Went out hunting coyotes for the 1st time at my Dad's farm. I used a pup in distress call. I shot the 1st female after 35 minutes and then a large male 30 minutes later. I'm hooked now and will be going back next week!
Thanks Groovy Mike! I really wish these were the only two! Unfortunately not the situation. Dad has 15 to his name = 7, 5, and 3 from the first three years he has tried. Need to get rid of as many as possible to allow the whitetails to re-populate the area.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...