Need quick tips for coyote calling

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 1,181 Senior Member
It seems since the new puppy has come home the coyotes are coming around more and more in the evening and at night. I've never really tried to call them in we just shoot them when we see them. I have an old electronic caller that has a 50' wired speaker with preset sounds. I have coyote howls, coyote pups and squealing rabbits calls. it actually lets me make two sounds/calls at once.

Since they are usually in pack in the evening calling out, with what I have hows the best way to call?

Thanks
Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21

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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,707 Senior Member
    Keep prey sounds turned down lower than you might think and try that lip squeak you saw in my wife's video when they get within 100 yards. The closest I have ever had a coyote was when I used that lip squeak in Colorado. We could've pet that songdog!

    Also go buy some inexpensive mouth calls. I have had far better luck with those than with an electronic caller.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,540 Senior Member
    Really depends on how hard th coyotes in your area get hunted....coyotes that are rarely hunted can be real suckers for the most basic calls, On the other hand call shy coyotes can be really tough and might require something different. This time of year, we're coming on to pup time so a pup-in-distress can be really effective...
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,956 Senior Member
    A small thing I'll add is don't overdo it. Like with calling in birds, calling too much can spook them.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,181 Senior Member
    Great points everyone...Thanks, going to setup this evening and see if I can't bust one or two.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    Pup distress follow that with a quieter sound, squeaks or baby cottontail etc. followed by louder sounds for another 7-9 minutes with the wind in your face if possible- quartering if not and be ready for a sneaky one coming from behind you . 👍


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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,540 Senior Member
    Yep...sneaky bastards will try to down-wind you all the time...
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,056 Senior Member
    Play it by ear.

    If you think they are in a predation mode, try some small mouse squeaks, woodpecker distresses, etc. Prey sounds.

    If it sounds like they are calling to be show offs then challenging them with a few challenging howls and barks may draw in an alpha or two looking to defend the territory.


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  • therewolftherewolf Member Posts: 90 Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    A small thing I'll add is don't overdo it. Like with calling in birds, calling too much can spook them.

    Change your setup and location often. That stank gwee they sell as "coyote in heat" probably won't attract them, but if you put it out on

    some wicks, it will help cover your scent. Try to set up a small distance from your caller, I've had them pass under my stand, coming

    from behind me, a few times. Just remember they very well may move in from an unexpected direction.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,346 Senior Member
    Not sure what you have for prey down your way.
    I've had real good luck using turkey clucks just after dusk.
    IIRC you said you have quail..... Trying something with that if you do have them just after dusk may work wonders as well.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,139 Senior Member
    A good phone number is always a must......









    sorry had to. I have had the best luck with cheap cotton tail and jack rabbit distress calls along with lip squeaking. I was dive bombed by a hawk while lip squeezing once right before I shot a nice yote.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,333 Senior Member
    I've had good luck with roadrunner calls and painting a tunnel on an upright rock. You can get in a shot or two as they flatten out on the rock face.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,302 Senior Member
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,707 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Not sure what you have for prey down your way.
    I've had real good luck using turkey clucks just after dusk.
    IIRC you said you have quail..... Trying something with that if you do have them just after dusk may work wonders as well.
    This is a good tip: tailor to the prey in your area. I had a coyote run out and attack my turkey decoys at Teach's place in between sporadic calling while actively turkey hunting. If I was ready for it, that dog was dead.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,346 Senior Member
    Thanks Louis.
    I did think of another.... Bobcat in heat.
    Right time for using it is now also
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,056 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Thanks Louis.
    I did think of another.... Bobcat in heat.
    Right time for using it is now also


    I've had good luck with domestic kitten meows and cries, too, nearer to population centers.


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