Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:23 PM
If I see them coming in from a distance like you mentioned I stop calling and get ready to shoot. He will most likely keep coming in til around 50 yards and stop to look and check things out. Then after they look around again to check and see if any other coyotes are there they usually come on in closer. I make most of my shots anywhere's between 20 to 30 yards. They tend to stop within 20 yards and sometimes less. Like right in your lap. Patiance really does pay off with coyotes and not being to quick to pull that trigger. I also very seldom make a stand any longer than 10 minutes, my experiance over the years has been that I usually get them within the first series of calls and within 5 minutes. I know I maybe missing some late comers and I have had them take 20 minutes to get to the call when I have been out cat hunting and making my usual 30 minute stand. As for howling, it depends on how I happen to feel when I get to the stand. In the January-February months a lonesome howl works great and if you get one to answer you you can talk smack to them and they will come in. If they don't answere they usually come in looking for a fight and may take anyweres from a couple minutes to 7-10 minutes. When I do decide to use the howler on a stand I blow a lonesome howl and then wait a minute and go into a series of rabbit squeals. I do this mainly to divert their attention away from me and try to make them think there is another coyote around. This works pretty good in areas that are called heavily, for me anyways. You would have to come over here and go hunting with me to see what I am getting at as it is hard to put into words, even for one so gifted at gab as I am. LOL....Walt
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