I use only hand calls, so I can't help you on the tape recommendation. Any injured rabbit sound should bring them in if they're in the area. Once you find an area where you know there are coyotes (based on scouting - tracks, scat, etc.), you're better than half-way there. If you're a novice to hand calls, try a closed reed like the Circe, then move on Crit'r Calls or Sceery open reeds. Both of these are generally good producers.
Get yourself a Johnny Stewart tape called "Squeally Bird". This is the closest sound to the big red-headed woodpeckers I've heard and it works great for coyotes, bobcats and fox. Bobcats and fox tend to like the bird distress calls better for some reason and you can't go wrong with the Injured Cottontail call either. The wya I usually try and think while hunting is always remember the lung-capacity of the animal on the tape you're playing. A cottontail call might be a tad bit louder than say the woodpecker calls. When I first started out, I always made the usual mistake of calling way too loud. After I started turning it down a bit and trying to make it sound more natural, I had much better success. Do some checking around with the people and see where the coyotes are being spotted. Take a day and go into the area. Do some scouting, look for sign and start picking out your spots. I know here in the East, the animals like to stay on the established trails and old logging roads are the perfect place to start. Once you find the spots, go in in the morning and in the evening, checking the wind direction each time. This will help you get a jump on them as the wind plays one of biggest parts in getting these critters in to you.
I look forward to hearing about your first coyote kill
Hi try the Super Jack or the ckn in distress and the Yellow hammer wood peaker or the fawn bleating tapes by Johnny Stewart i have very good luck with these tapes there isnt a Super Jack or jack rabbit for 300 miles around but a coyote likes the sound your bird tapes or rodents tapes work better on cats and foxes i will take a 60 min. tape and copy 6 min. of all diff. tapes until i use all the 60 min up and then u dont have to stop and changeing tapes this work great good luck hunting
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