With 35 plus years of calling experience and numerous competition titles to go along with it, it is no surprise that Les Johnson has learned what works when calling coyotes. Johnson says he loves sharing his knowledge with other hunters in as many ways as he can.
While early-season bucks can be relatively simple to pattern, hunters still need to seal the deal by beating a buck’s best defense; his nose. And because early-season hunting is largely done with archery equipment, that means hunters need to get close. Scent-control is a must.
Controlling human odor while temperatures are still warm can be a challenge. Follow the five steps below, however, and the reward can be a trophy buck on the ground.
For new hunters seeking guidance or the veteran hunter who needs a reminder, here are a few key safety tips for hunting from a treestand.
One of the most drastic changes is the way your hunting area looks. In most locations, these changes happen quickly and are often noticeable from day to day. Perhaps you could see for several hundred yards on opening morning. Today, the area may be in full foliage, limiting visibility.
A turkey vest is essential to being a versatile turkey hunter. A good vest can organize and carry the calls, tools and other gear you'll need for success in any scenario spring gobbler may put you in.
We’ve established the unique circumstances that can lead to increased coyote-calling and hunting success during the extreme cold-weather period. But none of this matters if coyote hunters can’t dress warmly enough to stay in the field.