Tried calling coyotes after dark.

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  1. Vortex!

    Vortex! Well-Known Member

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    I heard the coyotes howling saturday evening after dark. I had just taken a five gallon bucket of deer guts and dumped it in the field couple hundred yards from the house. I went inside and got my caller and gun and tried calling. I think one showed up but I accidently pushed the coyote howl button and the eyes disappeared. I was playing cottontail and jackrabbit distress calls. The wind was favorable so I don't think it was that. I stayed out for 40 min. But I think I scared em off when I accidently howled at them. :(:( Any ideas or suggestions are welcome
     
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  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Just have fun.

    Rifle or shotgun?
     
  3. Vortex!

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    AR15 chambered in 6.5 Grendel.
     
  4. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Check out the thread Coyote Hunting Tips. Go back a few posts to lights. I will try to post some night tips today. Good luck.
     
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    Vortex! hope the tips will help. Who knows the real cause you got busted. Since you saw eyes I will guess you moved the light away from him and when you brought the light back he had seen you and was gone. I hope others will jump in over there and give us additional tips.
     
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  6. Vortex!

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    Thanks, you're right I didn't keep the light on the eyes.
     
  7. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I LOVE spot lighting yotes. I shoot 30-40 a year this way. I don't even use the red or green lights. Sometimes they run right up to you and you can smoke them with a shotgun. You can see their eyes from a long ways off and watch them coming (its desert country). They will always try and work downwind of the call and it my experience that if you get busted it is because they smell you. We have made some stupid noise trying to get in the right position for a shot and they just sit there and look at you. Night hunting is pretty forgiving, but if they smell you, it's over. Also, if they have been "educated" - called in and shot at before, they can be pretty spooky.
     
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  8. Vortex!

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    I've always been told it doesn't work unless you use a red a green light but I don't know much about it.?
     
  9. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I have heard people say that - its not true. I have never used a red or green light. Maybe I would be a little more successful with a red or green light, but I have never felt like the good old yellow light put me at a disadvantage.
     
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  10. Three44s

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    It takes more discipline to shine ‘otes with a white light. Also a light shy animal will not generally come back into a light it has been spooked from.

    The red is the safest color but least range and green is between white and red for safety and range.

    Three44s
     
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    morning, 3" 12ga. magnum #4 Fed. buckshot,
    E Otech sight, set midium red or green light
    call get to killing. justme gbot tum
     
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  12. Three44s

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    Under ideal conditions with a high resolution thermal you can watch otes coming in from 1 mile

    Under ideal conditions I have observed them at about 1 1/4 miles.

    Three44s
     
  13. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

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    I tried night coyote calling once. No light just blowing on a distressed rabbit call. Almost got hit by an owl 3 times. Scared the chit out of me. :/
     
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  14. Three44s

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    I have had one swoop in on me but I heard the swooshing of his wings in time and gave him a red beam and he pulled out and did not bother me anymore.

    Gets your adrenaline going though!

    Three44s