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Coyote bait pile setup recommendations
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Contributors to this thread:
Yasla 13-Oct-19
t-roy 14-Oct-19
BULELK1 14-Oct-19
So467 14-Oct-19
Old School 14-Oct-19
wisconsinteacher 14-Oct-19
Brian M. 14-Oct-19
pipe 14-Oct-19
Yasla 14-Oct-19
elkstabber 14-Oct-19
VogieMN 14-Oct-19
Pat Lefemine 14-Oct-19
Pat Lefemine 14-Oct-19
Pat Lefemine 14-Oct-19
Smtn10PT 14-Oct-19
JohnMC 14-Oct-19
spike78 14-Oct-19
Pat Lefemine 14-Oct-19
spike78 14-Oct-19
Pat Lefemine 14-Oct-19
spike78 14-Oct-19
cnelk 14-Oct-19
Luvtotrap 14-Oct-19
craig@work 14-Oct-19
From: Yasla
13-Oct-19
For those of you that hunt coyotes after deer season with bait piles, any tips you can share? Been thinking about this for years but never tried, this year will save deer carcasses and wondering best use of them. Do u put them just in pile, do u chicken wire a pile to make pieces harder to get, logs on top etc? Hoping to hunt these after dark this winter, any advice on this is appreciated. Thx.

From: t-roy
14-Oct-19
Are you going to try and bow hunt them, or snipe them with a rifle? Bowhunting them at night would be quite the challenge. I wouldn’t think you would need to chicken wire them together. Most likely they wouldn’t drag things off very far.

From: BULELK1
14-Oct-19
Have ya ever shot your bow after dark/in the dark?

Or are you going to use some type of light set-up over the bait pile?

Good luck, Robb

From: So467
14-Oct-19
Take meat scraps and fill a bucket with water. Let it freeze solid they will spend all kinds of time trying to get to the meat.

From: Old School
14-Oct-19
I’ve staked the deer carcass to the ground with long rebar stakes - one through the ribs and one to rear leg bone. Holds the carcass in place where they cannot drag it off.

One other time I put them in the farmers “round bale hay feeder.” They can basically stick their heads in it to eat but can’t drag off the carcass.

-Mitch

14-Oct-19
If I were to hunt at night with a rifle, I would put them in the middle of a field and sit back 150-200 yards away. By putting the bait in the middle of the field, the coyotes will feel safer coming out to it because the can see all around them. Plan it so you can play the wind. As far as anchoring the bait, I wouldn't over think it. A 3' piece of rebar though it will hold it.

From: Brian M.
14-Oct-19
Add as much roadkill to the pile as you can. They will grab the small stuff, squirrel, rabbit, etc and run, but will keep coming back for more. And don't pass up any skunks, skunk is a strong attraction to canines. The coons and 'possums are the last to be eating, if at all. But they are still an attraction. All the variety will also attract birds, that will attract the dogs.

From: pipe
14-Oct-19
What So467 said. Freeze up a deer gut pile and meat scraps but with a little raw meat hanging out of the ice block as a teaser to get them going. They will work very hard to get at the rest frozen up inside.

From: Yasla
14-Oct-19
i was definitely thinking to start with rifle/shotgun like 50-100 yards away, but use scraps from deer starting here in bow season hence the question. Have never gotten a coyote but appreciate how hard they are to call in, been trying a few years and no luck so far, need to do something different. Have a bunch on camera. Thanks for suggestions so far- freeze in bucket and put in round bale hay feeder- genius!

From: elkstabber
14-Oct-19
Check your game laws. In Virginia we are not allowed to hunt or trap coyotes near bait. (Scented trapsets are not considered to be bait)

From: VogieMN
14-Oct-19
Do you hunt over it the same night or wait a day or two?

From: Pat Lefemine
14-Oct-19

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Refined after ten years. Check your laws about night hunting and using lights.
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Refined after ten years. Check your laws about night hunting and using lights.

I have been killing coyotes at night for ten years. I love it. Last year I killed several. I do not like using roadkill deer as they don't last long enough and the coyotes will always drag them away - even when staked down. I have a couple of farmers who are more than happy to bring me a cow that died or was put down. The bigger the better. A single dead cow will last me all winter long. If using scraps, the smaller the better as the coyote can't just drag them away. Bone and meat scraps work great.

Another one

From: Pat Lefemine
14-Oct-19
The two main components of this setup are the cellular trail camera and the driveway/motion alarms.

The cellular trail cameras tell me when the time is right to sleep in the camper. You will be able to tell when you have activity all night, every night. If you live in a rural area you can easily just do this from your home - where legal.

Once the coyotes are coming in regularly, I slip into my camper and wait. I watch DVD's and TV and sleep there. When a coyote, fox, fisher, etc shows up the driveway alarms send a signal to a 2-way radio that is next to me in bed. I then quietly crank the window open and wait for the shot.

Yes, and before the ethics police chime in... It's not hunting, it's killing. Get over it. I love it. Except the night that I ran out of propane and it was -10. That really, REALLY sucked.

From: Pat Lefemine
14-Oct-19

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Here's my gun. A 300 blackout shooting subsonics with an ATN x-sight. Note, I now use an ATN 4K scope. It has night vision and allows me to record the kills through the scope. So much fun.

From: Smtn10PT
14-Oct-19
awesome setup Pat.

From: JohnMC
14-Oct-19
Pat you might want to check but I don't think bowsite allows rifle kills posted here.

From: spike78
14-Oct-19
300 Blackout interesting caliber choice there.

From: Pat Lefemine
14-Oct-19

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It is. I like it because I prefer subsonic ammo. While legal, and I am doing absolutely nothing wrong, I don’t want to wake up the neighborhood at 4AM. Subs are less obnoxious than supersonics. Wish they would allow suppressors.

From: spike78
14-Oct-19
How bad a hole does it put in them? Last time I shot a coyote it was with a .308 and I could put my head in the hole ha. Sucks was a nice red one and would have made a great mount. Now I’m using a .22 Hornet.

From: Pat Lefemine
14-Oct-19
The subsonic bullets don’t expand much so no pelt damage.

From: spike78
14-Oct-19
Pat, I’m just curious, has your wife ever said really your all alone in a camper coyote hunting? Suuurrreee.

From: cnelk
14-Oct-19

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Talk to a rancher - they always have a dead cow somewhere. Lasts a long time. You can shoot a pile of fur off one cow.

From: Luvtotrap
14-Oct-19
Dk if anyone has experienced this but if you follow Pat's suggestion with a larger farm animal ask how it died and if was it treated with medicine/antibiotics. Growing up on a dairy farm and trapping ive personally seen it many times where a medicated carcass took months to disappear. The more open it is around the bait ,the better.

Use optics or stay in vehicle when checking bait to minimize human scent. I sometimes would crawl through my trucks back glass when rebaiting a site. The less human scent the better.

From: craig@work
14-Oct-19
Just make sure you check your local laws regarding farm animals. I wanted to do this with a dead steer last year in Michigan and it’s illegal and highly frowned upon. Just an FYI.

Craig

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