Coyote – Predator Calls – How To Coyote Hunt

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There are many coyote calls on the market from diaphragms,mouth calls, and electronic calls. Diaphragm and mouth calls are the most inexpensive calls. Electronic calls vary in price but easily become very expensive. My favorite is the mouth call. It gives me a lot more satisfaction to know I had something to do with the coyote coming in to the call.

Diaphragm calls require a lot of practice. They typically fit in the roof of your mouth and sound is made while forcing air across the latex and the top of your tongue. Many Elk and Turkey hunters are familiar with diaphragm calls and how to use them.

diaphragm Call

Diaphragm Call

Mouth calls very in design. Most mouth calls are referred to as closed reed or open reed calls. Closed reed calls usually have a metal or plastic reed inside of the call body. Closed reed calls are the easiest to master and sound very good. The only downfalls to the closed reed is they can freeze in cold weather and you are limited to one sound. Open reed calls have an exposed reed. Open reed calls require practice, but offer a wider variety of sounds from various distress calls to coyote vocalizations.

Closed Reed Coyote Call

Closed Reed Coyote Call

Open Reed Coyote Call

Open Reed Coyote Call

Electronic coyote calls are the most versatile and offer a wide range of sounds. They are easy to operate but typically are much more expensive than a mouth call. Many e-calls have a large inventory of sounds built in and have the ability to download many sounds from the internet from your PC. The electronic call also diverts the coyotes attention from the hunter to the sound produced by the e-call. Most coyote hunters choose to place the e-call away from them for this reason.

Electronic Coyote Call

Electronic Coyote Call

Choosing a coyote hunting call all depends on your experience and budget. Learning to call is exciting and rewarding. Take your time and don’t get discouraged. Once you bring in your first coyote, you will understand why the rest of us are so addicted to the sport of coyote hunting.

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  1. admin says:

    Purchase what you can afford so you can get in the field. :)

  2. Joe Hunter says:

    Hey, Good Afternoon. Watchin it snow in the beutiful midwest today. Shot a coyote this past Friday using an Remington 788 bolt action 22-250 caliper with a Simmons scope. Been using mouth calls closed reed still practicing with an open reed I picked up at the local Rural King, so far sounds like a sick duck :) Found your videos yesterday on you tube, checked out your web site today. Cool videos. Just purchased a Johnny Stewart wireless remote e-call PM-4 haven’t tried it yet. The MoJo critter looks pretty cool I think I’ll have to try that soon.
    Thanks Joe

  3. Luis Gonzalez says:

    I was looking for coyote hunting tips, after viewing your videos my search stopped hehe… Your videos are good and now im planning on going to my ranch and go coyote hunting…

  4. dog gone says:

    I purchased a fox pro spit fire for $199 and the fox pro jack in the box $99 and it is a deadly combo here in montana they have no clue when you set these out toghether if there is a coyote around he is dead

    • jason says:

      I have a foxpro wild fireII and haven’t called in a single coyote what sounds do you use and in what sequence?

    • Try to use the coyote locator, or a challenge howl to verify there are coyotes in the area. If you get a response, be careful that you do not chase them out by calling too loud or too often. Sometimes being quiet and patient pays off. Wait approximately ten minutes without calling after getting a response, if nothing shows up try some low volume rodent squeaks or a cottontail in distress for a few more minutes. Increase your volume gradually, but remember that educated coyotes won’t come in if you leave your call on continuously. It is not natural for a prey animal to squeal continuously. Many callers may argue that they leave their call running continuously and still have coyotes come in frequently. This can be true, but it usually occurs with young coyotes early in the season. The old mature dogs are usually very wary and need to be lured in slowly and carefully. Calling techniques vary per area and per individual. Calling is all about good woodsmanship, proficiency with your weapon, adequate scouting, and lots of patience and practice. Keep a journal about what works and what doesn’t. Over time, you will begin to see the patterns and procedures that are successful. Good luck and remember to be patient and enjoy the chance to be outdoors.
      The Old Grey Fox.

  5. noah krantz says:

    I am new to calling coyotes. What calls would give me the best chance at success as a beginner? E-calls or hand calls? I have heard that hand calls sound better what is you opinion on that.

  6. allen caskey says:

    I made the e caller thats on you tube and it sounds ok I guess but I don’t recommend it because of the lack of a remote you are stuck with whatever you have the volume you have pre set and you can’t stop or start when you want .

  7. Rick Smith says:

    What are your thoughts for what calls to use depending on the time of season it is? Lighting jack works well, and locators are helpful, but are there other calls you use after the mating season to draw them in?

  8. Admin says:

    Distress calls are always safe to use. Female howls and other coyote vocals can be effective during mating season. I try not to overdue it. Just let out some vocals and wait. If they are interested they will come. When using vocals I like to have an e-caller turned down low. Once they get close to my position they pick up on something like mouse squeaks etc. to get their attention. This takes the pressure off of me, so I have a chance at making a better shot.

  9. Ken says:

    I have a small inexpensive remote control e-call and i also have an old Herter’s Predator Call that i can really work up a storm with. My open area in which i can see a coyote to shoot is about 40 yards from my stand and 90 yards out by 30 yards wide. Surrounded by thick brush on somewhat level terrain. My stand is what i affectionately call my ‘sniper shack” which is a closed in 4×4 shack 10 feet above the ground. To use the e call, i plan to place it on the ground about 40 feet ahead of my stand where i have a good clear shot at a ‘yote. Although the e call sounds good, I seem to be able to put more inflection into that rabbit “death” with the mouth call. My question is this: With me being 10 to 12 feet off the ground will a coyote be able to pinpoint my location from a distance and be spooked by the sound coming from “up in the air” rather than from the ground? Or am I overrating the intelligence of the coyote.

    • ceedub says:

      If i were you i would run both calls, keep the e-caller on a somwhat low volume setting and use the mouth call for reaching out there. The idae behind that is if they come in to your moth call once there hooked you can stop blowing on it and let the e-caller finish the job of bringing them in while you set up for the shot. With your blind being stationary the coyotes should not shy away from it (if its been there a while then they’ve aclimated themselves to it, in therory). Another sugestion is a decoy of some sort down with your call on the ground, just something else to pull their attention away from you.

  10. mike says:

    I’m just getting into coyote hunting I live in the adirondacks, however I know where the coyotes are I can hear them almost every night. I have a hi power line about 100 yrds behind my house with heavy woods on both sides I have a stand set up to where I can see all the way up the power line. my question is will my turkey diafram calls work? I plan on hanging a bait bag about 60yrds out. any tips would be helpful. thx

  11. Garret Spence says:

    Howdy! I’m a beginner at this coyote hunting business but I have absolutely fallen in love with it. Up to now I have just used mouth calls. I was wondering if anyone knows about a less expensive but effective e caller? Thanks

    • Smitty says:

      Really start out with a closed reed mouth call. Learn how to pitch change, sound like something dying. Find a friend local that can help teach signs to look for and they could probably teach you sounds as well. Don’t go crazy buying a bunch of stuff right away. Ease into it and you’ll be happier, read reviews on products and ask questions here before buying something. Remember stores want you to buy so read customer reviews.

    • ICOtec says:


      If you are not familiar with our line of calls, they are perfect for beginners.

      The GC300 is very powerful, long range (300 yards), non line of sight requirement, 12 great calls from Wildlife Technologies, superior battery life and they can play 2 sounds at the same time.

      There are quite a few ratings on amazon if you are interested in what customers are saying.

      Good luck!

  12. Thank you for the presentation, calling plays an important part in hunting coyotes. I rely very much on my calls, that’s for sure.

  13. Kraig Neely says:

    I have coyotes and bobcats.Do you hunt bobcats the same way as coyotes?

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