Here , the deer is the #1 food for coyotes . When they first got going here ,there was a $50.00 bounty on them . They wanted to do a study on them to make sure they were killing deer . They shipped truck loads out of here to the labs for study .They were mostly full of mange . They thrived on the deer and ate themselves out of house and home then when the deer got scarce they took mange to control the population of their own . Mostly all the droppings I see here is full of deer hair .
Redrider , talk about what coyotes eat , My son took some apples to his stand today and found coyote droppings with a fawn 's hoof in it about the size of a quarter .If it's got food value in it the coyote will eat it . Their just another scavenger
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...