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#3229386 - 01/21/20 11:49 AM What would you do #3?
BrianID Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/03/18
Posts: 141
Loc: El Paso, TX/Idaho
You have been calling for about 4 minutes and notice a coyote coming in about 300-350 yards out. It is coming across the hillside on the red arrow and will soon drop into the bottom where you won't be able to see it until it hopefully moves to where the yellow star is at about 150 yards. There is no significant wind. The purple arrow is the direction you walked into the stand and there is a chance the coyote could hit your scent trail. It is also possible that the coyote has spotted your goofball dog that can't hold still. The blue circle is where your caller is placed 25 yards in front of you. The coyote stops a couple different times when it is around 300 yards out and looks your direction. What would you do?
#1 - Take the long shot?
#2 - Wait for it to get closer and hope that your dog or scent trail doesn't scare it off before you get a better shot?


I'll post the result on what I did and the coyote did in a couple days.

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#3229393 - 01/21/20 12:23 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5142
Loc: stuck in a fence
if you killed the coyote, i would do exactly what you did.


if you did not kill the coyote, i would of done different than you did.

how's that for an answer? smile

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#3229394 - 01/21/20 12:26 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
emptymag Online
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Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 324
Loc: Minnesota
Leave goofball dog at home...

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#3229403 - 01/21/20 12:49 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: emptymag]
tripod3 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 8223
Loc: WA
Shoot!
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#3229422 - 01/21/20 03:30 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
crapshoot Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 22054
Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
Im in the game to call coyotes, not snipe them. I'd keep calling. I'd rather have it come closer for a shot or hit my scent and be gone than miss and educate him.
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#3229439 - 01/21/20 06:30 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
Schod03 Offline
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Registered: 12/17/16
Posts: 36
Loc: SoDak
Slicker than Snot!!! thumbup1

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#3229445 - 01/21/20 07:25 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
derbyacresbob Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 4397
Loc: Kern County, CA
When I make a coyote calling stand, my walking path into the stand is almost always back behind me. I don't set up looking towards my walking path or where my vehicle is parked.

The areas I call coyotes in very seldom is there a significant wind. Even a slight breeze is enough to carry your scent and you e-caller's scent off in the direction the breeze is blowing.

In your picture that country looks pretty flat. When I call coyotes in flat country I walk straight against the breeze or wind to go make my stands. By walking straight against the breeze or wind from my vehicle I leave a very narrow scent cone or trail.

So when I am calling coyotes the area that I have contaminated with my scent is the area back behind me.

If you don't pay attention to the wind direction when you leave your vehicle when you get to your stand there maybe a very big area that the coyotes will be able to pick up your scent.

When it is possible I enter the big flat areas that I am going to call in against the wind or breeze so my scent and sounds of the vehicle won't be traveling way out in front of me.
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#3229446 - 01/21/20 07:30 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
West.Mass.Hunter Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 02/09/17
Posts: 713
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
if you killed the coyote, i would do exactly what you did.


if you did not kill the coyote, i would of done different than you did.

how's that for an answer? smile


Lol. Exactly
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#3229448 - 01/21/20 08:05 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: derbyacresbob]
crapshoot Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 22054
Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
Originally Posted By: derbyacresbob
When I make a coyote calling stand, my walking path into the stand is almost always back behind me. I don't set up looking towards my walking path or where my vehicle is parked.

The areas I call coyotes in very seldom is there a significant wind. Even a slight breeze is enough to carry your scent and you e-caller's scent off in the direction the breeze is blowing.

In your picture that country looks pretty flat. When I call coyotes in flat country I walk straight against the breeze or wind to go make my stands. By walking straight against the breeze or wind from my vehicle I leave a very narrow scent cone or trail.

So when I am calling coyotes the area that I have contaminated with my scent is the area back behind me.

If you don't pay attention to the wind direction when you leave your vehicle when you get to your stand there maybe a very big area that the coyotes will be able to pick up your scent.

When it is possible I enter the big flat areas that I am going to call in against the wind or breeze so my scent and sounds of the vehicle won't be traveling way out in front of me.


Sounds like im doing somethings right.
Almost identical to what i do.
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I carry a gun because a cop is to heavy.

Average response time for a 911 call is 10 min.
Average response time for a .45acp is 900FPS.

Remember, if you're not pissing off a liberal......You are one!
Ted Nugent

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#3229450 - 01/21/20 08:39 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
crittr gittr Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 08/31/12
Posts: 1357
Loc: UTAH
Personally I would have set up where the star is at myself.
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#3229489 - 01/22/20 03:06 AM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
OregonMike Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 106
Loc: Oregon USA
Prone out and smack him with the RPR in 6.5 Creedmoor... poof, no coyote.
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#3229524 - 01/22/20 11:50 AM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
Runnin'Hard Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/13/17
Posts: 214
Loc: Eastern Washington
I would wait... take the time to get the coyote in closer. Where I hunt, for most part there are no other hunters, so I would just educate him if I were to miss the longer shot. I would probably take the shot if in an area where it is pushed by lots of hunters.

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#3229549 - 01/22/20 03:50 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
SnowmanMo Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 3455
Loc: Phoenix, Az
Coyotes tend to follow the path of least resistance. I would wait. It's probably going to end up either right where you expect it or very near there. I'd get set, and pick one maybe two, probable locations to take the shot.
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#3229568 - 01/22/20 05:41 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: BrianID]
Grigsby Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/30/19
Posts: 27
Loc: UT (& ND)
I'd stay put, turn off the caller, and hope it gets closer. That's a tough one with the scent trail situation. In general I like to get them close.

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#3229586 - 01/22/20 08:06 PM Re: What would you do #3? [Re: Grigsby]
22 Chuck Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 08/11/17
Posts: 94
Loc: Montmorency Co, MI
Let it come. Chances are good it will..
Then sit TIGHT and keep the caller going for another esp if gun is canned. Too many shoot one and then do the high 5s and pick up the critter.

Why not go for a double??

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