as previously thought.
These puppies average well over forty pounds and are decidedly red in color. Their ears are rounded and closer to their bodies. While there are some true coyotes found in these parts the majority are the coywolf mix.
And of course the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is also host to a breed of true wolf. Had one go into full voice on a ridge just across from my property. Talk about a spine tingler.
So, best o' luck busting the critters. I certainly do my part on this end of the country!