AN EXPERT’S BEST DAY OF PREDATOR CALLING IN 40 YEARS!
Calling coyotes and bobcats in daylight is a simple sport. A gun of some sort and a noisemaker that will squeak, squeal or bleat are the basic requirements. One needs inconspicuous clothing–camo improves success–and should cover his face and hands, but that’s about the end of the gear list.
Night calling can get into some fairly specialized lights, sights and other gear, but daytime calling remains pretty uncomplicated…most of the time. Now and then, however, an unforeseen need for some other kind of equipment turns up, and “field expedient” is called for, such as a rusty old chair.
These musings arise out of a predator hunt staged last February on Leo Quintanilla’s La Paloma Ranch near Tilden, in the Brush Country of South Texas. This rollicking event has been sponsored for several years by Winchester Ammunition, Savage Arms and Gary Roberson, proprietor of Burnham Brothers Game Calls (and successor to my old friends Murry and Winston Burnham).