electronic coyote calls

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by tbrown9124, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. tbrown9124

    tbrown9124 Well-Known Member

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    I have an old and almost worn out foxpro and am wanting to buy a new caller, I havent looked at many other than the foxpro but what i am looking for is something i can set up past 400yards or so and the remote actually work any suggestions would help mine is around 9 years old and needs to go out to pasture.
     
  2. NightforceKen

    NightforceKen <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    T,

    I have the FX5 and i cant really get much more then 200 yards out of it even with LOS. I love the call but the distance the remote reaches does fall short IMHO.

    The call its self though is great. I have called in everything from a Moose to Bobcat with mine.

    My.02
    Ken
     

  3. ARPredatorHunters

    ARPredatorHunters Well-Known Member

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    It really helps the distance with remote controlled calls to get them up off the ground a bit. You can hang them in a tree, sit them on a rock or build yourself a little tripod to hang them from.
     
  4. NightforceKen

    NightforceKen <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    I have tried this method but, i run into the problem obsuring the device. That seems to limit the distance even shorter.

    But then again after reading the articles from Greg i must be doing somthing wrong.
     
  5. Eddie H

    Eddie H New Member

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    Wildlife Technologies probably best bet to work at that range.
     
  6. Dan Carey

    Dan Carey Well-Known Member

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    I have a WT2030 and don't find the remote to be any better than the FP. The older WT bag caller had the best remote ever made for a caller.
     
  7. tbrown9124

    tbrown9124 Well-Known Member

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    I have never tried elevating the caller before and am going to try it when i get the chance, most place i hunt dogs i can get above them on a hill top but i prefer staying low in valleys between two hilltops but can think of no reason that shooting from above would hurt me, plus i just want a new caller, it is getting to that age where it skips or doesnt play sounds fully and has cost me some money when i am shooting dogs for pay. I have found that to be the oddest thing I can shoot at and miss a dog and they still come in if the caller screws up I cant call a dog in from that spot for a week or two. I know they get educated but I think that the need to eat overrides some of that education I have seen dogs i have shot at circle and do a zig zag circle getting above me and looking before they come in for thier bullet, but when the call screws up i often have them hang up 800 or more yards away to turn and run just seems funny I have had reeds break or wet call make sounds i cant describe or lock up and the dog still comes in but thats a coyote for you.
     
  8. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Terry
     
  9. Sendero_Man

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    In my experience, you should never have to put the call farther than 30 to 50 yards at the most from you. Place it slighty upwind from your position is the best place possible.

    First, you need to make as little movement as possible on each stand. This includes call placement. If your trotting your butt 400 yards out there to put a call down, chances are every coyote in the country is now heading out of there.

    Second, if you place that call 400 yards out there, now what do you do if the coyote hangs up 400 more yards past your caller ?? Chances are your predator rifle ain't gonna make that 800 yard shot.

    Last, after a day of trotting your butt off educating coyotes, your gonna go home mad and have no fur for the stretchers...

    I own and use a FX5. Never have I had to place a call that far out for any reason what so ever.
     
  10. tbrown9124

    tbrown9124 Well-Known Member

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    I think that if a call has long rnage capaility like that for the remote then you shouldnt have any problems at 200 which is as far out as i would put one, the problem I have and i just tried this is that if I am above the call or above it on a hill top with brush or trees between me and the call it does not always function with the remote, that was all I am getting at. usually when I am out calling the call is set up at around 90 yards or so my beleif is that any and i have to be way to still and spend more time on concealment, which isnt bad on a good ranch i hunt i have several permanent brush pile blinds but they took and take a long time to make and maintain, time i could spend in different setups. I also use my caller for hogs and if you have never hunted hogs then you would understand the range I shoot them with my 338lapua and have shot them at close rance with a 378 and 416 weatherby they are tough critters even the small ones, I have shot them and missed and never seen another in day light again, I have seen hogs scatter when the gate chain clanged and they have also turned nocturnal on this ranch and it is around 2600 acres, so I stand by my range and yes i have the rifles to get that far.
     
  11. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    You need to place the call, at any yardage, in line of sight. If needed place it up in a bush, tree limb, or on a rock. This will not only make your remote work better, but the sound will travel better being slighty elevated. I use a quick release sling on mine to carry it in the field and it also helps to place it in trees or hang on braches, etc.

    I have used FOXPRO callers for many years and have NEVER been let down by their dependability and function. It is hands down the best caller to own.

    The newer FX5 and soon released Fury might be what you need to upgrade to. Mike is great to work with and will gladly help you out if you call him. They have the best customer service out there.


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  12. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Don't overlook the Minaska lineup as well.
     
  13. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    I certainly agree and just can't understand why anyone would want to put the call out that far. Or is this a put on?
     
  14. Arky

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    I can't understand the necessity of placing the call that for away...though I am no expert, I manage to call/kill a few each year...both with hand calls and e-callers. I have 2 units now, both Foxpro...an FX 5 and a Scorpion...have never had a time I needed to put my calls that far away...I too have NEVER been let down by my Foxpro units, and they get my highest recommendation. Yes, I have hunted with others, and am fond of the WT, having called/killed several coyoes/cats using it...but own Foxpro.

    To each his own, and good luck in whatever choices you make!!!


    Good Huntin'!!


    Joe