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Other Activities => Trapping => Topic started by: critterswanted on December 18, 2018, 10:09:34 PM

Title: calling coyotes
Post by: critterswanted on December 18, 2018, 10:09:34 PM
i am wounding if anyone has called coyotes over bait piles.
Title: Re: calling coyotes
Post by: Pete112288 on December 18, 2018, 11:22:46 PM
I have tried in the past. As a teenager my grandad had a bad run of luck with calves not making through the birthing process. So for a couple years there was almost always a dead calf on the back 40. Coyotes were there all the time pretty much. However the calves were never in a good spot to sit and watch or to sneak up on so I would try calling them up to where I could shoot. They never would respond. The only responses I would get would be occasional younger dogs when the more dominant ones were on the calves.
Title: Re: calling coyotes
Post by: tlbradford on December 19, 2018, 10:32:03 AM
i am wounding if anyone has called coyotes over bait piles.

Carcasses yes.  Bait piles no.  Use coyote vocalizations and keep the distress calls in your pocket.  Better yet, just set it up in an area where you can sneak in quietly and ambush.  It all depends on how much patience you have, and if you are doing this for fun, or where you need to mange the population.
Title: Re: calling coyotes
Post by: KFhunter on December 19, 2018, 10:34:58 AM
for calling the coyotes I haven't had any luck bringing them into a bait pile when it's a convenient time for me, they seem to come and go at their own discretion.   I wouldn't call directly over a bait pile, but maybe a 1/2 mile away or more  in the direction they're coming and going from.