predator call

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by bgkyarcher, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I have killed several coyotes while turkey and deer hunting, but have never targeted them. Sounds fun, and want to jump in. Suggestions on electronic callers please. Don't want to bust the bank, but don't want to get something useless either. What do I need to look for, and stay away from. Thanks.
     
  2. possumal

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    If I were you, I'd watch the classified ads on the various forums for a good used ecaller. I think the FoxPro FX-5 is one of the best units you can buy, with 4 dedicated presets and a recall button. I see good buys all the time on FX-3, FX-5, Firestorm, and Fury ecallers.
     
  3. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Thanks. Appreciate the info.
     
  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Wow, $$$$? I know you normally get what your pay for, but do you have to spend $400 or more for a good remote e caller?
     
  5. weedwalker

    weedwalker 10 pointer

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    I like my $200 FoxPro Wildfire, but I still use hand calls most of the time.
     
  6. possumal

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    Most guys buy something like a FoxPro Spitfire or a Wildfire for their first ecaller. That will work and you can kill coyotes with either one. However, most guys upgrade to a better caller with more features within a year or two, so why not bite the bullet one time and have an ecaller that will serve you well for a longer time? Some fellow has a Fury II with the decoy for $400 shipped. That is a good buy. The FHSS technology used on the Fury II makes it worth the difference.
     
  7. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

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    Natchez Shooters Supply has the Primos Alpha Dogg for just under $200.

    It comes with 75 sounds and 6 sets of "Expert Hunts"
     
  8. BG33

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    That's a good deal on the Alpha Dogg
     
  9. Quickdraw Limpsalot

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    Yep. I like mine a lot and paid around $240.
     
  10. BT Game Calls

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    Well let me go ahead and open this can of worms,,,,, Every body has an opinion so her is mine. First of all everybody that tries this sport thinks they need a Fox Pro and maybe they do???? but like JR said in his write up on his colored coyote this morning all these boys i think he said had got these callers so yes I agree that it would be useless to go with another Fox Pro and try any calling in this area.....My opinion only is that maybe these people getting in to the sport should only spend 25 to 50 dollars on a GOOD hand call and there are some better than others, take a little pride in what they are doing and learn to call in Predators with different sounds than what most E calls sound alike!!!!!! Now all that being said I have NO intention of hurting any bodys feelings or to say that if the Ecaller world is your thing let it rip!!!!! But I really enjoy doing my own calling , sounding like I want it too. so there are other options.......
     
  11. possumal

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    I agree that newbies ought to learn how to call coyotes and foxes with hand calls first. It teaches you a lot about set ups and how they react. I don't consider an ecaller a total substitute for hand calls, but it sure is a useful tool when used in conjunction with them. I doubt that coyotes or people can tell that my FoxPro is doing the calling. I edit a lot of sounds and make sequences that are different. The coyotes like them apparently. Being able to get the sound out away from you will add kills to your hunts, especially if you are skilled at making good set ups.
     
  12. BT Game Calls

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    You are exactly right Al ,good point!!!! Thanks for the topic that made me think a little.. And I do enjoy your pics. and stories Johnny Mounce Keep up the good hunting friends how ever it works for you!!!
     
  13. Coyote_Commander

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    I like the Flextone Echo. They are cheaper and do the job well.
     
  14. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I'm going to be hunting mostly open country, with 2-15 acre thickets littered about. I just think the ability to have the sound 150-200 yards out in the field, with an enticing movement decoy will be more productive than using hand calls. Not to mention, not having them focused on me. I've called several in to shotgun range with a turkey diaphragm, but I just think the success rate will be higher with a speaker out away from me. I also like the idea of being able to change calls quickly.
     
  15. 30-30

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    I am not trying to discourage you at all bgarcher, but try to call one across an open field in daylight is really tough up here in canmer,
     

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