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Call Set Up #7066954
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I'm going to put this in dumbed down format.

-Winds are supposed to be gusting good from the north up to 20 mph
- Hunting from a high rack
- Electronic call

Where do you place the actual call? Ground? Hood? Down wind? How far from the truck?

How long using the same sound before changing it up?

Those in the know please chime in. I have pretty good luck seeing eyes but I want to be better.

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Try to find a place where you can set the call up a little bit off the ground, like in a small bush; upwind from your position; 40-50 yards from your truck. If you're calling during the daylight hours, you can set the call out another 20-25 yards, and I'd suggest that you tie a feather or a strip of lightweight cloth to a piece of string and hang it close to the speaker so it flutters and distracts the varmint as it approaches. If you're calling cats, stay with the same call for 20-30 minutes; if you're calling coyotes or foxes, 10-15 minutes.

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we set ours or the roof when hunting from a high rack at night
20 mph wind is tough

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We set the call about 40-50 yards away from us. We generally set up in an open area surrounded by woods. Coyotes will generally come in down wind, so plan for most of your looking in that direction. But, we have had some come in up wind from us. Coyotes will generally come in fairly quickly. Bobcats take a little longer. They come in slower and more secluded. If the coyotes in the area has been called a lot, then yotes can be hard to call in. Our deer lease has a bunch of wise coyotes! We call up a lot of foxes and bobcats.



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The way I do things at night is to set the call on the ground about 40-50 yards away form my location and not downwind but side wind. If wind is from north, set up the call about 40-50 yards into a clearing and then you set up about 50-100 yards to the east or west, but not north or south. This way when a coyote comes in downwind it doesn't smell you. I have seen coyotes come in charging only to stop about 100 yards out and then change direction to approach down wind. Coyotes will almost always approach from downwind trying to sniff the prey, so if you could add some rabbit pee or some kind of lure, that will help. As said above, cats and foxes may not take this same approach. So eyes on a swivel are good.

A decoy can be helpful in the daytime, and in good moon, but are almost useless in anything but a full moon at night. Just running the caller will be as effective unless you want owls or hawks attacking your decoy at night. But anything to make the coyote think this is a real animal will help during day, decoy, feather, fur, etc...

As far as timing, I usually run a set for about 10 minutes before changing a call. When I change I try not to go straight from one animal call to another species but change calls of the same species (lightning jack to baby cottontail) and do this with varying volumes to make the change less obvious. I will run a set for about 20 minutes before giving up. Most of my coyotes have come in within 2-7 minutes, rarely do I get anything at the 10+ minute mark, but it is possible if you change tunes and they like that better, so I stick with at least 10 minutes on a sound.

As said above, if you have been successful seeing eyes but not getting them closer, then you may have some caller-wise coyotes. Those will be near impossible to get unless you change something or they are really hungry.

Also as said, 20mph winds are tough to get good sound, but it will carry downwind. So you never know....

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When they hang up or even after you shoot try the femal challange bark..that has killed many smart ones for me. If they are close they can't resist.

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If they keep hanging up go to straight coyote sounds or start with a woodpecker and then young coyotes. No rabbit sounds if they are call shy

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I prefer to set up with a cross wind with the caller 30 yds or so from me. If a coyote comes from the down wind side of the call, you are less likely to be detected. That being said, you are always upwind of a coyote somewhere.


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Originally Posted By: bar-d
I prefer to set up with a cross wind with the caller 30 yds or so from me. If a coyote comes from the down wind side of the call, you are less likely to be detected. That being said, you are always upwind of a coyote somewhere.


I have a couple of buddies and we debate about being down wind or cross wind from the caller. I never know what the correct answer is. I think I have been busted from about all directions, but I may have to give the crosswind option a try again. I usually try to set up in a tree line, just inside. Even if the coyote circles the caller, they aren't as apt to go into the woods, but tend to stay out in the field. Of course, nothing is 100% with coyotes.


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