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two years ago i killed the only coyote i ever shot, i was sitting 35 yards downwind from my fox pro call and shot the coyote 42 yards downwind from me as she circled the call.

that means she circled 77 yards downwind from the call, i dont think this is normal, probably just the direction she came from. it was near a golf course, homes and human scent.
 

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100 to 200 yards more or less depending on terrain.
 

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A lot of it depends on the wind, terrain, and the individual coyote. We've had them charge right in, and had them circle 200 yards downwind. You never really know.
 

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My gut instinct tells me that terrain is the key to this question. If your on top of a hill, I'd guess they'd have to come in close because your scent will most likely be up in the air farther out. Also, most if not all wild game use terrain lines and habitat breaks to travel. For example, in an open field with a drainage ditch or swale, a coyote may very well use the swale to travel. If your in the woods on a mountain, they may use a logging road(which most likely was made on a "bench" of the hill. We call these avenues Travel corridors. If you've spent any amount of time watching animals in wooded areas you may have noticed that they frequently use the path of least resistance. Coyotes and fox, along with many other animals tend to use deer trails, and deer naturaly make their trails on terrain lines such as small and large benches on side hills, saddles going over mountains, and breaks or edges in the veggitation/forest. Coyotes love to break rules though, and like John-PA said, they could come charging right in from out of no where. This has happened to me a few years ago! I'm glad I had my shotgun in my hands on that hunt! My first coyote ever!
 
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