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West NC Coyote hunting/ HELP!

 
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:07 AM
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If you're going to use bait you have to use something that they cant pick up and carry off, or just eat and move on. You have to give them a reason to stick around. Small pieces of meat just give them a snack to enjoy. They will return to a known food source until its gone. Road killed deer are a great natural food source for them. Now, this may sound odd, but the coyotes in my area do not like beef. I had cow die this winter. So I put it back in field. The coyotes came to investigate it but have not eaten it. Its been back there over a month. I found this to be the case when I was a kid. If a deer died, it was cleaned up really quick. But a cow would lay there until it rotted away.
I would talk to those trappers you know about coyotes. They obviously have pretty good knowledge of the coyote. They may be able to help you a little.
Well I beg to differ with you on that. It's not often you get a shot on a yote over a kill, if you do, its at night, [keen sense of smell] and the coyote can see better at night than we can in the day time. So your chances of getting busted are high. Eventually you will find that the hunters problems are , wind direction, set-up spot, and your own movement. Stay in cover approaching areas that you plan to setup in. Don't walk across open areas if you can help it. They are watching you. Blend in to the scenery, wear camo and cover your face and hands, no quick movements either , I use the howler call, and ask where are you? I do this a couple of times, and if no answer , I don't use it again. Then I get on my rabbit call, for about 1 minute , then wait and watch.... repeat, and if nothing, shows up I move on to a different spot, after 20 minutes. The set up spot and covering your own scent are the most important, is what I have found.... A decoy works excellent too, and you'll see more yotes using one.... The set-up spot is everything though.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:30 PM
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I cant count how many coyotes I've killed over the years over a dead deer. Some just after dark when I could barely see through my scope, and several during the middle of the day. In fact the first double coyote kill I made was over a dead deer with the sun high in the sky. They were concerned about that deer meat and had no idea I was there. I shot one this year at 1:30 in the afternoon. Their pretty easy to see in the scope that time of day. When I was single I kept a carcass pile going all winter about 150yds from the house. In view of corse. Shooting out of my warm kitchen window was a lot easier than freezing my butt off for nothing. Shot 5 that way one winter, besides what I called in. Most of which were late morning or early afternoon shots. When its cold out, they love the easy meal. And when their hungry, they will come straight to the dinner plate.
As far as camo, shot two this year wearing a torn flannel and carhart bibs that smell like cow crap, diesel, axel grease, and chainsaw gas. I really went the extra mile on my gear this year. I'm going to save my money and try this again next winter. Maybe I'll find some other petroleum based product to add to my cover scents.
To me, not hunting coyotes over bait is like not hunting whitetail over a bean field. It's one thing if you cant do it. But if you can, why wouldn't you?
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:04 PM
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I cant count how many coyotes I've killed over the years over a dead deer. Some just after dark when I could barely see through my scope, and several during the middle of the day. In fact the first double coyote kill I made was over a dead deer with the sun high in the sky. They were concerned about that deer meat and had no idea I was there. I shot one this year at 1:30 in the afternoon. Their pretty easy to see in the scope that time of day. When I was single I kept a carcass pile going all winter about 150yds from the house. In view of corse. Shooting out of my warm kitchen window was a lot easier than freezing my butt off for nothing. Shot 5 that way one winter, besides what I called in. Most of which were late morning or early afternoon shots. When its cold out, they love the easy meal. And when their hungry, they will come straight to the dinner plate.
As far as camo, shot two this year wearing a torn flannel and carhart bibs that smell like cow crap, diesel, axel grease, and chainsaw gas. I really went the extra mile on my gear this year. I'm going to save my money and try this again next winter. Maybe I'll find some other petroleum based product to add to my cover scents.
To me, not hunting coyotes over bait is like not hunting whitetail over a bean field. It's one thing if you cant do it. But if you can, why wouldn't you?

Well some of us don't have the luxury of shooting yotes from our kitchen window, what do you do just stand there and do the dishes and have your rifle on the counter.. ready to go...??? My wife wouldn't let me do that....
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:25 PM
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At my old place, before being married, I had a little more freedom. I kept a carcass pile going just about all winter. I drove a snow plow and I was a seasonal worker so it made it easier to do things like that. I would go hunting at least 4 days a week in the winter if it wasn't snowing. The carcass pile is were I disposed of the animal left overs. And yes my house looked like a redneck bachelors paradise. The fridge was full of meat and beer, and hunting gear was spread out everywhere. I heated with wood, and fried or grilled everything. I did shoot several coyotes out of the window, or through a cracked door, or of the porch. Sometimes I would pull up the driveway and see one running to the woods. Marriage and a family has tamed that a little (very little). Now I drive a tractor trailer and work a lot more. But I still manage to shoot coyotes, and over a dead deer is my favorite way.
But keep in mind, I have NEVER lived in town. Its always been a long walk to my neighbors. And I also own equipment, so getting a frozen dead deer out in field is not that big of a deal. This is actually a pretty popular coyote hunting method in our area. It really dose work.
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I call this The Venetian Blind.





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Old 02-24-2014, 10:11 PM
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lolm hech this is a good set up... I like the venetian blind....
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