Go Back   HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Small Game, Predator and Trapping

Small Game, Predator and Trapping From shooting squirrels in your backyard to calling coyotes in Arizona. This forum now contains trapping information..

Thread Tools
Old 11-26-2004, 10:24 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 13
Default Coyote hunting in Maine

I am planning on hunting coyotes in maine this year and i have never done this before. what is my best bet for hunting coyotes at night? should i use bait or just calls. do i set up on the edge of a field and how far away from the bait should i be. what do u recomend for bait. do i need to invest in a light for my scope. and will a 30-06 be a good weapon. thanks in advance
MaineBowhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 11
Default RE: Coyote hunting in Maine

Hi MaineBowhunter
I guide night hunting trips for coyotes and I have found that bait works the best. I do use a call on occassions to get their attention. I set blinds up on the edges of fields and my bait piles are approx. 100 yards out. For bait, the local game wardens usually keep me supplied with road killed deer but any meat will do. I cut the meat up and put it in 5 gal. pails and fill it with water and freeze it, this way the coyotes can't pick it up and carry it off they have to stay around and chew on it. As for lights I try not to use them any more than I have to. I try to hunt when there is snow on the ground and ample moon light. I have found that if multiple coyotes come in if I don't use a light I can usually shot more than one before they take off where as if I use a light you get a quick shot at best. I hope this helps you outr a little if I can help on any thing e-mail me at [email protected]
rgagnon is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maine coyote hunt swampdonkey Small Game, Predator and Trapping 5 03-22-2009 07:17 PM
hunting in maine deerslayer04457 Whitetail Deer Hunting 2 02-21-2008 07:12 AM
MAINE HUNTING ? mjw176 Northeast 12 06-01-2007 08:26 AM
What Maine hunting is all about........ wryfly Whitetail Deer Hunting 33 11-14-2006 03:52 PM
Hunting in Maine... webejonesin2 Northeast 1 12-13-2004 09:20 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:53 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1