Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:37 PM
Although new to this site I've been coyote calling for 25 years and I've learned a couple of little things over those years.One of those things, an old friend, Bill Lawrence (since passed RIP) told me when I was first starting out was don't blow too hard. Now, I know with the advent of electronic calls, mouth calls are used less and less but for a beginner the mouth call, when done right or even somewhat right, will bring a great deal of satisfaction and call in the dogs. It much cheaper too! Blow through the call from your abdomen and blow consistent. Use your hand and form your mouth to change pitch. Don't blow too hard as you will cause the reeds to over vibrate and let out a very unnatural sound thus scaring off the dog you just "almost" called in. As mentioned earlier, don't blow too loud early on in the set-up. Start out soft and low and take it up a notch or two as you progress through the set. Don't blow too hard to get more volume.As I said using mouth calls is great fun and rewarding however one should use great caution when calling. A coyote can see the slightest of movement from a great distance and with what do you hold the mouth call? Yep, your hands so wear camouflage gloves and move very slowly watching for anything out of the natural for the area you hunt.Another little tid-bit is to use an old white sock and some light fishing line. Put the sock out about 50 yards in front of your set-up and drape the sock over a small bush or plant. Pull the line so that the sock dances on the ground for you. I wrap the line around the toe of my boot and just move my foot. I place brush in front of my foot so the movement cant be detected. Also as stated earlier, being quiet getting to your set up is very important. Don't start calling until you (and the dogs) have had a chance to "cool down" to the movement and noise of you getting to and setting up at your set-up.Don't be afraid to walk either. Park your rig far from your set-up. Bottom line? Go out, pick a spot, do some calling and have some fun! Heck, maybe a coyote will come in on a string to your set-up and BLAM! DDD! Dead Dog Down!
Now, don't try to get away! I am more muscular, more cunning, faster, and larger than you are, and I am a genius. Why you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarten.