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stationary, frozen concoction known as
a "baitsicle."
Fill a 5-gallon bucket with fresh deer
scraps or beaver meat, then add warm
water so blood mixes into and flavors
the water. Frozen solid, the baitsicle will
attract coyotes, but they can't grab it and
run off. They'll need to work at the bait
and are likely to stay on site longer.

CALLING COYOTES

Calling using coyote sounds or preydistress sounds also is an effective way to
entice coyotes into shooting range.
In some respects, calling coyotes is like
calling spring gobblers.
Savvy turkey hunters locate gobblers,
then decide on strategic calling locations,
all before the day of the hunt. Advanced
coyote hunters do the same thing - selecting areas based on recent coyote activity,
then refining their exact position based
on terrain.
When hunting coyotes, manually operated calls and electronic calls both are
lawful to use.
One benefit of electronic calls is the
ability to set them up 100 or more yards

upwind of your position. Coyotes often
circle hundreds of yards downwind from
the source of the sound, which might put
them in close range to a hunter using this
sort of setup.
When using manually operated calls,
consider setting up with some type of barrier downwind of your position so coyotes
don't see you on their approach.
Coyotes have keen hearing so finding
a quiet route to your calling position is
important. Footfalls in loud, crunchy snow
can ruin a coyote hunt before the calling
has even begun.
When settling into a hunting location, wait a few minutes before calling
to detract attention from the noise you
made while approaching your position.
Plan to remain on stand for 45 minutes to
an hour. Avoid overcalling. Pennsylvania
coyotes often will suspect something is
awry when they hear nonstop howling for
15 minutes straight.
Certain types of terrain better lend
themselves to calling success. It's very
challenging, for instance, to call in coyotes
in heavily wooded areas because trees
and vegetation hide their approach, which
often is from far downwind.
A coyote's ability to go undetected
might lead new coyote hunters to become
discouraged.
After several attempts at calling fail to
produce a coyote, it's not uncommon for
new hunters to conclude they're doing
something wrong, when in reality, they
might be calling coyotes in - just not to
Author Mike Huff, left in large photo, is
shown alongside some of the hunters he's
helped to harvest coyotes as a registered
guide. Mike, who authored the book
Understanding Coyotes: The Comprehensive
Guide for Hunters, Photographers, and Wildlife
Observers can be reached through his
website, www.masterpredatorhunting.com.

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