Hey guys, was hoping you could give me a little info/guidance on how to kill some yotes.
I hunt a few farms here in Iowa, mostly just small game and turkey but have some family members who also hunt deer. We have a big problem, a yote problem. The damn things are everywhere and the turkey and deer hunting just keeps getting worse and worse. I've had it, I want to go take some out. My uncle takes out a couple each year with his bow/muzzle loader while deer hunting but it doesnt make any difference. Nobody in the area hunts them so they are thick.
I don't have a rifle bigger than my squirrel gun, so I'm going to have to shotgun them. Got an 1187 super mag, SBE, SX3, and various other guns that I think should get the job done.
Now, I have some questions.. I've never hunted them or been with anyone who has... totally new to this.
What ammo should I buy? 000, 00, 0, 4 buck? Slugs? What choke should I start with?
What do I do for calling, will an electronic call be fine for shotgun or do I need to hand call?
How should I hunt them? Sit at the top of a pasture, hunt in valleys, sit by dens?
Decoys? are those electronic rabbit shaking things good enough?
When is the best time to hunt them? spring, summer, fall, winter? Morning, mid-day, evening?
And what do I do with them after I shoot them?
I'm not new to hunting by any means, just have never hunted coyote.
Thanks for any help!
Why do I shoot 3.5" for geese? Because they don't make a 4" yet!