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Coyote Hunting in Montana from a Wall Tent Basecamp

Coyote Hunting in Montana from a Wall Tent Basecamp

Hunting Editor Andrew McKean and five of his buddies spent a week chasing coyotes on Montana's frozen prairie. In -35 degree wind chill, they camped in wall tents and did their best to fight off the frostbite.
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from HuntingEditor wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Hi Bob - most of our problematic pickups were diesels - driven by those who came from Nebraska. They bought some #2 fuel and, while they thinned it out with #1, they started hard in that cold. The gas engines started without much problem, just as you suggest. Our 4-wheelers, however, were really sluggish, a function of small, easily chilled-down batteries.
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from Casey Walker wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

If you ever want to do one of these in Western Wyoming I'm game. Lots of callable public ground, coyotes, and cold if you want it. I bet we could maybe get into a wolf or two as well. Been a couple of those shot here around Rock Springs this winter by people calling coyotes. Have wall tent will travel! Mr. Aterburn if Cabelas need some product testing I'm your man. My wife thinks I own half the inventory anyway. LOL
I would have never thought of doing this but now the seed has been planted so the next step is to find a few a crazy as me to put it in motion. Great story!

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Hi...

Interesting story.

I can understand how such a wind chill can effect people, as I've spent many years living in AK's interior and Arctic.

I was a bit surprised, however, when you mentioned that your truck(s) wouldn't start (or did they just start with great difficulty?).

Most well maintained passenger vehicles will start up after being left outside for 24-hours at an actual temp of -20F. If only left out overnight, many of them would start at actual temps of -40 F.

So, I was just wondering...!!

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from HuntingEditor wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Good point, Jack. Our camp dog is Willow, my yellow Lab. Any time grown men (or kids, for that matter) gather with guns, she demands to be a part of it.
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from Jack Barrows wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Good story except you didn't include the name of mans best friend.

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from chineau wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Hey good to see Mr.Jim Zumbo miss his writing, you want cold come up to northern Manitoba caribou hunting minus 45 then add wind. Gut em fast.

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from chineau wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Hey good to see Mr.Jim Zumbo miss his writing, you want cold come up to northern Manitoba caribou hunting minus 45 then add wind. Gut em fast.

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from Jack Barrows wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Good story except you didn't include the name of mans best friend.

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from HuntingEditor wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Good point, Jack. Our camp dog is Willow, my yellow Lab. Any time grown men (or kids, for that matter) gather with guns, she demands to be a part of it.
mckean

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from Casey Walker wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

If you ever want to do one of these in Western Wyoming I'm game. Lots of callable public ground, coyotes, and cold if you want it. I bet we could maybe get into a wolf or two as well. Been a couple of those shot here around Rock Springs this winter by people calling coyotes. Have wall tent will travel! Mr. Aterburn if Cabelas need some product testing I'm your man. My wife thinks I own half the inventory anyway. LOL
I would have never thought of doing this but now the seed has been planted so the next step is to find a few a crazy as me to put it in motion. Great story!

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Hi...

Interesting story.

I can understand how such a wind chill can effect people, as I've spent many years living in AK's interior and Arctic.

I was a bit surprised, however, when you mentioned that your truck(s) wouldn't start (or did they just start with great difficulty?).

Most well maintained passenger vehicles will start up after being left outside for 24-hours at an actual temp of -20F. If only left out overnight, many of them would start at actual temps of -40 F.

So, I was just wondering...!!

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from HuntingEditor wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Hi Bob - most of our problematic pickups were diesels - driven by those who came from Nebraska. They bought some #2 fuel and, while they thinned it out with #1, they started hard in that cold. The gas engines started without much problem, just as you suggest. Our 4-wheelers, however, were really sluggish, a function of small, easily chilled-down batteries.
mckean

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