summer coyote hunting

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by GUNNER 1, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. GUNNER 1

    GUNNER 1 Well-Known Member

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    i would like some comments on summer hunting , and if anyone else, hunts in the summer , i know most only hunt when pelts are prime, but thats not ourreason to kill coyotes , they do a lot of damage here on the ranch, we dont hunt for sport, but it can get pretty sporty some times.have you got any hints that will help me out?lightbulb
     
  2. lidsplitter

    lidsplitter Active Member

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    a lot of people miss out on some of the best hunting of the year. I love the summer time. nights are shorter, which means more daytime hours there exposed to fill there bellies. Don't know where your at & what kind of critters you have around, but here in kentucky a coyote & fox fight gets a lot of them killed through the summer & early fall. distress k-9 is also another good one. try to sound like an adult dog in a lot of pain. they're always curious as to who's in the neighborhood.
     

  3. dave1

    dave1 Well-Known Member

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    Nights in the summer are a little warmer also ;)
     
  4. ol mike

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    Summer is the best time to thin out the coyotes -about the end of May you can go out at night [late] and use a friendly sounding howl -the young coyotes at the den will often times howl back -giving away the den location.
    Pup in distress works good through Thanksgiving.
    Hunting them at night is much more productive.
    Find a trapper in your area if you really need to thin them out or do it yourself.
     
  5. GUNNER 1

    GUNNER 1 Well-Known Member

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    thank you for the info, i hunt all i can but am not well set up to night hunt, but will be soon , have gotten some good info form this site, on night hunting, and am building a night rig now,the coyotes are doing a great deal of damage to our stock and wild life, in the last 2 months my boy and i have killed over 100 coyotes and havent killed a skinny or poor one yet, their eating real good here.gun)
     
  6. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Wow 100 coyotes ..

    Take a look at the lightforce lights they are very nice -if you hunt mostly w/ your son get a handheld model.
    You can get lower powered bulbs to extend the burn time -forget the 1 million 3 million candlepower stuff -way too bright and will scare predators away even w/a colored lens.

    Stay on stand longer when night hunting -coyotes can't/don't run wide open to the caller -it's dark.
    With that many coyotes around i'd get myself a couple three dozen snares and find some of their travel routes -look for places where they go under fences -deadly snaring spot !
    Good luck -Mike
     
  7. yotefever

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    My buddies $29 handheld was brighter then my EXPENSIVE lightforce. Sure was disappointed I wasted the money on it.
     
  8. GUNNER 1

    GUNNER 1 Well-Known Member

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    my night hunting rig is about complete, will let you know how it works out , as for snares , i dont use them as we have hunting dogs , snares can cost me a good dog, and have. our coyote problem , is coming from the ranches around us , they are large ranchs we are small only about 25000, acres we dont graze cattle or goats, all we have is deer, guail, and the other s. tex. wild life, we have done a lot of work on water, food, cover, andover all wild life managment, and we have become a free lunch for predators, so we fight them daily. gun)gun)
     
  9. campp

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    I live in sw. iowa and hunt most every month exept july and aug. not because
    of pups, but it is so hot the coyotes are real hard to call. also crops make really good cover and is very hard to see if you do call one.
    I usually start calling again in mid sept. after some crops are starting to be harvested. on through nov. untill deer hunters scare the bejesus out of them
    then start again mid jan. ater they kind of settle back down. HERE in Iowa
    any hunter out will happily take a shot at a coyote when they see one. makes them real jumpy. coyote is all I hunt now am gettting where in need to walk slower to my stands and make my call. but still can't wait to make my next stand. campp
     
  10. GUNNER 1

    GUNNER 1 Well-Known Member

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    we find coyote hunting in the summer a lot tougherhere in south tex. not because of crops, butits so hot , and the wind blows off the gulf ,real hard most days , but we still get a few every week.also the does are having their fawns now so we try to control coyotes as much as we can .gun)