Rural farmers have long understood the negative impact of an over-population of coyotes. Yet today, more and more suburban and even urban homeowners are finding the threat approaching as household pets become a target.
You probably don’t know Tim Eaton. He’s a Kentucky preacher who can skin a buck, call a turkey, catch a bass, and hold his own in just about any outdoor pursuit you care to name. But to people in these parts, he’s best known as a coyote hunter.
He shoots 30 to 40 big eastern dogs each winter using nothing but his hand calls and an old Savage rifle. After hunting with him last year, I learned that his success comes from following a few fundamental rules.
Such as Play the Wind “The most critical thing for the setup, in my mind, is the wind,” Eaton says. “I may know there is a coyote there, but if the wind isn’t right when I’m planning to hunt, I’m just not going to go in.
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