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Rookie mistakes

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Unread 04-04-2009, 10:37 PM
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Re: Rookie mistakes

Just keep at it. Always work on getting into stands without being seen or smelled. I start out soft in case there is a dog close by but loud isn't necessarily wrong. Coyotes all have their own personality and you never know what happened to them that morning or two weeks ago that shaped how they react. Many times I've sat a stand and glassed coyotes in 2 directions before I started calling, and when I started, one comes in as fast as he can get there while the other goes straight away at the same speed.
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Unread 04-17-2009, 05:22 PM
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Re: Rookie mistakes

Good answeres put forth here but there's another possiblility. Coyotes usually come to a call for a free meal. In other words, they'r HUNGRY.
Those 2 may have spent the morning feeding on gophers, rodents, rabbits,
roadkill, etc. and already had a full belly in which case they most likely would run the other way.
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Unread 04-18-2009, 07:44 AM
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Re: Rookie mistakes

Like most I am not an expert and they are very very smart so some times (Most of the time)
they win..

If I may make a suggestion :use a visual decoy (Something that moves) , place it cross wind
about 100yards away from your hunting position with the electronic call (If using one)

When you see a coyote stop using the call and leave the decoy active .

This will keep his attention away from you and make him zone in on the decoy.

If he hesitates hit the call real lightly and short .

Sometimes it will make him stand for a millisecond giving you a shot.

Have fun and don't be supprised if they win.

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Unread 04-27-2009, 06:36 PM
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Re: Rookie mistakes

+1 on being winded they have a incredible ability to sneakup on you in cover that doesnt look like it would hold a mouse . a moving deycoy is very helpful . keep up the good work . adam
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Unread 05-08-2009, 05:17 PM
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Re: Rookie mistakes

the simple answer to your setup is you said you set your caller downhill +DOWNWIND!!!!! THEY BOTH SMELLED YOU. next time setup with the wind in your face and you won't be wasting your time.
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