Coyote Hunting in Michigan

In Michigan, coyotes can be hunted year-round, day or night with what is called a “BASE” a hunting license. Hunting methods include firearms, archery equipment, and trapping. Hunters are also required to follow state regulations, such as daily bag limits and specific hunting hours. It’s important to note that baiting coyotes can also be used to attract coyotes. You can use a variety of electronic calls or decoys. Additionally, the hunting of coyotes near residential areas and other developed areas may be restricted to ensure public safety.

Coyote Hunting Equipment

Coyote Hunting at night has been extremely popular over the last few years and the equipment being used has greatly increased the success of hunters. Naturally, predators such as Coyotes and fox prefer to hunt and dwell under the cover of darkness being undetected by other animals and humans. That being said, these predators or more apt to come to your predator call during hours of darkness.

Thermal scopes and scanners have been the go to method for detecting predators and all things living at great distances. Many of the most common brands that are being used by night time predator hunters include Pulsar, IRAY USA, AGM Global Vision, ATN, Bering Optics, N-Vision and NightSnipe. All of the mentioned brands are the preferred equipment and have proven their worth in the field for the hunter / consumer over the years.

Thermal devices are undoubtedly the most effective tools for detecting predators or anything else living for that matter. A good majority of the thermal devices available to the consumer are capable of detecting heat sources from human / deer size game at distance exceeding 600-1000+ yards. On the smaller spectrum, thermal scopes / monoculars are capable of detecting mice and other small critters running across fields and up and down trees at distances of more then 100 yards in pure darkness. Thermal technology cannot be beat when it comes to detecting game. That leads us into the next available option for night hunting… Night Vision!

Night Vision Scopes

As mentioned above… nothing beats a thermal for detecting heat and game animals… however, detecting and recognition are two different specifics. Yes, a thermal will tell you that there is an animal standing along the wood line 250 yards out from you, however, it may not be enough recognition to tell you 100% if that’s indeed a coyote, fox, the neighbors dog, or a small deer.

This is where night vision excels over thermal if your intent is to know 100% what game your getting ready to pull the trigger on… its certainly mine. The last thing I want to do is shoot an out of season fox, small deer, or worst case scenario, someone’s beloved pet.

Predator Hunter Outdoors offers a wide range of lights, sights, mounts, and other accessories to help make your coyote hunt successful!

Coyote Hunting Regulations

Coyote hunting in Michigan is a regulated activity that is allowed during specific hunting seasons. Hunters need to follow the state’s hunting laws and regulations, including obtaining the necessary licenses and permits, and adhering to bag limits, hunting methods, and designated hunting areas. It is important for hunters to educate themselves on local regulations and best practices for hunting coyotes in a safe and responsible manner. Additionally, hunters should be aware of the potential dangers posed by other wildlife and take necessary precautions when hunting.

Coyote Hunting Tips

Here are a few key things to know when going coyote hunting:

Laws and regulations: Be aware of the hunting laws and regulations in your area, including hunting seasons, bag limits, and required licenses and permits.

Weapon choice: Choose the appropriate weapon for hunting coyotes, such as a rifle, shotgun, or bow. Consider factors like range, accuracy, and personal preference.

Hunting gear: Essential hunting gear for coyote hunting includes appropriate clothing, boots, backpack, and hunting blind.

Call selection: Coyotes can be called in with a variety of calls, including electronic calls, hand-held calls, and mouth calls. Experiment with different types of calls to determine which work best for you.

Scout the area: Scout the area you plan to hunt ahead of time to look for signs of coyote activity, such as tracks, scat, or vocalizations.

Safety: Always prioritize safety while hunting, including wearing brightly colored clothing and following safe firearms handling practices.

Ethical hunting: Follow ethical hunting practices, such as only shooting coyotes within range and avoiding non-target species.

Note: This list is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for seeking local advice and guidance from experienced hunters and wildlife experts.

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