Many people complain that night time hunting is not possible and that it would be difficult to find good locations for hunting. This is not true because you can get through quite well if you have a passion for hunting.

One of the things you need to get right is lighting. Good lighting will position you in the perfect hunting position. You need to scout the location beforehand so you are able to know which areas to focus on at night.

Here are some tips that will help you during your next night time hunting outing.

How to call coyotes at night

calling coyotes at night

Sound travels farther at night than during the day. Night time winds are usually calm, which allows for maximum sound projection.

Coyotes are vocal at night. You can locate them by howling and moving closer while playing distressing sounds. You should especially stick to high pitched sounds during the night. While howling amplifies it more than during the day, to receive responses and decide where the animals are you should be vocal.

Coyotes have a habit of moving slower at night and will often go with the direction of the wind, so consider that when hunting at night.

Use lights (Night Vision or Thermal) for night time hunting

night time hunting

One of the best ways to hunt during the night is to use lights. Thermal lights are recommended nighttime predator lights because they enable you to see animals yards away in the darkness. You can also use Night Vision lights, which are also nice. But you might need to use a high powered IR if you want to get a clear image.

Night Vision is able to see through glass, which is something you cannot achieve with a thermal light system. You need to roll down your windows to see if you have thermal light, so if you’d prefer to keep your windows locked as you drive, you might find Night Vision lights a good choice.

Choose the best light color

Light color also affects how well you are able to locate animals while hunting. White has shown to attract coyotes, bobcats, and foxes, so you might want to try it out. Also, experiment with other colors like red and blue to find out which offers you the best results. Red is a bit traditional while green is more popular. You need to choose what works for you as every hunter has a unique style.

Shooting distance when night time hunting

night time shooting

It can be challenging to judge distance when hunting at night. You need to make the right estimates so you are sure you will not miss your target. You can work with your partner to come up with range estimates and get familiar with the terrain. More than 125 yards is sometimes too far and you could be operating within a wide error margin. To prevent that, be sure you are near the animal before shooting.

Hunting is fun, especially if you know how to do it. There are several things you need to look at that will help you boost your experience while hunting. Choice of lights is one of them.

Choose the best lights because this is what will help you to see animals, even those farthest away. Also, visit the region beforehand to familiarize yourself with the terrain. If you are new to hunting, you need to learn how to estimate distance when shooting at night.

For more tips on hunting, check out our hunting articles.

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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