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    I decided to go out calling after work last night. The wind was out of the south/south east, I was able to approach the selected stand site from the north west (worked perfect) I set up in a fence line with great back ground cover. I had decided on my way out that I was not going to use the distress call (at least not right away) so I started off with the female invitation howl, about 30 seconds after the howl I heard one lone bark come from the standing corn field that I was calling towards 200 yards away. It sounded to me like it was either a female or a young male. I’m pretty new to calling so I was not sure how to respond, so I did nothing, just waited. I never did see the coyote. Is there anything I should have done differently???

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    I had the same thing happen to me a few years back and I also never saw the coyote. I think that when they do that it may be a warning to other coyote.

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    Did you try anymore calls or howls?

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    If they bark sharply at you, they usually know something is up. At that point try to shoot them, if you can, or I guess you can try a different call, but chances are it has you pegged so any movement will be seen.

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    Todd, like V-Max said there is a good possibility that the coyote knew something was wrong. He may have spotted you, he may not have, but this could have been a warning bark to all of his buddies. Or he was a little upset at another possible coyotes’ prescence there. As far as what to do different? I don’t think waiting for a while and not doing anything is really a bad move. But since you were already there, I probably would have tried something else after waiting a bit. Either more coyote vocalizations to get him fired up or some distress. There has been a couple of lengthy discussions on this very topic in the last couple of months if you want to go back and read some old threads.

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