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Planning on trying to hunt some coyotes once deer season is over. Never done it before, but the coyote population is starting to boom in our part of NC, and we haven't been seeing nearly as many deer. Just saw a coyote at 11a.m. Saturday actually. Any tips?

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from Del in KS wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I know a guy that shoots 20-30 'yotes and a couple bobcats every year. He gets several roadkilled deer and places them where he can see them from his back window or a place he can sneak near without spooking them. Then he checks often early and late for anyone eating venison and shoots them from long range with a 22-250.
Might want to try varmint calling also.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

If you're serious about ridding your property of coyotes, leave the gun at home and get yourself some traps, a trapping book, maybe a trapping DVD, and some other trapping gear. A trap works 24-7 for you...a gun only works the short period of time you decide to use it, and you probably won't see squat.

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from 007 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

From my very limited experience in this, I'll offer the following. I had game carcasses and meat scraps out most of last winter to get pictures and the coyotes did show up but in the middle of the night. Got a neighbor who's an experienced trapper and he prefers snares for coyotes. Not saying this is gospel, just what I've seen and heard. Hope you get them all. Merry Christmas!

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from mike0714 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

if u don't want to trap. then i like predator calls used along yote travel areas, or big baits such as roadkill deer or elk and inedible livestock.

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from Michael Plets wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

If they're constantly present in your area, try gathering some sort of misc. meat or carcass and find an area to drop it. If you feel like it, just take a .22 lr or wmr and wait from around 6:00 to 10:00. You can just chill on the back of your porch for all its worth... Thats the redneck way of doing it anyway. Happy trails!

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

If you should try calling, it's best to have a companion so you can sit back to back and cover 360 degrees. Camo is a must.

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from JettPack wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Thanks, guys. Looking forward to giving it a shot

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from bowhunting300 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

where at in NC do you wish to coyote hunt? I live in the central part. I have the same problem as you with the coyotes being all over the place. I have seen more coyotes then deer it feels like. I too am going to start coyote hunting this winter. I have heard that after it is harsh weather is the best time to hunt coyotes. Use a cottontail in distress call when the weather gets back right. Hope it helps. Merry Christmas!

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from mabrantley wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

I live in union county nc and coyotes aren't usually a problem in the area but i have one on the land that i deer hunt on. deer season goes out today and i was thinking of trying to get the big coyote that i've seen. I have heard that meat scraps and used kitchen grease can work? and i was also going to ask what would be good times to sit? i will be hunting with a gun. and what about ground or stand? any info will help!

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from Del in KS wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I know a guy that shoots 20-30 'yotes and a couple bobcats every year. He gets several roadkilled deer and places them where he can see them from his back window or a place he can sneak near without spooking them. Then he checks often early and late for anyone eating venison and shoots them from long range with a 22-250.
Might want to try varmint calling also.

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from Michael Plets wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

If they're constantly present in your area, try gathering some sort of misc. meat or carcass and find an area to drop it. If you feel like it, just take a .22 lr or wmr and wait from around 6:00 to 10:00. You can just chill on the back of your porch for all its worth... Thats the redneck way of doing it anyway. Happy trails!

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from bowhunting300 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

where at in NC do you wish to coyote hunt? I live in the central part. I have the same problem as you with the coyotes being all over the place. I have seen more coyotes then deer it feels like. I too am going to start coyote hunting this winter. I have heard that after it is harsh weather is the best time to hunt coyotes. Use a cottontail in distress call when the weather gets back right. Hope it helps. Merry Christmas!

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

If you're serious about ridding your property of coyotes, leave the gun at home and get yourself some traps, a trapping book, maybe a trapping DVD, and some other trapping gear. A trap works 24-7 for you...a gun only works the short period of time you decide to use it, and you probably won't see squat.

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from 007 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

From my very limited experience in this, I'll offer the following. I had game carcasses and meat scraps out most of last winter to get pictures and the coyotes did show up but in the middle of the night. Got a neighbor who's an experienced trapper and he prefers snares for coyotes. Not saying this is gospel, just what I've seen and heard. Hope you get them all. Merry Christmas!

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from mike0714 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

if u don't want to trap. then i like predator calls used along yote travel areas, or big baits such as roadkill deer or elk and inedible livestock.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

If you should try calling, it's best to have a companion so you can sit back to back and cover 360 degrees. Camo is a must.

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from JettPack wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Thanks, guys. Looking forward to giving it a shot

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from mabrantley wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

I live in union county nc and coyotes aren't usually a problem in the area but i have one on the land that i deer hunt on. deer season goes out today and i was thinking of trying to get the big coyote that i've seen. I have heard that meat scraps and used kitchen grease can work? and i was also going to ask what would be good times to sit? i will be hunting with a gun. and what about ground or stand? any info will help!

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