How to Hunt Predators on the Move

How to Hunt Predators on the Move

Small, still targets look difficult so careful aim comes naturally. With no deadline, you could very well commit too much time and effort to a perfect sight picture and seamless let-off. The view through a powerful scope shows you not only the wobbles you must control, but also the jiggles you can’t. As your eyes and your muscles tire and your lungs cry for more oxygen, your hold deteriorates. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to hunt predators on the move.

How to Hunt Predators on the Move


A running coyote absolves you of fine aim. Therefore it’s necessary to fire immediately or lose the opportunity. Your target is moving so your rifle cannot be. Its movement erases some of the recticle hop that gives you angst on still, small targets.

Some hunters claim they “can shoot better on running game” because of the smoothing effect, but this is not the case. However, hits are expected on still targets, misses quickly buried in the dark vaults of memory.

Aim In Front of Your Target

Aim is just as important on moving game as on bull’s-eye targets. You will also hit only if your muzzle is in the right place as the bullet leaves.

However, the sight will not be where you want the bullet to strike. Therefore, you must aim in front of your moving game.

Ge the Correct Lead

Correct lead on moving game will hinge on distance, target speed and angle, along with bullet velocity and deceleration rate.

If your target dodges or the terrain adds a vertical component, or if your swing doesn’t smoothly track the target, you must think hard indeed to plan the intersection of bullet and coyote.


These are just the basics of how to hunt predators on the move. For more information on our customized hunting blind options or to order your customized hunting blinds, don’t hesitate to contact us with the link below!

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