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#1789528 - 01/10/11 09:35 PM HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES?
RCL Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 23
Loc: Mt
Heading out in the morning to do some calling but it's supposed to be -7 tonight, with a high of 7 tomorrow. do the dogs respond well in that temp or do they stay held up.

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#1789538 - 01/10/11 09:39 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: RCL]
getfoxy Offline
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Registered: 07/06/05
Posts: 9632
Loc: USA
They gotta eat, if it isnt snowing like crazy, storming, raining etc, they will be out.

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#1789541 - 01/10/11 09:41 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: RCL]
kirby Offline
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Registered: 12/15/04
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dogs or coyotes?

Coldest I've hunted coyotes was -40WC
Seen quite afew over the yrs on well below zero days. If the [snow is blowing], most will hole-up in either [hard shelter] or hunker down in a wind brake area.
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#1789545 - 01/10/11 09:42 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: kirby]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 15914
Loc: Michigan
Never to cold.

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#1789552 - 01/10/11 09:46 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: RCL]
FINNISHem Offline
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Registered: 07/06/06
Posts: 168
Loc: North Branch, MN
Went out Sunday here and it was -14 in the morning and by the time I had made some stands and called in three the temperature was just around 0. Didn't affect them at all. thumbup1

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#1789573 - 01/10/11 09:49 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: FINNISHem]
NY Yote hunter Offline
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Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 166
Loc: Orange County, NY
Best luck I have ever had was in 0 degree weather

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#1789664 - 01/10/11 10:22 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: NY Yote hunter]
sharkathmi Offline
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Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 4232
Loc: Western Colorado
Cold don't bother coyotes...

It bothers coyote hunters.

Go hunting and stay warm.

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#1789697 - 01/10/11 10:36 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: sharkathmi]
RCL Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 23
Loc: Mt
thanks for all the imput, just never called in those temps, didnt know what to expect, let ya know tomorrow how it was.

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#1789738 - 01/10/11 10:52 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: RCL]
boandme Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 526
Loc: SD
I was out this weekend both days and it was in the single digits with below 0 windchills. Got some to come in saturday to the call but it was snowing pretty good and a little more wind sunday and I didnt have any luck. Im not saying it was the weather that kept them from coming in but I had to wonder to myself if they were staying low due to weather.
Wish I knew!!

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#1789830 - 01/10/11 11:29 PM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: Tim Neitzke]
BangPop Offline
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Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 587
Loc: Southwest Montana
Originally Posted By: Tim Neitzke
Never to cold.

Got that right. I've hunted in -20 weather and they will come on the run. The energy requirements go up sharply in very cold temps.

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#1789920 - 01/11/11 12:17 AM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: BangPop]
Bloodhound Offline
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Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 1026
Loc: Colorado
Killed a big male a year ago Christmas Eve Morn...it was -12...There were others out as well...but didn't present a shot
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#1790270 - 01/11/11 10:21 AM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: Bloodhound]
Kizmo Offline
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Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 2350
Loc: Georgia
Around here, I think the cold does affect night movement. I've never seen a predator when it's below 28 degrees at night, and yes, I've been out there when it's that cold quite a bit. Daytime is another matter.


Edited by Kizmo (01/11/11 10:22 AM)
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#1790294 - 01/11/11 10:38 AM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: Kizmo]
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Colorado
The colder the better, they need to eat to create energy to stay warm, the colder it is the hungrier they are. You just need to stay warm so you don't make mistakes.
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#1790320 - 01/11/11 10:54 AM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: Super White Hunter]
Silent Hunter Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 126
Loc: Wisconsin, USA
IMHO I have seen a lot of yotes when its been cold. They seem to respond better in the cold, especially if several days in a row it has been cold. Meaning below zero in my area. I have noted though they appear less vocal at these times, but respond well to distress calls.

Cold is a relative term, 30 degrees in the south and if our 'northern Canadian' friends answer probably -30 degrees.
Just my $.02.
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#1790329 - 01/11/11 11:03 AM Re: HOW COLD IS TO COLD FOR COYOTES? [Re: Silent Hunter]
Kizmo Offline
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Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 2350
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: Silent Hunter
Cold is a relative term, 30 degrees in the south and if our 'northern Canadian' friends answer probably -30 degrees.
Just my $.02.


I think you hit the nail on the head. It doesn't get below 28 down here very much, and it doesn't stay there for long when it does, usually just a matter of hours. I have walked up on rabbits at night when it's that cold that I could have stepped on. I think the predators don't move because the prey isn't moving. I believe they both instinctively know it'll be warmer in the morning, and they wait until then to move and hunt.
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