Coyote hunting is popular in many parts of the country. Coyotes are among the most widely spread and common animals found in North America. Their clever nature and adaptive abilities make them a cunning adversary for the hunter. Even with the large populations and wide-spread availability, hunters typically cannot head out to a random location and haphazardly hunt these cunning animals. Coyote hunting requires an understanding of their behavior, territory, prey, and language (barks, howls, and yips).
Planning a coyote hunting trip requires preparation. To prepare, you should research and understand the hunting regulations for the area you want to hunt. Each state enforces different regulations and hunting seasons. Familiarize yourself with the firearm and ammunition requirements, shooting hours, and legal hunting areas.
Coyotes have incredible eyesight. They can pick out the smallest abnormality from a great distance. Every coyote hunter must learn to blend with the terrain, no matter what season they are hunting. Compete head to toe camouflage clothing is a necessity. Chose camouflage patterns that most closely match the terrain you are hunting.
The proper coyote hunting supplies can help make your predator hunting endeavor complete. Predator calls are essential coyote hunting accessories. Both open reed predator calls and closed reed predator calls may increase your chance of success. Calling coyotes is an essential part of a successful coyote hunting experience. Prior to your coyote hunt, you should learn the different sounds a coyote makes, and a few calling sequences. Coyotes, like other predators, respond to distress cries of prey and pups along with territorial howls and barks. Most of the sounds you will produce will be emphasized by despair and agony to play on the predatory response and curiosity of a coyote. As you progress with your calling abilities, your methods and calling sequences will develop and individualize to what works best for you. When your hunt arrives select a tree or a bush, to set up against and keep movement to a minimum as you start calling. Begin calling softly and increase volume after a few minutes. After 20 to 30 minutes of unproductive calling, consider moving further into the area and trying again.
If you are just getting started hunting coyotes, keep an open mind and try different strategies. Coyote hunting can be a fast passed adventure. Chasing these predatory animals can be exciting and unpredictable.