An evening hunt turned up these two coyotes running together not far off a rural road. 2 shots, 2 dogs. Be sure to get off the road before shooting.
One of the most comfortable ways how to coyote hunt is to drive around in areas that hold a lot of coyotes. Again, this method of coyote hunting is best suited for open terrain where a coyote hunter can see a lot of country, but fields are also good areas to find coyotes.
Of all the methods on how to coyote hunt, road hunting will typically yield the most coyote spotting if conditions are right, granted you are able to spot them. This is because you will be able to cover a lot of ground and see a lot of area. Again, a good spotter is key when road hunting for coyotes as this can be the difference in seeing one or two run across the road or seeing double digit amounts where the average person would drive right by. Most coyotes that live near roads are educated and know how to hide. Likewise, they will not usually stick around long as they have been shot at before if they are not yearlings. For this reason, even though you have the opportunity to see the most quantity of coyotes, the success ratio is not very good as they are often running.
Road Hunting Tip: Many times it works best to drive by a coyote until you are out of sight. This will give you time to get ready and put a plan together. It may be best to walk to get into position or drive back ready to roll. Just remember, it is illegal to shoot from the road or a vehicle, so make sure you get out of the vehicle and off the road before you open fire.
Road hunting for coyotes and other predators is not looked down upon near as much as big game hunting. That is because all coyote hunters know how fun it is to get out of the house and go for a drive and see what you can find. The more you can get out, the better you will be at spotting these sneaky dogs.
Road hunting/spot and stalk/predator calling:
It is possible to incorporate multiple tactics or all tactics at the same time when hunting coyotes. It is important to be able to do what you can when you can to increase your effectiveness when coyote hunting. A great method is to drive around until you find a coyote(s) at a far distance. The next thing you want to do is get out of site and then stalk closer to where you know the coyote can hear a call. Get set up and let out the call. More times than not, the coyote will come to investigate only to fall prey to a hunter that knows how to hunt coyotes. Be sure to watch in all directions though, as you never know what direction another coyote or other predator will come from. Even after you drop one, be patient as other coyotes might still come in, most animals hear gun shots on a daily basis, so are use to them; give it an extra 5 to 10 minutes after the shot.
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