Coyote Hunting is an Experience and it can be intimidating for a first time hunter. However, Coyote hunting Can be a bad experience in terms of wastage of time and money If you don’t know what is the best time to hunt coyotes!
The best time to score them is early in the morning or just two hours before dark. But trust me you are likely to see positive results when you go hunting in the sunlight because the sunlight has an effect on coyotes visibility and they tend to move a lot in the daylight.
Weather also can sometimes play a spoil sport as nobody advocates you to hunt when it’s raining, windy and a really bad snow storm. However, my counter point would be that you are most likely to see success after the storm as they haven’t moved for a while and it becomes much easier to hunt them.
Let Us Dive right into the topic!
There are certain factors that come into play when you are out for coyote hunting. If You really want to make this a productive experience then it’s important that you do your research.
You must be wondering what the factors are? You need ask yourself the following questions when you are out for coyote hunting.
Let us dig the topic a little deeper..
Before You know the Best time to hunt Coyotes, There are certain instincts of coyotes that you must know.
What Time of the Year is it?
This is the most loved season by the hunters because, coyotes are present in the open especially the young ones and hunting these young and dumb creatures are much easier to capture.
The actual beauty of hunting coyotes during the fall is that the coyotes are not pressured much during the fall as there are really no hunters in this season. So my Opinion would be to go there and start calling.
Predator hunters season is here and it is something they have been waiting for the whole year. For anyone who doesn’t know the meaning of predators, Predator is a person or an animal that hunts a smaller weaker person or animal.
NOTE: During Winters the coyotes are highly active in the Dawn, so keep yourself prepared to capture them.
The instincts Listed above Completely Define coyotes in the winter season. Also, They get called a lot and hence there are very few chances that the coyotes will be captured. So it is important that you use your hunting experience and try something unusual so that these coyotes get captured.
The territorial instincts come into play for coyotes during spring. This is the ideal for coyotes to build their dens. And the best way to call them is to use coyote vocals. You can try to howl as well, but that doesn’t come out as easy as you think it needs consistent practice.
Also, this can be broken into:
Early Spring Hunting (Feb-March)
As I mentioned earlier that the territorial instincts come into play, this is the time that the male and female pair up together for breeding. They also tend to protect their dens from visitors and hunt for food.
Late Spring hunting (Late march-June)
You would agree if say that this season is the golden period for all the hunters out there because coyotes are easily visible most of the time. Eventually, when it gets hotter You can find them wherever there is shade and water.
Distress calls and predator decoys are really useful in late spring Be really focused with your calls. For e.g: use a fawn in distress call. Which in the end sounds like a meal to them and trust me they all come in
Summer hunting is quite opposite to winter hunting as there are several other factors come into play. Summer is considered on the boring months to hunt coyotes for hunters.
But the fact is that it is much more easier to hunt coyotes during this season. It is also the happiest time of the year for coyotes as the food is easily available.
One of the most Important thing to remember during summer is that when you go coyote hunting make sure you stay scent free because Coyotes can smell human scent very easily and can sense that something is wrong.
But do not forget that some of the hunting enthusiasts out there might feel summer is a very okay-ish season to score some coyotes. To them my 2 cents worth of opinion would be to use decoy dogs to attract some coyotes.
So, By reading this what do you think is the best time to hunt coyotes?Please do comment below. Also, Please Kit-up before you go coyote hunting as it is of the highest priority and secondly, do you check your weather conditions as it can be really disappointing if you get back empty handed and it will just end up as another day wasted. Sp stay safe and keep hunting.
Have a good day!
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