Avid bowhunter. Any info/tips on predator hunting central Arkansas would be appreciated.
That's basically it. Just remember you won't fool their nose and they're not likely to hang around within bowshot for very long if there's not a dying critter on the ground when they get to you.Got plenty of gamecam pictures of yotes and foxes. Will be first time going.Current gameplay is to set up on the tree line downwind over looking a field. Put my electronic caller out and hope something shows. Surely there's more to it.
A rifle is the way to go as most yotes will not get within bow range and, if they do, they will likely catch you drawing your bow. A Crossbow would eliminate second problem but even a shotgun with Dead Coyote shells will take predators beyond the range of archery equipment. The .22 Mag is OK. Of course, archery equipment would be really sporting...I have an electronic critter tail. Seen mixed opinions on them. Gonna break out the .22 mag as well.
A decoy, usually up's your success rate quite a bit. Any decoy that moves, certainly helps. If the one you have doesn't seem to work well, try another brand. The one's with erratic motion, are usually the best.I have an electronic critter tail. Seen mixed opinions on them. Gonna break out the .22 mag as well.
Nice! Good shootin!
What call/ sounds were you usingYou never know how it is going to to go. First time I ever tried hunting coyotes with a call, I did 4 different areas in the same day. All relatively close to each other. Had 5 yotes come in, I shot 2. The others busted me and got out before I could get a shot off. Have been many times since with out getting a single one to come in.
Pup distress mostly is what was bringing them in. It was this same time of year. Other than that I usually just use the rabbit distress. My call just has 9 sounds I can use. Might use others if I had a call with more options to download.What call/ sounds were you using