Coyote hunting offers near year-round opportunity in virtually every state. And coyote resilience is well documented, with packs thriving even in urban areas. Their hardiness and adaptability means populations need to be monitored and managed. During hunting doldrums, calling coyotes can lead to frenetic and chaotic nights. The skills necessary to hunt coyotes are simple, which makes it easy to pick up no matter your experience level.
For many hunters across Pennsylvania, hunting season is not over after the close of the white-tailed deer season. In the depths of Pennsylvania’s winter is when you can find the best conditions for predator hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping predators plays an important part of conservation and it is important to hunt and manage these animals and not just the deer and turkey in our woods.
If you hunt deer, you've probably thought about coyote hunting. Recent studies have shown that coyote predation has a larger impact on spring fawns that previously thought. Increased use of trail cameras, and hunters taking video cameras into the field, offer more evidence of coyote predation. Coyotes don't focus only on the young or sick prey. Healthy adult deer are often targeted and killed by coyotes. Hunting coyotes continues to be the best tool for managing this increasingly impactful predator.