Some help for newbies....
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:39 AM
Here's my thoughts, in no special order (& is worth exactly what one paid for it). LOL
1). Gain a little elevation over looking the terrain, if possible. I get the most fun out of watching them come in from a long ways out, watching their behavior & having more time to think on HOW I am going to kill mr. coyote.
2). And visa versa! Hunting in flat land, on level ground, with scattered vegetation can also be productive. Try to have at least a little clearing in front of you. Be ready, as they can be on you quick in this set up.
3). And still another is, hunt the top of a ridgeline. Sounds crazy, however, as long as you can find some concealment, whether by sitting next to a bush or lying down, you can be successful.
4). Have the sun at your back or at your side. They cannot see you if the sun is in their eyes; and your likely not to see them with the sun glaring through your scope either (if the sun is in front of you).
5). Try and sit in the shade; again, if at all possible
6). Paying attention to the wind is good... to a point, as it can, & does CONSTANTLY shift. I like a Cross wind best. For example; if you are DOWN wind like many hunters say, guess where the coyote can end up? That's right... BEHIND you! Especially a wiser / larger dog. This is where a partner can be a big help.
7). Shooting skills... this has been the # 1 downfall in my experience. Learn proper shooting skills, first from a bench. Also trajectorys! KNOW your rifle! I can't stress this one enough. One young friend in his teens missed 7 coyotes & 1 bobcat in a row.
8). Eliminate Guess Work... goes with # 7 above & for "rifle hunters in semi open terrain". Build a "300" yard coyote rifle. Use a caliber & bullet that will give the flattest trajectory out to 300(+) yards. And the heaviest bullets within said caliber ain't it. Forget B.C., a common mistake! We are not shooting prairie dogs @ 500 yards & beyond & normally not in high winds, where B.C.(bullet coefficient) would make a difference!
Coyotes often times will "hang up" (or stop) around the 300(+/-) yard mark. Having the proper 300 yard caliber, bullet & velocity can be the difference between success or failure.
9). Use shooting stix... to go with # 7 & 8 above.
10). Wear a camo face net & boonie hat. Forget the baseball caps as they do not break up your outline. They just look cool; which ain't all bad either, I guess. lol
11). Don't move... having someone moving like s/he has ants in their pants will be quickly spotted by mr. wiley.
12). Just do it... as there's nothing like plain old experience, & just getting out. We all learn as we go, so might as well get started now. And while we do improve the more we do it, we also never STOP learning either. And if we did (stop learning), we're obviously in the wrong sport or hobby. No experts; except in their own mind!
13). Just blow on that mouth call. It does NOT matter how bad one sounds on a distress rabbit call. One can sound gawd awful & be almost embarrassing to listen to, only to see one or more coyotes come charging in.
14). GO TO "ALLPREDATORCALLS.COM" on the net and order one or more of Randy Anderson's dvds. You will be glad you did! "Mastering the Art", the 3 hr version is a great one.
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:19 PM
You're doing it wrong. You are supposed to call them TO you, not chase them down.
... but have unfortunately haven't been able to go lately, bad foot.
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