Predator Hunting Articles

8 Mistakes Rookie Coyote Hunters Make

Eichler and Zepp. They make it look so easy. No matter how many times you watch the coyote-killing team on video, you just can't figure out how to duplicate their success. While those guys seem to bring coyotes running to the gun every time they make a rabbit squeal, you've...


How to Hunt the Western Coyote

I knew the spot was choice before I ever turned on my predator call. To my East, a brushy creek wound its way through the wide-open West Texas country — a perfect spot for bobcats and coyotes to hunt for mice and small birds. Plenty sign of both littered the...


Predator Calling Tips for When the Weather Sucks

Do you know how to call predators when the weather sucks? You don’t always get to pick the days you hunt, so you have to make the most of those days, even if it means bundling up and braving adverse weather conditions that keep other hunters buttoned up at home...


7 Mistakes Coyote Hunters Make

As simple as the fundamentals of coyote hunting are, someone is out there, virtually every day, making mistakes through inattention to detail or, in some cases, by overthinking what should be a fairly simple, and fun, process. And that bothers Realtree pro staffer Byron South, who has been hunting predators...


How to Hunt Eastern Coyotes

Most of us have watched the open-country coyote hunts filmed in the vast mesas and prairies of the West. We've seen coyotes coming in on the run from hundreds of yards away, then pausing for that perfect shot. It is a remarkable sight, a long-distance visual of your quarry approaching...


Predator Hunting Tips from Realtree Pro Staffer Mark Zepp

Realtree pro staffer Mark Zepp doesn’t remember all the predators that he’s killed over decades of hunting, but the ones that got away he remembers right down to the smallest detail – and that has made him a better predator hunter. “I have called literally thousands of coyotes,” Zepp said...


3 Coyote Hunting Vocalizations You Should Know

You can improve your success calling coyotes if you learn to speak their language, and of all the sounds coyotes use to communicate, there are three you should have topmost in your coyote-hunting bag of tricks, according to Realtree Pro Staffer Fred Eichler . These three coyote vocalizations – lone...


How to Hunt Coyotes in the Snow

You know how hungry you get when you’re out hunting or working in the freezing cold during a long winter day? How the cold seems to sap your energy and strength, making you think about eating a snack or check your watch to see if it's time yet for lunch?...


5 Tips for Hunting Public Land Coyotes

Many coyote hunters shy away from public land, believing it overrun with hunters, and that all the young, uneducated coyotes were killed early. Any surviving coyotes have either left the area or are super wary, having learned from previous run-ins with hunters just what those rabbit-distress sounds really mean. Don’t...


10 Tips for Calling in More Coyotes

Coyote hunting has become a popular pastime within the last 20 years. Much of that is due to the recent coyote-population boom. But even with all these coyotes, it’s still never easy to call them in. Clay Belding of Banded and Dead Dog Walkin' and Byron South of Convergent Hunting...


How to Stalk Wild Hogs

Editor's note: This article was originially published in 2007. It’s difficult to move palmetto leaves in a quiet fashion, but I was doing my best. Fortunately, it’s also difficult for feral hogs to feed in a quiet fashion, particularly when there are several of them competing for the same food...


Great Predator Calling Sets

Realtree pros Byron South and Mark Zepp know how to hunt coyotes. It all starts with the setup. Check out their tips for choosing the perfect area for predator calling


Mountain Lion Hunting: When and Where

Do you have what it takes to kill North America's biggest cat with a bow?


Jason Patrick, My Coon Hunting Friend

Keeping up with a coonhound in a southern swamp at night is tough—but imagine doing it if you were completely blind


In Black Skies

When we stopped to park 200 yards from our first calling area of the morning, we could already see a half dozen crows sitting in a nearby tree. The jet-black birds, cawing and carrying on as they’re apt to do, prompted me to grab another box of 12 gauge shells...