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Old 12-02-2005, 03:50 AM
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Re: Coyote hunting

Of course as in all hunting there's no perfect answer to every question, but i'd setup several hundred yds. from the cover facing toward it, but i'd be far enuf from it that the uneducated dogs will come out in the open to get a closer view of me, which would allow me an opportunity i might never get if i'm "too close". Of course this depends on the terrain. Truth is now that i think of it, if there's a rise downwind of me within 200 yds. or so of the cover-- i wouldn't pick that stand for a call, IF there's another way to access the dogs that r in that area, if not i'd go ahead and call it as already explained, realizing that if you're a lone hunter with nobody to watch the back door, then at least a few more coyotes r gonna get educated by u anyway. Everybody educates coyotes, even the best of hunters, although i definitely always want as much in my favor as i can get, since coyotes ARE smarter than any other game i've ever hunted GENERALLY speaking.

Couple other suggestions that might help:

When i call i always pan the call in front of me to every direction i can blast the call into, as it only stands to reason that the bigger the country u cover, the more dogs that'll respond---GENERALLY (1 of the most successful coyote hunters in the country--Q Waggoner out of Nebraska, calls softly, and walks miles in the country he hunts, so....)

Move as little of your body as u can since that's the second biggest educator of coyotes-- human movement--- BUT move you're head in a scanning motion back and forth from as far behind u as u can get it on 1 side to the same on the other, constantly. Won't be long you'll feel like Linda Blair.

For some reason the hardest thing to teach a new coyote hunter is how to stop a dog that's moving for the shot. Eventually you'll get to know the demeanor of a coyote that's gonna stop ,and one that's gonna eat u no matter what.If the dog won't stop at a whoop as suggested above, then try a loud growl right in his face, and he'll more often that not stop at that. I actually have proof of this system on tape of 1 a buddy called in, and wouldn't react to his barking at her to stop her, until i growled at her loud. She stopped, and he popped a dog that might otherwise have been missed, due to a close running shot.

If more than one r called in, and u shoot 1. Of course the other's gonna take off, quickly. LET THE DOG GET OUT AWAYS (very important), and then utter a couple ki yi's, like a hurt dog, and they'll often enuf stop for a look back at his/her partner. U'll get to know which will stop, and which won't eventually. If you're good at running shots then bang away with the AR (the most efficient calling rifle ever made by the way). I'm not, and never will be.

Many great suggestions above. There's a lot of combined years of addicted calling experience here for sure-- most of it probably learned the hard way-- i'd bet.
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:09 AM
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Re: Coyote hunting

This is an excellent post! Thanks for all the great information everyone. I have learned a lot.

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Old 12-02-2005, 08:45 AM
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Re: Coyote hunting

4ked, sscoyote's first paragraph is exactlly what I would do in that situation. A sage field is enough cover for a coyote to aproach in, with enough open ground for a shooting field. You may get in this set-up and have a coyote aproach from any direction, because the dogs may be anywhere in this terrain.

You dont have to hunt the thick cover exclusivly. In early am and late pm I tend to hunt more open ground. It's easier to see the dogs aproach in failing light, and they tend to be up and hunting rodents at these times.

Don't overlook mid-day hunts in the extreame cold winter weather. Many times coyotes will conserve their body heat at night, and be out hunting at mid-day when the temp gets over 0 degrees.

If the beginers need a leg up, start calling now. Or better yet in October. The first year pups are curious and uneducated, you will have a huge advantage. By going out and having some sucsess you will get a better understanding of the hows and whys.

Don't give up even the experienced callers have more unsucsessful set-ups than sucsessful ones. Ocasionally you may have one of those days were the dogs are racing in for the bait like cats to warm milk. Savor those days. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:19 AM
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Re: Coyote hunting

4ked horn,

Did you get my email. I look forward to meeting you and gonehunting.

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Old 12-02-2005, 10:15 AM
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Re: Coyote hunting

Yep, we will see you there. Did you see the map?
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:44 AM
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(1 of the most successful coyote hunters in the country--Q Waggoner out of Nebraska, calls softly, and walks miles in the country he hunts, so....)

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As has been stated, there are a lot of opinions. In the wide open Wyoming country, many good callers do just the opposite. They call loudly and only walk far enough from the truck so incoming dawgs don't bust the set up. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I guess folks need to see what works for their terrain.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:31 PM
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No I never got any reply.. email elkhntr04@aol.com
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