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Hey guys, 

So, I'm 26, lived in iowa 1/2 of my life, and never shot a coyote, or done any coyote hunting. I know. Pathetic, right? Well, thats going to change. One of my really good friends has a century farm Right across the border in MO, and we are going to call them in this year. 

Any advice for the first time guy? gear advice? He likes to go out on the coldest days, I've got some ECWS stuff from the military, but no real "hunting" clothes lol. 

 

 


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Tough crowd.

I am not familiar with the terrain in your part of the world but I think in general what I will suggest applies anywhere.

I have several different places that I can go so I check the wind forecast for a week at a time so I will know where I could go on any given day. This time of the year for me in Mississippi it's generally going to be a south wind of some sort so that eliminates the possibility of hunting on what I consider North wind stands.

What I like to try and do is to position myself with a large wide open space or some sort of natural barrier where I think a coyote is not likely to approach from. During duckhunting season for example, there are a couple places where I can set up and call into the wind that will force the coyote to either swim to my position with the wind and possibly smell me or he will have to come down the road which has water on either side. That Little trick has worked very well for me so far. We are bone dry right now.

If I am forced to set up with the wind at my back I will position my electronic caller perpendicular to the wind 50 or 75 yards away from me so that a coyote approaching into the wind will be less likely to smell me.

If you have access to any elevated stand you may be able to get away with the wrong wind a little better than if you were forced to be on the ground. This has become the only times I actually use the electronic caller. Is to position it away from me based on the wind. If I have what I consider my ideal set up with a large open field behind me in the wind in my face I prefer to use my mouth call.

I don't know that you have to have a Gilly suit or perfect camouflage clothing for hunting on the ground as long as you can hide in some natural cover. Large tree behind you with some limbs overhanging or brush in front of you. When I am on the ground I am generally standing up and have my rifle mounted in my shooting sticks.

I'm not an expert on coyotes by any means but I do occasionally get them using these tactics that I just described.

I do most of my hunting now at night with night vision and/or thermal, but there is lots of good information on predator masters.com

Good luck to you and the most important thing is to have fun.
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thanks for the advice! I cannot wait! 


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