Thank You I try to do the best that I can . I don't use the right words or get things explained well some times and it's through no fault of any one if I haven't stated things so that they can be understood by them .
Keep in mind that when you have been away from things that you can smell them . As an example if you haven't been around livestock you can smell them from a distance . You can smell a heard of deer or elk as well and they can smell you even more so then you can them . So what you bathe with and put on afterwards does make a difference in how noticeable you are to them as well as what you do in the field .
A favorite quote of mine is from George Bernard Shaw;
"The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
Communication is sometimes difficult, even when face-to-face. Trying to effectively communicate through the printed word is much more difficult.
We need to give each other lots of grace when conversing with others... Lord knows I need it!
Scent control is not needed, BUT knowing where your scent cone is going is very important. The wide open spaces of eastern CO. allow a guy to set up a stand so that the wind is such that you can kill the coyote before he reaches your scent cone. In other words, kill'em before they get a chance to smell you.
You would probably find calling coyotes in the winter to be more successful for a couple of reasons. Less food available for them to eat and colder weather forces them to eat more and more often. Both lead to coyotes that come to the call more easily.
There's plenty of winter days that aren't cold, and deer hunters are easily avoided on the eastern plains.
The hot summer days are better for sitting under an umbrella shooting priarie rats.
And another reason that I like to make my calling directional . But that's just me I also don't believe in not taking care with my body odor the more you smell the more you put out there and some times the wind or breeze isn't going to play fair with you . Gusting and swirling winds are a part of life in my area .
I still like to take my note pad and set to listen to what the coyote are saying and at what time of the day and what the situation is at the time so that I can think it over and try to figure out what it is they are talking about and why they are talking about it at that time they are . But that's just me I'm a little different then a lot of coyote hunters so I think about things just a little differently and try not to take any thing for granted with the coyote . I've found over the years that not any thing is carved in stone with them .
In my area for years they used poisoned bait stations , till in 1972 it was banned by President Nixon it has only been in the last few years that the coyote here started to come into bait stations here and people are starting to have some success calling at bait stations or just setting up for long range shots over baits ( livestock that died for various reasons ). It took a long time for them to stop teaching the young not to eat at bait stations several generations .
Every one that want's it can have what I have learned freely from me I don't know it all and some things that are true in my area may not be in your area but they should give a person a place to start . I have always enjoyed sharing what I have learned with those that want to learn from me as do you APDDSN0864 from what I can tell by reading your posts here . Thank You and You are welcome Dave
"Scent control is not needed." Those of you that hunt in the wide open spaces are fortunate. Where I hunt it is face to face. Most encounters happen under fifty yards. I take every advantage I can. Camo, scent control, wind, sun, and no movement are all important to me. I wouldn't blink if I could.