How the Weather Affects Predator Calling During Hunting Season

how weather affects predator calling

Successful predator calling depends on a variety of factors, including decoys, roaming coyotes, terrain, and even weather. Therefore, we will discuss how weather affects predator calling success.

How Weather Affects Predator Calling

Pressure

The phenomena of barometric pressure in relation to weather appears to also play a role in predator response. According to a survey of 3,000 hunters in the North American Hunting Club book “Hunting Predators; Proven Tactics That Work”, the red fox came to calls with higher rates during a changing barometer. With coyotes, positive reactions to calls were higher during periods with steady barometric pressure.

Because clouds often precede or follow high or low barometric pressure, the survey included an additional question. The majority of red fox survey participants agreed there was no discernable difference in calling success based on the varying degrees of cloud cover.

However, coyote hunters had a different perspective. As the skies grew more cloudy, hunters noticed a higher rate of coyote activity.

Wind and Rain

The poll also questioned the hunters about precipitation and wind. Interestingly, the majority of hunters remarked that they saw no difference in calling success for either species in changing precipitation conditions.

Many can agree on the effect of the last condition: wind. High winds, whether today or two decades ago, are un-constructive to calling success.

 

These are just a few ways on how weather affects predator calling success during hunting season. 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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