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Al Morris and Garvin Young Win the 2008 World Coyote Calling Contest – Their Third World Win

Morris Tells What Makes a Productive Coyote Calling Set Up

Click to enlargeEditor’s Note: Al Morris of Springfield, Utah, a Hunter’s Specialties’ pro staffer, and his hunting partner, Garvin Young, won their third World Coyote Calling Contest in late 2008 held in Cortez, Colorado. No team ever had won three World Coyote Calling Contests before, and it was also the first back-to-back win.Click to enlarge

Question: What made the difference in the way you set-up to call?
Morris: Garvin’s and my 12th year to enter the World Coyote Calling Contest. We started in 1997, which was the first year we won, and then we’ve needed 12 years to feel really confident in our ability to call and set up. We’ve learned that when we’re conscious of eliminating our human odor with the Hunter’s Specialties Scent-A-Way products, then we can set-up downwind of where we expect the coyotes to come from, read the terrain and determine what spot will give us the best vantage point to see and take the coyotes we call-in to us.Click to enlarge

Question: What makes a good coyote-calling set up?
Morris: Elevation is the key. You need to be able to set-up to call where you can see a lot of territory and if possible, be able to see down into the brush. Even a little bit of elevation can be a big Click to enlargeadvantage. We were fortunate to be able to hunt along a private railroad track, as well as hunt bluffs and from big rocks. Using a remote-control caller like Hunter’s Specialties PM-4 gave us a definite advantage. With the PM-4, we could put the caller upwind of us 50 or 60 yards, behind us or in a tree and still operate it. Where you position your caller influences where the coyote will respond. The area where we expect to see the coyote is the “dead zone.” Being able to put the caller in a place that will give us the best opportunity to see and take the coyote is critical to our success. I learned from Bill Countis, two-time world-champion coyote caller, that the caller doesn’t always have to be out in front of you. You can put the caller where you need it to maximize your shooting vantage point. By using an electronic caller like the PM-4, you can perform all the functions needed to make the caller perform the actions you want, while you’re well away from the spot where you set-up the caller.

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Tomorrow: Call for Coyotes

Check back each day this week for more about "Al Morris and Garvin Young Win the 2008 World Coyote Calling Contest – Their Third World Win"

Day 1: The Coyote Hunt in New Mexico
Day 2: Characteristics of Where Al Morris Hunted Coyotes in the World Championship
Day 3: Morris Tells What Makes a Productive Coyote Calling Set Up
Day 4: Call for Coyotes
Day 5: Bet on the Grown Cottontail Call for Coyotes


Entry 498, Day 3