South Texas coyotes.

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Achapa87, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Achapa87

    Achapa87 Active Member

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    Been hard hunting down south. Coyotes denned up low 100 degree whether. I’m looking for any tips people use to draw them out the dens.prey Distress calls aren’t working. On cats it does. The normal rabbit bird, mouse calls bring in cats usually late evening. But im after the dogs. I sat a stand for one hour and 20 mins last night vocalizing with a group to my left last night. They’d respond to the locator than howl and bark during the pup distress sequence nothing ever showed they got closer but didn’t commit. I was set up between cover and water with a lot of game in the area. Any tips are thanked.
     
  2. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Challenge howling back and forth. I have never won that howling contest. I think for the most part they are lovers not fighters. Perhaps just a lone howl and then wait them out. Not another sound. A lot of times their curiosity will kill the coyote. That might have won the night on that night. I also think you were busted. You now have the upper hand since you now know where they live. Wait for a wind change. Move in close to their home on the opposite side from where you called before. Be especially careful. You have to get in there without being seen, heard , or smelled. Start with cottontail distress on low volume. If no response, female submissive howl medium volume. Then not a sound.
    If that doesn't work wait a few months. The pups should become active and try your pup distress again.
     
  3. Achapa87

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    The thing was the wind was directly in my face and call was out front about 75 yards they were to the left. You might be right busted but we went back and forth for awhile
     
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    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    You set up correctly for the wind. However, there are a dozen other things that will get you busted." We went back and forth for awhile". Unlike turkey hunting I have never had any luck challenge howling( calling back and forth). I have gone back the next day on a wind change after the challenge howling and got'm.
     
  5. Achapa87

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    I figured to give them a couple days and go hit them again not even hit the located just maybe a straight pup distress
     
  6. Achapa87

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    I’m headed out to another property around 8 tonight see if I can call a tom in