Last winter I hunted with Chuck Megli of Custer City, Oklahoma. I spent three days chasing coyotes in Oklahoma and Megli introduced me to a chair/shooting-stick combo that he uses. Our hunt took place in late February and calling conditions were tough with the mating season going on. We used a number of coyote howls to lure in love-sick or territorial coyotes, but it would take ‘yotes 20 to 30 minutes to respond. The chair allowed me to sit alert and comfortable, and gave me an elevated vantage point above the swaying grass. Before I left Oklahoma I made a promise to gets the tools necessary to hunt like Chuck.
The first line of business was obtaining the chair. There are a number of options out there, but I went with the Primos Double Bull blind chair. This chair is designed to be used inside a pop-up blind, so it’s compact, light and easy to carry. The Double Bull chair is sturdy, too. It can hold up to 300 pounds and the backrest makes sitting for an hour seem like a joy. You’d be amazed how much better you see and shooting sitting 24 inches above the ground. Looking around online you can find the chair for about $45.
Primos also makes the next product, the Trigger Stick. I use the Jim Shockey Tall Tri Pod version (24 to 62 inches) as the extra length allows for easier adjustment on uneven terrain, and I can use the sticks standing up on other hunts, too. If you haven’t used a set of Trigger Sticks, you’re missing out. You can adjust up, down and side to side with a simple squeeze of the trigger. It makes for an effortless quick adjustment on a hard-charging coyote. While you’ll never go back to static shooting sticks once you try a pair of Trigger Sticks in the field, the sticker price might scare you away. The Jim Shockey version sells for $195. You can downsize and switch to bip-pod or mono-pod styles to save money, but I recommend the tri-pod version for a rock-solid rest.
Check out the video to see how the setup works for calling predators.