I know you are well experienced so no offence meant, but it is only dangerous if a) you have not checked out the ground your shooting on background etc. and b) Identified your target.I hunt coyotes quite a bit, but never at night because it's simply dangerous in my view. I call them during the day. Calling coyotes is one of the most exciting and demanding types of hunting we do, and we spend more time in any given year doing that than we do big game hunting. Give it a try.
The whole point of calling is that they WILL move to investigate a call that they find interesting, even in daylight. In addition, although the coyotes around here are dominantly nocturnal, almost any drive around the country in morning or late afternoon is very likely to see a coyote mousing in fields or just travelling. We don't believe coyotes here sleep the whole daylight time period at all.Saskshooter, I say at night cause I have cameras out and have never captured one on the camera in daylight. I have plenty at night. I'll try the daylight but they don't seem to move in the day light.
Thanks to everyone that responded.
I have emailed this in response to questions from a new coyote hunter in another context, but I will post it here because of that question. I feel a bit hesitant to do so because this is what we do, where we live, for our coyotes, and may not apply directly to your situation, but it gives an idea about how we have come to think about hunting coyotes.Y'all use electronic calls or hand calls? I'm thinking of investing in a electronic call.