Man this weather has me staring out the window dreaming of the prairie ghost drifting into my call! I started calling predators when I was 10 and have been hooked forever. Nothing replaces the adrenaline of having one of nature’s most cunning predators hunting you!
Cold temps and heavy snow (like now) are excellent conditions for the predator caller. The critters are hungry and their tracks in the snow give them away. Put on some snow camo, take your favorite deer rifle or a good shotgun and head to the woods to call!
In December, you can still call coyotes with distress calls. Rabbit cries work well most anywhere but don’t be afraid to mix it up. With open reed call, flitter your tongue as you call to mimic bird distress. If you do not get much response, try howling. Howling can work anytime but is best during the mating season in Feb.
Also, skunk scent is the best cover scent I have ever found. Use it sparingly on the ground around you and hunt with your nose to the wind or crosswind and watch your down wind as yotes often try to circle down wind to scent you, offering the a brief opportunity for a shot. Good luck!
Get em…out there!