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BAITING COYOTES
To bring coyotes into shooting range, a
hunter has two basic options - bait them
or call them.
Bait stations can be established on
private land with landowner permission.
They cannot be used on state game lands.
When using bait, the hunter sits silently
and still, waiting for a coyote to appear.
Hunters setting up farther from the bait
generally have less chance of being
detected by approaching coyotes. But
hunters also need to set up close enough
to know they'll make their shots.
There is nothing easy about hunting
Pennsylvania coyotes. You can't expect
to just set out some scraps and shoot a
coyote the next day or night.
It can take many days before coyotes
feel safe enough to approach a bait site.
In fact, foxes, crows, hawks or raccoons
usually are the first to dine there.
But anywhere coyotes are regularly
heard or seen, or where tracks appear
regularly, are ideal locations for bait sites.
Before setting up a bait station, it's helpful
to determine the prevailing wind direction.

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Establish your shooting position downwind, where you have an unobstructed
view of the bait station. Make sure the
bait station has a safe shooting backstop.
Coyotes will not always come to a bait
station. They are extremely suspicious and
usually rely on seasonal foods within their
home range to meet their needs.
However, during the colder winter
months, natural food sources are at their
annual low point and coyotes might more
readily come to bait, given their seasonal
need to burn additional calories.
It's difficult to predict the precise time
a coyote will visit a bait site.
Trail cameras might provide some
insight on coyote activity, as will noting
newly made tracks or signs of feeding.
But no matter when a coyote visits,
know that it's unlikely to sit down at a
bait site and slowly savor a meal. More
often, they'll grab a piece of bait and run
off to the safety of a more-remote location.
It doesn't allow much of a shooting
opportunity.
However, a savvy coyote hunter can
extend the amount of time a coyote stays
at the baiting site by creating a more-



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