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What were we Thinking?????

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we decided today was gonna be a great day to head out do some coyote calling..........

We started out before sunrise and if you weren't in the wind, it wasn't that bad, until you faced the wind. We made 6 sets, and had no responders, nothing, nada, el zippo. In fact we didn't even call in a crow. We saw a lot of coyote tracks, but let's face it, with a temperature that didn't see the good side of zero until we got home and 20-30 mph winds, the coyotes must have been laughing themselves silly.

Oh well, it was better than staying at home in the house.....Thank god for Under Armor and polar fleece

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to be honest I will take below degree weather any day with a little wind, not 25mph wind but some! Another thing you gotta keep in mind that it is the start of a full moon, they will be doing most of their traveling under the moon for the next couple of days.

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yeah, the wind really took the starch out of our briches....timing sucked too, but it was the only time we could get together, correct that, it was the only time I could get out......

what does an out of state license cost a guy in ND now. Also, in the western part of the state are there praire dogs and trout steams like in SD? Trying to get some stuff together for a trip in the summer of 2009. It will take me that long to get all the ammo loaded up....

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Out of State ND is $27, Lots of Prairie dogs out west!

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Speaking of cold weather...what's your thoughts on severely cold mornings and nights? We had -22 air temps last night, and they're calling for close to -30 tonight if it stays clear. If there's little wind, will the coyotes/fox move more during the middle of the day, or lay around soaking up as much sun as they can and look for food when it's the coldest? I'm planning to do some serious scouting this afternoon and maybe try a couple sets Wed. and Thursday depending on what I find.

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My personal opinion, the colder the better! I love to see -20 below temps!! Dress up warm, stay safe, and keep each stand short and sweet.

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if theres no wind and decent moon light; we've seen active yotes moving at nights with temps in the -20's. thats what makes 'em hard to hunt; they might be feeding all night and sleeping all day.

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I got two responses under the moon last night, one was my first set at about -8. The other was at 2am with -16. For the most part i feel they move from dark to about 12-2am if it isn't to cold, above 10-15below, After that i think they wait until midmorning and are cruising around. They were out last night so this morning there wasnt a thing, tommorow morning, if the wind stays down they will be out but best to wait til 9-10am before looking. They will be out in the moon tomorrow night to. Its kind of a gamble. Some days they are out and some nights they are out. I have called all moon nights with nothing, only to see them out a noon the next day. If i could figure it out i'd be rich.

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Let the cold temps and the moon work for you, not against you!

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