Coyote Hunting Tips

In the first coyote hunting tips article in this series we talked about scouting and finding sign that coyotes and other predators are in the area you plan to hunt. If you haven’t read it yet please do so. It will be very helpful to you in finding prime areas to call coyotes/predators.

Let’s Go Calling…Here’s how to set-up…

coy-imgNow we are going to assume you have done your scouting and have found an area that shows promise for hunting predators. So let’s go calling. Step one is to get into the area without being detected by your prey. Park your vehicle preferably by some cover a ways away from where you plan to call from. And make sure you enter the area downwind as well. If you can’t get into the area without being seen, smelled, or heard…your chances of successfully calling a varmint are slim. When walking to your calling spot don’t “skyline” yourself. In other words don’t walk in a place where the outline of your body can be seen clearly such as over a hill with nothing between you and the area where you think the predators are except the sky. Walk along cover that breaks up your outline when ever possible.

Now you have made it to your calling spot and you’ve settled in. Here’s what you do before you start calling. Make sure your shooting lanes are clear. Can you move your gun without hitting tree branches, weeds, etc.? Make sure either you or your calling partner can see your down wind side and could get a shot off in that direction without much movement. I can guarantee you that your predator is going to try to get down wind of where he hears your call coming from. Be sure you can see him when he does.

That’s it for part 2 in my article series on coyote hunting tips. So be sure you park your vehicle a ways away from where you plan to call. Enter the area down wind of where you think the predators are. Don’t skyline yourself when you walk in. Make sure your shooting lanes are clear. Be certain you or your partner can see the down wind side.

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