Originally Posted by dogbuster0006
I grew up hunting them in KY while we can't hunt them at night I use electronic and mouth calls. Several were killed every yr while my buddies and I deer hunted as well. If you deer stands will give you better views of the area you're trying to hunt then give it a shot. Same reason you hunt deer from them less likely to be looking up and you'll get your scent column elevated. If you're using a cheaper call it's probably not all that loud which might be part of your issue. Also try to vary your call sequences as well, use diff sounds and differ your time they play, as well as the patterns you use when playing them. Yotes are quite smart and will pick up on repeat sounds and patterns. If you have to hunt in heavy woods try a shot gun if you can, Idk if you're using night vision scope or just goggles. Are you locating them before you go in? How long are you waiting on each stand? How many stands per night vs how much actual ground are you covering?
Mainly using AN/PVS-14 Gen III Pinnacle Monocular. Sometimes head mounted but mainly weapons mounted on my Noveske 12.5" Crusader behind my Aimpoint M3. Longest shot I would have is 175 yards...usually. On occasion I will break out my thermal weapon scope and that is usually mounted on a suppressed Colt 6920 as well. As a side note, the thermal works awesome. Went coyote hunting the other night and walked up to on of my plots and I made out 4 deer & a rabbit standing in it. None of them spooked until we started calling.
Not really "locating" prior to going in. Usually just try a few different spots through the evening. Mainly hides that would likely allow me to spot them coming in...again, due to vegetation that is limited to around 75 yards at times and a max of 175-200 yards of clearing. I hunt on/near food plots, clear cuts, power lines and dirt roads.
I usually call, off and on, for between 30mins to an hour prior to hanging it up and moving on to a different location. So, that would average out to about 3-4 different hides per night. Anymore and my Miss gets a little aggravated...if you get my drift.
In a typical night I will cover all 400 acres that I have access to. Again, just varying where I will go by conditions. I usually set up no closer than 2 miles from my previous hide.