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When Coyotes Are Most Active

Learn About When Coyotes Are Most Active And More!

By Kevin Steffey | Coyote Hunting

In hunting circles, Coyote hunting is a very popular sport which leads to the question, “When are coyotes most active?” You will find these wily canines in densely-wooded areas, and they can be a nuisance to inhabitants who live on the borders of woods and forests. Although they rarely attack humans, coyotes are well-known for wreaking havoc amongst livestock, especially poultry and cattle. They are also known to prey upon domestic pets like cats and small dogs.

Thus comes the need for coyote hunting. The controversial questions here are when the best time to find these devious beasts is? And where can they found in abundance? Here, we answer all your questions by offering the basic facts which will make coyote hunting a more fulfilling experience for you.

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How Fast Can A Coyote Run-

How Fast Can A Coyote Run?

By Kevin Steffey | Coyote Hunting

You’ve been sitting in the stand for going on an hour. Finally, you see it. Out of the corner of your eye, spot movement.

It’s a nice-sized coyote, slinking into view to check out the sounds coming from the e-caller you’ve got placed next to a decoy. You’re downwind, and it looks like it’s going to be a perfect shot.

Then, it happens. Your buddy seems to choose the worst possible moment in the world to sneeze. It’s a loud one, too. The ‘yote hears it and practically disappears in front of your eyes it seems to be gone so quick.

It happens to everyone. If you’re like me, one of your first thoughts is: “Wow. How fast can a coyote run, anyways?”

It’s a good question. There’s a reason, after all, that these animals have become so prevalent that many areas allow them to be hunted year-round.

They’re adaptable, thriving even in the face of urban sprawl. They’re sly, avoiding what few predators they have very successfully. Most of all, they’re fast. Let’s take a look at just how fast.

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What Does Coyote Poop Look Like

What Does Coyote Poop Look Like: How To Identify Scat

By Kevin Steffey | Coyote Hunting

If you’re new to hunting coyotes, you may be spending a lot of time trying to find the best place to set up your stand. It can be hard to find the perfect spot when you don’t have tons of experience to guide you, and hours in the stand with no ‘yote in sight can be pretty demoralizing.

The easy answer to this problem is to hunt where there’s lots of coyotes. However, these guys are sneaky and aren’t always as easy to spot as some animals you may have hunted in the past.

With deer, for instance, some patience and observation will typically show you where they like to hang out and you can set up based on where you’ve seen them in the past.

When hunting sly prey--such as the coyote--you’ll need to find a different way to track them. A fairly reliable way to do this, especially with coyotes, is by learning to identify their scat(poop).

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Best Time To Hunt Coyote

“What Is The Best Time To Hunt Coyotes?” Searching For The Perfect Shot

By Kevin Steffey | Coyote Hunting

You’ve invested into this business of hunting coyotes. You’ve invested time, searching for all the best gear with which to make your hours in the stand a success. Then you invested money into purchasing all that great gear.

After which you invested still more time into the hunt, sitting in your stand with your calls and your wind checker, wondering why there was not a single ‘yote in sight.

You wrack your brain for what the problem could be...you have all the right gear, the farmer who owns the land told you there’s so many coyotes on his property that he can’t keep his sheep safe, so what’s the problem?

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Your friend who says he’s bagged at least 5 furs every day he’s ever spent in the stand? He’s lying. You’ve been there, I’ve been there; everyone has.

That’s why I’d like to suggest to you that perhaps you simply have bad timing. Now, that’s not as luck-of-the-draw as it may seem. With the right knowledge, you can perfect your timing and learn the best time to hunt coyotes.

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How To Hunt Coyotes At Night

How To Hunt Coyotes At Night-The Right Way

By Kevin Steffey | Coyote Hunting

I grew up in the woods. The smell of ozone after a storm, the sound of pine needles softly breaking under the pressure of my boots, the stillness in the air as I quietly hoped for a successful hunt. This was my bread and butter. Growing up on a homestead, one of my most common kills was coyotes.

If you live in a rural area, keeping the coyote population culled is just a matter of protecting your livelihood. Keeping you cattle and your family safe. If not, it can still be pretty exhilarating to put your wits up against such a clever creature. If that sounds like you, then you’ll want to keep reading. There is a lot of advice floating around online, but I’m here to teach you how to hunt coyotes at night, the way it ought to be done.

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