2. Quit or slow down calling when a coyote or fox gets in range
When you see an incoming coyote or fox, it's instinctive to continue calling to ensure they close the distance. But this can be counter-productive. When they're in close quarters, these animals can pinpoint exactly where a call is located. If you shut up, they often begin looking for the source of the sound, knowing they are in the general area. This can allow you to remain undetected longer and offer more shots when they are distracted. Switching to a quieter call, like a rodent squeak, is usually all I do to get them to commit. Quite a few times, including one instance last week, I've had coyotes run in to my electronic call, but I forget to mute it in all the excitement. Instead of stopping to figure out where the sound originated, he got close enough to realize something was wrong—and disappeared just as quickly as he came.