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anybody ever try calling coyotes in late summer [late august early sept]? i have hunted them in mid winter with my ecaller and mojo critter but i would think in late summer you would use more howls and pups than rabbit distress calls.?.?
 

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i know i know everbody has MOOSE on the brain right now LOL.me too! what acually made me think of this was last moose season. we went into the stand at about 3am. while it was still dark and really quiet we heard a bunch of rustling and scampering right below the stand.turned on my cat eyes and there were 5 sets of eyes looking up at us.they ran to the other edge of the clear cut and proceeded to howl bark yap and bawl for the next 20mins.every morning and every night of last moose season we either saw or heard yotes.i cant help but think that it would put moose in the area on edge at least a little...especially when a PACK of yotes are in the area.
 

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I don't think moose have a lot to fear with coyotes unless there is a lot of deep snow,but I agree it's not the company you want when it's mooseseason.
 

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I don't think moose have a lot to fear with coyotes unless there is a lot of deep snow,but I agree it's not the company you want when it's mooseseason.
yeah i dont think its so much of a fear thing for them as maybe a distraction or annoyance.about 4 years ago my father and i came up onto a cow moose on an old road. she seemed to be acting kinda strange.as we got to within 75- 80 she headed into the woods just as 2 coyotes came out from the other side.we tried to get a shot at them before they bolted back into where they came out of.they were definately harassing her.we didnt see a calf anywhere but they were up to something...
 

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When I used to call a lot, I found late August and early September a very good time for the rabbit-in-distress calls. In fact the 1st coyote I ever called in and shot was in the month of August. Lots of younger coyotes out and about and zero hunting pressure. Also, easy to sneak into areas (no crunchy snow) and lots of cover.
 

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When I used to call a lot, I found late August and early September a very good time for the rabbit-in-distress calls. In fact the 1st coyote I ever called in and shot was in the month of August. Lots of younger coyotes out and about and zero hunting pressure. Also, easy to sneak into areas (no crunchy snow) and lots of cover.
thanks for the reply Rem.I always kinda figured that with the younger coyotes out and about,it would make for decent calling.The rabbit in distress just seems to be a good go to call year round i guess.To beat the heat i'll try calling first light and last light.
 

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I like to start Coyotes just before Moose season,just before the closing of the season for ten days or so,have great luck at this time of year an you can also do some scouting around the area your going to hunt moose. Most of the ones i get at that time of the year are young ones(stupid)or less smarter i guess
 

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Agree with the other post, I've had good luck in August and September just cruising the logging roads in the evening - the young dogs are just starting to travel around on their own, and they will stop at any yelp or whistle for a shot opportunity. But as someone mentioned earlier, most of what you will get will be young ones.
 

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I am new at this coyote hunting. I have been out twice now and used the ruffidog call with no results. What is the most common call used and what intervals does one call? Short of hanging in a tree and smelling like a pork chop I am not having much sucsess.
 

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I don't want to discourage you but coyote hunting is just as hard if not more than hunting deer or moose, they are very smart and sneeky, you will probably make a few mistakes but hopefully learn from them.I know i've made some and will probably make some more. I use the rabbit distress a lot and I use a female howl for a locater, if you don't get a response or see anything within 20 minutes of first call then move on to a new location.I always scout my area before setting up, look for scats or tracks,active farm areas usualy have coyotes nearby .wooded ereas with a lot of rabbits is also a good spot. Keep in mind that coyotes have a range of about 10 to 15 square miles so it takes them about a couple of days to go through their territory.You can be the best caller around but if the yotes are not within a mile of where you are, you are not gonna get them out, that's why you should not spend more than 20 minutes in one spot, you have to seek them out.I usualy make 8 to 10 stands in a saturday in the winter.Use camoflage if you have it or hide behind a tree to break you're outline and watch the wind and don't move, yotes often hold up on the edge of a clearing and look around first before coming out.It take a lot of patience but once you get one, you'll be hooked for life, hope this helps a bit. good luck, Ron.
 
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