Nov 2010: Register on CPC when I got a little curious about calling.
August 2011: I bought my first E-caller
August 2012: Went calling in New Mexico with a couple of co-workers…..7 stands, only 1 came in but it winded us before we could take a shot.
October 2012: Finally get to go out and start calling on a regular basis….the past two years have been crazy with family and work commitments…went from no kids to two kids and being on call/promotion at work has taken up what little time I had left over.
The past two months my buddies and I have called in about 5 yotes....no shot on 3 of 'em and 2 I shot at and missed. Fast forward to today…a buddy and I go to a spot I scouted out earlier in the week and setup as soon as the sun is coming up. We had a little bit of wind coming from the SW so we setup with the wind slightly behind us and to our left. Set the Foxpro in front of us and away to our left, flipped on lightning jack and let the calling commence. We also set up a sit ‘n spin decoy next to the caller.
Just under 5 minutes into the stand I see movement off to my right at about 175 yds…I tell my buddy “Hey I got one coming in”. I reposition my sticks and turn so I’m squared off to the incoming dog. The yote stops and looks towards our direction and starts to go back the way it came in. I bark at it and she stops…I squeeze off a round and as soon as she hit the ground my buddy says “There’s two more that came in from the other side”. I look over to see two other dogs turning on their afterburners and getting outta Dodge. By the time my buddy gets them in his scope and by the time I try to reposition they’re at least 300 yards out and running for their lives…no shot.
Thanks to all the good info on here and to the tips my co-worker in New Mexico gave me I finally got my first coyote!!!
We set up on another stand in a different area and call another one in at about the 10 minute mark…..swing and a miss! I’m now 1 for 4 in my yote calling career….but that’s ok, I still have one more than I had yesterday.