Originally Posted by threejones
I've had the best luck letting it run 5 minutes (ish), turn it off for 30seconds-1minute, then let it run another 5 min, and so on. This is mainly when I'm running rabbit distress. The idea is that a hurt critter isn't going to scream non stop for 20min. As it struggles to move/escape/etc it would randomly stop once in a while. This may all just be in my head, but It seems like I've had better luck randomly stopping the call for a bit.
That's the opposite we go...and over 150 this season seems to have it working.
For distress calls it's usually in the area of 15-45 second calling sequences, starting and stopping randomly and anywhere from 1-5 minutes between calling sequences, again randomly.
And the set lasts for anywhere from 15-25 min.
30 or more is pretty rare unless we're calling for bobcats which we'll stay for 45 to an hour.