Coyote Attacks Buck On Camera
The latest shenanigans from the deer woods yields one less buck in Warren County after a coyote attack.
Tim Brown, of Covington, is a working man, so he relies on his Tactacam Reveal cell camera to get pictures of what’s going on at his Warren County hunting club when he’s not there. Tactacam offers users the option to set specific times when a camera will take a random photo and send it to your cell phone.
“My daily ‘check-in’ picture was what appeared to be a dead deer in front of my cam,” said Tim.
The check-in photo snapped at 2:44 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, the second day of Georgia’s bow season. It certainly created some fast chatter amongst members in the 1,200-acre hunting club.
“I checked with the members of our hunting club and no one had shot a deer,” said Tim.
So the dead deer mystery remained unsolved, until 5:30 that afternoon when Tim received all of his photos from the day, another feature of the Tactacam.
“I started getting notifications and was like ‘Holy cow, what did I get on camera?’”
Beginning at 9:02 a.m. that morning, a coyote and young buck were in the same photo (below). In fact, it looks like the coyote was possibly going to walk right on by. However, by 9:03, two coyotes are in the picture and one of them appears to have its mouth near, or on, the back ham of the buck. Less than a minute later, the buck and one of the coyotes are staring each other down. By 9:09, the buck is dead and one of the coyotes is walking off into a thicket of briars.
“Two hours after that, a little spike walked by and looked at the dead deer and walked off,” said Tim. “That night the coyotes came back in and drug the deer off. I’ve had two or three more pictures of the coyotes crossing through there. This is the first time I had coyotes on that camera, but the camera has only been in that location about a month.”
In addition to coyotes, Tim’s club is eat up with wild hogs. He said members are starting to get serious about killing critters that affect their deer.
“I have a thermal scope now, it’s my first year trying it,” said Tim. “It will be with me every trip this season. I am going to start learning more about calling coyotes.”
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