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#2604836 - 01/04/14 01:51 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
jlc Offline
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Registered: 12/17/09
Posts: 13
Loc: Oregon, USA
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First kill off my bait pile for 2014. Used a bait pile of chopped up hot dogs. Coyote kept coming in grabbing a bite and running off. Would never hold still. I eventually covered the bait with Pine boughs so he'd have to dig through it. Did the trick.

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#2605237 - 01/04/14 10:16 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3118
Loc: USA
Great, and glad your plan paid off. smile

Welcome to PM and the Baiting Thread. You'll find lots of good info here and people who will try their best to help you. Looks like you're doing pretty well right now. thumbup1


Edited by DoubleUp (01/04/14 10:16 PM)
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#2605295 - 01/04/14 11:03 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8276
Loc: USA

Welcome jlc. Nice going on the coyote and coon. You did good at figuring how to hold the coyote a bit longer for a shot. That is pretty typical from what I have seen. They are generally nervous at the bait, some worse than others. Good thinking on the pine boughs.

If you don't mind, tell us about your shooting setup and how you went about it, what load you used etc.

I see your rifle is suppressed. That's something that DoubleUp and I have both discussed for our CZ 17 Rems. I would love to have that little rifle suppressed.


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#2605338 - 01/05/14 12:11 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
jlc Offline
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Registered: 12/17/09
Posts: 13
Loc: Oregon, USA
Thanks all for the advice. I've learned a lot from this thread. Seems like this time a year all that are left are the smart coyotes and calling doesn't seem to work. Never even considered baiting until I found this thread. Been baiting with hot dogs, table scraps and dog food and have taken three coyotes now. The gun I'm using is a Colt carbine in 223 with a liberty Infiniti suppressor. I'm shooting a 40gr V-max downloaded to around 2800 FPS. All shots have been bang flop kills. The suppressor is really nice to have. Not necessary but it's nice to be able to shoot from inside the house without hearing protection.

This baiting thread has literally opened up a whole new world for me. Plus it's cool to see all the things that show up to the bait pile.


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#2605790 - 01/05/14 02:25 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8276
Loc: USA

Nice jlc. Thanks for sharing that. Seems you have a very good start with baiting already. Three coyotes is pretty darn good, and the 40 V-Max are working great. You are right about the joy of checking the cameras and seeing what visited. To me, that's at least half the fun if not more.

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#2605993 - 01/05/14 06:11 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
dog driller Offline
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Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 249
Loc: new england
jlc thanks for the story

I personally enjoy the baiting part. and watching what comes it or what the camera catches. With the extreme cold I have been able to figure out when they maybe around. This morning at 10:44 I had a coyote out there with a mob of crows. I presently have 3 sights that I can see from the house. When I opened the window I had to give it a little tap to free up --frozen -- the creeking set off a chain reaction of crows flying off and the coyote was last to quickly leave and did not return. Right now in seems to be 6:30 -7:30 and 10 - 11 both A.M. I still need to get the driveway sensor thing going but being busy and having good activity in daylight -- with no pics at night ..I have put the sensors on hold...but still on the to do list.

We did some calling today ... nothing ....makes you appreciate baiting.

6mm06 -- anything picking up for you.

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#2606034 - 01/05/14 07:00 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8276
Loc: USA

Dog Driller,

I hadn't checked the trail cameras since the 1st, which is very unusual. I usually check them daily, but it's been cold, and snowing here for the last several days, so I didn't bother. The farm is so wet that I can't drive to the cabin. I have to walk over 300 yards to the site from where I park my truck, and I just didn't bother.

A bobcat showed up on the early morning of the 2nd. He pulled at and ate some of the meat on a leg bone I had wired to a stake. He also circled the whole area, looking for small pieces of bait I assume. He found one or two here and there.

What was also interesting was that the cat stalked the crow decoy I had placed there. He lingered around the site for quite some time, and he continued to go back to that decoy to check it out. If it had moved a bit, no doubt he would have pounced on it.

Also, a possum has visited two nights and a skunk early this morning. Crows and hawks are daily visitors. But, no coyotes in over a month, and only two coyote visits since September 24th. That's not good.

Get that Driveway Sensor up and running and you will drop that coyote. He'll be back. Just keep him fed.


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#2606530 - 01/06/14 10:10 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
ChrisMR Offline
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Registered: 08/04/13
Posts: 36
Loc: Indiana west central
Something for the guys havering problems with shy coyotes would be to brush/litter the bait up as not just Putin the open ,randomly, it's artificial to them but covered is not , this gives the confidence that it was put there by another critter
This would also help with birds , some really nice set ups , I was thinking of one for my self ,4x6x5 , with the ability to take down and move with quad , 2x2 wall construction ,Cori- plastic walls /roof ,this is not my idea but from predator down pod cast,and I have liked the idea since I've heard it

Lot of great ideas and only on page77 so far ,good luck to all hunting

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#2606678 - 01/06/14 02:09 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8276
Loc: USA

Welcome Chris.

A mobile hunting shed would be nice, something I have been considering too. If I ever do build one, it will be a bit longer as to accommodate a bunk. It would need to be insulated and heated for comfort. That way a guy can stay out all night without suffering. Man, I suffered that first winter, even with my cabin before I insulated it. After the insulation and heat, it's very comfortable. I have thought of perhaps building a shed onto a small trailer, or even trying to find a small camper trailer that already has everything I need, except a shooting window setup.

Here's an idea I found a couple of years ago. A guy had this one built so he could sell Ice cream, slushies and such at various events. But, this could be used as a neat mobile hunting shed.












A guy could use some stabilization jacks at the corners and turn this into a neat little hunting shed.



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#2606850 - 01/06/14 06:39 PM Re: Baiting [Re: 6mm06]
ChrisMR Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/04/13
Posts: 36
Loc: Indiana west central
Originally Posted By: 6mm06

Aberry223,

I personally have not used any scents, only bait. However, I have been thinking about the same thing, wondering if there might be something I could use that would lure coyotes to the site. I too will be interested in hearing if anyone has found something that works.



Skunks are what makes the long distance call lures work, gland lures ,a matrix lure in rut, red fox glands are my favorites

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#2607196 - 01/06/14 11:49 PM Re: Baiting [Re: ChrisMR]
FishSqueezer Offline
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Registered: 02/05/12
Posts: 311
Loc: USA
Well I finally got my first baitsicle out after work tonight. It's set along a river bottom and I'll be perched in a blind 100 yds on top of the ridge later this week. Got a camera set up and will try to get some pics of the layout later this week.

Thanks for all the good advice and good luck hunting!
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#2607231 - 01/07/14 01:17 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8276
Loc: USA


Good luck FishSqueezer. I hope your temps are better than ours. The thermometer on my back porch currently says -5 degrees.

Looking forward to hearing results, and photos of your setup. Good luck.

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#2607333 - 01/07/14 08:59 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3118
Loc: USA
FS, at least you won't have to worry about the baitcicle thawing out and rotting. lol

Seriously, wish you much success and hope you have some really good arctic type clothing. Remember we like pictures.
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#2607667 - 01/07/14 03:31 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
dreamer Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/07/14
Posts: 27
Loc: mi.
I appreciate all the great info. This is a great site. Anybody notice that if you have no eagle or raven activity at your bait that the 4 legged predators do not show either. I was having
Animals dragging away my bait a few months ago so I drove a steal bar in the ground and wired the bait to it. I know the eagles know its there. I finally removed the wire 2 weeks ago. Still no activity. My sensors are 3 feet off the ground and angled down to prevent snow from drifting into them. This has happened. Its been 20 below zero here without the wind chill and nothing hitting the bait. I figured the cold would make the coyotes come in for sure. An eagle looked over the bait for 7 Hrs. Yesterday and did not go to it. I really think they fear the sensors. Any help would be appreciated.


Edited by dreamer (01/07/14 06:04 PM)

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#2607867 - 01/07/14 07:54 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3118
Loc: USA
dreamer, I haven't experienced anything like that. Maybe someone who is about as far north as you are can let you know if they've had similar experiences. I haven't seen any correlation between the birds and the coyotes here concerning hitting the bait.
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