Becoming A Coyote Hunter
First of all we are going to debate the topic of equipment which is one of the most important parts when it comes down to coyote hunting (or any other type of hunting as a matter of fact). Every coyote hunter will switch a lot of equipment until he will find the most suitable one for him. Basically, it depends on each and every person, not all people are the same so some of us prefer one type of equipment while others prefer a different one. Usually, first time coyote hunters start with a rifle.
Choosing a rifle depends on the area where you will do your hunting. If you are planning to hunt in a wide open area then you should search for the flattest cartridge available that could reach a respectable distance of about 300 yards (approximately 274 meters). Experienced hunters affirm that the .220 Swift is the right option for this type of hunting. Other hunters say that the Remington 700VS is the perfect rifle. Of course, choosing a rifle depends a lot on the available budget, but if you know where to look you will find the best compromise.
Calls are also a very important aspect that you have to take into consideration before you begin your hunting adventure. For beginners it is advisable to use a close reed model because many of these models come pre-tuned and will automatically give the needed cries and screams. A little inconvenient of these models is that they take a lot of time to practice in order to handle them efficiently but once you have done so you will be able to make a big variety of sounds which are more suitable in pressured areas. The market is full of models from which you can choose.
There will be situations when you will spook non target animals like deer, grouse, pheasants or others. When you find yourself in such a situation you have to sit or more recommendable, lie down as soon as you can, keeping your eyes open all the time. All this because if there are any coyotes in the area, they will be looking all over in order to find out what scared them.
A lot of debates have been made regarding what to do the minute you have called in or shot a coyote. Some experienced hunters say that you would have to stop calling, others affirm that it is recommended to use the distress sound. You should try both ways and see which one you consider to be more efficient.
All in all, in order to be an efficient coyote hunter you have to be a person with many skills, such as: stalking, tracking, spotting, let's not forget calling as well and the most important skill: the ability to shoot efficiently. As you all know coyotes are fast and they won't quit without a fight.