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Using an electronic game caller.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by SunnySlopes, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. SunnySlopes

    SunnySlopes Member

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    I'm using the Foxpro Scorpion for coyotes. The sound level is from 1 to 10.

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    I'm just getting started, but what's the best sequence for this? Start on 1 for 5 seconds, increase to 2 for 5 seconds, so on and so forth to 10 for 5 seconds, then back down? Then quiet for 60 seconds?
     
  2. fdf

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    Read the instructions from the maker, they made the thing and should have an idea of what works.

    Imagine a hurt rabbit, he will not cry for ever.

    Listen to an old cassette tape, they called for a bit and then would give calling a rest, you need to use your eyes as well as the call.
     
  3. SunnySlopes

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    The manufacturer didn't include any "how to" other than how to use the digital features.
     
  4. witchhunter

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    Try it on low for the first calls, then quiet for a couple of minutes, then on the level needed to reach out in the country you are hunting. Coyotes can hear, don't go too loud, call for 20-30 seconds, wait a minute repeat for 5-10 minutes. Don't overcall, if a dog can hear you and he is interested, he will be there in ten minutes. They can cover some ground in 10 minutes. I will sometimes turn the volume up and down during the call as if the bait is moving around. Try the puppies and the chickens if your area is hunted hard. If you call one in and miss, you will have a hard time fooling him again. Good luck.
     
  5. adelbridge

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    I have noticed that the pause between calling is what drives them to react. Maybe they think the competition has gotten it or it is on the run. when they hear it a second time moments later they find it harder to resist. If you have cats or dogs at home practice on them.
     
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    You just have to put in the time and see what works. I attended a seminar for callers at Cabela's in KC awhile back. There was a FoxPro rep there with lots of video and recommendations. There was also a guy who does all his own calling with a completely different set of recommendations. Not surprisingly, both guys are very successful varmint hunters. I have had some good results with my Johnny Stewart electronic call for crows and coyotes. I have also gone out, used the very same sequence with no success. Some things you will discover by accident or just experimenting. Just ask your wife to forgive you for spending so much time in the field. The best recommendation I received, a no-brainer really, is to go where coyotes have been seen or there is evidence of activity. I have access to lots of land, but not all of it houses coyotes. Do your homework and put in the time and you will be rewarded. Last fall my brother, nephew, and I had a 4 coyote weekend....BOOYAH!!....this after a month of 1 or 2 coyotes.
     
  7. Mobuck

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    Depending on your hearing, if you can barely hear the sounds with the speaker 30-50 yards away, a coyote can hear it from 150-200 yards. I have a 60% hearing loss so if I can hear it @ 50 yards, a yote can hear it from 1/4 mile. We set the caller at the max range of the remote control and most of the time, I can't hear it until it's bumped up a couple of times. Start soft and work up until you can hear the sounds plainly. By that time, any yote in 300-400 yards will have heard it.
     
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    I set mine to the same level as what an adult animal of the species im after makes. Then set the unit as far away from me as i can control it. Dont know if its the proper way or not but its worked for me. Ill call for about a 30 seconds and then rest for 5 minutes and repeat. If after an hour i get nothing i pack up and try another spot.
     
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