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Well, I have always threatened to take up Coyote hunting, as our area here in Indiana is just lousy with the buggers, so I went out for the first time yesterday evening and again this morning.
The location I hunted is a well known Coyote haven. I harvested a doe with my bow there Friday morning...by that night the gut pile was gone.
I used an electronic Ergo Predator Call from Cass Creek Inc. but to my suprise...nothing. Not even any vocalizations when I tried the locator call. When is the best time to try? Evening or morning.? I would assume evening...but no luck so far. Also...how long should you sit in one area before moving on to try another location? Thanks for any help fellas.
 

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dude i been there. if your a deer hunter keep note of bout what time yu see yotes traveling thru your area.and keep trying, thats the key.ive also noticed that it seems the worse the weather the better the yote hunting.i killed my last one dureing a sleet storm.if a storm is moveing in they will be moving. good luk and keep at it!
 

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Heres the rig I'll be using.



Savage 10FP in .223 w/ 20" heavy button rifled barrel 1 in 9" twist
Scope is a BSA 4-16 x 40mm AO w/ lighted reticle.
Stock is Choate's Ultimate Varmint w/ harris bipod.

This rig just happened to follow me home from the gun shop today...what a coincedence. ::)
 

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keep at it!!!!!!!! took me 6mts. before i called in my first one then for some reason it became easier. what sound are you using and anyone else hunting your area? are owls and hawks coming to your calls???
 

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Any breeze/ wind & the quiet approach to your setup is very important. I'd also do some ready, 'Predator Calling with Gerry Blair' is about my favorite. The Varmint Hunters magazine has some tips too.
 

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For myself, howeling is the only thing that has worked for me in southern MN. It seems like it reaches farther to call them in so I sit 45 minutes at a stand.
 

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Electronic callers aren't the only way to go. Get yourself one of the closed reed mouth calls that simulates a dying rabbit. They are easy to use and you can change the tone to find the one that works. I say "closed reed" because the open reed calls can be harder to master. Keep trying, work a number of different sets each time out.
I'd say 1/2 hour to 45 minutes for me. Mornings can be just as good as evenings because you can use darkness to get in undetected.
 

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Due to my occupation I rarely get to get out in the morning to call. I have always felt morning were the best time. Let's face it Mr Coyote has been out searching for food all night and that last chance to finish filling their belly before settling in for a nap can be appealing.

In the past 20 years I have used more different calls, and built more different electronic callers than I care to admit to. The one thing I am starting to learn is that at times I think I call way to much and way to loud. Calling way to much and too loud is easy to do with electronics.

This time of year, believe it or not but I have been having the best luck with a plain old bulb type mouse squeaker. You'd be surprised at how far a Coyote can hear a mouse squeaker.

Probably the best advice anyone can give you is to go buy yourself a couple of videos. Randy Anderson's "Calling All Coyotes" is very good, and not only entertaining but also educational. Les Johnson also has a show on the Sportsmans Channel called Predator Quest. Les also has videos out but have never seen any of them but I do watch Predator Quest every week. I am sure there are other great videos out there as well.

Yep keep at it. I guarrentee one thing, when you watch that first Coyote come to your calling you will be hooked for life.

Larry
 

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im from the north east. the coyotes are tough to hunt hear. i would suggest that you start calling with a mouse sqealling call, progressively getting louder and being patient.i typically do that for about a half hour, maybe calling for a minute and staying quiet for five. then i do the same with a dying rabbit. each set about an hour. i sit real still and enjoy the woods. i make sure i am as scent free as when deer hunting or more, and keep the movement to a bare minemum. they have keen scense, all of them. i prefer the morning, and seem to have the best luck 1-2 hours after daylight. otherwise, i prefer just after dark. they come right out at sundown, and may cruise over to pick up a quick meal. i've had the most luck with mouse squeals, as i dont think many people use them, and its kinda suttle. they seem to sneak in to see what is going on. coyote hunting is not easy by any means. it is not high percentage hunting. you gotta keep at it, and hunt near the freshest and most sign you can find. you may go a couple nights right at dark and try to get them to howl with a siren to find out where they are bedded then set up near there in the morning. oh and if they bust you and start to run, give them a loud woop woop and they usually stop to look. good luck and post the pics when you get one!!
 

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I have my best luck hunting coyotes here in Oh. by waiting at the end of the corn field when they are running corn. 99.9% of your shots will be at running dogs so when you knock 1 down be ready to put a second shot in it. I use an AR when expecting to be shooting out to 250 to 275 yrds. and a .22-6mm for the long shots, and they are never out of range if I can get a range on them.
 

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Since Im a research junky I recommend doing a search on predator calling you will come up with some mainstream and not so mainstream sites that offer alot of knowledge and experience just like the guys here. Take in all the info you can and above all keep going out you will learn something new every time. If your looking for some hand calls I just bought some really nice, very loud and very economical calls from Rick Robbins at RR Calls.
 
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