Coyote hunting tips

APDDSN0864

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Ten years ago I would have loved to have gone with ya'll. I don't have the ability to walk long distances to scout. It is also probably necessary to walk long distances from the roads and your truck in order to have good sets. Go for it while your young and in good health. Great memories to be made.
@geo4061, not necessarily.

The most difficult part is hiding your vehicle and if you are group hunting, you can be dropped off and the driver can hide the vehicle.
Also, when night hunting, the coyotes are not spooked by the vehicle, so we've actually sat in the truck, in the cab or the bed, and shot from there.
So far as scouting goes, just get away from the main traffic and start hunting. Even that is not an absolute as I have killed them in the middle of a very busy oilfield in the middle of the day.
For instance, one day about three weeks ago, I had left my truck and ATV trailer parked on the side of a caliche ranch road and drove my ATV to check on a cattle tank about 11:00AM one morning. I came back by the truck about 20 minutes later to discover that a coyote had been digging around the base of a mesquite clump on the shoulder of the road roughly 25 yards from the truck, looking for rats or ground squirrels while I was gone!
This part of NM is covered with oilfield roads, Ranch roads, and two-tracks so access is not a problem.
Can you walk long distances to make good sets?
Sure, but you don't have to.

Ed
 

geo4061

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Hunting vehicles pickups, side by side, golf cart, and four wheeler. What are your experiences with these? Why are you using something different than your pickup?
 

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For the last several years I ran 4X4 S10'S then the Colorado's or Canyon's they got around good were smaller quiet and good gas mileage didn't get stuck in the snow and mud easily and were easy to get out if you did . They seamed to stay together well I normally put 150,000 miles on them before I got a new one . I ran a few 4 wheelers but thought they were too noisy for me so pretty much stayed with them only to den hunt after the adults were taken . A smaller truck is easily hidden over a full sized one and gas powered is a lot quieter then a diesel engine plus I don't like that diesel engines smell more . I put a lot of miles on my feet as I'm a believer in being as quiet and odor free as I could for coyote hunting but then a lot of people tell me I'm a little different then most but I've killed a few more coyote then a lot of people too .
 

geo4061

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Terry Denmon of Mojo outdoors was in Mexico coyote hunting. He showed pictures of dirt roads covered with coyote tracks. The first day was windy. They called in zero. Reminded me of a couple of weeks ago. The next day the wind laid. They called in five in two sets. The rest of the hunt to be continued next week.
 

CBH Australia

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@geo4061
Have you had any luck?
There are 50 pages and I should be working.
I've shot Dingoes in Australia andany from the car.
We don't do furs so dead is dead, most have succumb to the .223 but the .308 took a few.
I would like to shoot coyote it I ever hunt in the states.
 

CBH Australia

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CBH......are you Mick Dundee??? Ey mate you hunts crocs too?
Nah Mate,

I am a Fair Dinkum Aussie who loves the bush.

I'm in the lower part of Australia semi arid desert dry with some rocky outcrop.

No water and too cold for Crocs, unfortunately.

Close by we have foxes, some rabbits, pigs where they can find water and the occassional Dingo, my state has a barrier fence to slow dogs (dingos)

I can get them in a neighbouring state.
 

APDDSN0864

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Hunting vehicles pickups, side by side, golf cart, and four wheeler. What are your experiences with these? Why are you using something different than your pickup?
The only reason to use something other than a pickup is the deep sand that you can run into out here.
The drought has made conditions worse with deep areas of what we call "sugar sand".
Small pickups and Jeeps are ideal. The pickups can have a frame fitted to the bed that provides an elevated shooting platform for night hunting.
There is one area I've been hunting lately that is a five mile ATV ride from the nearest caliche road and even the rancher won't take a truck in there because of the deep sand.

Ed
 

geo4061

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APD wish you were close enough I would love to help you with the Dingos. Do you call them or set up an ambush? How much do they weigh? What caliber do you use?
 

DSheetz

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I think that CBH has the dingoes . There have been people that have imported them to the U.S. as pets like people have Blue or Red heelers and Australian Shepherds as working stock .
 

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