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The most important thing to remember that 99.9% of the time they will approach from the downwind side or try to get downwind of the side the call is coming from.

Im sure thats true for most if not all setups. My first yote this year came running in from upwind. I hadn't really expected anything coming from that direction so he totally surprised me when he showed up. Shot with a 69 grain Nosler in the midsection. Put him down but got back up and ran straight towards me. Thought it was in attack mode. I cycled that bolt pretty quick as he ran to my left bout 15 yards and put another shot into him to put him down for good. Talk about an adrenaline rush!!

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Wind x2... Most important part. But as mentioned not fullpoof. To protect yourself from that and downwind, the more open you can be the better. Unless your going with the shotgun try and get the call as far from you as the remote will let you, during the day. I'll set mine 60-70yrds away in a field. At night, keep it close because if your scanning with a light you may not catch eyes. Other than that call as little as possible, and if hunting the same set different days try and mix up your calls.... They are smart, and you will teach them, quick

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Im sure thats true for most if not all setups. My first yote this year came running in from upwind. I hadn't really expected anything coming from that direction so he totally surprised me when he showed up. Shot with a 69 grain Nosler in the midsection. Put him down but got back up and ran straight towards me. Thought it was in attack mode. I cycled that bolt pretty quick as he ran to my left bout 15 yards and put another shot into him to put him down for good. Talk about an adrenaline rush!!

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Just when you think they aren't going to do something.....they do it!

 

I had an awesome coyote property in PA a few years back where I used to sit up on a ledge overlooking a small old stone quarry that butted up to a green field  and a large thick gully. I hunted it one night when the downwind would dump them into a "perfect spot" for a shot. Well that coyote went completely upwind and ducked into the woods and we could hear it circling the call about 15 yards behind us in the pines (we were hunting at night and couldn't shine into the pines that we used as a backdrop). Talk about adrenaline rush! Obviously we got busted that night

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Wind x2... Most important part. But as mentioned not fullpoof. To protect yourself from that and downwind, the more open you can be the better. Unless your going with the shotgun try and get the call as far from you as the remote will let you, during the day. I'll set mine 60-70yrds away in a field. At night, keep it close because if your scanning with a light you may not catch eyes. Other than that call as little as possible, and if hunting the same set different days try and mix up your calls.... They are smart, and you will teach them, quick

 For the OP on the wind...

 

Also keep in mind that when you are walking to your setup, make sure that your wind isn't blowing into the area where you think they may come from. If need be, don't walk very far for your first setup, and then pick up and move further in.

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Im sure thats true for most if not all setups. My first yote this year came running in from upwind. I hadn't really expected anything coming from that direction so he totally surprised me when he showed up. Shot with a 69 grain Nosler in the midsection. Put him down but got back up and ran straight towards me. Thought it was in attack mode. I cycled that bolt pretty quick as he ran to my left bout 15 yards and put another shot into him to put him down for good. Talk about an adrenaline rush!!

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That is exactly why I said 99.9%...A couple years ago I had 2 come in from behind balls out. They crossed the road behind me not 5 yards from where my truck was parked. When I first saw them I was sure it was two German Shepherds  I had called from a nearby house.

  When I realized they were coyotes I was able to get one because I was carrying the shotgun but the other one couldn't get out of there fast enough.

  I have had a few come in pretty fast but that is the only time I had them come in down wind from behind.

They will keep you on your toes that is for sure!

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