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Old 06-22-2015, 12:17 PM
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This info is for consideration by some of the newbies. If you elect to walk into the wind on the way to your stand location, keep in mind that you are making it unlikely that coyotes will hear your approach. At the same time, you are increasing the chance that you will be seen. Coyotes can see movement very well, and they are always watching where they can't smell and smelling where they can't watch. Use this info to work out your own methods.
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:21 PM
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I'm consider myself a newbie,because i never stop learning,every stand is a learning experience.99% of my stands I have the wind in my face or quartering into it to get to my predetermined stand,same as deerhunting.has anyone heard of a upgraded fusion comeing out this year yet???
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:05 PM
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Wind is huge....
We have found it is paramount to not let your smell drift in to where your planning on hunting.
We also try not to leave a sent trail across the expected direction of the coyotes, we have seen coyotes coming in HOT and slam on the brakes when the cross our path in.
I know there is a LOT of talk of not counting off just because of the wind, but... I think it is a waist of time if the wind is wrong.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:55 PM
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This tip was meant as something to consider in approaching your hunting area, not trying to tell you which direction the wind has to be in relation to your calling. Just trying to point out that coyotes watch where they can't smell and smell where they can't watch.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:31 PM
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I'm in 100% agreement.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:00 PM
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I agree too. My grandpa always told me "coyotes weren't as smart as everyone says but they're the biggest coward in the woods. That's what makes them hard to hunt."
It makes sense to me.
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:27 PM
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No disrespect to your grandpa, but I think a mature coyote is as smart as any animal you will find. He knows his backyard better than you know your own and takes advantage of that. I don't believe they are afraid of much, but they learn to respect what can get them in trouble. I watched a big pair turn a big farm shepherd every way but loose, whereas one of them might not have taken that task on.
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Just thought this would be a good time to resurrect this thread. Important info, especially for newbies.
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So the Ideal situation would to be walk in in dense cover with the wind in your face?
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:51 PM
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That wouldn't be my ideal situation, but some may think it is.
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