Anyone have an opinion on a good electronic predator call - manufacturer and model? I'm looking to buy one but looking through all of the different sites that sell them the ratings and good/bad comments are all over the place.
A friend of mine lost his job in Utah last fall and decided to take up coyote hunting full time since there is a $50.00 state bounty and depending on the county a bounty there also. He swears by the FoxPro Shockwave, he also uses a attractrant of some kind that waves in the air but I am not sure what that is.
So far this winter he has collected money on 100+ coyotes. He does say that he needs to move around quite a bit to get into new coyotes and find ones that are not too call shy, but for the ones that are call shy he uses a 240 Weatherby mag that is sighted in out to 600 yards.
He says that he hasn't had this much fun working since he got out of school.
Ive used the foxpro fx3 for about 5 years now and its worked well. Last winter I purchased a primos alpha dogg and am extremelly pleased with it. The remote picks up the caller much easier then the foxpro and it has a good selection of sounds. These types of calls will run you around 300 bucks and what it gets you is volume. The less expensive ones usually wont get you the volume you neeed in addition to less sounds. There fine if your calling close quarters areas but not when you need to get that sound to carry out far over a wide expanse. Any of the foxpro or primos will do great, the biggest factor in success is your set up and like critters friend attested to is getting away from areas that have been hammered by other callers. Coyotes get smart to callers quick. Getting to hunt areas with minimal pressure is the key whether private or on public walking or hiking in further then most others will.
Incidentally me and a friend or going tuesday and plan on walking our feet off hoping for some good action.
Thanks for the info guys. I was going to trap them but figured it would be more fun to hunt them. I currently have an old cassette player with calls and it is time to update that technology! I was looking at the FoxPro series but don't know if I would get the top of the line model. Was looking at the Wildfire II model... but for about $50 more that Primos model looks pretty good. Thanks again. I hopefully will have pictures in the near future to share with you.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....