You may find that it is often easier to get permission to coyote hunt. The same landowners that turn you away for big game hunting may not have a problem with you coyote hunting. Many ranchers and landowners have been hit in the wallet by coyotes. The loss of calves, lambs and other livestock are something the modern landowner simply cant afford. Some landowners have even lost family pets. They get a bad taste in their mouth for coyotes and are happy to see us show up on their property. Always let the landowner know when you have coyote hunting success.
The big thing is you just have to ask. We get told no often enough, but we now have some large ranches to hunt, because we asked permission to hunt coyotes. You will find the farther you get from the bigger cities the friendlier landowners are. I am sure it stands to reason the don’t get hassled as much.
It is a good idea to meet with the land owner face to face if possible. This will no doubt make the landowner feel more comfortable. It would also be a good idea not to walk up on their porch with camouflage paint on your face and wearing a ghillie suit. Dress like one of the locals and be friendly. Insure the landowner you will respect his property and notify him if you see something out of place. It is also a good idea to leave them with your name and phone number. This will ease the landowners mind and make him feel more comfortable. Trust me when I say their are a lot of hunters out there that ruin it for the rest of us.
The most important thing to remember is the landowner is doing you a big favor by letting you hunt on his property. Respect their property. If a gate is closed, make sure you close it behind you. If a gate is open don’t close it. If you see something strange like a dead cow, or hole in the fence let them know immediately or better yet fix it if you have the ability. Some of the landowners we know have become great friends.