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Predator Calling Etiquette question
« on: September 24, 2021, 02:54:07 PM »
So I was out on public land yesterday, the last day of archery elk season, with plenty of hopeful archers out.  I thought about setting up and doing some predator calling because a number of those same hopeful archers had told me about bumping a bear while they were previously elk hunting in that same area.  But ultimately I decided to wait a few days until archery elk is over and not run the risk of totally blowing out their last chance for elk.  And then as I'm just looking around in the area, I hear another bear hunter in that same area blasting their foxpro.  He'd set up, let it go for about 20 minutes.  Pick it up, move a couple hundred yards and then repeat.  Probably did that about 5 times or so.  And the only access to that spot is at a locked gate where there were probably 5 or 6 trucks, so everyone in that area knew there were others in the area.  So, ignoring the interesting blanket calling technique, I get that it's public land, but what do folks think about predator calling in an area where you know there are other hunters hunting more fickle game?

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Re: Predator Calling Etiquette question
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 03:01:44 PM »
Unless he's calling from the elks bedroom, they prolly don't care.

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Re: Predator Calling Etiquette question
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 03:14:38 PM »
I was out last week ,with the fox pro,in a clear cut,watched the clear cut till an hour or so after daylight . Then I was like ,I'll setup calling,not ten minutes in here come a pickup,firewood cutters.
So it's no big deal,I went and hiked around in another cut and called it a day.
It happens all time.
Sucks a little ,I had planed to just watch the cut for a few hours letting it play. It was like a ten or 15 year old cut so plenty thick ,with 10 -20 foot reprod with a few open areas.
But is what it is.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Predator Calling Etiquette question
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 03:23:18 PM »
Cool of you to be considerate.  Not something I feel like you see very often any more.  But I would say have it and hunt what you want to hunt.  Public land and if you happen to be close to someone that you didn't know about because you didn't see them they can move.  Or they could set up and see if you call something past them.  Just part of the process. 

I don't think it would make much difference to the elk either.  Things die in the woods all the time.  Probably the most normal thing they heard for the past two weeks!  Half the time I'm out hunting I'm thinking I can find the animals I'm looking for and the other half I'm thinking maybe those other folks will screw up and push them my way.


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