Reading coyote body language

Doug

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What can you pick up from watching a coyote's body language? Here's one..... a coyote looking over their shoulder most likely means another coyote is following. Let's hear some more.......
Doug

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Tim Behle

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Flatlining:

When a coyote gets his nose, ears, neck, body and tail all in a single, perfect flat line approximately 8" off of the ground.

It means you have already missed him twice, and you'd might as well waste one more round.

A coyote that stops facing you, will probably come closer with a little enticing. But if he stops broadside, and does NOT look back over his shoulder, is getting ready to leave the area, you probably will not get a better shot on that coyote.
 

Bruce A. Kennedy

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>A coyote that stops facing you, will probably come closer with a little enticing. But if he stops broadside, and does NOT look back over his shoulder, is getting ready to leave the area, you probably will not get a better shot on that coyote. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I ditto what Tim says here as well as Doug.

I have found that if a coyote is coming in to you, and he stops facing you at 80-100 yards, chances are, he is only doing on more recon, and will continue coming to the call, unless you do something stupid.
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brad h

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My thoughts exactly on the broadside. I see that as; as close as curosity allows with intentions to leave.
I've had a few run or trott horizontally to me after a screw up on my part, but none came closer.

A decline in speed usually means an upcoming shot opportunity. I've seen this when trying to get the second one to stop after killing the first one.

Brad
 

Rich Higgins

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It doesn't matter if he stops broadside or even if he turns his tail toward me, as long as those ears are up and zeroed on me I can still work him. He is just thinking about a better vantage point or going to head downwind. When the ears go flat it's usually over, although not always. I have a few on film that stuck around a little while after flattening the ears and getting a snootful of mist and different sounds that changed their mind.
 
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