To answer some questions about Sam........
He is a Black Mouth Cur/German Shepard cross he's about 75 pounds now.
While the caller is on or I'm using hand calls he just sits or lays next to me. He is not a decoy dog. I'm trying to train Sam to get to the Coyote after the shot and or find it if it runs wounded thats Sam's job and he enjoys it.
He's had encounters with 2 coyotes now and has shown his ability's in these tasks.
He sit quietly and looks around and he just recently started sniffing the wind and when he smells something he gets up and looks that way as he did the other day.
1st time he saw a coyote coming in he just sat there watching him come in he didn't bark or try to get after it he sat not making a sound and after my friend shot it I let him off his leash and said "Get em Sam" and after the coyote he went.
He is exclusively a coyote dog. I was gonna take him today but we took my friends new SUV and Sam is shedding.
Clean missed yotes just get a pass I don't send Sam after it cause hard telling where a Coyote will take him.
Sam is now a year and a half old and loves to hunt I just can't take him all the time But he'll be going more from now on I gotta get him more experience its the only way he'll figure out what I want him to do.
Here's more pics of Sam from last Fall.