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Other Hunting => Coyote, Small Game, Varmints => Topic started by: Chet43 on September 01, 2017, 10:21:30 AM

Title: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: Chet43 on September 01, 2017, 10:21:30 AM
My grandson and I went on very first coyote hunt and it was a bust. We probably did everything you shouldn't do better than it's been done before.

Hunted in the Warden Lake; Pot Holes; O'Sullivan Dam area.

We picked areas I think with to much sage brush and probably should have been in more open grassy areas but didn't because we thought we would be to exposed.

But as never did this before does anyone have suggestions for future hunts in this general area as to what type of terrain to set up in?
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: boneaddict on September 01, 2017, 10:24:21 AM
Timing might be your biggest obstacle. 
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: KFhunter on September 01, 2017, 10:49:36 AM
Sit elevated on a rock outcrop or something so you can see over the sage. 

Use terrain to your advantage, put something to your back so the coyotes won't circle behind, like a rock outcrop/cliff or river, even a highway.

use a shotgun in the thick stuff

get up very early, call first hint of light

find some cattle to call around



Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: Blacktail Sniper on September 01, 2017, 11:30:05 AM
Sneek in to your stand as if the coyote was there already, hide the rig away or out of sight of your stand, don't slam doors or talk loud...sound carries.

Watch the wind direction and keep it in your face.

Get settled in your spot quiet as possible and limit movement.  Make sure there aren't sticks or limbs that will break and make noise or move around when you do have to move and give away your position.

Have something behind you to break-up your outline as mentioned, but also something in front of you as well if possible so you are "in the middle' of the cover, just make sure it isn't blocking your shooting lanes.
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: Gringo31 on September 01, 2017, 12:07:56 PM
use the ki-yi!   :tup:
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: PNWWARRIOR94 on September 03, 2017, 09:38:26 PM
As the saying goes dont ridgeline yourselfs keep the wind at your face!!! This is my 3rd year and ive only killed 1 dog. Had a shot at 1 this year but my rifle was off. Hope you like the pic of my first dog.  If your ever in the area of tri cities let me know ill tell you what ibe learned
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: Jerry malbeck on September 05, 2017, 09:12:40 PM
Ill be doing a seminar @ Coastal Farm 260 highline drive in east wenatchee washington on November the 19TH come in and learn all about calling Coyotes.  :tup:
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: ThomMedic on September 06, 2017, 02:21:43 PM
Will there be a fee for your time? Any thing we should bring? Thank you.
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: eastsidemallard74 on September 06, 2017, 02:42:11 PM
If your from the area,  just sit and listen to those howls at night on any bluff, than choose where to hunt. It's loaded in that area.
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: Jerry malbeck on September 10, 2017, 09:21:58 AM
Will there be a fee for your time? Any thing we should bring? Thank you.
No fee, sponsored by Coastal and Fox Pro . Come and soak up all you can .
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: ThomMedic on September 14, 2017, 12:26:10 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: tallcooljuan on October 10, 2017, 08:25:59 AM
I called for years before I was calling them in regularly.  For me, the sounds I make have very little to do with killing coyotes.  No call can overcome a bad set up.  There are two big mistakes that you have to avoid:  I will not call an area no matter how good it looks with the sun to my face.  You cannot hide from a coyote if you're illuminated.  Just like when the sun is right and a coyote shines and sticks out.  Also, coyotes can not see well with the sun in their eyes.
If you want to see more coyotes you have to see downwind as far as possible- several hundred yards if you can.  Your area has a lot of coyotes and a lot of pressure from all kinds of hunters.  It's always fun to have a shotgun range coyote charge in from upwind, but you're better off setting up for a downwind crossing shot and swing upwind for the dumb ones.
Also, my success more than doubles if I have a good partner.  Sit close enough to communicate and face different directions.
Stick with it.  The frustration of learning this sport is half the fun.
Title: Re: First Time Coyote Hunting and it was a Bust Need Ssome Help/Suggestions
Post by: snowshoes22 on October 11, 2017, 11:57:24 AM
Keep at it. It takes time to figure out what works for you.