Coyote Hunting – Importance of Location
Location is something I have talked about before, but I want to devote an entire post to this because, basically, it can make or break your hunt. There are two different kinds of location that apply to coyote hunting: the geographical location you choose to do your hunt, and the spot you choose to sit in.
The geographical location is important because you don't want to hunt on property that is not inhabited by coyotes. This sounds pretty obvious, but you would be surprised in the people who hunt locations that are exactly that. There are several ways to find places to perform your hunt. If you know of places that have coyotes, then you have it pretty easy. Just go to that place.
If you need land to hunt on, you can ask local farmers in your area, they will usually be glad to have the coyotes thinned out. The good thing about coyotes, there are more places with them than without them. Coyotes have even been known to live in urban areas. Local farmers will usually know if there are coyotes and where they are more likely to be, so be sure to pick them for any information they have. There are many public hunting lands located throughout the country, any of these places would be great places to hunt. The only downside is that it may be hit or miss on finding coyotes.
Once you find your location to hunt, you have to decide where you are going to sit. One thing you want to look for when choosing your calling location is an open field that you can lure the coyotes into. If you have a deer stand to or blind to get into, that would be ideal. If not, you have to pick a spot to sit. You definitely don't want to sit out in the open if you can help it. If they spot you, then your hunt is over. If you're going to sit on the edge of a field, and can't decide which side to sit on, consider what human activity is close to that field. If there is a road, house, or something related to where people might be, sit on that side. It seems that in most of my hunts, coyotes come from the opposite side of any signs of people.
Your experiences my give you different results than mine. I just know what I have seen in the field. The important thing is that you have to get out there and see what works for you.