Re: Mountain Coyote hunting
I am in no way shape or form a Pro when it comes to Yote hunting, but here is how i would set up.
Look at the game trails where they intersect the logging roads.
Find the one that has the most traffic and if you find dog tracks even better.
Position yourself down the game trail away from the road. Be carefully not to leave to much sign while scouting this area and location, because we all know how fast a yote will pick up on human sign.
If you have an electronic call set it in a tree around the game trail where you have a good line of sight. Then look at the avenues of approach, where would the dog come from and where would he most likely sit to check out the area.
I typically use skunk oil to try and mask my sent, it has worked very well for me.
If you have good eyes on the area ask your self, If i can see him can he see me? If the answer is maybe or no then set up and start the call.
Your situation is nearly identical to the hunting conditions i routinely hunt in my area. This method has worked well for me as it seems Coyotes like to follow these game trails to find a weakling in the herd or pack.
Let me know if it works for ya,