1 | Jeff Christie
Photographer Tim Christie’s son, Jeff Christie, is an avid coyote hunter.
2 | Predator Calling
These shots were taken in eastern Montana and northern Idaho.
3 | Cagey Canine
Coyotes may be the most intelligent game animal in North America.
4 | Coyote Checking the Wind
Coyotes have excellent eyesight, hearing and above all, sense of smell. Calling coyotes into gun range, especially in daylight hours, is tough.
5 | Curiosity Killed the Coyote
But, coyotes are curious — and that may be their biggest weakness.
6 | Coyote Hunting Gear
Christie’s coyote gun of choice is a custom Remington Model 700 in .257 Roberts topped with a 4x12 Nikon scope.
7 | Coyote Coming to the Call
Long-range skills aren’t necessary when a coyote commits to a call like this.
8 | Keep Still!
Like a turkey hunter, a good predator hunter must keep perfectly still until he’s given a perfect shot opportunity.
9 | Coyote Shot Placement
A coyote can be a tenacious animal — going for the front shoulders or even a headshot is preferred.
10 | Coyote Down!
Distressed prey calls — cottontail, jack rabbit, fox puppy, even house cat — account for the majority of coyote responses when calling.
11 | Howling
Late winter (February and early March) is the coyote breeding season, so mixing some howls into your calling sequence can also be productive.