Predator Hunting Tips
Coyote hunting success can be found with the use of a call, most commonly a rabbit distress call. Howling can be successful as well, but requires more practice than a distress call. Coyote hand held calls and electronic recorded calls are available at your local hunting supply store, but check your local bylaws to make sure which calls are allowed for Coyote hunting in your area.
There are also decoys that look like rabbits and will shake back and forth. This motion will grab the attention of a hungry Coyote, but it must be accompanied by a call to draw the Coyote in close enough to see it.
Set your decoy up on a fields edge where an open field meets a wooded area. Many people hunt Coyotes in an open field, but most Coyotes will approach from the safety of nearby woods. For higher success, sit within these woods beside a field. Coyotes travel along the path of least residence so look for trails and areas of high traffic. When blowing the call, try to be as loud as possible. You never know how far or near the Coyote is so increase your chances by being louder.
If you hunt rabbit, next time your are field dressing make sure to remove the bladder and keep it in a jar. Spread the urine around the decoy, the trail you traveled, and around where you are sitting. This will help to draw the coyote in while masking any scent you left behind. There are synthetic scents available on the market as well. Don't be afraid to hunt a Coyote from a tree stand. Not only will this give you a better view, but it will also help to hide your scent.
You can use the same techniques for Fox hunting as you do for Coyote hunting. The biggest difference is to keep the volume down and more subdued. Fox are more timid and can be scared off by loud noises. When spot and stalking Foxes, keep your eyes in the trees. Foxes have been known to climb and rest in low hanging tree branches.
Wolves are smarter and travel in packs so are a little hard to be successfully hunted. Many times, they are taken by a hunter who happens to have a wolf tag while hunting something else. First step to hunting a Wolf is to locate a set of wolf tracks. These can usually be found on the edge of a meadow or frozen over lake. Wolves hunt in circuits so if you set up a tree stand near tracks, eventually you will see them. KNow what the Wolf is hunting for, such as Moose or Elk, and use the call to resemble the prey.