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Coyote Hunting Newbie please help???

Old 09-23-2002, 03:17 PM
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hey guys i have never coyte hunted in my whole life ive did deer pheasant you know a lot except for coyotes. I have a.270 right now 22-250 is coming in febuary. Anyways my uncle said he heres coyotes at night a lot and stuff how would i go about going out in the day and tring to get one?? Also are they out all year or just usually a specific time like the rut would be for deer hunting ???thanx
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Old 09-23-2002, 06:01 PM
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Some of the best times is during the spring when deer have their fawns. Their out all year. Its a year round season here in Kentucky. I recommend the 22-250. When hunting them, make sure you are up wind of them. Make sure they the wind is blowing from you to the yote. Sounds crazy but it works. Their going to try and smell you anyways so its best just to set up this way and make it a little more easier. Try using a rabbit squealer, distrees call. You will probably call in a fox before you call in a yote. At least thats how it works for me. Try using a CD predator call from Cabelas. Make sure you have absolutely no smell to you whatsoever. Another thing is when I hunt on the ground, I usually hunt with a partner because they will come up behind you with out you knowing it. Yes I know you have a gun with you, but having a wild dog come up behind you thinking your a rabbit or something, kinda makes it a little scary. Youll see what I mean if you ever come to that situation. Make sure you are ready to shoot for they will show up at any given time with or with out notice. Watch out for them foxes too. They like to play games. They sit and watch, wait for you to hit the call again, then they try to pin point you. So keep your eyes wide open at all times and make sure you clean your ears out because hearing is another important thing. That slightest foot step they make, can make the difference if you are able to shoot them or not. Let us know how it goes or any more questions.

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Old 09-23-2002, 07:17 PM
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so basically you can get attacked lol i have a little woodline about 40 yards wide then a 3 acre field then a drop off to a creek so i dunno if its a good spot or not but i know there out there too plus they kill a lot of phesants
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:03 PM
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where do you live? you wont know if that a good spot till you try it. To bad you dont live close to me. Id go with you. I doubt that you will get attacked but there is a chance no matter what anyone says. Its happened before. Are you sure they kill the pheasants? Fox are more likely to kill them, but I'm sure that can kill them too. You want to make it more challenging???? Use a shot gun, say a 20 gauge. Thats called close up and personal....lots of action......How old are you? You got hotmail messenger or yahoo? Nice to meet you...
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:17 PM
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Click here and read all about predator hunting...http://lewand.tripod.om/barkmoon.html
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THAT link should be...
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Old 09-24-2002, 09:41 PM
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I use my .270 all the time for yotes, and it works great. The wind if a HUGE factor as some of the guys already said. In KS it is open all year long. I usually find it best during the winter in the early mornings using a squealing rodent call, also have used a pup in distress tape, both work well but the rodent call will be more successful for longer periods than the other.
Squirrel Master...i agree with you, hunting them with a 20 gauge is a BLAST, but i wouldn't suggest it to a guy going out on his first yote hunt, keep with you rifle untill you get the hang of it and how they yotes work and watch how they they respond to different calls and everything else, always keep your eyes open, and when usuing a rodent call watch out for mt. lions and cougars depending where you're at. These will also come in just as fast as anything to this call. Hope something in there helps you out a bit, and good luck, let us know how your first hunt turns out!

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Old 09-25-2002, 05:24 PM
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Well, I beg to differ on the tactic of setting up with the wind at your back blowing to the yote. Better to try and use the wind to your advantage. Tis' true that most will try to get down wind of you, so use that to your advantage. In other words, try to set up in a spot that, if and when the predator comes, it has a choice, go down wind of you and be out in the open, or stay in some cover to get closer to try to see the &quot;squelling rabbit&quot;. There's just very few critters that you can hide your scent from, period. I've seen them smell hunters, myself included, out to 100 yrds. If you give them some cover, it doesn't take much, to hide themselves in while approaching your location, they will use it, not always, but often. If you want to try and use a shot gun on them, you will have to have patience, your setup will have to be very good, and if you expect them to get down wind and come on into shotgun range, well lets just say, you won't need much ammo. I'm not going to say having the wind at your back can't work, it can, but in big open country where you can see them way out there and your shots will be longer. I will do this if the wind is blowing over about 15 or 20 mph, in order to try and reach further with the sound of dying rabbit blues. But, success goes down in that situation compared to using the wind to your favor. I find colder weather to better for calling, when it's cold the coyotes need to eat more and more often, granted calling in the spring could be good too, do to the fact that the coyotes are trying to find food for several more mouths, and that's why I won't hunt them in the spring, more to hunt in the winter! Good Luck!
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Old 09-25-2002, 05:45 PM
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well said howler.i have used the wind at my back a few times but only in situations where the coyote can't get down wind of me.such as an uncrossable or impassable barrier,wide deep river,busy four lane highway,deep ravine etc.these set ups are far and few between so as a general rule &quot;wind in your face&quot;.

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