I live in moreno valley, ca in riverside county. I got into hunting about a year or so ago. I want to start coyote hunting. I am less than 15 minutes from Lake perris and san jacinto wildlife area and they are covered in coyotes. Both places allow shotgun hunting which is right up my alley, however they do not allow coyote hunting. I have asked a few people where else I can go but nobody will give me a straight answer. I know it is hard to find a good spot and keep it so I respect the fact that a lot of people wont pinpoint me where to go in fears of overcrowding their spots. All I am looking for is a general area to start. I normally hunt alone so I wont crowd your favorite spots. I just want a general idea or location to start with and I'll figure out the rest. I tried the BLM maps and hit joshua tree area but there were a ton of Private Property signs in areas that were marked as BLM on the maps. Not sure who is right. Trying to have fun and stay out of trouble. Please help.
why no coyote hunting in those areas...is it bird only...i know people who hunt deer with shotguns...
San Jacinto may allow coyote hunting next year, we've asked the manager Scott and he's been trying to get it allowed there.
Stop and talk to the ranchers and farmer's to see if you can get permission to thin the coyotes there. There's plenty of NF land in the foothills around San Jacinto and over San bernardino that you can try. Head up north of 29 palms a bit toward Essex and the Mojave if you can.
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HD has coyote hunting all around Hesperia and Victorville area's
By whose authority do they do not allow coyote hunting? Sounds like BS to me. Only the DFG can impose such a restriction and they have not.
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Hi Where's Bruce.
Jesses says that coyote hunting is not allowed.
And I have found out from my experience that different agencies have specific rules and regulations for the lands they administer. For example, military bases regulate the species hunted, and method of take, as do many other state wildlife areas, just like the San Jacinto Wildlife Area does.
It looks like you can only hunt quail, pheasants and waterfowl at the SJWA, and it's a shotgun only area. And during waterfowl season a hunter is only allowed to possess 25 shot shells while in the field.
Here’s the link;
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I've also hunted rabbit in the SJWA area. I called them up beforehand just to make sure, and they confirmed that it was fine. They also enforced the 25 shotgun shell rule, however.
Thanks for the help guys, and to correct myself I have spoken to scott also and he has let me hunt coyote a few times but it is hit and miss. I know for sure they don't want me out there now that birds are coming into season, however I was looking for something more consistent. Thanks.
Have you looking into the Cleveland National Forest? Being that you are close, and it has Deer areas, it would seem to be available for Coyotes. I am going to call on them next week about Turkeys, but will check on Coyotes.
so you wanna hunt yotes in so cal. thers plenty around so i wont be secretive with the spots. I keep killin em but they dont go away. there is some land off redlands blvd that borders the nature preserve that is still blm. you could go up by devore off of 138 which has a lot of nat forest land. keep in mind that anything northwest of the 15 and 10 interchange is lead free becuse of some condor i have never seen in 15 years of hunting up there. you could talk to the owners of four winds and see if you could work out somethin. also when san sevaine road opens off the 15 and sierra there is a whole crap load of coyotes in the low lands before you get up to the high country.
I have some great advise for all the coyote hunters that want to ask for spots to hunt, because inevitably someone always names off one of their spots that also happens to be a spot I hunt. Learn the FIREARMS LAWS for a specific area, then do some driving around in that area, that's the real secret. If you find yourself in an area that allows for rifles as long as you have an absence of occupied structures for 300 yards then look for that spot! Everyone is always crowding to the nearest area that looks like something off of Randy Anderson's videos but the truth is that coyotes are more easily called in the spots that don't look perfect. Everyone wants a 500 yard panoramic for every stand, but a 25 yard alley in the middle of thick brush will probably get you a dog more often.
Also, once someone names a spot, the spot is no longer good for more than another day. Someone always ends up messing it up with the beer drinking and target shooting that follows the one half a$$ stand they did... If it is obvious, it's already shot to hell.
I'm sneaky enough to not need camo.
During deer season a couple weeks back I sat up against a boulder on a grassy hillside overlooking a canyon in CNF and a yote walked right by, 40 yards away. I wanted to pop him but was afraid of spooking the invisible mulies I was after. I've often thought of heading up there with a distress call and maybe a decoy. There's coyote scat all over CNF, that's for sure. They eat well up there.
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I saw a huge Yote cross the road in front of me today just before the turn off to wildwood canyon rd off of Oak Glen.
Try this map, after the map loads, use the scroll wheel to zoom into the area of interest, and then wait for the map to load again. The closer the zoom, the more street name will appear. The brown/tan colored land represents BLM land. Read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page. It looks like there’s some land close to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Santa Rosa Mine Road</st1:address></st1:Street> over near Perris, looks like <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">El Nido Avenue</st1:address></st1:Street> has is the ticket. I would call BLM and ask them if that land has access, ask them if you can hunt birds or something like that, then ask about coyotes.
I was scouting around up highway 38 on the first fire road to the left just past mill creek ranger station a bit, and as you go up the road, there is another gate that goes off to the left up to a fire lookout or something like that.. anyways, the ridge to the SE of that gate is just loaded with scat. And there was tons of deer hair in it. The ridge drops down on the other side, and i wonder if it would be a good place to put a caller.
There are tons of areas. I agree you should hunt the thick brush and chapparel with a shotgun or a rifle with a VERY low power scope. Look for the small openings and shooting lanes. Keep the gun up and be ready. I use a 1.5-5x20 and on 1.5 x you can keep both eyes open which helps. I just got a shotgun for predators it should be sweet. brush really holds your sound down. You can begin to call and have one burst out just 20 feet from you that you had no clue was there.
There are coyote all over. The closer to houses and people the more dogs you finds. Also if you find the rabbits you find the dogs. Having a shotgun with lead free will open up a whole bunch more options to hunt too.
Just work the NF and desert areas. dont' give up.
a 4x4 really helps get you out there.
Oh and don't crap your shorts when the cougar or bear shows up to your stand in the heavy cover. Its bound to happen if you spend enough time calling the chapparel and NF around here. CNF in particular is loaded with cats.
Watch Coming to the call part 3 "calling in the thick stuff"
Shoot me a p.m. and ill share a spot in between both of our houses. Sorry so late but these eggsuckers killed all the quail, the cats, and the cottontails that used to thrive in my area. mangy flea bitten mutts.
Anyone know a good place for coyote hunting? I have been to San Felipe WA in the Cleveland National Forest, also Camp Cady Wa and Afton Canyon up past Barstow, nothing each time. Got a few 22 LR's and I'm trying to ease my boys into hunting, beginning with small game. Planning to scout D11 zone this weekend near the five interstate and 138. Any help would be great. Thx!
I suggest that you hit the washes and run up some jacks. I have videos that show how to do it posted on my youtube channel. Almost any wash will hold jackrabbits. The jackrabbits that are in the washes that are farther out that have not been hunted much and will hold them in place longer than the washes that have been hunted. You will also find quail and cottontails spots hunting jacks like that.
And you have to be an expert or very luck to stop a coyote with a 22 LR round. I use a 22-250 or 12 gage shotgun with #4 buck shot (Remington Express 3" Magnums), I have stopped them with the 17hmr but most run away never to be found.
You can see my favorite coyote rifle in this short 3 minute target shooting video at this link, you can also find my how to rabbit hunting videos on my channel:
This is the link to the Geocommunicator Site, it depicts BLM land but, but you should always cross check the information against a USGS paper quadrangle map:
This is the only link that I know about that depicts the shooting areas in Riverside County, and thanks goes to Ed8756 at Cal Guns for this Map:
This is the link for the San Bernardino County Recreational Shooting Map:
You can order the SBC paper map at this link:
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