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yote season commin up!

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tanman

this is going to be my first year yote hunting .. i hope to call a few in close enough to get a few shots. last year i got all the whites new gun and the whole nine yards the only thing i dont know is how long do you wait into the winter to start calling them? can anyone help me out?

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HunterLee

They are open all the time, you already missed out on a good time. I have gotten 3 and a couple fox. I do a combo of trapping, and calling. I like snow, but a nice calm 40 degree evening is hard to beat. They are prime now and the fur will only start to go down hill in a month or so, so go get them.

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Guest Kyle

I thought the fur was the best in the colest months of the year? What are your techniques for calling coyotes? Being there is no snow, it is hard to see where they have been, or are.

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walleyes12

Fur is good now! I got 5 this year and one tournament win under my belt already. Calling has been awesome, we have been averaging a coyote everyother stand.

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uplander

Took up yote hunting last winter. My friends all think I'm crazy but I just got sick of ice fishing and needed something else to try! Have not called one in yet, but I'm looking forward to the day I do. Like I said my friends just aren't into it so if anyone wants to go this winter let me know........uplander......save a pheasant..shoot a coyote!

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HunterLee

The fur on an animal doesn't stay prime, basically its either early or late and a bit early is better, basically after early january the coyotes are starting to get rubbed and losing there quality fur. I personally hunt them late october until March or so. We do it for the fun and sport not the money, but I get the best money for the ones i bring in beforethe first of the year.

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Guest Kyle

Again, how do you get on them this time of year when there is no snow? Do you just blind call in random areas? What kinds of calls are they responding to right now?

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Moose-Hunter

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Took up yote hunting last winter. My friends all think I'm crazy but I just got sick of ice fishing and needed something else to try! Have not called one in yet, but I'm looking forward to the day I do. Like I said my friends just aren't into it so if anyone wants to go this winter let me know........uplander......save a pheasant..shoot a coyote!


If you wouldn't mind a rookie tagging along, I may take you up on that. I'll be finishing up a new varmint rig next week and with a bit of range time, should be dialed in by the week after. Where are you located?

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HunterLee

I guess i blind call all the time, granted if we see some fresh track we give it a call to. If you have a siren that blows that you can hear out of town, wait out in a good looking spot and see if any answer it. Otherwise sit out at or near dark and listen for a while, they like to howl. Once you got good spots you can go back to them every year and they seem stay good. I use a combo of rabbit screams, pup distress, and howling all times of the year. Howling being my favortie and seems to work good, as rabbit's get used by everybody. Go out and try creek bottoms, woodlots, fencelines, anywhere a coyote might be hanging out, they can be anywhere, don't get discouraged as it takes time and luck, keep the wind in your face or a crosswind and don't let them get downwind otherwise they won't come, or you won't even see them.

Also try early morning and late evening as your results will be better then midday, i probly average 50 percent in the moonlight, and right at dark. Otherwise is probly 1 of 8 in the daylight. Also get away from the roads and stay 20-30min. Feel free to ask more questions.

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roosterslayer

yeah i just ordered my new foxpro and gain access to another thousand acres in a different area. i am really excited to get out but i think i might wait for muzzleloader to end first. i dont want to but also dont want to wear orange.

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frogtosser

I had 2 come under me in the deer stand only 1 ran away its cool to get my 1st yote

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walleye101

I had one try to pass by my stand as well. He was coming at what I thought was a pretty good clip until he saw me pull up on him, then the afterburners kicked in. Unbelievable speed. Somehow my 12 ga slug and he reached the same spot at the same time.

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walleyes12

A couple of yotes I got the other weekend!!

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roosterslayer

That a boy, fur is looking good to. I can't wait for deer season to be over so I can get out!

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walleyes12

The Fur is in really good shape!

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Guest Kyle

Nice yotes! What was your strategy? Im going out tomorrow morning and am kind of a rookie at this. Any help would be great!

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walleyes12

The best advice I can give someone that is new to the sport is that, "you can't call a coyote from your truck" you have to get out and make as many stands as possible. Rabbit distress, and howling works great. Every coyote responds differenlty to a call

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tanman

i am also new at it i have a rabbit call and kinda have an idea how to use it but any advice on using a rabbit call

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HunterLee

People do it a lot of different ways. Do what works for you. I do a short series maye 20 or so seconds of the waaaa, waaaa, and then sit tight and watch for a bit. I sometimes wait little bit sometimes few minutes. I guess my best advice is get a predator calling movie and kinda get the basics of what they are doing. I got one last year and even for as much as i call, i thought it was intresting and gave me some more tips/ tactics. Just go and go and go, probly going to strike out more then connect, but thats just how calling is. Make 5 good stands instead of 15 halfway stands. Its alot of fun and you will get hooked the day you call one in by yourself.

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xHCxOutdoorsman

season??? open all year it dont close?? but any how that is cool i love callin yotes i did it for the frist time this summer a farmer was having problems with them and the horses i got up early went out and sat waited for the sun to come up and everything to settle after i arrived (15MIN) or so i called for about 5 min and stopped for 3 called for a short series and used a coaxer for 3 min or so i scanned the pasture got to my left and a yote running hard at 10 yards pulled up squeezed of and it stopped rollin at ten feet away ... i used a scatter gun with 6 shot and just used a rabbit distress call and coaxer overall sat for a half hour

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xHCxOutdoorsman

oh yeah and call loud and make it sound like something is dying lol i watch predator hunting vids and listened to them call hope it all helps

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tanman

alright i have a few more questions about yotes... if you are going in the afternoon this time of year what time do you start calling?

how long untill you usually see the first one?

and how do you hunt for them at night?

any help would be appreciated

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xHCxOutdoorsman

ok afternoon from what i have heard and done (just callin out of the truck) just to see them you know i just go out at hour and a half to half hour to sunset and i call of 15 min straigh because i like to see fox too and the fox lose their attention span very fast but any how and then i sit and call every three to five min most of the time i'll see something in the first 10 min of callingbut some take longer it all depends

night hunting i did a bit out in SD and MN few years ago but full moons and snow cover is best but as of this year when hunting with a shot gun you can use a spot light for yotes and fox and gray fox from jan 1 to mar 15 you must be on foot using a shot gun using a calling device and not within 200 ft of a vehicle... PS read REGS!!!!!!! LOL but seriously DO IT!!! but yeah night is fun i have only done it in snow now full or almost full moons

Good Luck send pics when you get somw

~Phil

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walleyes12

Tanman-

Afternoon hunts can be alittle more challanging. Its the lazy part of the day and coyotes like to bed down for the afternoon and start moving around again closer to evening. It varies on what calls to use, every coyote reacts different. I recommend just start calling and see how the coyotes react.

It varies on how fast you will see your 1st coyote!

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picksbigwagon

alright, deer season is over for me now (3b) so now I can concetrate on coyotes and maybe fox as well. lots of great things put out here, I really have nothing to add. I am hoping to get out and try calling at night this year. I am not sure about day time hunts on the weekends. Our Daughter arrives on December 18th and I am pretty sure I will be shot on sight if I left my wife at home with 3 kids to watch while she recovers (c-section). My trips will be short and sweet and probably at night so I will be looking for tips and techniques as well for the evening hunts this year. On a side note, I had my 15 yr. old nephew posting on thursday morning as we drove a small section of woods. He had a fox bust out of the woods 10' from him, he didn't shoot because he wasn't sure about the seasons (that was impressive to say the least) and after talking with the land owner I found out he likes the foxes because it takes care of the rabbits on the farm. They grow a lot of strawberries.

So my coyote calling will be thin this year, but yes, I am ready right now to go out do some calling. grin.gif

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