I know some people are hunting in July, thinking they are going to get all the dumb pups. For whatever reason, the pups are not very active during this time and some of the pups are just puppy sized and haven't grown to their potential yet.
Nevada and California can be great places to hunt at night but you have to be prepared for the heat. Short pants and toe jammers used to be the dress code years ago, only problem was watching your step dodging rattle snakes while picking up coyotes and sage brush cutting up your legs. Other than that we stayed cool. We may have been a little crazy back then or maybe just plain stupid but somehow we survived to tell about it.
For whatever reason, you'll have to figure it out because I can't, the coyote hunting up north, like Nevada, seems to slack off around the end of October and it starts picking up the further south you go. This was noticed over a long period of time years ago and still holds true. Back when we competed in December, teams would go to Arizona and Mexico and bring back 40 to 45 coyotes, numbers unheard of by today's standards. That should confirm my previous statements. Never did we have good hunts in January as numbers dropped off significantly. Probably because coyotes were pairing up getting ready to mate. I realize a coyote still has to eat but for whatever reason they don't respond very well to calling and progressively gets worse.
All this is meant to stimulate some of your minds out there. Remember one thing, when you are predator hunting, not everything is 100% assured. Jim Dougherty said, "always expect the unexpected".
Edited by onecoyote, 09 July 2009 - 09:08 AM.