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Why You Should Hunt Coyote This Offseason

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If you can’t wait to get back out in the hunting fields, then don’t. Hunt coyote in the offseason. Coyote hunting provides a unique challenge to bowhunters who are looking to test their skills in the months ahead. Not only is it a thrilling experience, but it also helps to keep coyote populations in check, which is beneficial to many ecosystems. So if you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled hunting adventure, hunt coyotes. Why coyotes?

They’re Smart

Coyotes are one of the most intelligent critters in the wild. They’re expert problem solvers, quickly adapting to their environment and developing strategies for hunting and avoiding larger predators. Coyotes also possess amazing learning capabilities, as they remember previous encounters and adjust their behavior accordingly. These traits make coyotes an exciting, yet challenging target for bowhunters. Not only do you need to locate them, but you also need to be crafty in order to outsmart them. You’ll need to think on your feet, be creative in your tactics, and use all of the tools at your disposal. Coyote hunting can be a great way to hone your skills as a hunter and sharpen your reflexes.

They’re Wily

Coyotes are extremely wily creatures that make for a challenging hunting opportunity. They are constantly looking for signs of danger, so you’ll need to be extra cautious when hunting them. You should take care to avoid making loud noises or wearing clothes that could easily draw attention. It’s important to stay downwind and use scent blockers. Blend in with the environment as much as possible. They can pick out the human form very easily. You could also use calling techniques to lure them in. They may come running if they think there is a wounded rabbit nearby. These techniques take practice, so be patient and work to master them. 

They’re Cautious

Coyotes are some of the wariest animals you’ll ever come across. Unlike other animals you might hunt, coyotes have a keen sense of awareness and will not easily fall for calling and decoy tactics. They are very quick to spot potential danger and run away. The risk of failure makes the reward of victory that much sweeter. Be as stealthy as possible in both your movements and calling. Coyotes can detect motion from a long way off and will stop or run at the first sign of trouble. The same goes for calling. If it doesn’t sound natural, they won’t fall for it. Find the best recordings you can and use those to lure coyotes into your target zone. Patience will pay off.

They’re Adaptable

Coyotes are incredibly adaptable creatures, which makes them a great challenge for bowhunting. They can survive in nearly every environment, from forests and open plains to deserts and tundra. In addition, they are very effective at adapting to human presence, as they are intelligent enough to learn quickly. They have even adapted to living within cities, making them popular game animals for urban hunters. 

They’re Everywhere

Coyotes are found throughout North America and they inhabit every type of terrain. Some of the best places to hunt coyotes are open fields, agricultural land, forests, brushy areas, and along waterways. They also travel along ridges and at the edges of woodlands. You don’t have to travel far to find them. They may even live right around your own property. 

Coyote populations are constantly on the move, so it’s important to take the time to scout and identify likely spots where they might be found. They have a habit of setting up territories and will return to them if they remain undisturbed, so once you find a spot that looks promising, check back often or set up a trail cam to keep an eye out.

Coyote hunting can be an incredibly rewarding experience for any bowhunter looking for a challenge. Coyotes are incredibly smart, making them a great test of skill and knowledge. They’re very adaptable so adjust your hunting style and tactics to outsmart them. And they’re everywhere, so keep an eye out and you’ll find a great spot to hunt them. 

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The Bow Bully
The Bow Bully discusses a variety of archery topics and offers tips, advice and the occasional nudge to make you a better bowhunter. With years of experience, and an attitude to match, you'll find the Bully has something to offer both beginners and seasoned hunters.

4 thoughts on “Why You Should Hunt Coyote This Offseason”

    • Vasco,

      This is the Bow Bully’s blog. But if I were to use an airgun I would want 150 foot-pounds or more and shoot at a distance at which I could keep five shots within one inch.


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