Coyote Hunting Tips At Night
1. It is advisable to get some type of red light which will reflect off the coyote's retina. According to some experienced hunters, a white light will most likely spook the coyotes. These lights can vary greatly from handheld spotlights and flashlights to gun & scope mounted lights or even large spotlights that are installed on the hunter's car.
3. Using an extended monopod, call and shoot from a standing position. You don't have to worry about positioning yourself against a backdrop like you do when you hunt during the day. Why? Because coyotes cannot see beyond the source of the light, so you will be safe. Do not forget that the shots you plan on making will need to be fairly close for target identification and for this reason you should position your stand accordingly, taking into consideration also your personal safety. Needless to say, that although you will be hunting during the night, you will still need your daytime skills.
5. When the coyote's eyes are close enough to identify, drop the main beam on the animal and shoot. Prior to moving from your current position you should take some time and focus on the area of the shot and obtain a mental picture before retrieving the coyote. Why? Because the terrain might look a little bit different during nighttime.
6. If you plan to go coyote night hunting with a partner, ask him to go retrieve the coyote while you aim the light at the point of the shot.
Hunting at night is always a challenge, and it definitely takes the right equipment to succeed in the dark. If you need transportation to and from your hunting spot, the Polaris Razor 900 can do the job for you.