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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2007, 05:12:43 PM »
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More than anything though, I believe, the sound you make isn't really that important.
If you sound like something dying, or something mad, or just plain something interesting, there's a chance animals are going to come to check it out.

I agree 100%.
I have been chastized on a few sites for stating this, usually by callmakers.




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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2007, 05:49:28 PM »
Call makers can be "testy" dudes. ;)

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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2007, 02:46:03 PM »
I have called in bears, and yotes with my javelina call...last time I checked there weren't many of those running around here :)  I like it becuase it is a bit coarser call and the bears seem to respond a little better, at least for me.
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2007, 03:46:19 PM »
Fred,

The question begs, though, were you making javelina distress sounds?

There are only about a dozen "enclosed reeds" from which most predator and hog calls are made from.
Many of the same sounds, can be made, and will be just as effective, no matter what the call was originally marketed for.

I have a Quaker Boy wood duck call, and a Carlton's Lonesome Cow elk call, that are among my very favorite predator calls.
While they will make good duck and elk sounds respectively, they both also make many good predator calling sounds.

A very famous call maker and caller says "Sit with your back against some cover, and blow a call, any call, and if predators are around to hear it, chances are they'll come to see what all the ruckass is about."

The best teachers there are, are out in the woods, running and flying around.
You'll know when jays and crows, hawks, and deer, start showing up, you're doing it right.

If you really want to find success, you just have to keep trying.

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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2007, 04:14:58 PM »
Just to play devil's advocate a little bit... The more sounds you are capable of reproducing will help you in several situations.  These include:
1) Coyotes that have been "educated" to distress sounds by a missed shot, a shot that took out one of multiple coyotes, or heavily called coyotes on public land.
2) A coyote that you have visually spotted that shows disinterest to your initial calling.
3) Relocating and recalling to a coyote that has come in and "busted you" usually by sight.  Recalling a coyote that has winded you is rare.

The ability to reproduce a wide variety of sounds will hopefully enable you to find the sound that will make them curious enough to come have a look. 

With bear, I don't think the sound is as important.  It is rare that they ever hear a call.  I can't speak to cougars, since I have never knowingly called one in.
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2007, 11:49:40 AM »
count me as an addicted caller I love calling coyotes above all else. I would love to call in some other predators. I sorta called in a coon last winter( long story with uneventful ending) anyone here thats ever needs a pard on a calling trip for cats or bears Id be interested JB
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2007, 11:53:52 AM »
I got a coon with my truck this morning...does that count? (Missed a skunk yesterday, but the coon doesn't pack the same arsenal, so fewer avoidance manuevers needed.)

Where are you located jdb.

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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2007, 01:06:16 PM »
Maybe it's just the trapper in me... but, GAWD I hate the smell of raccoon fat, and I love the smell of musk!

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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2007, 01:45:03 PM »
I also hate coon fat.

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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2007, 05:34:39 PM »
east selah. My place is snuggled right up against the training center JB
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2007, 06:29:42 PM »
i have my paper work done for the training center will be hunt there for cougar and coyote.if anybody want's to go and even learn stuff let me know. i have lot's of call's Foxpro Fx5. i'll be hunt the east side till jan. then i'll be calling Idaho, nevada, Utauand Arizona .going to be a good year. Rick
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2007, 07:29:58 PM »
let me know when you'll be on ytc maybe we can get togather I have hunted there quite a bit and could maybe offer some imput as to areas JB
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2007, 08:06:38 PM »
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i'll be hunt the east side till jan. then i'll be calling Idaho, nevada, Utauand Arizona
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2007, 08:35:32 PM »
going to hunt several calling tornament's. Arizona will be my big Hunt at the predatormaster's hunt. get to meet all the big people in the predator calling world.. i live for predator hunting it is my life. i'll sell alot of call's along the way. cant wait to hunt the firing range. we can get together . Rick
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2007, 10:30:27 PM »
Rick,

Are you planning on doing the Gem State Hunt?  I'm going to try to fit it in this year.  I know Rich said you had made it a couple of years ago.
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2007, 06:32:07 AM »
Thats awesome Rick.  You make some dandy calls.

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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2007, 06:52:49 AM »
i was at the Gem state hunt last year for 10 day's. hunted one day with slydog. i will be there this year. Rick
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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2007, 11:33:07 AM »
Hey Guys! Just found this Washington Specific Forum... Fantastic! I'm really tickled to be able to network in Washington!

I'm a recently addicted predator caller. Probably 4 years. Before that I was just off and on, opportunistic while hunting other stuff. (Hunted all kinds of game since my single digets.)

Been a crafter of one bent or another forever, so I started making calls. Lots of fun!

'06 - '07... Called several bobcats, got 3. Called in 2 Cougars (but never got a shot.) I had real good luck calling coyotes anywhere but home here in the rainshadow and rainforest! Probably 1 for 4 in Arizona, and I was close to 1 for 2 on the dry side. I only called 2 here on the Peninsula in dozens of stands, no shots in shotgun range, which is what I was carrying.

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Re: how many predator caller's do we have here
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2007, 01:03:53 PM »
Welcome.. I will have to pick your brain on them bobs.