wolf stand vs coyote stand?

Discussion in 'Wolf Hunting' started by toolsofthetrade, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. toolsofthetrade

    toolsofthetrade Well-Known Member

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    Got my 1st chance at wolf this month here in Michigan and was wondering what the difference on running a stand for wolf. Vs coyote?
    Obviously watch the wind, but his long should I don't at a stand when calling? Do wolf come in slow or fast ?
    Always came in down wind?
    Any help appreciated
     
  2. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    I'm certainly no expert, but this is what I've found with wolves. They almost always travel in packs, so the extra sets of eyes make it tougher to surprise em. They also seem to be more cautious than yotes (at least around here) if they're not totally sure of the sound, they'll send one wolf to circle down-wind while the others keep you busy howling etc. You hear one short howl from behind you... and they all vanish.
     

  3. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

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    I hope you MI guys get some action. I'd rather see the season start on a different day, not the deer opener. On top of that, the areas open to wolf hunting is fairly limited.

    I just don't see a bunch of hungry, undisturbed wolves, ready to come in. The U.P. isn't hunted that hard(deer) in many places, but there are still a few hunters out, especially the 1st 5 days.

    I'll listen for a howl or distress call, maybe it is real, maybe not?
     
  4. HARPERC

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    How far are you setting up from your caller? I'm curious if anyone has played with longer distances between shooter and caller to catch that "scout".
     
  5. threejones

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    As far as I possibly can (the max distance my FoxPro remote will still work). I'm usually hunting solo, so they have the edge on me. They've scouted me like this twice and bailed out on both. My next set I'll try to figure where they're coming from and get side-wind to the caller in that direction, hoping to catch the scout, it'll at least give me a 50/50 shot at it.

    If two guys were to set up with one guy way farther down-wind to catch the scout. I think it'd work quite well (at least around here, they seem to act a lot different once they've been pressured by hunters a couple times)

    We've only been able to hunt em for a couple years now. So my advise isn't what I'd call sage-like by any means. Just what I've seen em do in the field a couple times. I think the best thing to do is to get with the AK or Canadian guys who've been hunting em for years, and pick their brains as to the proper techniques.
     
  6. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they play the game 24-7, 365, and we're trying to get lucky. It's tough any way you cut it. If next year goes a bit better, I'll try getting off the bench, and in the game.
     
  7. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    Of all the guys I know that have got one, no one has got one from the house:D! We've always got room on the team for a new member. The willingness to get out and spend the hours it takes to get a wolf is 90% of the battle. A monkey with a steady squeeze can do the rest.
     
  8. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Getting out means at least one more nr license. If I get an Idaho license early might make it after the first.