Re: Hunting Coyotes in North Carolina
I've hunted coyotes out west. The eastern coyote is a very different animal. Much more secretive and harder to hunt. The most successful way I've found is over a road killed deer at night. In the middle of winter, when foods harder to find, they camp out very close to a bait. Calling is also effective but the east has a lot more cover than the west and they are harder to spot. A coyote will often respond to your call and leave the area without you ever seeing it. If one spots you it will probably not respond again. They are very educated to humans. Your going to have to step up your game if you want to kill coyotes in the east. Don't be afraid to grab your shotgun and head to the thickets.