Coyote Hunting, Predatorial Series #1 - "Basic Behavior"
The coyote has some extremely good survival tools at their disposal. They have very good eyesight, they can hear extremely well and their sense of smell has been determined by some to be more than 10,000 times better than a human. They are known to be highly intelligent, although I think a large part of this apparent intelligence should be more attributed to their extreme senses and instinct than to any sort of reasoning ability. The successful hunter will have to overcome all of the coyote’s senses. This makes hunting coyotes a very challenging task to say the least, but it is quite doable on a very consistent basis when one understands the behaviors of the coyote and uses those mannerisms to full advantage. It is these behaviors that help to keep the population of coyotes expanding and by knowing this behavior you can design your hunting strategies around them.
The coyote is a master of adaptability and can survive and flourish in most any type of terrain in the United States.
I will be writing a series of articles, I call them Predatorials, for LongRangeHunting.com covering many different aspects of hunting the coyote. We will cover the set-ups, various equipment needs and specialized tactics that will make you a more successful coyote hunter. Later in this series, I will take you along with me on some actual coyote hunts and show you exactly how and why I did what I did and the results that I get. We will take them at up in your face range to way, way out there using a variety of tools and tactics. It is going to be fun.Join the discussion of this article with the author HERE at the Article Discussion Forum.Greg Ballard resides in Arkansas where he is a computer programmer building automated stock market trading systems and stock market trading software tools. He is an avid outdoorsman who has been hunting since he was big enough to walk and has been doing so primarily as a bowhunter for the past 25 years. He is on the Pro Field Staff for PSE Archery and the Pro Staff for Grim Reaper Broadheads. Greg hunts a wide variety of game, but one of his most favorite things to hunt is predators. He has recently formed and is President of the Arkansas Predator Hunters Association.