Fueling That Predator Passion
It all started about 10 years ago when I was told by a good friend (B.R.) as we got into the truck “calling coyotes could ruin you forever”! Little did I know at the time that his statement would remain the solid truth to this very day. From the first glimpse of that coyote bounding in across that snow covered field I was hooked! I don’t think there has been a single day since that I haven’t said coyote or thought about hunting coyotes. It is no doubt one of my favorite past times.
Hunting coyotes for me is all about the challenge, the comradery with my hunting partners, and fact of just being out in the elements. Every coyote stand is different. Any predator could show up at any time or come from anywhere. Coyotes are very smart and it takes years of practice to read the land to be able to pick where to set up. It can be very difficult to consistently harvest the fur and outwit old Wiley. It is a skill learned over time from trial and error and lots of reading, scouting, and attending seminars. Learning to adapt to a consistently changing environment is critical if you want to be successful at hunting any species especially coyotes. It takes a lot of time to research areas that you think will hold coyotes and it will most definitely rack the miles up on your pickup truck.
Another important aspect of hunting predators is to try and keep their population to a manageable level. Although coyotes play an important role in the eco system, they can cause a lot of trouble roaming through urban areas and do their fair share of killing pets, other wildlife, and livestock. Typically fawns and calves. When coyotes kill wildlife and livestock this can be quite expensive to a rancher and or the taxpayer. Helping a rancher take out a few coyotes is a lot of work but is rewarding at times. Some studies say that you can’t manage coyote populations by hunting but us hardcore predator hunters know different!
The tradition and lifestyle of hunting requires you to rely on quality gear to get you in and out of the field. The elements can be harsh and can change at a moment’s notice so you must be prepared. One of the key pieces of gear that always keep in my truck as I travel and hunt all over the Wild West is my SureCan. I have one for diesel and one for gasoline for refueling the ATV. The things that had me make the switch to the SureCan was the durable design, they are user friendly, environmentally safe, and last but most importantly spill proof. I was sold on the spill proof design due to the fact that while hunting it is important to remain scent free as possible. The SureCan allows me to pour diesel or gasoline without getting it all over my hands or outfit with the rotating spout design. The SureCan to me now is as valuable to me as my rifle, ICOtec electronic game caller, or my ammunition. It is just another reliable tool of the trade!
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