First time night hunting coyotes, yee haw

cedar creek

10 pointer
Sep 7, 2014
1,964
Had a good time with some professional guys night hunting coyotes last night, was a very different experience from what I thought, made several sets got 4, very fast and efficient way to hunt them, show up set calls and get ready, was very fast and intense moments, im hooked, good call on KDFW for allowing this,
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,693
West Kentucky
Day time is a rush toooo. Love it.
I’m gonna have to go at night sometime. Only been with a light. Nothing.
Ive tried both. In tight like I hunt I’ve had my best luck in daytime. Rainy overcast days are where it’s at.

Night time I do best in open areas. The coyotes can see the shadows the lights cast on trees. They can’t see the light but they do see the shadows.
 

riverboss

12 pointer
Jan 26, 2009
8,213
northern ky
I really like night hunting with a thermal, tried lights yrs ago with a shotgun only went a few times and said screw it.
I like to hunt alone just me and my dog I've hunted with people before that took to many risky shots never contributed any spots to hunt and then tried to go back and hunt.
I watch alot of videos and see guys shooting toward houses and livestock, I'm not loosing my spots by shooting someone's dog or cows if in doubt I won't shoot but I'm sure I could easily make the mistake of shooting a dog and if it happens it will be on me!
I went last night didn't see a thing heard a pack a couple miles away was watching deer at 600 yrds with thermal you won't miss a thing that's out there.
 

cedar ridge

6 pointer
Dec 3, 2015
245
South Central KY
I'd be very interested to try to learn from anyone that has info they can share about thermal / night scopes. I couldn't ever justify spending $5k - $10k on some top of the line equipment but surely there are "reasonably priced" options for those of us that would just like to try and keep our coyote "herd" in check without having to sell a kidney to do it.
 

woodsman92

10 pointer
Feb 16, 2019
1,968
Russell Co
I'd be very interested to try to learn from anyone that has info they can share about thermal / night scopes. I couldn't ever justify spending $5k - $10k on some top of the line equipment but surely there are "reasonably priced" options for those of us that would just like to try and keep our coyote "herd" in check without having to sell a kidney to do it.
What’s your definition of reasonably priced is the big question lol I have a thread on here about a night vision scope that’s in the 400 dollar range. I’ve ordered it but yet to receive it. Once I get to play with it I’d be willing to offer you a review but could not compare to others as I’ve never used any type of thermal or nv before. If you were close to me I’d let you check it out even. But I think if you got to hunt with a good thermal for a night you may be ruined lol
 

NJohnson

Spike
Nov 3, 2018
73
Verona ky
I'd be very interested to try to learn from anyone that has info they can share about thermal / night scopes. I couldn't ever justify spending $5k - $10k on some top of the line equipment but surely there are "reasonably priced" options for those of us that would just like to try and keep our coyote "herd" in check without having to sell a kidney to do it.
You can buy a pretty good thermal now for $3000
 

carnivore

12 pointer
Nov 17, 2007
11,509
Ky
You can buy a pretty good thermal now for $3000
I'd be very interested to try to learn from anyone that has info they can share about thermal / night scopes. I couldn't ever justify spending $5k - $10k on some top of the line equipment but surely there are "reasonably priced" options for those of us that would just like to try and keep our coyote "herd" in check without having to sell a kidney to do it.
I think the way you justify it is in 2 years what can you sell it for? They seem to hold value well and it may make sense to sell them every few years so you don’t get stuck with one that is too outdated to sell.
 

1wildcatfan

12 pointer
Jan 2, 2009
14,968
raised n Bullitt Co.
Had a good time with some professional guys night hunting coyotes last night, was a very different experience from what I thought, made several sets got 4, very fast and efficient way to hunt them, show up set calls and get ready, was very fast and intense moments, im hooked, good call on KDFW for allowing this,
They guide for yote hunting? Name or website?
 

riverboss

12 pointer
Jan 26, 2009
8,213
northern ky
I bought the Hogster 35 and later added a video recorder to it.
I believe it was 2,850 dollars great scope they Hava a Hogster 25 and another one less than, the 25 is 2,500 the other I believe is 2,000 but you get a smaller field of view and less base magnification.
The 35 is about perfect in my opinion and I'm sure there are more maybe even better options but I love mine.
 


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