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Old 02-13-2017, 09:02 PM
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I agree with possumal they put their back to wind and lift their head to check scent coming over them and watch the downwind. I've seen this many times with coyotes laying out in Fields. I hunted enough to know and see even deer do this. Something my dad and grampa used to preach to me growing up hunting deer with those old boys. Good luck keep hunting
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:43 AM
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Good tip AL, thanks for sharing.
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two quick questions. If coyotes are watching what is approaching, does that mean they will tend to bed on the edge of the thick stuff where they can see further or do they bed deeper in it?

What would your ideal approach to a stand be? I tend to try to approach where I am going to call with a cross wind and walk in where I think I can be quiet and not seen without killing myself walking through thick briars etc.

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Old 11-23-2017, 12:32 PM
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two quick questions. If coyotes are watching what is approaching, does that mean they will tend to bed on the edge of the thick stuff where they can see further or do they bed deeper in it?

What would your ideal approach to a stand be? I tend to try to approach where I am going to call with a cross wind and walk in where I think I can be quiet and not seen without killing myself walking through thick briars etc.

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Well if their watching their down wind they want to be able see if danger approaches. In regards to how far in depends on what the coyote feels comfortable with.

Your approach sounds solid.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:26 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.
It's my day to just read through some threads, old and new, and this one made me really think...smell the smoke?

Most of this is me rambling but anyway...

I read once if we drilled a hole large enough to jump down into, and it went through all the planet and out the opposite side when we jump in we'd be falling down. But we'd only be falling down until we reached the center of the earth. After the center as we fell we'd actually be moving UP. (I'm not high I promise)

As I enter a calling area and the wind is in my face I think that no coyote will approach from directly upwind. I know there are rarely "nevers" in calling but I feel why would they approach that way with absolutely no way to get wind of their quarry? So I think it's a bad plan to call here in the East with the wind in my face. I look for a crosswind or any wind other than directly in my face. I believe on a square 20 acre block of woods the Coyotes here spend their days located close to the downwind edge. Here as possumal stated they can sit and SEE all of the downwind side and they can smell anything coming from the upwind side. So I won't walk in with the wind at my face directly in front of the woods. I approach from the side...from a different parcel of land for a crosswind.

Also to my point about falling in that hole through the earth.... I have a few places where I can call and then move deeper for another stand. I think that if I'd start my calling with the wind in my face and move deeper in...well after a short while of moving further into the wind really what I am doing is just positioning myself so that behind me would soon be all the downwind area I just scented up and any smart coyote can just work in behind me and I'd never know any better.

Some articles I read by Andrew Lewand and his books which are great BTW really have impacted me. I have learned that the wind should be used! Taken advantage of! Basically the wind is showing us where we should be looking! If using the wind is a Coyotes' advantage and predictable coyote behavior then can't is also be its downfall too? Use the wind and the terrain to guide the coyote to where it feels the safest. Position ourselves where we have a view of the downwind area and yet our scent cone won't be detected before we have a shot opportunity.

I am a complete novice and amateur and I've only killed a bunch of fox and ZERO coyotes. I did missed one coyote recently because I'm a bad shot I guess. But I enjoy planning and just getting out there. Hunting the wind is confusing but I recently just decided to make it easy and just watch the downwind and try not to put my scent into it!

Just me rambling but maybe my ideas aren't complete nonsense hehe.
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