as mentioned earlier , i fashion my coyote hunting style after RANDY ANDERSON. he constantly refers to building a scenario in the dogs mind.
we do the same thing to turkeys at times .
we giveout a soft tree yelp, then a flydown cackle aswe flap our wing , then yelp a little louder immediately followed by a jake gobble,,,all done trying to convince the gobbler in the tree that there is a ready hen down there on the ground , and now a jake is cutting in on my turf .
building a scenario in a coyotes mind is no different. we give out a long , high pitched howl ,,wait about a minute and repeat. this tells any dog within earshot theres a nother dog in the woods . 10 minutes later ,nothing has showed , so we use a different howler , with a different pitch and make a long ,high pitched howl.
what do you suppose that the resident dog thinks now? HEY THERE ARE 2 NEW DOGS IN MY WOODS .
right here you can employ the dying rabbit to make the resident dog think the visitors are eatin' my food.
OR you can do some other type of howling,,,,such as a female invitation,,,or pup in distress.
all building a scenario in the resident dogs mind . they don't like sharing their supper and many times their territory.
even if you plan on using prey in distress only, to mix it up improves the setup. start with a rabbit ,,,,,after a while ,,,give out a fawn in distress,,,or wounded woodpecker. the lip squeak alone will pull in some dogs.
the reason i use the howling is that it doesn't seem to cause suspicionin the resident dogs. the dogs i have called with prey sounds all came running. the dogs i've called in with howling all came in slow ,,walking. i like it slow. when it is happening slow i don't seem to lose track of the things i need to do to drop the dog. a fast moving dog is usually on its way to downwind of your stand,,,,,better stop him for the shot.