|My coyote from 2015|
When we got there, the wind was blowing and the temperatures were dropping. It was a lot colder than it had been last year and for some reason, I had forgotten by good hunting boots and had to wear my 'normal' winter boots which were not big enough to get two layers of socks in.
|Getting ready to head to the shack|
|Steve setting up the call and a view of the field.|
The entire pack called in response to the female call. We called again and waited. The pack waited. It seemed longer than I am sure it was, but they called back a second time and were closer than before. We listened and watched, looking for one or more coyotes to come into the field. I would lean forward to look at the same spot where I had found my coyote the year before. Nothing.
The temperature kept dropping and the response from the pack had stopped. They were around, but not interested in checking out the decoy - or they came into the field where we could not see them, didnt see a coyote (even though they could hear one) and decided to leave. Either way, we called it a night earlier than we had planned and headed for a vehicle with heat!
I am hoping that not getting a coyote is a good sign. I shot one in 2015 but did not shoot a bear or deer. In 2014, I didn't get a coyote but had a deer and bear...so, I am hopeful.