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marion thorneThe Genesee Valley hunting country is blessed with both red fox and coyote which have coexisted for thirty-five years. So to say that I would draw specifically for coyote on any given day would be impossible. However, there are areas in which coyote are more likely to be in my country. If am drawing one of those areas, I am very mindful of the wind.

With a coyote it is much more important to draw upwind. He will get up and go much sooner than a fox will. To have the best chance of being close behind him, it is better to draw upwind so he does not wind us and bolt. I would enter the covert quietly, encouraging hounds to concentrate and draw fairly widely.

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# Eric Myer 2018-01-25 16:52
Hunting at GVH behind Marion Thorne is a lesson and experience no matter the day or place. She's the most determined huntsman and master I've ever hunted with.Looking forward to next time.
Eric Myer
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# ryan jordan 2018-01-27 10:06
This is a really well written explanation of the draw, and why upwind vs downwind is important
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