What are good sounds to call in coyotes?

Coyotes are curious animals and can be lured in by a variety of sounds, especially those that mimic distress or social calls of other animals. Here are some common sounds that are effective for calling in coyotes:

  1. Rabbit Distress Calls: Mimicking the sounds of a distressed rabbit can be very effective. You can use electronic callers or mouth-blown calls that imitate the cries of a wounded rabbit.
  2. Rodent Distress Calls: Sounds resembling distressed rodents such as mice or squirrels can also attract coyotes. These calls are high-pitched and erratic.
  3. Coyote Howls: Mimicking the howls of other coyotes can pique their curiosity and draw them in. Coyote howls can vary from long, mournful howls to short, yipping calls.
  4. Coyote Pup Distress Calls: Coyotes are protective of their young, so imitating the sounds of distressed coyote pups can provoke a response from adult coyotes seeking to investigate or provide assistance.
  5. Rodent Squeaks: Mimicking the squeaks and distress sounds of smaller rodents like mice or voles can also be effective, as it triggers the predator instincts of coyotes.

When using these sounds, it’s essential to blend in with your surroundings and remain as still and quiet as possible. Additionally, be patient, as it may take some time for coyotes to respond to your calls. Always check local regulations and restrictions on hunting or calling coyotes in your area before attempting to do so.

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