Originally Posted by Iron Worker
Do we call into the wind, and set our stand up down wind ?
Judging by the question, I'll assume you're a novice, so I would HIGHLY suggest you set up on the down wind side of the area you're "hopeing" to call coyotes from, so the wind will be in your face.
It's honestly a crap shoot on where they will come from...your approach is probably more important than anything.
You want to also approach from as much of the downwind side as possible, so that you reduce the chance of calling one in from behind you on accident.
It's a good idea to scout areas in the off season or slow times and either document them or have a damn good memory....on which locations will be best suited for a wind out of a specific direction.
We have a huge hunting map with hundreds of push pins stuck in it.
Blue is a good spot for a north wind
Red is a good spot for a south wind
Green is a good spot for a west wind
Yellow is a good spot for an east wind.
We put a sticky note next to areas we had success, how many of what gender we killed and the date we were there.
We put stick notes in areas we see coyotes and how many.
After you get more effective, you can make sets with less emphasis on wind direction.
We have one spot in particular that we go to with a wind that would be completely wrong for most hunters....but it's an area we specifically call in order to take long shots.