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Old 01-06-2013, 04:48 AM
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Its hard to find any fields in this part of West Virginia But I have found some small secluded fields in the middle of the woods and have called on them. Keeping in mind that none of these coyotes have ever been hunted or called in. I have seen one before but couldn't get a shot off. They are coming into the call but just aren't coming out of the surrounding pine thickets and such and I know there their I can hear them move around I do check and make sure that the wind is hitting me in the face. I am well camouflaged with the surroundings. Just don't understand why they aren't trying to work closer to the call. I have recently bought a decoy from Foxpro do think that will be enough to put them over the edge. Any and all tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm very new to the calling world.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:58 AM
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And also was wandering if I could add sounds to my call through the micro SD card. Or do I have to buy the usb cord and where would I purchase one at.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:32 PM
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A decoy "may" pull them out into the open. I suspect your coyotes are circling behind you and picking up your scent. Place your caller and decoy upwind from you. When a coyote tries to circle downwind of the sound hopefully he will end up between you and your caller and decoy.
Another option is to call from the thick stuff. Put your caller on the upwind side of game trails, preferably where several trails, two tracks and other natural runways converge. A shotgun is a great option when calling like this as the action can be fast and furious. Give the coyotes enough cover to feel confident and safe when approaching.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:36 AM
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And also was wandering if I could add sounds to my call through the micro SD card. Or do I have to buy the usb cord and where would I purchase one at.
I use the one on my printer perfect fit
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:40 PM
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I use the one on my printer perfect fit
I also use the cord from my printer I believe it is a universal USB cord.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:12 PM
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I'd try a decoy down wind to you.even a feather on a stick may pull them out..so the dawg can focus on it....it they still don't move onit...I'd change my postioning.....upwind closer and decoy downwind no more then 50 yards... like said the dawgs maybe scenting you...spray everything down like your bow hunting....and have you tried pup distress calls?Also you might want to check around and see where the most tracks are going to and from...Pa coyotes are 'nt like their western cuzs...they don't like open areas.. are you hunting day or night also....I like to hunt the woods during early morning and late day and leave the opens for night time where the dawgs use the darkness for cover...Remeber use crosswinds and have a someone watch downwinds so you can watch the incomming..
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:46 PM
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keep the wind in your face and try setting up where ur half way down circle from your call so you can shoot both ways if you have to
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:19 PM
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try getting in a tree stand
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:59 PM
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i have fields every where here in alabama . but i walk threw them to get to the woods . i look at it this way . why would a dog hit the open field when he feals safer in the woods . most of us in the east watch to much tv of out west . where there is not much but open land an they dont have any other choice but to hit the open . when i first started hunting dogs . i tryed the open . but they would just circle around to get closer very very few times did they come to the open . so maybe try going to them .
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:37 PM
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Those videos we have all seen don't show what it's really like in the west. I believe most of them are shot on open land so the viewer can see some action. I've hunted 5 western states and Mexico. Seldom do I call open areas where you can see for hundreds of yards, let alone miles. The areas that are most productive are the areas with enough cover that a predator feels safe in approaching. Of course it is very hard to catch any action on video. My partner and I have tried and very seldom catch anything on video. We call the thicker areas and often use a shotgun. The action takes place in a flash. An animal pops out..BANG!!!! My partner is still trying to get the video camera on the animal and it's already dead.

12ganumber4 gave some good info. Of course if you want to shoot some video, the open fields are best. If you want to kill more animals you need to adapt.

All that said, there are still animals that will come in across wide open ground. You'll see it more often in late summer when the young ones are striking out on there own. They are not educated and are used to coming to the sounds of an injured prey animal that their parents caught.
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