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Old 09-28-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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I just read that it is now legal to hunt coyotes with artificial light in ky with shotguns. :-). That makes me happy, but I have never been hunting at night and I wouldn't know what to use...and never been coyote hunting with a shotgun. Any advice out there for me?

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I'm just making an educated guess here but I'd assume you'd want to do it from a stand and would need a real good lure to get them into shotgun range.

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I'm just making an educated guess here but I'd assume you'd want to do it from a stand and would need a real good lure to get them into shotgun range.

Mountainman, I have no idea! :-). I've never hunted anything at night except fake bad guys when in the army training...that's it...
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You will need multiple stands sites for an evening hunt. 30 minutes in one place is plenty. Park your vehicle and don't slam the doors. Make no noise and realize if you drive down a gravel road every animal within a mile will know where you are at.

Call and try to keep the light from shooting straight into there eyes. 12 gauge only unless you have a 10. Buy the fullest choke you can get and use #4 buck. Be careful when you pull the trigger as shooting at eyes is dangerous. It won't be human but could be a dog, bobcat or fox only legal at certain times of the year etc.

Buy a couple of videos that have shooting at night at varmints. Hunts from Texas are good as they have been doing it for years. Be safe and good luck.

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You might look into one of those electronic call gimmicks with the different sounds when you push a button. "Puppies in distress, baby rabbits, etc. I've never hunted them but one of my buddies uses these calls. He sells the hides to some website for extra cash.

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From what I hear,red lensed lights don't scare them as bad as white lensed ones.

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What about hunting over gut piles where I gut and drop the deer carcasses after I get all the meat off the bone?

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I've killed several years ago doing that. BUT, you may sit there all night waiting. Plus dogs, coons, and opossums will show up. To be honest when we killed a deer or 10 we would do that. But we were partying, younger and would just turn the light on once in awhile and kill a few yotes that way. Not much fun as we weren't hunting them. It was just a kill. Kinda like shooting a deer over bait. If you are gonna do that just pay a farmer for one of his cows and shoot it. No difference unless you are trying to cull a bunch of deer out of the herd or want little kids to get one.

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Well, part of this for me is killing some pests. I know that sounds bad, but the population has exploded in my area the past two or three years and this year I have seen the biggest coyotes I've ever seen. They're looking well fed and many farmers have lost chickens, goats and very young calves to these animals.

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I'm a big fan of Randy Anderson's hunting series on coyotes. You can watch his instructional video and you'll be calling them in quickly using a few hand calls.

http://callingcoyotes.com/product-category/dvds/instructional-dvds/

You can order online or see if the hunting stores have the Primos calls, I've killed many in the early morning hours.

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