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March 10, 2008, 09:24 AM
I live in eastern nc and we're just starting to get coyotes in decent numbers. me and a buddy have been hunting them for a couple months now and all we can do is occasionally get them to talk back. we've been using rabbit distress and coyote diaphrams. neither one of us have any experience with coyotes and would love some insight on what we should be doing.

March 10, 2008, 10:10 AM
Congrats on starting yote hunting, if youve gotten them to talk back at least you know where they are. A couple of things to try:

A light steady wind is best, if it is totally still or swirling a coyotes can't judge the location of a smell and are more timid. With a steady 5mph wind they will almost always circle downwind to try to pinpoint the sound, so be ready for that. If you can get one guy calling and another guy 50-100 yards out in front that can help. Also, concealment is key, they can bust you from a long way off, anything un camoed or shiney, or any movement and you're toast. You can try electric calls also, there are some great ones. Check out some of the predator hunting forums too, there is some good stuff there.

March 10, 2008, 10:36 AM
Hang in there, you'll get one sooner or later. Tons of good advice to be found here...


March 10, 2008, 11:29 AM
Take alook at Varmint Als site alot of great info there and many different free call down loads,Use key word Varmint Als good luck ELMOUSMC

March 10, 2008, 12:14 PM
The predator/varmint section here has lots of tips and the guys are very willing to help and one big thing I see alot is not to over call. Little is more as they say.

March 11, 2008, 01:20 AM
Like the others have said, I think one of the biggest problems with varmit hunting is over calling. It's just like rattling for deer, you don't want to over do it. I would love to get one of those electronic wireless varmit calls, but I have others things higher up on the list first. All I've ever used has been the manual rabbit in distress calls. I've had pretty good luck. I've hunted several places with large numbers of coyotes and in some places, the coyotes will just about run you over as soon as you start calling. Other places, you can call all day look and not see or hear a thing. I don't know if this is true or not, but I've always heard that some places, coyotes just don't come to a call. If that is true, it might have something to do with what kind of animals they feed on, on a regular basis. Coyotes are very smart animals. Probably smarter than most animals that you hunt. You really have to keep in mind the wind and cover. Coyotes are going to come in and then try to circle down wind and stay in the brush for cover. I always prefer hunting in spots that are more open and I can see for a long ways

March 11, 2008, 02:31 AM
On another thread a poster said he used an old cassette player as an electronic call.

I don't have hardly any coyote hunting experience. When I did hunt them I knew where they fed and we found the that they used the same route to and from the feeding area.
That's all I got.

March 20, 2008, 02:15 PM
Here is a link that you may like http://www.northcarolinapha.com/ I live between Kinston and Jacksonville we have yotes here too.

March 20, 2008, 03:07 PM
HMMM. you guys actually CALL them?
c'mon out to NW kansas where we shoot em just because there's so many and theyre attracted to the cows, rabbits, chickens etc.
Just sit on the back porch with a cool drink and wait for em!

March 20, 2008, 03:25 PM
I bought a Johnny Stewart electronic call from Midway. The cheap one for like 35.00 or so. The hawks came from everywhere but I never saw a coyote. The caller is not as loud as I would have expected. JS has a new remote control caller coming out that I may try for like 199.00 The remote is supposed to work @ least 100 yards. My cheapo only works about 40 yards away. I have wondered if the coyotes are slipping up on me, smelling me and leaving before I ever see them.

March 20, 2008, 03:26 PM
I had one in my front yard last Jan. in daylight.

March 20, 2008, 03:47 PM
They can be pretty fearless, until you start shooting!
couple miles away, we sit on a friends porch and take turkeys the same way!
I love livin' in the country!

March 21, 2008, 06:59 PM
here in wv there moving in starting to get plentiful, state still says no electronic or computer generated calling, they are varmits aren't they?

March 21, 2008, 08:30 PM
yep, smart ones too

March 22, 2008, 12:26 AM

March 22, 2008, 10:55 AM
Pick up a few books and videos on coyote hunting. Read/watch those to understand the basics. Then hit up those sites listed above. The more information you can gather on the animals habits the better.

After that, grab some calls and head to the fields. Best way to learn is from your own experiance.


Predator Calling with Gerry Blair

Predator Hunting: A Complete Guide to Hunting Coyotes, Foxes, Bobcats, Bear, and More by Bill Bynum

Both good reading and entertaining.

For a good beginner video:

Primos Mastering the Art

Gives good basics, though they only use Primos calls.