I have never worked harder for coyote in my life. We walked into the section through 2-3 feet of snow for over 1/2 mile before finding our calling site. The area overlooked a large crick bottom drainage surrounded by pasture and cedar. We had seen coyotes many times here. Finally at our destination, Dave (my brother-in-law) and I quietly slid off our packs and readied our new homes. I placed a Mojo “Thing” decoy at about 20 yards. I really like the movement of this fuzzball. I began calling when, around two minutes into the sequence, I noticed grey fur coming fast. I moved to release the safety but could NOT. It was frozen! Did I mention it was ~ 9 degrees? Finally when the coyote moved to 25 yards from me, it turned, seemingly very unimpressed with my decoy at this point. I forced the safety button, verified a safe zone of fire and let go of a good load of lead BBs. Dave also fired using his 22 magnum. A good morning? We called in three coyotes Sunday morning and earned every coyote we saw. Tough hunt but what a thrill! Worth every drop of sweat!
My advice here? We had known of the coyotes location long before calling. You can’t call them in if they are not there. These coyotes came in fast which is normal for coyote. You have to be ready to shoot long before you see them. Pretty soon the coyote breeding season will be upon us and things will get even more interesting!
Get em’ out there!