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Coyote Hunting

ksuhusker

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Does anyone on here hunt Coyotes? If so, what methods, and how do you fare. I call them, sometimes we're successful and sometimes we're not. Usually just use electronic calls, but I do have some custom calls as well. Unfortunately they are more rabbit distress calls and are not very effective in my area.
 

My cousins use greyhounds to run coyotes down. It is very successful...and brutal to watch.

I don't think this is what you are looking for though, so my apologies.
 
Does anyone on here hunt Coyotes? If so, what methods, and how do you fare. I call them, sometimes we're successful and sometimes we're not. Usually just use electronic calls, but I do have some custom calls as well. Unfortunately they are more rabbit distress calls and are not very effective in my area.
I don't hunt them much, mostly take them when hunting other things and they present themselves, but I do have an electronic call. Your experience is interesting. I'm planning to pop a few at our new place since they get pretty close to our house and we have one small, old dog who is vulnerable. I finally make my final move to KS at the end of February so the coyote population will start dwindling shortly thereafter.
 
It doesn't matter what I'm hunting, if I see a coyote ... I'm coyote hunting.

We'd regularly go out for family hunts on Christmas or Thanksgiving, and we had good luck because they tended to lay up in the same spots at the same time of year, so we could anticipate where we'd get the shots. A few decades pass, and the land that we used to hunt is now owned by others, and it's not so simple.

Still, if I see a coyote--regardless of time of year--I'm coyote hunting.
 



My cousins use greyhounds to run coyotes down. It is very successful...and brutal to watch.

I don't think this is what you are looking for though, so my apologies.
I have a buddy in Oklahoma, he runs greyhounds every weekend. Last Monday and Tuesday they chased fresh snow in Goodland and caught 17. They were disappointed by the lack of dogs. Previous years out there they've done phenomenal. I prefer to shoot them myself, it's more personal that way, just not as effective.
 
I don't hunt them much, mostly take them when hunting other things and they present themselves, but I do have an electronic call. Your experience is interesting. I'm planning to pop a few at our new place since they get pretty close to our house and we have one small, old dog who is vulnerable. I finally make my final move to KS at the end of February so the coyote population will start dwindling shortly thereafter.
February they should mostly be paired up, we've been using howls, then bird distress, then pup distress, and back to bird or animal. Seems around Manhattan that if you play a rabbit distress the Coyotes run away as fast as possible.
 
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My cousins use greyhounds to run coyotes down. It is very successful...and brutal to watch.

I don't think this is what you are looking for though, so my apologies.
Yeah, I know several coyote hunters that use Greyhounds and it should be outlawed in my opinion. Lazy mans sport.
 
Memories of my youth. As a 5, 6 year old I'd ride with my dad and uncles hunting coyotes. They get a 10 or so CB equipped pickups (1 or 2 guys per truck) and cooler full of beer and drive back pastures and roads. When someone sighted one they'd put it out on the radio and everyone would scramble to the area and position themselves so the dog would run through the field of fire. 24 drunk rednecks flying across hilly pastures at 50+ mph, shooting at whatever moved. No, seat belts were not used, but yes, somehow everyone lived.
 




My cousins use greyhounds to run coyotes down. It is very successful...and brutal to watch.

I don't think this is what you are looking for though, so my apologies.

I have a buddy in Oklahoma, he runs greyhounds every weekend. Last Monday and Tuesday they chased fresh snow in Goodland and caught 17. They were disappointed by the lack of dogs. Previous years out there they've done phenomenal. I prefer to shoot them myself, it's more personal that way, just not as effective.
Cool. Those greyhounds are getting the chance to do what they were born to do.

I have friends who have a couple of Dogo Argentinos. The breed was bred to hunt wild boar and puma. One of them has a very high prey drive. So every so often they take him to a professional hunting camp nearby where they know the owners, and he gets to join the dog pack there to hunt wild boar. He absolutely loves it and of course anything that helps reduce the wild boar population is a good thing.
 
Does anyone on here hunt Coyotes? If so, what methods, and how do you fare. I call them, sometimes we're successful and sometimes we're not. Usually just use electronic calls, but I do have some custom calls as well. Unfortunately they are more rabbit distress calls and are not very effective in my area.
Haven't in a while, we used to go out when the Platte would freeze and either set-up in our duck blinds or on a bank with mouth calls or electric calls. When the river would freeze, for some reason the yotes would run the ice both around and through the islands and we would always get one or two. The times when we went out when the river was not frozen, we did not get many.

If you want to manage a piece of land and sell fur, then I recommend snaring them during winter. When I was in college I used to help a buddy of mine run his snare lines over Christmas break for something to do and he would get 100 - 150 per year. He ran them on between 3-4 miles of river bottom, the deer and game bird populations were great the years he snared.
 
Haven't in a while, we used to go out when the Platte would freeze and either set-up in our duck blinds or on a bank with mouth calls or electric calls. When the river would freeze, for some reason the yotes would run the ice both around and through the islands and we would always get one or two. The times when we went out when the river was not frozen, we did not get many.

If you want to manage a piece of land and sell fur, then I recommend snaring them during winter. When I was in college I used to help a buddy of mine run his snare lines over Christmas break for something to do and he would get 100 - 150 per year. He ran them on between 3-4 miles of river bottom, the deer and game bird populations were great the years he snared.
100-150 is like a dream coming true. My deer, quail, and turkey populations would sky rocket.
 
It doesn't matter what I'm hunting, if I see a coyote ... I'm coyote hunting.

We'd regularly go out for family hunts on Christmas or Thanksgiving, and we had good luck because they tended to lay up in the same spots at the same time of year, so we could anticipate where we'd get the shots. A few decades pass, and the land that we used to hunt is now owned by others, and it's not so simple.

Still, if I see a coyote--regardless of time of year--I'm coyote hunting.
My problem here in South Dakota is they only walk in while I'm setting up a shot on Antelope or deer. They never have the courtesy of rolling in before I find big game
 



1st Oklahoma coyote
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They are a cool animal. I love to watch them in the wild. They are quiet, can run like the wind and at night where I live starting this time of year when one litter of pups start howling at night, the others join in and I hear it from 360 degrees. Beautiful. I get that hunting them is necessary for the farmers but I couldn't do it.
 

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