Famous Coyote – Welcome to the Showbiz
Last week I got a phone call from a TV producer that was in South Texas filming a show for the Animal Planet, not a hunting show more of a reality show, and he was having a tough time getting a coyote on film and he was wondering if there was anything I could do to help. They had been hunting with a certain south Texas “outfitter”, yes I use that term very loosly with this particular person, for 8 days and had yet to get a coyote on film. They were down to their last day or 2 of filming and were scrambling to get a coyote on film and the producers in LA were starting to panic. After harassing him for not making the show about me and for not calling me sooner, I told him I could probably get him a coyote but since I wasn’t involved with the show he didn’t want to hunt with me. My only other option was to get him a coyote that was already mounted and let him use the magic of television to make it work. I was about half joking, but he got all excited and was all for it. It didn’t take long to find him a coyote and the rest was up to him.
The vicious, soon to be famous coyote bungeed to the seat and heading to his 15 minutes of fame….
Quick, there’s a coyote. Shoot him!!
Hmmm. That dead coyote just got up and walked away…..on 2 legs….doh
I’m sure all businesses get strange phone calls, but it seems like being in the outfitting business I get more than my fair share of strange phone calls. I’m not complaining. I love my job and really enjoy taking people hunting and talking hunting with people so I’m happy to help anytime I can. I have to admit that this call definitely ranks up there in the unusual requests though!!by