Originally Posted by Iowanian
Are there any predator callers here?
I spent a little time with a buddy calling coyotes last year and had a ball, but like everything else, it seems to be a learned skill. I know some, but let's pretend I don't. I'm interested in some basic tips and your favorite setups.
Yes & I,m very good at howling & locating
rabbit call or distress calls
Set ups let see here?
#1 Getting to the spot that you wanna set up in without making so much noise every creature for a mile knows you are there is important. frozen snow is loud. the clothes you wear can be loud. so pay attention to what you wear.
#2 If you & a buddy go out together. Have the guy that is not using the hand-call set up about 15 to 20 yards down wind . The Yote will circle & try to wind what ever it hears in distress. So the guy down wind should get the best shot.
#3 Try not to move. If you have to move at all, do it while the yote is at a nice jog or run. If its standing still dnt even bat an eye lid. yotes are lazy & will take the easiest way or path in all most every time. get yourselves set down.Then glass over the aria real good before you start calling. You just may see one.
If you see a yote coming in & it keeps looking behind its self. Their is another yote with it.Be patient you have a double or triple coming. When time comes to shoot take the furthest yote out. That will give you the best chance at a double triple ect.
If you get busted that animal will never come into that call again. So do your best not to educate them.
As for howling? Those are my secrets that I have spent years learning & perfecting.
It ups your odds if you know what you are doing, & as long as the wind is at your face a yote will almost run you over sometimes. We are not quite to that time of year where I would go all out on howling. Middle Jan when they start to couple up & become very very territorial, is when howling is at its best. Not that it wont work now. It will
What I like most about howling is being able to project a illusion to yotes as far as a mile away. (which you can not do with a distress call) Thee illusion that one or more unknown yotes are in their territory & eating the game that those Yotes will be feeding their pups with. Its a game changer to say the least