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#3069586 - 12/08/12 03:56 PM Things you really need
hunter drew
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To start predator hunting...Certain calls I should look at or a decoy? thanks guys. Trying to get in to it need all the pointers I can get
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#3069597 - 12/08/12 04:02 PM Re: Things you really need [Re: hunter drew]
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Couple of quality hand calls, good camo, accurate reliable rifle, "wind sense", good hunting ground and paitence, paitence, paitence and you are good to go....good luck and have fun.
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#3069706 - 12/08/12 05:17 PM Re: Things you really need [Re: Mid]
hunter drew
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That one P word might hurt me lol.
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#3069717 - 12/08/12 05:28 PM Re: Things you really need [Re: hunter drew]
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I had an opportunity to hunt a few days in Nebraska a few years back, we would have a coyote come in about every other stand..wide open and very target rich enviroment. on this side on the Mississippi River you are lucky to have 1 in every 14 or so stands (or at least thats has been my ratio). The difference is the terrain and terrain density....you will call in more that you will not see than the ones you see. I have found that calling softer and staying on stand a lot longer (45Mins or so) than i used to has been more effective. I can and will frustrate you in the beginning but will also teach you paitence
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#3070533 - 12/09/12 09:52 AM Re: Things you really need [Re: Mid]
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Do ya use decoys?
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#3070585 - 12/09/12 10:23 AM Re: Things you really need [Re: hunter drew]
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Only sometimes and it depends on the set up. if i am in a "big" area i tend to use either a "feather on a stick" or a old Minaska ultimate with an old coyote tail. But if it is a tight area i call only. And if i am in an area where there is the possibility of a cat i will always use a decoy, bobcats are much more sight oriented.
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#3070620 - 12/09/12 10:44 AM Re: Things you really need [Re: Mid]
hunter drew
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Most of my area is fields with thickets on the side. I see a quite afew coyotes during bow season
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#3070661 - 12/09/12 11:05 AM Re: Things you really need [Re: hunter drew]
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I would set up with a quartering in wind on the highest point i could find with good visibility. if using a decoy i would put it on downwind side (coyotes tend to circle to the downwind)that way their attentions will be on decoy. start soft and grow in intensity with your calling. if you only have the one area i would not hammer it with calling...they will become educated real quick...2-3 weeks between calling it if not longer. hunt it right after daylight and just before dark. if the wind is not right do not call it.
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#3071357 - 12/09/12 06:47 PM Re: Things you really need [Re: hunter drew]
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 Originally Posted By: hunter drew
To start predator hunting...Certain calls I should look at or a decoy? thanks guys. Trying to get in to it need all the pointers I can get

You just need a couple calls, I prefer the Verminator series for inexpensive calls, your deer rifle or turkey gun, and a feather on a stick. That's all you really need to get started.

I've spent a small fortune in coyote hunting equipment and now find myself carrying only my 12 gauge, a lanyard of calls and a feather on a stick. I hunt mainly solo and find myself getting many more doubles with the shotgun than a rifle. However.....this isn't stopping me from building a new coyote rifle as I type this. I'm headed to the range on Tuesday to make sure it will shoot before spending another dime on it.

I always put up the feather on a stick. Sometimes behind me if I expect them close. It seems like they end up looking right through me when they focus on it and I can get away with movement when I really shouldn't be able to.

Good luck. You will have a blast.

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#3071376 - 12/09/12 07:01 PM Re: Things you really need [Re: Mid]
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 Originally Posted By: Mid
Couple of quality hand calls, good camo, accurate reliable rifle, "wind sense", good hunting ground and paitence, paitence, paitence and you are good to go....good luck and have fun.



yep. the key is a good accurate lightweight rifle you can shoot fast, 4 or 5 open reed calls and lots of farms
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