Post by Timber Butte Outdoors on Nov 18, 2010 0:19:24 GMT -7
I have been kicking this around in my head for awhile now, I would like to start a bait pile!
Before you all start yelling "That is not calling!" Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I know! but, I also know that calling only gets you so many takers (very few), so to improve my kill ratio, I was thinking that a bait pile would increase my fur on stretchers ratio also, meaning more money in my pocket, and more gas in the tank to continue hunting.
So what is your thinking, or if you have some advise to give, I would like to hear it!
I have never done this before, baited a bear pile once to no avail! But never a coyote pile.
And what about ground blinds? Commercial made or natural brush on site blind, or No Blind? Distance from the bait pile?
Around 6yrs ago, I knew where there was a dead angus steer. It lay over a large hill facing the South, 1/2 mile off of the gravel. Took a new guy coyote hunter one day shortly there after. I had seen the dead steer from long range.
I topped a high hill near a corner. I pointed towards a distant dark speck on the snow covered hillside. I told the new guy, "see that dark speck?" He looked for a few seconds & finally seen it. He then said, "yeah I see it" I said, well that dark speck is a dead angus steer & YOUR coyote is feeding on it. Let's go kill him" ;D
I would check with local farmers/ranchers to see if they have any dead critters. Then put it/them out atleast 1/4 mile from the nearest roadway. Check daily early am just after Sunrise & an hr or so before Sunset.
Post by Timber Butte Outdoors on Nov 22, 2010 14:03:14 GMT -7
I can't find anything that says that it is illegal to bait coyotes.
what makes a good bait pile? jack rabbits or whistle pigs
Any kind of meat that is not whole protected game animals. jackrabbits, whislepigs. I think the best thing, which is cheap, and easy to get; is butcher scraps, pig, beef, sheep, chicken. Go to the local butcher and buy a bucket of scraps, take the bucket and dump it out at your chosen location, do this every few days for 2-3 times and on the 4th dump, set up and hunt the pile. Get the wind right, and away from the bait about 100 yards. You are ready to DRT a few dogs.
I am using the same principal as if I was baiting a bear.
There is also the "Predator Bomb" it a can of aerosol spray that you can just spritz into the air, or you can set it to spray it's entire content. It is an attractant.
Post by hunterheinz on Jan 10, 2011 16:36:18 GMT -7
My dad use to be a taxidermist my best friends dad is a taxidermist we use to take the scraps like the fat and skulls of animals and left over fur and dump it where there is sign of coyotes and give it about 2 or 3 days and go check wats bean eating it, i found out real fast that they wait til night so spotlighting the bait pile was reall good for us i dont know the rules here in idaho for spotlighting so you would have to read about that, but in washington it was a real good idea for us. Oh yea we would where gloves when we handled the bait so our scent didnt spoil it lol.