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I have been out twice so far and killed 3 fox, but I am more interested in killing a coyote that I have been regularly getting on trail camera. What are you guys having success with. I have been mainly using rabbit distress calls and have yet to see a coyote. The last 10 minutes I used pup distress of and on the last time I went out. Not sure if pup distress works this time of year or not. Any input is greatly appreciated.
 

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Finding Coyotes this time of year is the main thing. By that...knowing where they are, NOW.
With small game, Archery, Turkey hunting, Bear hunting, Corn and Beans being taken off, there is much activity in the woods and fields. Human pressure displaces Coyotes.
Don't think Coyotes are here just because your neighbor's friend has a uncle 'that hears 'em howling all the time' on his farm. Keep scouting in-season to keep tabs on Coyotes. Check the dense cover for sign.
What I'm getting at is we may be calling to Coyotes that have been somewhat pushed out. It may not be the sounds you are using, so don't beat yourself up. Reason things out, look for sign and use your woodsmenship. If Coyotes are in front of you, they will respond.

On the other hand, if you know Coyotes are here NOW and they don't respond...you maybe missing a simple detail or two on set up or approach.
Sometimes changing sounds or changing set up will help.
Don't make calling harder than it is. Keep it basic, think things out, have a plan.
 

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Hern thanks a lot. I had one on camera 3 nights before I called in a field, but I realize they cover a lot of ground. I had more success my first year out than I have the past 2 years, at least with having them respond to a call. One guy told me only rabbit distress certain times of year, then pup distress another time of the year and gray distress. I wasn't sure if maybe The calls I was using were not usual this time of year and that's why or if maybe I'm just not in the right spot or or or... I tend to over think which sounds to play and I basically wanted to check one thing off the list that could be stopping me from seeing them.
 
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