Typically, Brown puts his caller and decoy 80 yards crosswind of his stand. Coyotes usually circle downwind of the decoy to scan the area with their noses, and the setup is designed to bring them into Brown’s lap. “The decoy isn’t just an attraction,” he says. “It’s a distraction, too, that keeps the coyote’s eyes off me.” Shooting sticks help Brown steady his shotgun for long attempts when coyotes hang up. Just as important, they let him keep his gun up and ready, because coyotes, unlike turkeys, don’t gobble to tell you they’re coming.