When NOT to hunt coyotes?
I was recently told that during the period from December-February, coyotes were not particularly interested in responding to hunters' calls because they were too busy trying to mate; therefore, it was best to wait until either before or after the mating season.
I have scoured the articles on HOW to hunt coyotes, but have found nothing about WHEN or WHEN NOT to hunt these animals.
I plan a coyote hunt later this month (February), but don't want to waste my time if these animals have little or no interest in my mouth or electronic callers because they are too busy with their mating duties.
I have always hunted during the summer and fall with no problems, but I now want to go after these animals in cold weather due to the reported lower availability of coyote prey that points to coyotes' being hungrier than during warmer months when their prey is more apt to be above ground and more active.
Is it true that hunting coyotes during their mating season is a waste of time, and if so, just WHEN is that mating season...at least in the western U.S.? I hunt in western Nevada or the extreme northeast corner of California.