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    KeokukCoboy,

    Everyone takes away what they want from hunting. For many yrs I chose to give the coyotes & the Reds a free pass. To just observe & learn from them. I was a killer when I was a young hunter. I got right too it & did not care about learning from my quarry. Observing many hundreds of them in their natural setting. Has been much more rewarding. Versus, just going in for the kill. By observing, it no doubt has made me a better & more rounded hunter.

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    Everyone takes away what they want from hunting. For many yrs I chose to give the coyotes & the Reds a free pass. To just observe & learn from them. I was a killer when I was a young hunter. I got right too it & did not care about learning from my quarry. Observing many hundreds of them in their natural setting. Has been much more rewarding. Versus, just going in for the kill. By observing, it no doubt has made me a better & more rounded hunter

    The year I joined I.S. is the year I became a predator hunter. Good or bad , pursuing coyotes is about the only hunting I do anymore. I havent shot a pheasant, quail or a deer since. These were hunts I use to enjoy and that are still there if I wanted to get back into hunting them. In my quest for coyotes I have learned many different ways to make me a better hunter overall. They are a tough animal to outwit day in day out. In Iowa,its even tougher but they can be made to come to a call if the hunter does his homework. I dont mind getting my butt whipped while calling a yote to the stand as long as I learn something from it. By far this has been my best year,its beginning to come together for me. I really love the challenge this sport offers and hope to continue till I can no more. O.P, again I wish you luck this weekend and for the many great hunts ahead of you…success

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    This is why I rarely go after dark calling or running hounds at night . I like to see what is going on and action vs reaction.

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    Quote by: KeokukCoboy

    The year I joined I.S. is the year I became a predator hunter. Good or bad , pursuing coyotes is about the only hunting I do anymore. I havent shot a pheasant, quail or a deer since. These were hunts I use to enjoy and that are still there if I wanted to get back into hunting them. In my quest for coyotes I have learned many different ways to make me a better hunter overall. They are a tough animal to outwit day in day out. In Iowa,its even tougher but they can be made to come to a call if the hunter does his homework. I dont mind getting my butt whipped while calling a yote to the stand as long as I learn something from it. By far this has been my best year,its beginning to come together for me. I really love the challenge this sport offers and hope to continue till I can no more. O.P, again I wish you luck this weekend and for the many great hunts ahead of you…success

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and insights. I’ve enjoyed reading them and actually learn something myself. I have been trying to get into predator calling, but have yet to have any luck. I’ll keep trying and hopefully I learn something new each time out.

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    Well, I made it out early saturday, just about sunrise. I went into the best spot (I thought) first. I really tried to be quiet, but with the crunchy snow, It was really loud walking in. I waited awhile before trying to call, then called off and on for about 20 minutes. Man, did the crows go crazy. I had them flying all around me. I tried a couple different rabbit distress, then would mute it for a couple minutes at a time. Never saw or heard anything.

    I went to another spot over by some CRP for my second set. It wasn’t long after I got comfy and started to call, that I heard someone hooping and hollering really loud on the next property over in the distance. I thought maybe herding cattle or something…I didn’t know. Not long after it was getting closer, then ATV sounds, then I see a guy on an ATV yelling around with a bunch of dogs running around him. Yote hunting I’m assuming. Then he went across the road and ran another property north, right next to another property where I was going to try and go next.

    Needless to say, I ended up just scouting a couple of the other new areas and properties I acquired. Day was ruined.

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    Well, I made it out early saturday, just about sunrise. I went into the best spot (I thought) first. I really tried to be quiet, but with the crunchy snow, It was really loud walking in. I waited awhile before trying to call, then called off and on for about 20 minutes. Man, did the crows go crazy. I had them flying all around me. I tried a couple different rabbit distress, then would mute it for a couple minutes at a time. Never saw or heard anything.

    I went to another spot over by some CRP for my second set. It wasn’t long after I got comfy and started to call, that I heard someone hooping and hollering really loud on the next property over in the distance. I thought maybe herding cattle or something…I didn’t know. Not long after it was getting closer, then ATV sounds, then I see a guy on an ATV yelling around with a bunch of dogs running around him. Yote hunting I’m assuming. Then he went across the road and ran another property north, right next to another property where I was going to try and go next.

    Needless to say, I ended up just scouting a couple of the other new areas and properties I acquired. Day was ruined.

    That would put a damper in anybody’s day. Good luck…..

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    ok, so for calling, what do you guys do during breeding season? it seems pretty early for that to me.

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    The last few days for me have been uneventful. I couldn’t get nothing to work. Then I went out this evening just before dark ended up shooting one. He was howled in with an interrogation howl. He was dead before the third howl began. During breeding season I mainly use vocals mixed in with some distress sounds. I’m trying a lot of new sounds, I even used baby pigs distress out by a hog confinement building yesterday but nothing seems to be working. Seems like I can get them to howl back once in awhile but that’s about it On another note how you getting along in this snow? Man that stuff is deep and I am worn out when I get home. Will be getting a lighter rifle next year and putting the Remington VLS in mothballs.

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    I haven’t been back out yet. I think I am going to try this weekend again. Not sure what to use for calling. I guess I will try a few different things. Hopefully there won’t be anyone running dogs this time. Maybe I’ll find a shed or 2 to make it worth all the walking. Snow is melting off a bit, so might not be too bad by this weekend.

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