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Offline Keebler213

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Western Washington coyotes
« on: January 26, 2018, 05:58:19 AM »
Whatís everyoneís thoughts on hunting western Washington for coyotes when itís raining?

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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 06:12:03 AM »
Go for it they are used to the rain they live in it. Seen many out there moving around during a rain storm. More coyotes on the west side than a person thinks. :twocents:

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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 07:34:59 AM »
We went out last Sunday morning where we know there's coyotes living. It was raining hard and blowing sideways... nothing talking back or moving. That wasn't a very good confidence booster  :'(. I'm assuming it was the weather.
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 07:59:31 AM »
Yeah I know when the wind is blowing good itís hard to get anything to come into a call but wasnít sure on how successful people have been when itís just a little rainy.

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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 08:02:40 AM »
Yeah I know when the wind is blowing good it’s hard to get anything to come into a call but wasn’t sure on how successful people have been when it’s just a little rainy.
I'm curious as well
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 10:46:46 AM »
Well since there are several different kinds of "rain" you have to be a little more specific.  In the Basin they think 1/4"of rain is a gully washer... I think it needs to be closer to an inch an hour for 5 or more to call it that.


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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 10:59:33 AM »
It was night and raining lightly when this one died. Havenít had any experience with them when it was raining hard. I was probably inside.

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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 12:03:28 PM »
I hunt them year round and never have had any luck in the wind or if the rain is more than a fine drizzle.  Bright, cold days are the best.  Shot one the other day at 480 yards that was out for a stroll in the few minutes of sun that we had this week.
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2018, 01:16:05 PM »
Keebler213 sent you a message...
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2018, 02:35:27 PM »
Okay, so there's this farm this lady has down the road from me. She's got about 25 head of cows she runs and every year she has a problem with a group of coyotes getting after her cows. She used to have a million wild barn cats around there and now she's down to maybe 4 cats now. Me and the ol' man recently got permission to help ourselves anytime to come over and try our hand at trying to shoot these coyotes before the cows start calving. In the middle of her 80 or so acre property she has about 5 acres of ponds with alders and blackberries surrounding them. On either side of the ponds are pastures. We're pretty sure they hang where the ponds are and also have been seen come in from the right side of the ponds from a different farm. Like I mentioned before, we were there last weekend calling, but it was nasty raining and blowing side ways, with no luck. What kind of advise would any of you experts have for me to calling and luring farm yotes. I have a domestic kitten in distress I was thinking of trying (FoxPro) or maybe downloading domestic cat fighting or maybe a coyote challenge call but I don't know which kinda call that would be. Any advice please. By the way I had permission from Keebler to thread jack.
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2018, 06:25:24 PM »
80 acres farm is not big enough area for any amount of coyotes. Get up early and stay late and stand hunt them. Watch and shoot them when you see them. Try some calling to, I shoot a lot of coyotes on farm ground in west wa. terrible weather effects all game, high winds are bad, normal rain is no big deal. Is there buildings you can watch from? Shoot them over the after birth. build semi permanent blinds in good spot(s). These coyotes are running a much larger area than 80 acres.
You are going to have to vary your calls also, they will learn them quick and not respond a second or third time.
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2018, 07:16:59 PM »
Its the super cold snaps that are the best, this winter on the west side has sucked this year
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2018, 07:30:37 PM »
i'd make a bait bucket. Take a 5 gallon bucket and drill some holes in it,couple in the bottom and a some on the sides. Fill it full of scraps, chicken,beaver chunks if your a trapper,stuff like that. Hang it in a tree about 5 feet off the ground.Make in a place where you can sneak in to look at it where they won't see you and you can set up and shoot. They will visit it almost daily.If you can put a camera on it even better then you can narrow down when they visit it.
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2018, 08:08:25 PM »
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 12:11:00 PM »
Make sure to watch your wind too.  It is a big factor, look at prevailing wind in that area and plan out your stand, anticipate that they may/will try to get downwind of you (or more importantly the caller) so use that to bring them right thru were you want to shoot them.

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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 12:14:55 PM »
If she loses a calf, leave it alone, don't touch it and then hammer....   Watch it during the day, spotlight it at night, whatever it takes....
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 09:05:15 AM »
Thanks for all the response guys. I haven't had a chance to get back over there yet. The weather has been so blustery as well. Thinking of baiting. I have a compost/frig. scrap pile going on at my house up the street from the farm. At least one coyote has been coming in to help themselves according to my camera, just have catch them on it. So I have 5 gallon buckets with lids on them I will fill with scraps a take it out to the farm somewhere so we might catch em' on it. So far the few times we have been out there the wind has been in our favor. I think the calling, for now, might be just too much for them, they've heard it before and they're just too smart. I think food is the answer right now.
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 09:46:18 AM »
i had a place in monroe we were trying to thin the coyotes out of and had the lady do the bucket, but she tied it to a tree on the ground.She said they would lay next to it licking it for up to a hour sometimes.

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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 12:04:01 PM »
I have been lucky enough to live next to a guy that runs a lot of cattle but has a lot of loss.  When I have to put one down for him I drag it out to where I can see it from the house and shoot coyotes off of it for weeks.  One winter I had 2 cows next to each other and wound up shooting 26 coyotes off of them in a month.  My best was 6 in one day,
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Re: Western Washington coyotes
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 12:21:43 PM »
i had a place in monroe we were trying to thin the coyotes out of and had the lady do the bucket, but she tied it to a tree on the ground.She said they would lay next to it licking it for up to a hour sometimes.
That's encouraging  :tup:
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