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Best coyote bait

Do any of you guys hunt over bait? If you do what do you bait with, and are there any specifics of this technique I should know?
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    Do any of you guys hunt over bait? If you do what do you bait with, and are there any specifics of this technique I should know?
    All I can tell you is don't use an animal that has been had vaccine pumped in it. I hauled a cow we lost out to a hill I could see from 1000 yards and watched it for days. Not one coyote was on it. Only thing I could figure as they could detect all the meds.

    Deer or elk scraps work well though.

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    Re: Best coyote bait

    dead cattle work great, (minus the drugs.)

    A rancher in ND would usually save and drag out the most recent stiff a few days before we would come out hunting. Last Dec we glassed 7 different coyotes all bedded down about 300 yards up and along a ridge above the carcass.

    Even after the meat is gone, in late winter they will still visit it and crew bones when food starts to get slim.

    Calves and deer don't last long so you need to hunt them quick.

    If you going to sit on the bait, it's best to be a long way off, or somwhere on there aproach path, if the carcass is on low ground they will look real hard for danger before commiting to an open ground approach. You won't be the first or last hunter/rancher that tried shooting them off a meat pile so the dogs over 1 year old have usually seen this deal.
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    dead cattle work great, (minus the drugs.)

    A rancher in ND would usually save and drag out the most recent stiff a few days before we would come out hunting. Last Dec we glassed 7 different coyotes all bedded down about 300 yards up and along a ridge above the carcass.

    Even after the meat is gone, in late winter they will still visit it and crew bones when food starts to get slim.

    Calves and deer don't last long so you need to hunt them quick.

    If you going to sit on the bait, it's best to be a long way off, or somwhere on there aproach path, if the carcass is on low ground they will look real hard for danger before commiting to an open ground approach. You won't be the first or last hunter/rancher that tried shooting them off a meat pile so the dogs over 1 year old have usually seen this deal.
    Do you think it is possible to get in shotgun range if I use a ground blind?
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    Sheep work good and other skinned coyotes work super good, beaver carcasses are also really, really good. The hands down best though is Bobcat if you can get your hands on some. What ever you through out there get some skunk essence or scrap up a skunk and throw it on the pile!!!!!
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    Do you think it is possible to get in shotgun range if I use a ground blind?

    This might be a challenge but I have rolled them at 80 yards with 00 buck. This will depend on your method of scent block and the bind. A yote will often circle the bate before moving in and will use the wind to pick up scent. If you toss up a new blind he has not seen before it will probably make him skiddish. But if you use existing cover that is there and does not carry a scent it could work. Also remember they are much braver at night as they feel safer using the darkness to conceal them. A moonlight night with a blanket of snow is awesome.

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    The hands down best though is Bobcat if you can get your hands on some.!
    What would be wrong with these darn feral house cats that the city folks drop off around my place?
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