For those looking for good coyote calling spots in the winter.Frozen creeks,rivers and ponds bordering tag,cedar,balsam,tamarack swamps are the places to go. They'll give you a higher percentage of responses. Coyotes in the winter follow the food. You'll still find them in the fields and small wood lots. But creeks and rivers are better, Food sources are more abundant like deer and rabbits.The other advantage especially Jan. and Feb. is the breeding season and these frozen creeks and rivers are coyote highways for moving coyotes. Setting up on these bodies of frozen waters has an advantage as far as visibility. Alot of times you can sit elevated up on the banks for good visuals up and down the river. Coyotes responding to the call in these locations tend to be more bold either trotting in or running,why I don't know it just is or that's what I've found.An ice chisel is a good idea to have along though when you go to retrieve a down coyote,rivers and creeks can be very dangerous due to water constantly flowing,slower water usually has thicker ice.One thing to watch for when on the ice,stay away from humps or stumps sticking up,water currents tend to eddie in these spots and ice is thin,sometimes just snow over water.Take a buddy along too for safety reasons. Another good location are small ponds or lakes with no houses on them and preferably with some kind of heavy cover bordering them at some point or very nearby.What's nice about these types of calling setups are their similar to hunting fields you have good shooting with minimal obstructions blocking your view.And like I said thats where the food is.Check out my short vid clips to get an idea of what I'm talking about. I understand different areas have different terrain,but they can be called just the same. Your distress sounds will also carry farther traveling up and down the water body. I had an instance years back where I had a coyote howl up stream in responce to my lone howl,my guesstimate was he was over a mile away due to how faint it sounded. I kept howling every once in a while and he'd howl back each time getting closer. After a while he came around a bend in the river about 500yds away with another coyote in tow and they were moving fast, I stopped them both with a short wuff,and shot the one but wasn't fast enough to tag the other dog. But it just shows they can hear along way off on the rivers and creeks,coupled with the fact with cold winter air those distress cries really pierce the air.Hope this helps give some of ya looking for more productive places to call a better perspective on winter calling.