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New Predator Hunter Stand Advice

I am a brand new predator hunter and hoping to get some input/advice from experienced hunters such as yourselves.

The link is to a very poorly drawn map I made of my family farm property. It is all fields and pasture and is bordered by woods. The fields and pastures are approx 20 acres, for reference.

We only have horses but there is a sheep farm bordering our land and we hear coyotes frequently in the patch of woods between our fields and there’s. We do not own any or the wooded area so I am unable to hunt in them or on the sheep farm itself.

As you can see, the wind typically blows towards that section of woods where we know coyotes are. My stand location is at the highest point in our fields/pastures and I can see most all of our property clear to each tree line, but I am concerned the coyotes will always wind me.

Any advice on where I should set my e caller or what direction to face in this scenario? Any other advice? I’ve only tried day hunting so far for reference.
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If that was my place ...I would sit right at house or on the barn roof...and hunt at night

but...since its not..you can sit at stand and set call to the left of where you wrote "wind" and face it to 12 or 1 oclock
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Thank you for the reply, the house would be an option if I was looking down towards the “lower” fields. The house is a little closer to the wood line than what I drew so looking that direction wouldn’t give me enough space or elevation.

The barn is a pre engineered metal building with (new) solar panels, so climbing on top of it is a no go, unfortunately.

I will take your advice of putting the call to 10 o clock of the stand position and facing it to 12/1
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I` not a predator hunter or trapper, but you will get a lot of good and useful information on here . good luck.

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I` not a predator hunter ur trapper , but you will get a lot of good and useful information on here. good luck.
I came across the forum after google searching for weeks about predator hunting. Seems like a great resource.

Half of my family lives around Borie and Austin area. I’ve hunted Potter Co since I was a little kid. Haven’t been up since deer season tho, need to start making more trips this year.
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once you go there you're hooked . enjoy HPA and hope you find out what you want to know. I have been going up there since I was about 13years old and feel in love with it, we now have a camp up there for last 25 years and have been hunting up there since 1977.
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I came across the forum after google searching for weeks about predator hunting. Seems like a great resource.

Half of my family lives around Borie and Austin area. I’ve hunted Potter Co since I was a little kid. Haven’t been up since deer season tho, need to start making more trips this year.

watch the wind take, limbhangers advice. if you have a fox pro call try using lamb distress. i have that sound on my foxpro patriot, sounds good.
if you are using a 12 gauge shotgun use #4 buckshot, 3 inch if it will take it. any rifle will work. and a red light for illuminating the critter when hunting at night. if you dont have a light try going out right at day light and just before dark.

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What is your “stand” exactly? A blind? Elevated deer stand? Just a spot in the pasture?

Also, what is on the property above yours, beyond the top of your drawing?

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What is your “stand” exactly? A blind? Elevated deer stand? Just a spot in the pasture?

Also, what is on the property above yours, beyond the top of your drawing?
The stand can be one of 2 things. We actually have a Small concrete shotgun trap house at that location as my dad is a big trap shooter/bird Hunter. I can either sit down in the trap house with front door open but will have limited visibility side to side and none behind me. Essentially just looking towards the barn. Other option is to sit above the trap house on the dirt mound where the 5 trap “stations” would be and there’s grown up brush behind this area so I’m more elevated and won’t be silhouetted, I think. I could also sit on the other side of this elevated area and face towards the lower corn/bean field.

To the “top” of the drawing, there’s more large bean and corn fields. These are at a lower elevation that aren’t very visible even from the higher point of sitting/standing at the trap stations due to a ridge line
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To the “top” of the drawing, there’s more large bean and corn fields. These are at a lower elevation that aren’t very visible even from the higher point of sitting/standing at the trap stations due to a ridge line
How far in yards can you see in that direction from the stand.

All of my thoughts will be from a night hunting standpoint so you know, I’m not a daylight hunter.
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