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Callin' All Coyotes Around the U.S. - Proven Tips

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Callin' All Coyotes Around the U.S. - Proven Tips

Postby thaechten » Sun May 20, 2018 5:28 pm

I've prepared a blog on proven coyote hunting / calling tips based on a factual Utah State study. I hope you guys find some use from this.

I didn't want to post a long essay so if you find it interesting, you can find the full blog here: https://outriggeroutdoors.com/blogs/rigged-up/callin-all-coyotes-proven-tips-for-a-successful-coyote-hunt-across-the-united-states

The summarized version is as follows:

1 - Prey Distress

A coyote’s approach to the distress call will be determined by its most recent experience. A study was done on GPS collared coyotes where coyotes were trapped every 6 weeks, collar information was uploaded and fresh batteries were installed, then released back to their habitat. These song dogs were extremely pressured and the results brought to light their habits in an unsecure location.

Upon hearing initial prey distress, the test coyotes run downwind of the call without exposing themselves and remained in place for a long period of time. One 10 year old alpha male waited 17 hours before approaching the calling location and then spent 45 minutes investigating the area once moving in.

2 - Whines and Yelps

Nonaggressive vocalizations, most often made by pups, are one of the most effective sounds available in today’s electronic callers because they trigger multiple behavioral instincts at once. Social interaction, territorial instincts, and protective maternal or paternal instincts are only the beginning. During the harsh winters the sound can even appeal to their hunger, since it has been documented that coyotes have cannibalized pups.

3 - Challenge Howl

Coyotes are cowards. They are not like their wolf cousins who love a good challenge. Challenge howls and barks are invitations to fight and research has shown that coyotes will avoid fights when possible. Their cousins, the wolf, will search and destroy when a challenge is presented. Thus, it is best to only use these vocalizations if you are certain you’re set up in a coyote pack’s core territory. Most vocalizations are aggressive in nature and it is important to know because they will alarm or intimidate most coyotes. Submissive coyotes will retreat to their core areas after howls are broadcast and remain there until joined by another group member or until enough time has passed for them to investigate. That’s the opposite of what you want your howls to do.

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Re: Callin' All Coyotes Around the U.S. - Proven Tips

Postby Coyotehunter » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:32 pm

do you want to start with coyote packs? coyotes dont run in packs like wolves but will hunt in family groups at times in the fall and may remain intact litter groups through out the fall and early winter.

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Re: Callin' All Coyotes Around the U.S. - Proven Tips

Postby Tim Anderson » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:03 pm

Good info but it has its holes.. First off its tuff to complete a study on a coyote the minute it has been in contact with a human and the more a human messes with a coyote the more it affects there head and how they will behave later on.. Example: A coyote pen gets in new coyotes every year for the dogs to run and are handled by the trapper and then the pen owner. The pen owner will give them a few shots for distemper, mange and or for infections. Also the pen owner will place a collar on each coyote with a long red tag hanging down onto the coyotes chest that has a number on it and the tails are also docked so the dogs cannot grab a runner by the tail and pull it down.. Talk about messing up a coyotes head! Now all the coyotes in the pen want to do is hide and when jumped by dogs will not run or run very far and just give up. So in a nut shell if humans mess around with a coyote its behavior is going to change..
I do agree though that most coyotes are timid and some more than others and an aggressive coyote or aggressive enough to want and fight the dogs is pretty rare.. As for YOY they will be around mom and pops till the day that one of them dies in a area close by and will hang with them from time to time through out there life span..

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