Depending on what your motive in taking a keen interest on the noises made by a coyote, you will need to understand something about sounds made by a coyote. Ordinarily, a coyote will not make a sound for the sake of making it, they are made to deliver a certain message, and one should be careful to decode the message correctly to get its intention.
It is the study of the coyotes sounds hunters have been able to bring down the elusive predator and farmers have been able to protect their livestock. For hunters, you can only perfect your hunting skills and raise your success levels if you can call the coyotes efficiently. Any mistake in your calling could send a different message causing the predator to flee.
Howling is one the most common sounds which can be useful in calling the animal all year round as it arouses a relaxed feeling. Lone calls are often used by season hunters in spring when they retreat to their dens. Hence, any response they make is usually near their dens, making it very easy to hunt them down.
The lone howls will often result to lone males or females responding aggressively to find out the animal possibly encroaching their territory. In other times of the year, a lone howl is used to pinpoint the location of other coyotes within the area. Hence, instead of just making calls blindly, hunters are advised to study on the lone howls as it is an all time tool used to locate the animals and arouse different reactions.
Additionally, howling can be used by to locate the animals before the denning season when coyotes pair up for mating. During this season, lone howls are very efficient ways of calling the predators as lone females will show up in search of partners. However, males will read, the howling by other males as s sign of intrusion provoking them to respond with lots of aggression in defense of their territory. Consequently, it is important to learn the different lone howls by coyotes and what they mean at different times of the year if you stay on to the game and hunt them down.
Puppy distress calls
The second most efficient coyote call is their pup distress calls. The noise works out perfectly well all year round as a way of calling the coyotes. You will get a reaction from both females and males. A crying wounded puppy will provoke lots of reactions especially defensive ones from the parents. The call is always a sure way of getting the parents out from their hiding place. In spring when the call to protect their territory is very strong, you are likely to experience a drastic response from coyotes.
However, pups will make certain calls when they are hungry and such calls do not warrant a swift response from their parents. But, a puppy’s scream due to pain or fear is sure of arousing their parents’ anger.
The sound is more of a woof than a bark and is used to stop a coyote momentarily from running to ensure you get a perfect shot. The noise is one the most efficient hunting tools when on the hunt. When spots a coyote and it is almost fleeing, the stopping bark stops the animal for a while as you position yourself to get the perfect shot of the animal.
However, young coyotes are likely to give a short glance around, then take off without further warning. The sound if produced perfectly is another sure way of getting the attention of the elusive predator. However, if you are hunting a mature coyote the stopping bark, will get their attention and stop ready to fight back. Smaller and younger animals will get intimidated and possibly flee for their lives as they are not used to fights.
However, when making the sounds do not sound like the dominant male as this will scare off younger coyotes who are not confident. Ordinarily, the young coyotes will run away from the source of the sound meaning they will run away from you. As such, keep the barks high and tentative, not loud and threatening to ensure you get the attention of all coyotes irrespective of their ages. Besides, do not make short flat, harsh bark sounds as the sounds are used to warn other coyotes of impending danger. If you happen to hear the sound when hunting in the wild know, you have been busted.