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I have one of those battery operated decoy balls for ducks etc and see that you can make them work for coyotes. Does anyone know what a good way would be to use one for decoying coyotes?
 

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I've heard of "Decoy Hearts" being used several ways for predators. Some gents put them inside a toy stuffed animal that is appropriate, others have simply used a cheap rabbit skin and still others use them with feathers. In my case, where I usually call alone and with my custom mouth calls, its not unusual for a coyote to come in on my blind side - get real close before I see it, and I've lost more than one decoy snatched up and carried off. So I changed tactics to a decoy that gets their attention and takes it off me (the noise), but that they are afraid to come all the way in and grab because they don't know exactly what it is. I use a large stuffed Alf doll with long hair that moves in the slightest of breezes and put it in a conspicuous place where it can be seen from all directions. When a predator gets close enough and see's it, they usually hold up and give it their undivided attention while trying to figure out what it is. Takes their attention off me, and allows slow changing of position to line up on them. Works a lot like a decoy dog, but Alf eats a whole lot less and doesn't leave piles around to clean up. :wink: HTH
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I assume this is the ones like they sell in cabela's mag.if so just stick it in any stuffed animal. I'am like ladobe it dont really matter as long as it's small and moves around.I have tried many things thru the years from fishing line and a teddy to the mechanical wonders.I use a little ball i got from a pet store with a tail on it.I stuck it in a teddy bear.When a yote first hears you'r call he knows pretty much were you are.when he get's close alot of times he stops and looks for the source of the sound he hears.if he doesnt see it right off he will use his nose to try and find.Alot of times he will circle around and try to wind you.With a decoy moving he usely runs on in not using his nose.
 
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