How much crap do we need to kill a coyote?

Posted by: docjon2013

How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 01:03 PM

Hello everyone,
I have hunted coyotes a long time and things sure have changed on what you need to kill a coyote. Now I am talking daytime calling. What happened to grabbing your gun, shooting sticks, calls or caller and going? Now it seems like everyone has a go back they take with them. I am not knocking it but really? Who stills just grabs a gun and goes calling? I don't know maybe I am getting old and like things simpler.

Have a good one.
Jon
Posted by: AWS

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 01:13 PM

No it is still the same but many have been convinced that the more gear you have the better your odds of getting a coyote.

I'm getting older and need a chair instead of sitting on the ground
Posted by: docjon2013

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 01:19 PM

Yeah I agree I just never saw the need in that other stuff. Now have friends that when we get out of the truck it takes them 5 minutes to load up and leave and I just smile at them. Its whatever gives you the confidence I guess.
Posted by: Terry Lightle

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 02:48 PM

I still do it the old way,of course I am old
Posted by: docjon2013

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 03:07 PM

My dad was from Sand Springs. He was on the team that won state many many moons ago. I am about to get me a stool to make it easier on my bum knee.
Posted by: docjon2013

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 03:09 PM

I am looking for a chair myself. What are you using? I need something sturdy, big guy at 309.
Posted by: 22magnum22

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: docjon2013
I am looking for a chair myself. What are you using? I need something sturdy, big guy at 309.
I am a small one, 5'9" 165lbs and I use a lo-rise shooting chair most people use for turkey. It gets me about 8 inches off the ground and has a back rest.
I'm only 81 as of last May.
Posted by: Zzz

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 09:01 PM

Iím a minimalist with calling gear.
Posted by: SubpaR

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/09/21 11:32 PM

I've got a backpack that keeps a caller and remote (along with other miscellaneous BS. (Stocking hats, gloves, extra batteries). Other than that it's a gun and my triggerstick bipod. I have an 8 year old to caddy that for me.
Posted by: cm250

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/10/21 08:07 AM

Hand calls, homemade shooting sticks, turkey feather on a stick for a decoy, cushion, and rifle is all I ever use. Have a foxpro, but havenít used it in years.
Posted by: jcs271

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/10/21 02:32 PM

I don't shoot many coyotes during the year but for my style of "run and gun" wolf hunting it is a rifle with a low power variable scope, ONE closed reed ironwood mouth call hanging around my neck (From Bob Patrick/RareEarthCalls here on this site)and my backcountry/mountain survival gear stuffed in my backpack. I don't even wear camo, just my 20yr old bright orange Dickies hunting coat, warm pants and a Filson hat. NOTHING ELSE.

Light, fast, and very effective! smile
Posted by: skinney

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/10/21 02:54 PM

A rifle and a blade of grass to squawk with, is about all ya need I reckon.
Posted by: ToddNE

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/10/21 04:24 PM

A rifle, sticks, seat, caller, and binos in my chest pack, each serve a very important purpose that increase my success. Why does it bother some people how much stuff other people take on stand? If you feel it helps your success go for it.
Posted by: Yotarunner

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/10/21 07:40 PM

I like having all the stuff and then perfecting my system to be able to carry as little as possible so I can get further without tiring myself out. Usually it's a lanyard of handcalls, rifle on a bipod, tough pants so I don't need a seat and that's it. Still have all the gadgets and do-dads to take out but always go back to minimalist setups.
Posted by: Dark moon 63

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/10/21 08:46 PM

4 calls around my neck, a gun and a lite swivel seat with a bipod connected to it. 2 noose ropes in my back pocket.
Posted by: SlickerThanSnot

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/10/21 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: skinney
A rifle and a blade of grass to squawk with, is about all ya need I reckon.


i aint got time to be fkn with a blade of grass. suckin on the back of my hand works fine. and a knife is lighter than a rifle. your welcome.
Posted by: skinney

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/11/21 09:12 AM

Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
Originally Posted By: skinney
A rifle and a blade of grass to squawk with, is about all ya need I reckon.


i aint got time to be fkn with a blade of grass. suckin on the back of my hand works fine. and a knife is lighter than a rifle. your welcome.


Ok U win. thumbup
Posted by: jmeddy

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/11/21 09:34 AM

skinney and slicker, GREAT conversation--has me laughin
Posted by: jcs271

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/13/21 11:59 AM

You guys are giving me some GREAT ideas to minimize my loadout! Thanks
Posted by: BJJ223

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/14/21 03:40 PM

I stalk them bare naked. Then, I run them down and choke them out MMA style.

Top that!
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/14/21 04:45 PM

Need? What the heck does need have to do with it? I laugh at your "need." smile
Posted by: GTOHunter

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/14/21 08:31 PM

As I get older the less stuff I pack out with Me...a few assorted mouth calls on my lanyard,a light Accurate Rifle with a Caliber thats not putting a gapping hole in a Predator and I'm good to go.


If I'm going out to Deer Hunt I may pack my mouth calls in case its slow and I try a little Predator Calling to spice up the day!
Posted by: AZMIKE1

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/18/21 07:02 PM

Rifle or shotgun, never carry both. Shooting sticks with the rifle, calls around my neck and a Fanny pack with calls, ammo, a knife and gloves. I donít like hunting with people that need 5 minutes at the truck to gather everything before walking out.
Posted by: AZMIKE1

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/18/21 07:04 PM

I did forget one thing, now that Iím older a stool. Sitting on the ground gets painful.
Posted by: OKRattler

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/18/21 08:50 PM

Depends if I'm huntin alone or not. I try not to carry a lot of stuff if I'm by myself and might have to carry a coyote or coyotes out of the field. There have been times when I had to set all my stuff down at a location (except my rifle),go get my coyotes then go back and get all my stuff. That's where huntin with a buddy really shines.
Posted by: obsessed1

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/19/21 02:16 PM

I used to wear a turkey hunting vest w integrated seat. Have since switched to a alps predator pack with integrated seat. It has the ability to pack water/ food for a full day hunting. Ect. I keep it loaded with my mouth calls e caller and drag. I like having a seat/ back rest and I hate carrying things in my hands. I take rifle calls, shooting sticks and drag on every set. Sometimes I need snow shoes, shotgun food/ water.... sometimes I hunt 100yds from truck sometimes I'm hiking miles from the truck every stand is different.
Posted by: docjon2013

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/30/21 04:31 PM

Everyone got their style that's for sure. I used to be a turkey vest guy with a harris bipod on the 243 and the foxpro in the turkey vest with calls around my neck,shotgun in one hand, drag rope, and a butt cushion. Now it's all different. I don't get far from the truck maybe 400 yds at the farthest. I usually carry calls around my neck, shooting sticks, butt pad, rifle or shotgun not both anymore. I prefer the shotgun. If hunting with buddy I always grab the pump. I now also carry binos I call pretty open stuff and my eyes are getting to be a problem. I am going to add some sort of chair and not a short one either. Maybe a bucket with swivel seat. Also, going to start calling with big bore PCP air rifle this year.
Jon
Posted by: Kino M

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 10/31/21 09:53 AM

Originally Posted By: BJJ223
I stalk them bare naked. Then, I run them down and choke them out MMA style.

Top that!


Ummm i tried that last winter on a crippled big male and it didn't work out well! I definitely don't recommend that!!

Thank God I had on super big mittens that got destroyed, ended up beating it to death with a 9" Cresent wrench and that was still not safe or easy! My girlfriend watched the whole thing go down and after it was over she said "That's a side of you I wish I never seen!!!"
Posted by: Willis

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 11/02/21 11:05 PM

Less is better. Never over think things. Keep it simple. Hunting coyotes is not easy. But, marketers have complicated things.
Posted by: mbaysinger89

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 11/06/21 10:32 PM

+1 on the Ground and Pound chair, light quick and simple; I put some pads in the bag on the back for more elevation when needed. Add a gun, sticks of some sort, and calls thats all thats needed.

So I guess you could take the chair off the list if you wanted to sit on a prickly pear, stick tights, yucca leaves, snow, mud, etc. Could take the sticks off if your using a shotgun or want to freehand. I dont want to do any of that.
Posted by: gunsbam45

Re: How much crap do we need to kill a coyote? - 11/07/21 11:27 PM

I PREFER to take a lightweight rifle and a set of lightweight full height 3 legged shooting sticks and take off walking for miles. Problem is, then I have to walk back. I used to keep stuff to eat and drink stashed in springs along the way when I was younger but don't go enough for that anymore. I always just wore clothes that were tough enough to last making quick ground nests, but now my back gives me fits and my entire lower body goes to sleep on me in just a few minutes sitting on the ground, and I'm not even 50 yet. The low profile turkey chairs are great, but for the way I like to hunt it's just a pain to haul it all. I've started using a backpack and taking something drivable to where I plan to end if I can't make a circle back to home work. That backpack full of stuff is nice to have all except for the part where you have to carry it the whole way.