Ep 231 – “Big” Al Morris: Everything You Need to Know About Coyote Hunting


“Big” Al Morris, the seasoned coyote hunting expert from FoxPro, reunites with Sam on The Wild Initiative for an illuminating and comprehensive discussion centered around the art of coyote hunting. This episode delves deep into the world of predator hunting, offering a treasure trove of insights for both novice and experienced hunters.

Kicking things off, Al and Sam explore how predator hunting, particularly coyote hunting, serves as a fantastic entry point into the broader hunting realm. They emphasize its unique attributes, including its low cost and accessibility, which make it an attractive option for newcomers. Al underscores that predator hunting often requires only a basic hunting license in most states, making it an accessible and budget-friendly introduction to hunting.

Gear is a fundamental aspect of any hunting endeavor, and Al guides listeners through the essential equipment needed to embark on a successful coyote hunting adventure. From firearms to calls, he provides valuable recommendations for those looking to get started.

The heart of this episode lies in the wealth of tactical wisdom Al shares. He and Sam dissect the finer points of coyote hunting, addressing critical factors such as the optimal times and setups for your hunting stands. Al’s expertise shines through as he provides detailed insights into stand duration, calling strategies, and even the effective use of decoys. Listeners will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to strategically approach coyote hunting, increasing their chances of success.

But that’s not all; the episode delves into the intriguing world of decoy doggin’. Al offers a deep dive into this specialized form of hunting, covering fundamental techniques and the choice of dog breeds suited for this pursuit. His anecdotes and advice provide a fascinating glimpse into this lesser-known facet of predator hunting.

However, it’s not all smooth sailing in the world of predator hunting. The episode takes a thought-provoking turn as Sam and Al discuss the challenges faced by predator hunters from anti-hunting groups. They address the controversies surrounding predator hunting, particularly coyote hunting, and underscore the importance of defending this essential aspect of wildlife management. Al passionately emphasizes that “there wouldn’t be any North American wildlife left if it wasn’t for predator hunters,” highlighting the critical role they play in preserving the delicate balance of ecosystems.

Whether you’re a seasoned hunter looking to refine your tactics or a newcomer eager to embark on your first coyote hunting adventure, the wisdom shared by “Big” Al Morris and Sam in this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

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“Big” Al Morris


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