Re: Interesting morning of calling
I learned the same lessons years ago, don't take the shot unless you feel comfortable with it because a coyote is a FAST learner, and an "educated" coyote is alot harder to call in a second time! I've seen many educated coyotes sneek in, kind of like a bobcat, and the only thing I could see would be their heads. Makes for tough shooting. I usually carry 4-5 different calls and I start with a short range call, just in case there is one bedded down nearby. If nothing happens after about 10 mins. I switch to a louder call and then to a different sound. Don't be afraid to experiment with different sounds. Coyotes are opportunitist, they will eat almost anything. Don't overlook the sounds of birds that are native to your area, I have very good success with blue jay and woodpecker in distress sounds. If your calling in areas that get hunted alot, stay on your stand longer, even up to 30-45 mins. I have one of Dan's Red Desert Howler and I'm still learning the language of the coyote. Don't be afraid to experiment and learn from your mistakes. I wish I could've met Dan, he was one of the masters at calling coyotes. my condolences go out to his family and friends, i'm sure he will be missed.