It sounds like those 'yotes were what my old buddy in New Mexico calls "gentle." When the animals aren't too edgy and nervous about people, whether they be deer or coyotes, that how he describes them. It's always a special treat to find one's self among predators that haven't heard a call, and really do think they're going to get an easy dinner. When two or three of them are in a foot-race to get to the source of the squeaking, the biggest trick is to keep from getting too excited and screwing up a good shooting situation.I find it to be enjoyable to take an inexperence person calling and have one come charging in hard and close . Back in 1989 I went up to my uncles in Montana to call coyote with him and his sons . My uncle and his sons had tried calling but said they hadn't had any luck with it . There was just a skiff of snow on the ground the temp was in the 20's and no wind . We went out to some pine ridges walked down one and sat up on a large rock over looking a large draw . I got my uncle set up next to a large pine and took up a seat by a small bush myself . I waited a few min then let out a long howl . a few seconds latter my uncle whispered that he saw a coyote moving around down the draw on his side . Ilet out a couple of short howls and heard a boom . So being me I ask did you get him , silence so I ask again and got a reply of I don't know if I like this calling &%[email protected] I'm not sure if I got him or not it landed on the rock right beside me and all I could see was a blur in my scope . About 6 feet from him was a blood pool and over the edge of the rock was one very dead coyote . We went on to call in 4 more coyote that day . Where his ranch was at that time not many people called and they hadn't been educated my Uncle Max decided he liked calling just not getting that close .
Everybody I have ever known who was exceptionally good at his profession was a detail guy. The other quality that ALL the real masters displayed is patience.DSheetz, you have probably forgot more than I could possibly ever learn. Thanks for coming back to the thread to educate us more. You have definately paid attention to the little things but in your line of work you had to. The little things set you apart from the crowd. It is interesting how mother nature works sometimes. It's always amazing really.