Hunting coyotes require the combination of skills and hunting equipment to work simultaneously for the common goal of taking down the elusive animal. Coyotes are very smart and will not fall for cheap traps. Coyotes that have escaped a hunt before are more elusive and require a combination of all assets, skills, and experience. You will need a complete change of your mind setting if you are to bring down the animal. Unlike deers, coyotes are highly observant and pay lots of attention to smell. As a result, the predator takes off at the slightest sign of humans or any false decoys. As such you will require the full knowledge of the best calling kits, guns, and decoys to enhance your chances of success.
Hunting equipments to consider on your next coyote hunt
- Type of caller to use. Callers are some of the most common equipment used by coyote hunters. The kind of caller you take for the hunt has a direct impact on your chances of success. Coyotes are some of the most common animals killed by humans and the bad news is that they know this far too well. In the event they detect a false call, they will flee from that area even before you are done setting up all your weapons.
As such, it’s important you research on the most efficient caller to avoid early disappointments. Unless you have a wealth of experience which can also fail you, avoid using your mouth to call coyotes, as the slightest variation marks the difference between success and failure. Electronic callers are proven to offer the best calling sounds that make the animal respond. However, when you see one caller is not working, it is advisable you change to another caller.
Some callers are highly specialized and can play two sounds simultaneously. The callers come equipped with the sounds of different animals under different circumstances. Some of the common sounds include anxious woodpeckers which are the favorite meal of coyotes and screaming puppies which prompt mothers to come to their rescue. Hunting coyotes is such an interesting experience as you are likely to learn different animal behavior along the way.
Finally on callers, you can get handheld devices that you can quickly move without making lots of commotion. Such devices you can mount them on a tree and walk away to your hunting position where you are likely to see the animal. For the handheld callers, you need to know that you will be calling the animal directly to you. Hence, you need to be alert and motionless to avoid tipping off the predator.
- Tracking devices and techniques. The knowledge of the exact point where you are likely to find a coyote is also a key determinant on the outcome of your hunt. Though they are deemed greedy, coyotes do not frequent all the areas. Some tracking skills and a camera to capture their footprints are essential on this one. Get to know how their scat looks like, footprints and the colors of their fur, to identify their number and sizes.
- Setting up. Your setup technique is as good as your ending, as you are required to remain as motionless as possible when hunting coyotes. Make sure you are properly hidden by having good camouflage attires and a backdrop. Besides, you need to master the direction of the wind to ensure your scent is not swept towards the animal. You caller and gun should also be well hidden, as they will take off at the first glance of your hunting tools. Despite the fact that most callers come with their camo, it’s good you further disguise them. Also remember to pack your vehicle a good distance, as well as covering your footsteps are good tips to remember.
- Overhunted grounds. You may have the best of equipment and still fail in your hunt if you are hunting in over hunted areas. The problem is that coyotes in such a region are more intelligent and vigilant making them difficult to hunt. Hence, move around and get new fertile grounds where you can launch your hunts.