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Old March 23, 2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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Foxpro calls?

Hello everybody! I am a new member here at The Firing Line and I am interested in coyote hunting. I live in southern Illinois and have found a great place to hunt. It is old reclaimed mine property just off the big muddy river. I have heard many coyotes on many scouting trips to this place but have never seen one. I bought a Remington predator call and was very disappointed in what I got. You would have to be standing right next to it to even hear it. I was thinking about buying a Foxpro seeing that Cabelas had a halfway decent deal going on them. Anybody got any info on them? Thanks in advance!
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Old March 23, 2006, 03:37 PM   #2
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I still use an old Outers coyote call and a Lohman Circe predator call. They can be LOUD, so don't blow too hard unless you are in strong wind. Rabbits aren't particularly loud!
My favorite is a squeaker call that is a little tube with a metal squeaker reed in the end. Not loud at all. But you should see the coyote's ears perk up when I squeak on it!!!! 100-200 yards out, they will stop what they are doing and come running.
The electronic calls are neat, and they never hit a sour note (like reed calls do in cold air). They are digital recordings, so they are perfect. I have never hunted with one of the new digital units, but I have hunted over an old tape unit. The guy I was hunting with had the volume turned up so loud the coyotes were looking our way from 1/2 mile out, but they weren't running to see what it was. He claimed there were no coyotes in that area because he was scaring them with the call.
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Old March 23, 2006, 04:16 PM   #3
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There is a better deal with Bass-pro shops, they work ok I have a johnny stewart one with various cartridges, the crow ones work well too, I also use a couple of the cass-creek ones which are good. You got to remember the old coyotes ears are about 20 times better than ours, so loud isnt real necessary to get his attention. I can recommend the two above as working well, why not have a Cass Creek one and try it out, your only spending a few bucks then.
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Old March 24, 2006, 10:00 PM   #4
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Imho, Much Better Than Foxpro....

Extreme Dimensions Phantom Pro Series Wireless Digital Pedator Call.

No tapes, no cartridges, 12 different sounds, remote, durability...

Enough said.
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Old March 26, 2006, 12:15 PM   #5
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Look on Varmit Al's Hunting Page. Lot's of good info on calls. He also has a really neat section on putting together a caller for under 65.00 (hope I added right). He also has calls that you can download into it.
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Old March 26, 2006, 02:18 PM   #6
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Cass Creek makes a handy little hand held unit. You can get an external speaker, it only comes with 25' of wire. Not nearly enough though. you will need a couple hundred more feet. hpg
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