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Coyotes this time of year
« on: May 15, 2017, 01:03:12 PM »
How many of you guys hunt coyotes this time of year,what sounds do you use?

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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 03:36:22 PM »
I don't hunt them this time of year.  However, they are feeding pups.  Pup and prey distress will work best.  Kill the pups if you kill the mother.
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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 03:42:03 PM »
locate the den and hunt over it, won't be long and the pups will be telling everyone where the den is

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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 03:59:59 PM »
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locate the den and hunt over it, won't be long and the pups will be telling everyone where the den is

Especially early in the morning....they make some noise.



Anyone know exactly or ballpark time that they stay in the den?  I'd guess only a month, two tops.
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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 04:12:49 PM »
locate the den and hunt over it, won't be long and the pups will be telling everyone where the den is
never thought about that  :chuckle:

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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 05:36:11 PM »
Lots of pup moving goes on in these parts, here today gone in the morning

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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 07:56:12 PM »
6-8 weeks is about the average that I found.  It depends on the qualityof the den.  If it is secure they will stay longer.  If it it isn't, they will relocate often.
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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 06:02:04 PM »
Hubby called in a nursing female yesterday. He uses rabbit and fawn distress with pretty good success this time of year. She was about 120 yards away from me , sitting on a stump. I blew her off of it, I was shooting my 30-06 because I have a bear tag. I don't know how long she had been sitting there, I just thought I would take  a quick look with my binos before I moved.



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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 06:22:09 PM »
pups are hungry, fawns haven't dropped yet

I'm seeing coyotes on the move even in the daylight

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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 06:28:33 PM »
Hubby called in a nursing female yesterday. He uses rabbit and fawn distress with pretty good success this time of year. She was about 120 yards away from me , sitting on a stump. I blew her off of it, I was shooting my 30-06 because I have a bear tag. I don't know how long she had been sitting there, I just thought I would take  a quick look with my binos before I moved.



just curious are you carrying a machete?
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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2017, 06:34:49 PM »
Hubby called in a nursing female yesterday. He uses rabbit and fawn distress with pretty good success this time of year. She was about 120 yards away from me , sitting on a stump. I blew her off of it, I was shooting my 30-06 because I have a bear tag. I don't know how long she had been sitting there, I just thought I would take  a quick look with my binos before I moved.



just curious are you carrying a machete?

ha ha! No I had just put my back pack on, and the belt was hanging down

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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 06:37:14 PM »
Right on, I know it gets thick over there so I thought maybe? And I'm a machete aficionado so my next question would have been about it! Nice job on the coyote btw!!
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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 08:36:56 PM »
Hubby called in a nursing female yesterday. He uses rabbit and fawn distress with pretty good success this time of year. She was about 120 yards away from me , sitting on a stump. I blew her off of it, I was shooting my 30-06 because I have a bear tag. I don't know how long she had been sitting there, I just thought I would take  a quick look with my binos before I moved.




Hope you found the den and killed the pups.  It is a slow, painful death for them to die of dehydration.
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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 08:56:52 PM »
It's not always a death sentence, coyotes do adopt and surrogate females will come into milk. Some would say it's rarely a death sentence and hardly any pups die of dehydration from the main lactating female being killed.


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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 09:02:27 PM »
Shot one (almost got 2) the other morning and one this evening. The one this evening came into a female barking call. Heard her barking in the reprod and mimicked her.  She made the mistake of stepping out in the pasture and droped her at 428 yds with the daughters .243.  That was coyote #18 so far for the year.  Mimick what you hear or when all else fails, woodpecker .  I don't bother using rabbit calls anymore.
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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2017, 10:22:14 PM »
Shot one (almost got 2) the other morning and one this evening. The one this evening came into a female barking call. Heard her barking in the reprod and mimicked her.  She made the mistake of stepping out in the pasture and droped her at 428 yds with the daughters .243.  That was coyote #18 so far for the year.  Mimick what you hear or when all else fails, woodpecker .  I don't bother using rabbit calls anymore.

Nice! I think this is our 3rd or 4th coyote this year.
 they've been pretty quiet around here, and we've had good success with the distress hand calls vs coyote vocalizations.
We both have bear tags so thinking there's a chance we could get one to come in, and it's been a little boring just looking for bear.

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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2017, 01:50:05 PM »
It's not always a death sentence, coyotes do adopt and surrogate females will come into milk. Some would say it's rarely a death sentence and hardly any pups die of dehydration from the main lactating female being killed.

Rarely a death sentence sounds like wishful thinking.

I don't care if you want to shoot them. I just don't buy for one second that most of them are adopted. Even if a female without pups happened to come along it would need to produce milk within 48 hours.

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Re: Coyotes this time of year
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2017, 05:34:20 PM »
gonna try to get up in the woods this weekend and try some calling....driving to work on Tuesday in a residential area outside of Buckley about 0530 i saw a real scrawny yote standing just beyond the fog line of the road with someones cat in its mouth...dang cat was about 1/2 the size of the yote

 

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