We had a chance to head out the night before this snow storm hit for a bit of coyote calling. What a debacle! The snow was pretty crunchy. Every step was as loud as a freight train. Actually that crusted over stuff is important in deep snow as predators tend to hunt more when they can walk atop the frozen snow giving them the advantage.
At our first set up we sat along a crick line and placed the caller and decoy about 50 yards in front of us. The snow gives off a faint glow making nightime sight easier. After calling for around 12 minutes, we heard the same crunching noice over the snow that we made only it was heading right for us down the same tree line we were in from the north. The critter stopped ~10ft from us and I almost had to laugh at the picture. Two predator hunters and one predator sharing the same vantage point all looking out into the field watching the show. He snuck back behind us and was gone before we could make anything happen. Success? If having one of natures best sneak within spitting distance of you is fun then you bet we felt successful! Looking for a morning to get out this week again but the drifts may make travel down county roads tough. Will let you know soon! Happy New Year!
Get em…out there!