Not only more coyotes called, but more things seen.You are welcome as is any one else that wants to read what I have offered . It's just what I have observed and may be different then what you will find to work in your area . Pleasure hunting and hunting one or two stock killers isn't the same thing as you already know . When you are out there like Ed and myself to kill specific animals you learn different ways of doing things that the average person doesn't need to even think about but in the end it will be of use to the pleasure hunters with more coyote called .
In Alaska, the magpies were great at letting you know what else was out there.Yes Ed , time after time the other animals have told me of predators approaching well before I was able to see them myself . Here magpies are real big tattle tails squawking and swooping on them they love to tell on cats especially for some reason . Cows with young calves are very observant of all predators as you said as are does of antelope and deer .
I learned years ago when I was starting out bow hunting deer to pay attention to cattle, squirrels, blue jays and even the deer themselves. They will tell you when something is askew.Not only more coyotes called, but more things seen.
It's interesting to see the non-target animals and birds that show up to your calls and how they react
Don't ignore them, because they will know when the coyotes show up. Sometimes long before you do.
Today is a perfect example of it.
I was traveling on my 4-wheeler, checking around stock tanks for coyote and feral pig sign.
I stopped under a mesquite tree in the shade to have some water and a snack since it's only 102°F.
There were probably 30 cow/calf pairs scattered around the tank, just taking it easy.
All of a sudden, off to my right about 30 feet away, I hear a cow utter a low, short sound, almost like a growl. This was different from the other, usual sounds that loafing cows make.
I have never heard a cow growl before!
I looked in the direction the cow was looking, over to my left and on the other side of the herd, and I saw a young coyote walk out of the brush, walking at an angle towards me, sniffing the cow pies as he came.
I didn't have a clear shot at that moment, so I just waited until he stepped in the clear.
As I waited, several other cows let out short, low growls and the herd turned towards the coyote.
The coyote was so focused on the cows and calves that it never saw me, in the open, sitting on my RED 4-wheeler.
A minute or so later, the coyote stepped clear and I shot him.
Easiest dog of the day.
I wondered if I hadn't paid attention to the strange sound of that one cow would I have seen that coyote before I saw it and spooked?
All of it's remaining life, by what I have observed.One thing we haven't talked about is memory. How long does a coyote remember a certain sound or set up that means danger?