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January 07, 2013
Coyote Hunting Tips: How to Call Coyotes Out on the Ice - 0
Steve Darling was icefishing on South Dakota’s Oahe Reservoir when he noticed the dog tracks. There were dozens of them, fresh every morning in the new snow around the shoreline of the frozen lake.
Later, he spotted the authors of the prints—a pack of coyotes that crossed the lake each evening, keeping well away from the cluster of icefishermen, as they worked into the wind and filtered out into the coulees on the north side of the lake.
That gave Darling an idea. Knowing that coyotes will always try to circle downwind of prospective prey, he now sets up his predator calling stands along the shorelines of frozen lakes, where coyotes are visible inside rifle range as they try to catch his wind. He regularly takes more winter coyotes now than he does walleye through the ice. Here are four tips that will enhance your chances of success.
Make a Hide
Use a “Moosicle”
Watch the Wind
Create Range References