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Coyote Hunting, Predatorial Series #2 - "Calls Of The Wild"
Most of the top end electric callers will also function with a remote control and this feature increases the overall effectiveness of the call several fold. You are able to remove the source of the sound from the actual location of the hunters which allows you to better play the wind and also get away with more movement. You can easily vary the volume of the sounds or turn them on and off as the needs arise. You can rotate through a huge variety of different sounds on the same calling set. These calls can produce more accurate and realistic sounds with more volume than most people are capable of doing on their hand calls. You can hold hundreds of different sounds within the call. If you ever want to try bowhunting for coyotes then the use of an electronic caller will greatly improve your chances of success.

The disadvantages of these types of calls are that they are more bulky than just using a set of hand calls hung from a lanyard and their cost is quite a large sum more than a hand call. The better electronic callers will cost you over $700 compared to about $30 dollars or so for a very nice hand made custom call. They also run on batteries which you may forget to charge or may run down during the calling day. There is also the aspect that is removes some of the personality of the calling for those who think that the actual calling is an important part of the overall experience.

Some of the best electronic callers on the market today are produced by FoxPro. I had the opportunity to hunt with Mike Dillon of FoxPro this past February and he is also a very nice person in addition to having one of the best tools for the coyote hunter around.

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Some of the best and most popular electronic calls on the market today are produced by FoxPro


This is a basic overview of the calls and types of calls that the aspiring coyote hunter will use in the pursuit. All of these types of calls can and do work and the hunter should consider which method that they would like to employ and then get out and try it. You can easily get into the coyote calling business for as little as a $10 purchase of a production based hand call and a little practice and you can also easily spend a thousand dollars or more on a wide variety of hand calls and electronic calls. If I were an absolute beginner to this sport then I would start out with a closed reed call and try to listen to some sounds that are typical of prey animals in distress and then practice on the call until I could mimic them. You will be able to produce those sounds very quickly with the closed reed call and then be ready to try your luck.

Greg Ballard resides in Arkansas where he is a computer programmer building automated stock market trading systems and stock market trading software tools. He is an avid outdoorsman who has been hunting since he was big enough to walk and has been doing so primarily as a bowhunter for the past 25 years. He is on the Pro Field Staff for PSE Archery and the Pro Staff for Grim Reaper Broadheads. Greg hunts a wide variety of game, but one of his most favorite things to hunt is predators. He has recently formed and is President of the Arkansas Predator Hunters Association.
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Greg Ballard resides in Arkansas where he is a computer programmer building automated stock market trading systems and stock market trading software tools. He is an avid outdoorsman who has been hunting since he was big enough to walk and has been doing so primarily as a bowhunter for the past 25 years. He is on the Pro Field Staff for PSE Archery and the Pro Staff for Grim Reaper Broadheads. Greg hunts a wide variety of game, but one of his most favorite things to hunt is predators. He has recently formed and is President of the Arkansas Predator Hunters Association.

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