The following is the first segment of Beast Master Hunting’s “Kill of the Month.” Each month, Nick Atkinson, founder of Beast Master Hunting, will provide the Ballistic audience with first-hand video of his hunts. Enjoy!

The Gear

On Dec. 10, 2017, around midnight, this video was recorded from my hunting partner’s and my points of view while coyote hunting. We were both using Trijicon MK III 60mm thermal optics mounted on Beast Master Hunting rifles.

What you see is simultaneously recorded footage through our optics, edited on a split screen. The predator call you hear in the background is a FOXPRO Shockwave.

Coyote Hunting

This particular ranch in Texas has a major issue with coyotes. The land owner contacted me to help remove as many coyotes from the property as we could. We hunted most of the night and shot more than a dozen coyotes, but this set was the highlight of the night.

After only about four minutes of calling, these two coyotes busted the brush looking hungry. Lucky for us, they came in on the same line and had no inclination that we were waiting.

We quickly coordinated who was shooting which coyote — my partner on the front coyote at about 65 yards, and me on the far coyote at about 165 yards.

The front coyote paused as if he knew something wasn’t right, but it was too late. The countdown began, 1, 2, BANG! A perfectly executed pair of headshots.

Enjoy the Beast Master Hunting “Kill of the Month” for January 2018. For more information, please visit

About the Author

A former police officer, professional competition shooter by day and professional varmint hunter by night — that sentence sums up Nick Atkinson’s career. Since 2012, Atkinson has traveled the country, competing at the pro level in national level 3-gun competitions. In 2016, Atkinson decided to take his hunting to the next level. Shortly after, Beast Master Hunting was founded.

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