Learning what sound a coyote is likely to make in a given situation can be a fairly simply task. In spite of their elusive nature, one can get a breakthrough into studying their inner way of life by studying their different sounds and possible reasons as to why they make the sounds.
The first step towards learning how to identify different sounds made by a coyote involves listing down all the possible sounds to man. However, sounds used by hunters are categorized into two. The first is the distress calls made by prey, and the second consists of different vocalizations made by coyotes. Distress calls by coyotes are usually sounds made either by a wounded or a dying animal. Since rabbits are their favorite meals, hunters often use rabbit distress sounds.
On the other hand, coyote vocalizations include howls, which may vary yips, barks, yelps and pup distress calls among others. However, the most common of the vocalization is the interrogation howls, which are used to attract other coyotes.
After listing all the sounds made by coyotes, the next step involves producing realistic sounds identical to their prey or coyotes. Technology has made this task easy beyond your imagination since there devices that hold hundred of different sounds in a single device. However, some devices come pre-programmed with only a few sounds, but with the window of recording more coyote sounds.
While the electronic devices provide temporal relief from learning how to make the calls yourself, you will need to read and practice on how to use each sound efficiently. However, it is important to not all callers produce sounds with enough volume to match the volume of the real animal hence the need to shop for the best electronic device.
In spite of the few challenges that come with calls, they are an economical and efficient option for your natural voice can fail you when you need it most. Therefore, what is left if you are getting to learn the meaning of each call in your device and the likely response you are to get. Most of the electronic calling gadgets will come with a written of how to use it and the meaning of each sound. However, the best to place to learn is in the wilderness where you meet the real animals, and you get to hear the actual sounds.
Experience gives you first-hand experience and sharpens your listening and sound producing skills. Nonetheless, it is always important you get to have a backup, which in most cases is yourself. Get to know how to produce nearly all coyote sounds by mimicking sounds produced the electric gadget. By doing this, you ensure you do not rely on the electric device for all the sounds since it’s prone to failures.
The third step towards learning coyote sounds is making a complete hunting set. Most seasoned hunters will tell you that a Coyote can be hunted with a rabbit distress calls and coyote howls. However, learning the basics of the coyote howls and other sounds could be equally important in hunting the predators.
To learn the sounds while in the wilderness it important, you approach the calling areas in absolute silence. Minimize any form of noise as much as possible; one can optimize on this by having soft-soled boots and hunting in damp conditions. First, make the sounds with your electronic gadget and observe the reaction, then make a similar sound with your mouth. It is one sure way of testing your knowledge and expertise in the art of calling.
If you get similar results when calling with your mouth as when using the electronic device, it could be an indicator that you have done good job in mastering the art of calling coyotes and you have mastered their sounds. Although this does not involve the coyote sound, always observe the direction of the wind while you are on your way to the calling area as that could lead to different results. In the event coyotes pick your scent, they are not likely to give you the desired response. Instead, they will likely produce sounds warning other coyotes of danger. After such a call is put out, any coyote is unlikely to respond to any call you put out, distress call or otherwise.