Michigan Sportsman Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
A couple buddies and I are going to try our hands at coyote hunting. We do not know anyone personally that has ever hunted them before so I would appreciate any tips or hints that someone could give me. My biggest problem is not knowing where to go. I'm not asking anybody to give up their secret spots but if anyone could push me in the right direction, I sure would appreciate it. We would like to keep it within 2 1/2 hours of Detroit if possible. Thanks again for any info on the how to or the where !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,336 Posts
First forget everything you know about deer hunting:D well.. sort of. Things you need before going afield: 1: Read the DNR handbook on predator hunting and night hunting.
2: gun:, does not matter much, but something larger than a 22lr. Lot's of guys use shotguns and lots use rifles, Depends on your hunting area. Coyotes in Michigan run very fast and normally wont stop when coming to a call, if you use a rifle you have to be a good shot. Shotgun with #4 buck durring the day and a heavy turkey load is the norm at night. I also hunt in some what populated areas so i use a shotgun 85% of the time.
3: camo: hunters orange is required durring the day, just like deer hunting.
4:Calls: there are a wide variety of calls out there. If you only buy one call, get an open reed howler, you can make prey sounds with them as well as howl. You will develop a liking for certain types of calls after time.
As far as land go's your best bet is to hunt farmland and thick cover that holds prey animals like rabbits. Good rabbit land should also be good coyote land. knock on a few doors or ask friends if they know anyone with a farm. Or find some public land and scout for tracks, Coyotes live about everywhere.
Also know that coyotes like to circle downwind and smell the source of the sound, so be aware of this and how you set-up. I like to set up in a cross-wind.
Sit at each spot for about 30min, then move on a 1/2 mile or so.
hope this gets you at least started a little, there are a lot of guys here that know a lot about coyotes, so stick around and ask as many questions as you want.
good luck.
BVW
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
393 Posts
Check out Varmint al's web site he has a lot of good information on Coyote hunting and how to get the land to hunt on.
I followed some of Varmint Al's direction it sure helped. RB1

www.varmintal.com
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
241 Posts
I too am going to give varmint hunting a try. It is just getting the basics down that I am interested in for now. The guys I have talked with use hounds to chase Coyotes, but I am giving the calling a try. Have any of you shooters used the Peacock Screamer Turkey Locator Call? The reason I ask is a few years ago when I was using it for Turkeys (never had one gobble with it yet) Three different Coyotes came into investigate. Dangdest thing I had seen.....they almost looked concerned looking for what ever made that noise.
.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top