Coyote hunting is becoming more and more popular among hunting enthusiasts due to the fact that it offers a real thrill when you chase them in the wilderness. It is well-known that coyotes are very intelligent animals so you have to have a quick hand and mind to catch these clever animals; here are some tips that will come in hand in the nick of time:
Tip No.1 : The first thing you should do is try to remove your scent, make sure that you are odorless because coyotes have a very sensitive nose and they will observe you from a respectable distance if you fail removing your odor.
Tip No.2 : Be careful when you choose your gun, this is one of the most important tips you should take into consideration. Many experienced hunters use the Mini Bolt.22 or the Big Boy Special Editions, it depends on the hunter prefers.
Tip No.3 : Choose the proper camouflage pattern for the nature conditions in which you will do your hunting. No matter what type of pattern you will choose it is highly advisable to sit near trees or bushes so that your chances of being spotted will be as low as possible.
Tip No.4 : Calling can be very efficient if you do it the right way. The market offers a huge variety of products from which you may take your pick. Regardless of what you choose, be sure not to make the mistake that most hunters make: calling to loud. You must keep it at a medium level, never exaggerate. Don’t forget to give the coyote time to respond to your call, with other words, be patience. Some prefer mouth blowing, some prefer electronic calls, it depends on each and every hunter.
Tip No.5 : It involves movement. You must do everything that you can to keep your movement at a minimum level. The coyote is a very perceptive animal and will surely observe you before you observe him, so try to stand still most of the time.
Tip No.6 : Decoys can improve your efficiency if you use them the right way. You could use a life-like coyote decoy or a rabbit decoy as well as others, the choice is up to you. Decoys are good because they take the attention away from the hunter and on to the decoy thus improving your chances for a more efficient shot.
Tip No.7 : One of the newest trends in coyote hunting is using dogs. Choosing the proper dog can be a real problem. Some say that the American Staghound is the best choice, some say that the Plott Hound is the most efficient, it all depends on the dogs because not all dogs are the same; it depends on the breed, the way that they were trained and others as well.
Tip No.8 : Hunting during the night can be more exciting but it is also quite harder. There are a couple of things that you should be aware of before hunting during the night : your vision is limited during the night and due to this fact the coyote’s can’t be spotted as easily as they can be during the day; the wind is usually lower during the night; the shot is harder because you won’t be able to observe the target entirely. During the night you should: anticipate your shot, watch the back side as well as the wind, use your light properly.
I hope these tips will come in hand when you are out in the wilderness hunting coyotes. Be careful to use the proper equipment ( calls, decoys, rifles ) as well as the best hunting dogs for coyote hunts because as you all know, coyotes are known to escape when you least expect it.