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#3101987 - 12/30/12 07:56 PM What gets coyotes riled up?
LanceS4803
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Tonight I was leaving my blind when I heard all hell break loose with coyotes.
They were about 300yds away in a ravine and it sounded liked there were about 2 dozen. Young and old. Yipping, barking, howling. The sound was incredible! It would raise, then fall off.
3 coyotes on the other side of the valley howled just a little, then stopped.
After this went on for about 5 minutes (long enough to call my wife and let her listen), it went totally silent.
So, any ideas on what was going on?
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#3102040 - 12/30/12 08:24 PM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: LanceS4803]
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I think sometimes they come out of their dens in the evening and just go crazy with the excitement of the evenings hunt. \:D

I heard exactly what you described back during muzzleloader season. Pretty cool.
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#3102046 - 12/30/12 08:26 PM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: LanceS4803]
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they do it for a couple of reasons.. one is to let the other packs in the area know where they are and to stay away.. the other is to kinda round up all the members of their pack before they go on the nights prowl..
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#3102130 - 12/30/12 09:02 PM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: pressfit]
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Had thT happen a few weeks ago except the yotes were about 50 yds away. Scent killer wasn't enough for my drawers \:\)
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#3102210 - 12/30/12 09:34 PM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: pressfit]
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
they do it for a couple of reasons.. one is to let the other packs in the area know where they are and to stay away.. the other is to kinda round up all the members of their pack before they go on the nights prowl..

I agree with the second part of this statement. They are what I call "congregation howls" and are really cool to hear late in the evening!
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#3102335 - 12/30/12 10:43 PM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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they are locating each other. people usually vastly overestimate the number of coyotes in these vocal communities.rarely is there more than 3 or 4 in each group. a single coyote can make 5 or 6 different vocalizations in each howling sequence.
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#3102339 - 12/30/12 10:46 PM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
 Originally Posted By: pressfit
they do it for a couple of reasons.. one is to let the other packs in the area know where they are and to stay away.. the other is to kinda round up all the members of their pack before they go on the nights prowl..

I agree with the second part of this statement. They are what I call "congregation howls" and are really cool to hear late in the evening!



while that is true, new research indicates that eastern yotes do not pack to the same extent as their western cousins. breeding pairs are forming ahead of breeding season currently. they should be very vocal for the next 3 to 4 weeks ahead of peak mating.
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#3102628 - 12/31/12 09:34 AM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: redblood]
TITANSFAN2104
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
 Originally Posted By: pressfit
they do it for a couple of reasons.. one is to let the other packs in the area know where they are and to stay away.. the other is to kinda round up all the members of their pack before they go on the nights prowl..

I agree with the second part of this statement. They are what I call "congregation howls" and are really cool to hear late in the evening!



while that is true, new research indicates that eastern yotes do not pack to the same extent as their western cousins. breeding pairs are forming ahead of breeding season currently. they should be very vocal for the next 3 to 4 weeks ahead of peak mating.

I can count on one hand how many times I have seen more than two coyotes together!!!!

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#3102689 - 12/31/12 10:03 AM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
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we have groups of more than three justa handful for times. i can recall an rare instance when me, blue5 and the one, called 7 to a set in eastern marshall county in a snow covered field and killed none of them, lol. it was bloopers rel for sure.
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#3102708 - 12/31/12 10:13 AM Re: What gets coyotes riled up? [Re: redblood]
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Most I have ever seen was during muzzleloader season last year in KY.
We had five come through the food plot.

I am about ready to head up there and hunt. \:D
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