More Coyote Hunting Tips...
When calling in brush or dense cover, carry a shotgun instead of a rifle as
the action is liable to be right in your lap. Every time you call in a region
with patches of open ground interspersed with heavy cover you should
carry both a shotgun for close-up shooting and a scoped rifle for distant
When you're out in the field, look for scat or coyote tracks that will show
coyote presence in the area. In addition, take notes on where you see
coyotes over and over, as those will be the areas that you want to target
your calling upon. Landowners are excellent resources of hints on where
they see coyotes on their lands and where they think would be fine places
to call. Look for spots that have high concentration of the coyote's
favorite prey, like rabbits, prairie dogs, mice etc. If you search for these
types of areas, your chances of finding coyotes will be pretty high !
If you're hunting with a partner or spouse...Place your hunting buddy to
the left or the right, where he can observe behind you (downwind). If you
stand near the bottom of a valley, you can make the calling from up one
side and your spouse can sit on the opposite side where he can notice
everything above you. The idea is to select a place where your buddy can
watch the coyotes approaching you, even if you cannot see them.
It's possible to do an extremely good job alone, but some coyotes will
circle and sneak up on you from behind and eventually leave without you
having any idea that they were there.