Beginner Coyote Hunting Tips

ICOtec Prostaff Director JD Piatt standing behind a lineup of dead coyote, next to his ICOtec Hellion and rifle.

Coyote hunting can be an exciting and challenging activity for hunters of all skill levels. However, if you’re new to coyote hunting, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. In this blog post, we’ll provide some beginner tips to help you get started on your coyote hunting journey.

  1. Research your hunting location: Before you head out to hunt coyotes, it’s important to do some research on the area you plan to hunt. Learn about the terrain, the types of vegetation and food sources available, and any local regulations or hunting restrictions.
  2. Use the right gear: Having the right gear can make a big difference when hunting coyotes. A good pair of binoculars, an ICOtec electronic predator call, and a rifle or shotgun are all essential items. Additionally, it’s important to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the environment you’ll be hunting in.
  3. Learn how to use your ICOtec call: Using a predator call is a common technique used to attract coyotes. There are many different types of predator calls available from ICOtec, including electronic and hand calls. It’s important to learn how to use your chosen call effectively to increase your chances of success.
  4. Hunt during the right time of day: Coyotes are most active at dawn and dusk, so these are the best times to hunt. However, it’s also possible to hunt coyotes at night using a spotlight or night vision equipment. Check local regulations to see if night hunting is allowed in your area. (Example: Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations)
  5. Be patient and stay alert: Coyotes are intelligent and cautious animals, so it’s important to be patient and stay alert while hunting. Try to remain as still and quiet as possible while waiting for a coyote to approach. Remember that coyotes have excellent hearing and can detect even the slightest noise or movement.
  6. Practice ethical hunting: Always practice ethical hunting techniques, including using clean kills and obeying all hunting regulations. Additionally, respect the environment and other hunters in the area.

In conclusion, coyote hunting can be a thrilling and rewarding activity for hunters of all skill levels. By following these beginner coyote hunting tips and continuing to learn and practice, you can increase your chances of success and enjoy the experience of hunting coyotes safely and responsibly.

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