Son and I are trying, but not seeing a lot of sign. A friend got a nice 5 point buck opening day. We are going to make one last effort this weekend. Talking to a neighbor, I guess there wasn't a whole lot of acorns / mast this year and the deer are moving all over the place for food. Beautiful weather! High twenties at night, low 40s during the day. Perfect for hunting!
The apple crop was actually really good where we hunt in the islands. Problem was, that they all fell early. usually, the overgrown orchard I hunt in has lots of apples left when the season rolls around. This year, there was only one tree with apples left, and only maybe 15-20 of them.
When calling coyotes, more often than not they will circle on a target they are
coming into and approach from the downwind side. Presumably they do this in
order to align what they smell, with what they are hearing.
This means that you should always have your downwind side camouflaged and have
an open shooting lane. If the area is heavily covered the coyote could come in
take a look and be gone, with you none the wiser.