The sun was just rising over the mountains to the east as we approached the desert valley. We turned off the pavement and headed down a dirt road. As we surveyed the landscape we found a huge wide-open valley with very little vegetation. We had to improvise to make this work. We wanted to hunt together so we could enjoy the stories, but there was just no place to hide the truck. My calling partner dropped me off for the first stand and I searched for the tallest bush I could find. I found a bush that towered above the desert at a whopping six inches. I laid back into the monster bush and began to call.
As I rested on my elbow calling I thought to myself that I wasn’t concealed very well. Five minutes went by, then 10, then 15. It was later in the year and my partner hadn’t returned from his calling stand. Inside I was thinking that I was probably sticking out too much for any coyotes to appear. Shortly after that thought, I caught movement on my right side. A coyote had responded at the 17 minute mark and had come in partially behind me. As I held motionless, I thought, wow, this camo must really help me blend in. As the coyote got out in front of me I sat up, gave it a bark to stop it, and let the .22-250 do its job.
Predator Hunting Camo
There are two different camouflage patters that I think work really well in the western desert landscape. The first being Kings Desert Shadow and the second beingCabela’s Seclusion 3D Open Country.
As you can see in the picture above, I have on both camo patterns. My pants and hat are Desert Shadow and my shirt is Open Country. Sometimes I wear the same camo pattern for all of my predator hunting camo, but I think it is a good idea to use a couple different camo patterns to add that much more concealment. In the warmer months I normally wear what you see in the picture. In the colder months I will switch and wear a Desert Shadow coat with Open Country pants. Unless of course there is snow on the ground, then I turn to snow camo.
I also like to conceal my hands and face when out calling. The pattern of my face mask is Faded Sage and my gloves are Advantage camo. Even though I think predator hunting camo is a must, the best concealment of all is to not move. Movement will bust you every time!