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Old February 20, 2006, 07:00 AM   #1
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new to predator hunting

I have some questions, I am new to predator hunting, mainly coyote . I live in Kingman AZ and would like to get started, what will I need and what about calls. Any info would be a great help.
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Old February 20, 2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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Use the "Search" feature in this forum for "Art Eatman + coyotes" and you'll find a bunch of my babbling on the subject.

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Old February 20, 2006, 06:19 PM   #3
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well, you need a gun for starters, .204,.223,.243 work good if u dont want to put a big hole. for calls you will want to get a long range howler, rabbit distress call, and maybe some more calls like fawn in distress and kitten in distress. Electronic calls are a good idea. camo is essential and make sure u cover up you scent or have the wind in your face.
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Old February 21, 2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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Go to Varmint Al's web page, you will find everything you need.
"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter."
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Old February 21, 2006, 03:26 PM   #5
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Another good source for learning the ways of hunting predators can be found at

A lot of good info, some custom call makers and a generally nice place to visit.

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Old February 21, 2006, 03:34 PM   #6
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Anyone in tucson ever go varmint/predator huntin? I've been really wanting to go but I don't know anyone who goes and want to start it off right with someone who has a better idea about what they're doin other than going plinkin in the desert and goin 'wow, a coyote! I think i'll shoot it.' And i know this sounds wrong but i would prefer some kind of hunting where we could just leave the bunny/coyote carcass for other predators...or is that generally frowned upon? (i don't want to eat them or wear them...yet i still want to shoot that wrong?) Also, do i HAVE to have a 5 round mag if all i've got is an m4 and an ak (both of which i assume would be suffient for blowing up bunnies...kinda like ak a little more just for the overkill)??

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Old February 21, 2006, 09:19 PM   #7
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Baiting predators isn't uncommon. I've saved up table scraps in the freezer for that purpose. Adding a freshly-kkilled rabbit helps.

And for bobcats or cougars, some bulk catnip scattered around seems to be helpful.

But as I said above, there are many threads here about calling and about coyote behavior.

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