Alright see if you guys can help me figure out what I’m doing wrong. I’ve been in this group a couple weeks now and read every post/comment that’s been made since and some before then but I’m having trouble calling yotes in. I’ve called in several bobcats but no yotes. I know they’re everywhere out here (rural central Oklahoma) I’m currently listening to them howl at the moment, literally all around me. I know the wind is key and I always set up with the wind in my face. Have plenty of land to hunt. I’m wearing the right camo and completely out of sight on every stand, not making a noise on entry to the spot or moving. I’m using and alpha Dogg e caller and a sit n spin decoy. I’ve varied call sequences sitting for at least 30 min every time. I have mouth calls I feel like I’m pretty good at that I’ve tried. I can get an answer on almost every stand to the interrogation howl so I follow up with a distress (I’ve tried them all) then if that doesn’t work I do pup distress. I have varied the volume as well. I’ve tried the expert hunts pre programmed on the e caller. I see them everywhere around this area but no luck. I’ve watched thousands of YouTube videos and just about every coyote show on the outdoor channel. It’s illegal to hunt at night here. Like I said I have no clue what I’m doing wrong. I’m keeping the wind in my face or a good cross wind, tried a 100 different call sequences and not making a noise to/during/from the stand. Well if your read all that what do you think?
The guys are right, the coyotes are circling downwind from the call and you ain’t far enough down wind to be downwind of them! Only way I stop that crap is to pick a calling spot with a big open area BEHIND & DOWNWIND of my call. Yotes don’t like to come in open when they can have brush cover or trees for their approach.
don’t give up man. We’ve all been there an understand your frustration.
Every time a stand doesn’t work for me I try and sit back and think what could I have done differently an hopefully learn something each time I go out.
Try to think like a coyote. Where would I come in from could I move my call closer to cover “ maybe they see an hear your call but don’t want to come that far out in the open”.
Make them curious. Don’t be afraid to just stop the call for a couple minutes.
What do they eat in your area? Play the distress calf sound or distressed fawn. Right now in Oregon all the cows a calving. An the coyote love the new born calf’s and or the after birth.
I got a 38lbs 12oz male this last Saturday playing distressed calf for five minutes then went to coyote vocals then back to calf. This big male came in I believe because he thought he heard a distressed calf then other dogs are in his territory eating his pray.
Guess what I’m trying to say is if it’s not working try an step back think outside the box. Not like your gonna be any worse off. Best of luck man an don’t give up it will happen if you put the time in.
Oh if you can use the sun and shade too I believe the shade makes a lot of different at hiding you.
My first thought, just because you see dogs doesn’t mean they are staying there. Passing dogs are hard to get them change their minds .Try moving 250 yards one way or another and use a different sound.You will call one in soon enough and you will get smarter fast.