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Getting into pursuing Yotes...

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Dyjital, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yup, might as well. Many, many acres of area around my old stomping grounds that I KNOW there are dogs. Lots of fields, tree farms and rabbits.

    Years ago I bought a call (a cheap one) and after going out Friday night and Thursday night I realized my call sucks. Volume and remote range.

    Ordered a ICOTec GC500 and a Mojo Super. With 300yd range on the ICOtec and the ability to control the Mojo from the call I should have more fun than a pos call and crappy remote range. In the garbage it goes... Of course after I scavenge the new batteries.

    Looking forward to some fun there. Even if it's my excuse to get out of the house and spend a morning or all day out and about in the woods. I'm ready... Or as ready as I'll ever be.

    Went out this last evening with my dad. My aunt has had an issue on her property and had a coyote almost eat her dog. She screamed and it froze. That's main priority #1 to get the ones that are close to her house.

    Reading up on calls and what's best per season so it will be interesting to see what they respond to. I know where I'll be going there will be no hunting pressure so they should be relaxed.



    My Henry .357 needs some blood.....
    Photo from the other evening:
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  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    So I've ran into a situation....


    I've been calling at a farm. I've been alternating days (5-7 between calls).

    Every time I call during the evening I see nothing. BUT------> they show up that night. They appear to only come out at night.

    I don't have the means to go after them at night right now.

    Any suggestions?



    Setup;
    Mojo Decoy
    ICOtec GC500
     
  3. Dan Wayne

    Dan Wayne Grant County Or. New Member

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    Dyjital,,,,, Right now it can be tough to get a response out of them Dogs They will be having there young for long so they can be a might spooky this time of the year. I trap a lot of Yotes every year and this is what I have learned. Just wait a few months till the young are up and at it,, and then your fun will start. Hope this will help you out.
     
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks Dan, that would explain a lot.

    I know they are held up by the pups and I've tried some distressed pup calls to see about a response.

    Guess it's just a hard time right now to bring in a skittish dog.
     
  5. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Most guys just leave them alone till fall, unless your doing eradication work then get close to the den and do challenge howls.
     
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  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Been harassing livestock so that's the reason. :-/
     
  7. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Some times they just need to be killed.
     
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  8. Dan Wayne

    Dan Wayne Grant County Or. New Member

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    Sometimes this time of year, harassing livestock can be a problem. Thats where the Trapper comes in. And yes, Twodogs is right. Get close to the den and challenge howl
     
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  9. JustShoot

    JustShoot Oregon . Hillsborito area Active Member

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    shoot those dogs all year round & Don't give them a break . for example. I have bagged 6 in the last 2 weeks . I use calls and sometimes I use no calls . no brag just fact, I am the Coyote Whisperer ... ; )
    The Coyotes population running in the NW valleys is grossly underestimated by the majority . I never leave them rest anytime of the year . I have hunted them for many years here in the NW valleys, with logging several hundred hours mostly at night the past several years .

    Your figuring out now that Coyotes run the night . You can hunt them during the daylight hours but Coyotes rule there running and hunting routes in the Nighttime, that is there time, and they know it .
    'most' Humans don't belong in the night and they don't hunt at night . 'most' Coyotes run there opportunistic eating habits in the Dark . With Only the young and stupid Dogs get caught with a bullet mousing or crossing in the open fields in daylight hours .

    Once you go Nighttime, you will not be going back to the Day . Night hunting is and takes a different energy , It takes repetitious practice with learning lots of tricks and is not for everybody as a lot of people find-out after investing $$$ in NV, IR supplements & calls .
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