With the chill in the air, it’s time to think and call: COYOTE! Here’s a coyote greeting howl call for you (click on it once, then click on it again): dthowl
The coyote is, in my opinion, one of the smartest, wariest creatures to walk the planet on four legs. Its unpredictable habits, keen sense of smell, detection of the slightest movement or hearing of any unusual sounds have eluded me by far more often than not. Trust me, I have great respect for this elusive, beautiful creature. Over the years, I have learned to successfully call/ hunt Canis latrans during the cold weather season here in Nebraska – taking into account things like various calls to use, wind/weather conditions, site selection, etc.
I could write volumes on calling the coyote as I have done this for decades, but I won’t. There are a ton of experts though from whom I have gleaned a lot of coyote calling/hunting information over the years such as Johnny Stewart, Gerald Stewart, Randy Anderson, Gerry Blair, Dennis Kirk, and Rick Jamison amid others. I want to emphasize to you that calling the cunning coyote is an outdoor activity that will offer excitement around every bend. It can be appreciated by anyone almost anywhere in Nebraska! It doesn’t require expensive equipment, provides extensive field time, a big challenge and a tremendous opportunity to learn more about furbearing animals and other wildlife. Oh, and the feeling you’ll get as you watch a hungry coyote, coming at you as hard as it can on a frigid day, can’t even be imagined! It is something that you just have to experience to believe! You need to know that every coyote I’ve ever shot, I’ve utilized in some way, shape or form. Yes, I’ve sold them to licensed fur buyers, but, I’ve also had made gorgeous tanned out pelts for wall displays, a coyote hat that I often wear to school programs promoting outdoor education,
and even a warm rug-like base for tinkering with homemade fishing lures.
There are such benefits to callin’ ‘yotes from late November through January here on the Great Plains. Calling coyotes teaches many lessons of nature while giving the hunter many unforgettable memories and stories! You should bundle up and give it a try! I’m anxious to hear your stories …