Late in the winter, I like to blend sounds. I open with a lone howl, and then wait 10 minutes to see if a curious loner shows up. Then I switch to prey in distress. If cottontail squalls aren’t doing the job, I might try birds or piglets in distress. With the variety of sounds available on most e-callers, it’s easy to switch things up until you find a sound that works. Short bursts of calling are best, with five- to 10-minute breaks in between. I close with another lone howl. I give each spot a minimum of 30 minutes, but an hour is not too long to wait for a paranoid coyote to pop into range.