How to Call, Prepare and Hunt Multiple Predators
Coyotes are the most common and widespread of predators. They are the most opportunistic eaters of them all. These animals scavenge anything including carrion, rodents, small birds, small mammals, amphibians, insects and even fruit. Therefore, you can lure a coyote with the majority of prey-in-distress calls, including the following:
- dying rabbit
- deer bleats
- rodent squeaks
Red And Gray Foxes
Foxes typically target various small birds and small mammals, as well as amphibians, insects, bird eggs and occasional even fruit.
Similar to the coyote, gray foxes partake of carrion from time to time.
Bobcats live in and prowl in the thickest cover available. While they prefer thick cover to stalk small animals they dine on, they also stay close to dense brush to escape from larger predators. These predators include coyotes and mountain lions that hunt them.
Bobcats thrive on rabbits. However, they don’t shy from small birds and mammals.
Mountain lions extend across the continent. Therefore, it is ideal to stay on your toes when calling in areas known to harbor these large cats. These animals feed on anything, whether large or small. However, they thrive on a diet of deer.
According to many studies, an adult lion kills approximately one deer a week for survival, and they will target livestock. Mountain lion densities are higher than ever, but their timid nature and sparse populations offer little chance for calling success. Make sure to be aware there are more and more reports of lions coming to predator calls every season.
Lastly, your calls might entice black bears. However, they will be looking for a snack, not a fire. Similar to coyotes, bears eat everything and anything so any call might be enticing.
Bears are omnivores, so they prey on and scavenge anything that smells fresh or putrid. Similar to mountain lions, the odds of calling in a black bear are slim at best. However, be aware of the possibility if you call in black bear habitat.
These are just a few tips on how to call, prepare and hunt multiple predators. Boss Game Systems can customize hunting blinds with a variety of accessories to ensure your hunting trip is a success. Contact us with the link below for more information or to purchase your customized hunting blind today!