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I live in east central Ohio. Coyote calling is unproductive around here. I don't know of anyone ever having calling success. I have not had any success. Most coyote killed around here are hunted using dogs by the Amish.

The area is mostly hilly with thick brush.

Has anyone used dog food for baiting? If anyone has tried dog food with success did you put it in an open container or just on the ground?

I will be watching for a road kill deer to bait with. But what about dog food? No loose dogs in my area.

I'm seeing coyote tracks. There is probably 1/3 less deer on my land & hunting area than there were 3 to 4 years ago.

Thanks

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Hey cooperve, im not sure about the dog food. Sounds like it should work. I would personally try roadkill, or squirrells, coons etc. Try tying them in a fenceline where theres a trail crossing. We've had success using hogs, squirells, coons, rabbits etc. Pay attention to the wind would be my advice. Most of the time in my area, unless im calling them, they come out right at dark or right after dark. Try using the full moon to your advantage with bait. A few days before the actuall full moon is the best time to have "light" as soon as the sun goes down. Had real good luck in my area with that. Good luck and let us know how you do.

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Having never shot a coyote in my life you can take this for what it's worth. I'd think the problem with dog food is that it won't "ripen" up like road kill would. Certainly dried food won't and canned food is cooked so it will take a long time to "cure". Coyotes have terrific noses but I think they'd need a little encouragement.

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cooperve on vha and the web search meatsickle alot of good info.

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When I trapped for coyotes and fox I used crackling's that I got at the slaughterhouse.

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Try cheap ,dry dog food,and mix in oily sardines. 

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Thank you for the coyote baiting input. The bait sickle looks like the way I will try.

Warning! If you search the web for bait sickle be sure to add (, coyote) or you may lose your train of thought, or don't have the wife looking over your shoulder.

ste

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I have been using dog food for my "meatsickle" for many years with fairly decent success.
Here is some info on what I use. Sometimes it takes a while for them to find it. But one thing for sure. "If you build it, they will come".
http://www.predatorhuntcanada.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=1083


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Too cool, great photos!

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