Night Coyote Hunting

Night coyote hunting is something that is very fun to do, and a good way to harvest coyotes. Coyotes are primarily nocturnal, so at night is the best time to spot one. Night hunting does require extra gear than day hunting, so be prepared to drop some money. There are a few extra tips as well that will be important to your success.

Night hunting does require some gear that you probably won't already have. While some of the equipment is not necessary, it can make your experience a lot better. Besides, who doesn't love an excuse to go buy $3,000 worth of hunting equipment? One thing that is essential to night hunting is a high power spotlight. I'm talking 1,000,000 candle power minimum. High candle power is important because you will need a light to spot a coyote at least 100 yards away and be able to see it through a scope. Another piece of equipment that is not necessary but can really help you, is night vision goggles. Who doesn't want some night vision goggles? These can be quite expensive but can allow you to see what is going on.

Night hunting is similar to day hunting, except you can't see when the coyotes walk out. This is where having night vision can really be an advantage, because you CAN see when they walk out. Without them, it adds a little guess work to your routine. While you are calling, you periodically have to scan the area with your spotlight to see if a coyote has walked out. I have had good results with scanning the area after about 5 minutes of calling. Remember that the coyotes will probably come in sooner than during the day because they are more active at night.

If you have not taken the opportunity to enjoy some night coyote hunting, I highly recommend that you do. It is a really fun experience and adds a new twist to your normal coyote hunting routine.