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Old 02-18-2008, 11:33 PM
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I went on my first coyote hunt this weekend out on a 300 acre farm. The owner told me where she sees them all the time and at which times during the days. On my way out the gate for an afternoon hunt I saw one running through the field and I hadn't even called yet. I figured this was already a good sign however I think I was already burned so I moved to a different field. At the second spot I did some calling and could hear them what seemed like 200 meters across a field but hidden behind a tree line directly in front of me. Then I heard more to my left but still could not see them. I was in a treeline over looking two fields so to get to me they would have to expose themselves. I was using rabbit distress calls. Now I have been told they were surrounding me which makes sense, but what I am asking is am I on the right track to bring them in and just need to reposition to another field or vantage point? Or stay where I am at and try this technique again from the same spot. I just ran out of light before I could get them close enough or move to where I could see beyond the next treeline. Some guidance?
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:42 AM
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Sounds like you were busted.Were they barking or howling?? It could have been a alarm call.Let them cool off a bit and try a different type of call.IMO
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:23 PM
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We've had them howl at us and not come in. Usually when we have them howl at us is when we started our stand by howling. If they did the warning bark, then yes, you were busted before you started. A warning bark is a series of short sharp barks followed by short sharp howls, over and over.
Sometimes, no matter what you do, they won't come to the call. Just make sure you get into the stand without them knowing that you are there. Don't let them see you get there and don't let them smell you. If they know you are there, they simply aren't going to come.
If you think they are within 200 meters of you, go to the lip squeeks, or the "kiss of death". They will be able to hear that from 200 meters easily, unless it's very windy. The lip squeek is an excellent sound to bring them on in.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:38 PM
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That is good advice from Howeler, the only thing I could add is yea if you could get in there from another place, still play the wind andmaybe have the sun soon to come up at your back. yes come in another way, even if it"s a long walk. you can always drive back to pick up dead dogs. Also even if you do get barked at REALLY take a good look, they may have been more than 200 meters but the last time Igot barked at I took a shot at about 300yards and spine shot a 4 or 5 year old male. so always look good, you never know.
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