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#1992644 - 01/07/11 08:13 PM Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes
Mfloski Offline
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Registered: 11/01/10
Posts: 1530
Loc: Longview, TX
what is the best time of DAY (no "after dark with 5000.00 of NV equipment" answers) to preditor call and hunt?

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#1992727 - 01/07/11 08:34 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: Mfloski]
Critter Getter Offline
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Registered: 11/28/09
Posts: 1191
Loc: Corsicana Tx
You can call em up all day but Ive had better luck in the morning. You could always buy a $25 spotlight and hunt at night. No NV needed! 2cents

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#1992965 - 01/07/11 09:13 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: Critter Getter]
ffread Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 8844
Loc: Stephens County
It is a lot like deer hunting, morning and evenings seem to be the best but as long as you get a good cool day all daylight hours are good to call. Cant kill anything setting in the reclyner so you might as well hunt all day!


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#1992967 - 01/07/11 09:14 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: Critter Getter]
Canazes9 Offline
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Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 669
Loc: Lumberton, Tx
The hour or two around sunrise and sunset has been my best times, but honestly, any time you can go is a good time! I have called them in the middle of the day, you just never know.

Night hunting is always better and like has already been said you don't need a lot of high dollar equipment - a buddy to run the light is very helpful though! Red lenses seem to help, regardless don't shine the light directly in their eyes, keep 'em in the outer halo....

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#1993459 - 01/07/11 10:34 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: Canazes9]
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Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 5143
Loc: Dallas
i'll call anytime of the day.... i've had 3 yotes run in on me within minutes at like 2pm before... you just never know when they will come running


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#1993703 - 01/07/11 11:46 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: tannerlst]
bowassin Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
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Loc: white settlement
This time of year there food source is limited
They hunt during days hours... And come after
That distress call pretty good during the day and early morn


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#1995271 - 01/08/11 03:34 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: bowassin]
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Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 1067
Loc: Behind the Hook
As mentioned already, they can be called at any given point in a 24 hour period. During the winter when their food sources are scarce it becomes easier to do so. During non peak times of the year my general rule of thumb is "done by 10am" and "after 7pm". This is not to say that inbetween can't be productive either, just that this a generality that seems to be the norm for me.


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#2001408 - 01/09/11 03:55 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: ]
longhorn_cop Offline
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Registered: 04/09/08
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Loc: Round Rock, TX
I dont varmint hunt much.
A federal trapper I know only hunts daylight hours.
Says the coyotes learn quick to avoid the calls/ light at night.


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#2003367 - 01/09/11 10:31 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: longhorn_cop]
CHASE CURTIS Offline
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Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 841
Loc: Alvarado / Port O'Connor
I always call in the morning and evening, but ill tell ya.. you can call then ANYTIME if they are there...

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#2005173 - 01/10/11 02:00 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: CHASE CURTIS]
Jarhead24 Offline
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Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Glen Rose Texas
The last 3 coyotes ive killed have been in late morning to mid day


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#2009425 - 01/11/11 12:43 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: Jarhead24]
THETEXAN Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 1688
Loc: Northlake Tx
All the above !!!! Give Me a Heck Yea !

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#2009868 - 01/11/11 02:05 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: Jarhead24]
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Registered: 07/20/09
Posts: 755
Loc: Kempner, tx
daybreak is my favorite because sometimes you can still hear them but i'll call just about any time of day. coyotes will come at pretty much any hour if they are curious or hungry enough.

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#2010146 - 01/11/11 03:01 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: catchrcall]
Clay Reid Offline


Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 636
Loc: Archer City
3 hours prior to the moon rising and 3 hours after it has set .

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#2010234 - 01/11/11 03:13 PM Re: Best time of the DAY to call/hunt coyotes [Re: Clay Reid]
Texas Heat Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
Posts: 3399
Loc: Tomball, TX
Originally Posted By: Clay Reid
3 hours prior to the moon rising and 3 hours after it has set .
this guy obviously has no clue what he is talking about LOL


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