Coyote hunting tips

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by geo4061, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Coyote hunting tips. Please no discussions or stories just straight out tips and techniques.Example

    Always carry a shotgun or better yet a shot gunner with you.
     
  2. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    Hunt with wind in face and sun at your back. Hide your silhouette. Start your calling sounds low and work up to louder. Keep an close eye on your down wind. Everyone that hunts these critters knows these tips. These are the basic ones. But as you hunt more often, you will pick up on tips of your own.

    Jason
     

  3. calling4life

    calling4life Well-Known Member

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    hunt with the wind at your back so if he wants to wind you he has to be dead set in the middle of your killzone.

    howl first

    my close range gun is a 44mag carbine, just got some 305gr gas checked hardcast to try. Your close range gun doesn't have to be a shotgun.

    learn how to locate coyotes, and do it, often.

    use hand calls and learn how to read reactions and responses, then respond correctly to pull them closer.

    always keep calling after a shot, I've called dogs back in or new ones in even after a buddy and i fired six rounds into his friends.
     
  4. wackinandstackin243

    wackinandstackin243 Well-Known Member

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    Some will say wind in your face and others at your back. The main thing is be aware of what the wind is doing and get the dog shot before he smells you. A coyote can come from anywhere, but they will work their way down wind.

    As time goes by, the single most effective advantage I have learned is to shoot longer range. I used to shoot most coyotes under 100 yds and now most are 400. It's getting harder and harder to find a coyote that isn't call shy. Focus on shooting more consistent at distance or finding fresh territory to call. If you can't find fresh country, don't call at all. Just hunt them like you would anything else. Don't let yourself be seen or heard, and use your binoculars often. Then reach out and touch them.
     
  5. dstark

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    My best calling spots continue to produce year after year. For example there is a particular knob overlooking a large bowl that I kill several coyotes off of each year. Don't over hunt your good areas but keep checking back on them occasionally and they will likely continue to be good in the future.

    My next best tip is to be extra stealthy on your approach to the stand, over the top sneaky and be mindful of the wind. I typically hunt open country and I have blown a few stands spooking coyotes on the way in that would have almost definitely responded to the call had they not been spooked.
     
  6. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Watch the TV show Carnivore. It is the best I have found for teaching and learning the ways of the Coyote.
     
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    Try and be above in coming Yotes

    Also have a pistol in your lap or handy, you'd be surprised what can show up behind you.

    Best tip is; see if you can find an Herbs Howler.. cow horn not that plastic crap..it can't be beat.
    Original Herb's Howlers

    Cheer's
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  8. hooked

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    Hey guys I am fairly new to coyote hunting and new to this site. I am shooting a rem 700sps varmit in .243 1:9 with a 26"barrel. I currently load a 75 gr v-max and they make a hole that could sink a ship in no time. I am looking for a bullet that won"t make a mess. I live in north west North Dakota so the wind can get heavy. Any advice is much appreciated
     
  9. calling4life

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    243 isn't fur friendly

    223 with an 8 twist shooting 75 A Max up to 80gr A Max or SMK

    7 twist 22-250 shooting 75 a max to the 90gr berger
     
  10. wackinandstackin243

    wackinandstackin243 Well-Known Member

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    @hooked

    I have shot many coyotes with sierra 70 gr matchking with very little fur damage. 46 grains of H4350 and the Sierras shoot out of my Remington VLS. Should be the same barrel. Matchkings are not recommended for hunting, but I chronoed it about 3500 fps and usualy get one small entrance and no exit. Also a chest shot with the coyote facing you is the more fur friendly than a broadside shot. Good luck
     
  11. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Hey Hooked, get some Sierra 60 HP's & you can start skinning coyotes. They don't exit very often. Just keep your velocity up.
    Thanks, Kirk
     
  12. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Move in on them when you hear them in the distance and they will not come in. Someone posted this elsewhere. It was such a good tip I thought I would repeat it here.
     
  13. BrowningBanger

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    Always hide your truck and be super quiet and careful getting to the set. Sound carries a long damn way when you're in the middle of nowhere. Also cover your downwind side and expect the worst when a dog is getting near your scent cone. Cold weather and a light breeze makes for the farthest carrying and strongest scent cone.

    Best of luck to all of those getting after it.
     
  14. predator 22

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    Be persistent! Don't give up after two fruitless sets.