Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:48 AM
We all are well aware that those of us living in the southern half of the state can find it very challenging to find a place to hunt coyotes. There are always plenty of questions on the forums about find a place to hunt. It's not that there aren't places to hunt, you just have to be willing to "go the distance" pun intended. If California is nothing else it's a target rich environment when it comes to coyotes. The problem is that we who live in the southern half of the state keep looking for places there within a convenient drive from our house. Depending on where in SoCal you live these places do exist, but when you take private land out of the equation they are very few in number. Because they are very few in number they get WAY OVER HUNTED.This year I'm employing a new tactic. It will have to wait until the winter returns. The desert is just to hot in the summer. This year all my coyote hunting trips will include camping over night in or near the area I plan to hunt. This will make getting out to the further locations from my house worth the trip. Being retired military I can hunt Camp Pendleton but thats only on the weekends when the grunts aren't training and a lot of my off days are during the week. My new plan (if nothing else) will at lest present more opportunities to get out and call. Come this winter, If anyone is up for overnights in the desert two is safer than one.