Good/best varmint call

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by J E Custom, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to buy a varmint call and would like the advice of everyone
    and the pros and cons of different models.

    They doint have to be the hightest price but if that is the best all around
    so be it.

    I would like one that can be used for coyotes,bobcats,geese, ETC.

    Would appreciate any help !!!!!
    Thanks

    J E CUSTOM
     
  2. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a used Foxpro FX-3 for $300 and have been using it for about a month.
    I'm really impressed so far. I've called in 3 dogs in my last 10 stands.
    In fact I killed my first coyote with it a few weeks ago.
    Beware... your in for a terrible addiction:D
     

  3. 6mm

    6mm Well-Known Member

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    Go to foxpro's web site and predator masters dot com forums. Select a Foxpro model that suits your needs and your done. The predator masters forum will allow you to see Foxpro's second to none customer service and research just how good they are. I will suggest you go with a remote model. I called in 2 coyotes and one bobcat on the first stand with my new Foxpro a few years ago.
     
  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    JE, don't get a fox-pro..

    DON'T GET A FOX-PRO...

    DON'T GET A FOX-PRO...

    Them yotes need a chance, besides that leaves more for me.
     
  5. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

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    I assume you are talking about electronic callers?

    I would go with FOXPRO or Minaska. The best bang for the buck right now is a refurbished FOXPRO 416LR for $225. It has 16 sounds of your choice and the TX-5 Long Range Remote.

    Here is a link: FOXPRO Forums :: View Forum - FOXPRO Refurbished Units

    You can just call them and ask for Jarod: 866-463-6977

    Good Hunting,

    Bob

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  6. Katbird

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    moved
     
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    I would go with the Wildlife Technologies the price has come down and they are by far the best made in my opinion. They have a huge sound selection and if you call them they can set you up with what ever sounds you need. They are the clearest sounds that I've ever heard in any wildlife calls even at full volume.
     
  8. Broz

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    Gets kinda confusing. I have been studying and I think I have it narrowed down to three of the Foxpro line. FX3, FX5, or the new Fury. Right now I am thinking Fury. What you all say??

    Jeff
     
  9. brushcountry101

    brushcountry101 Well-Known Member

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    these electronic calls make it to easy. i feel its a little more rewarding when you can master and get them in with a mouth call. dont get me wrong, iv tried and seen what the fox pro and others can do ,but in my opinion, theirs no hunt in it. anybody can sit there and push a button. its like sitting at a deer feeder and picking the deer you want. i think people need to get out and learn coyote patterns, know what works during what season, and know where they are hangin out and try to out smart them. beat an old dog at his own game,,,, thats where its at!!!!!!!
     
  10. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

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    I agree that everyone should master hand calls. You must also learn how to pattern coyotes and set up properly with an e-caller.

    I suppose you don't use a scope either or just hunt with a bow to make sure it is "hunting"?

    I just don't like seeing hunters bash other hunters.......

    Bob
     
  11. brushcountry101

    brushcountry101 Well-Known Member

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    iv harvested deer and hog only so far with a bow. rarely use rifle for deer hunting. tried for coyote but hadnt got one yet. still working on that one. i really enjoy hunting with a pistol also. and im not trying to bash anyone, just my way of looking at it thats all...and i have taken my share of animals with an open sight rifles...one of my favorite rifles to hunt with is my Marlin 1894p 44 mag lever action.
     
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  12. wadevb1

    wadevb1 Well-Known Member

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    You are completely clueless. Yup, just push a button and the yotes will run you over if your not careful. There is no patterning needed. Something tells me you know nothing about the subject. Lets see your pics of beating them at their own game.
     
  13. brushcountry101

    brushcountry101 Well-Known Member

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    im not saying it doesnt take some know how to get a sett-up and all that stuff, but an old coyote didnt get old being dumb. but wouldnt you feel better getting them to come in using your own skill and know how. you just dont learn that stuff over night. dont get me wrong, i have used the e callers and its funny how 8 out of 10 times you will bag a coyote. i apologise if i stepped on anyones toes, no harm ment. just an opinion thats all. maybe i just dont like to depend on batteries.
     
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  14. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The reason I want an electronic call is - All I have ever used is mouth calls, some I made my self
    and have killed Coyotes,bob cats,hogs,deer,turkeys,feral dogs,squirrel,pheasant,grouse,ducks
    and geese using a bow and Coyotes and turkeys are about the toughest.

    When using a mouth call you give away your position and every now and then you may have a
    bob cat or mountan lion jump in the blind/brush with you. So the electronic calls sound like
    the cure for this problem if you can set them away from you and use a remote. also we have
    a problem with owls trying to find that easy meal and I have had and seen them take the hat
    off the callers head. ( And as gomer pyle says "surprise surprise" ).

    I have had Coyotes pass by a decoy on a dead run and never stop untill they were at a safe
    distance from the bow hunter then stop and look back. ( Very smart those old dogs ).

    Right now it looks like the foxpro FX3 is my choice but I want to look at the Wildlife Technologies
    that BGURR recomended before I take the plunge.

    Thanks for all the replies
    J E CUSTOM
     
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