Best Electronic Caller

Buster Hemlock

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I run a FoxPro but also have some reed style mouth calls. I personally believe that the mouth calls sound better. That being said I almost always start out with a couple mouth reed calls, then if nothing is happening in the time I think something should for the area I'm calling I kick on the electronic and work the two together. Having the two working in tandem.... game changer. Gives the depth of sound that multiple animals in an area actually sound like and allows me to not have to work the reed/mouth call non-stop but I can use it to stop something. FoxPro on its own works really well though
 

BigTy

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I run a FoxPro but also have some reed style mouth calls. I personally believe that the mouth calls sound better. That being said I almost always start out with a couple mouth reed calls, then if nothing is happening in the time I think something should for the area I'm calling I kick on the electronic and work the two together. Having the two working in tandem.... game changer. Gives the depth of sound that multiple animals in an area actually sound like and allows me to not have to work the reed/mouth call non-stop but I can use it to stop something. FoxPro on its own works really well though
What model of fox pro do you use?
 

Buster Hemlock

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What model of fox pro do you use?
FoxPro Inferno with the FoxPro FoxJack 5 tail spinner. "Tail spinner" is what I call it and may not be the right name.

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Hecouldgoalltheway

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I'm also a fan of foxpro calls. They make them in Pennsylvania, and that matters to me. Look into the mfk edition foxpro calls for what I believe to be the absolute most authentic sounds available. Tory, the guy who owns MFK has his own pack of coyotes and uses actual recordings. For example, one of his pup distress sounds is a female pup about 5 weeks old that fell into a stump hole. I've seen the video. It is something like 18 minutes of a single recording of this pup stuck in a hole crying for it's mother, not a recording of a dude blowing on a call on a 90 second recording loop, which is the standard.
 

TRnCO

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Luckyduck calls haven't been around as long as FoxPro, but dang their vocals are second to none. Also all live recorded animals. The Roughneck caller is hard to beat.

The Verminator has been raising his own coyotes for several years now, that's where Luckyduck get all thier vocals.
 

Reemty J

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plus one to TRNCO Lucky Duck Roughneck is impressive...…….but I still do some hand calling...With Success....
 

LRNut

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When I first got a FoxPro, it worked great, especially bird distress calls, but lately they all seem to be educated, at least around the Phoenix area. Getting a decoy helped for a while. I tried my FoxPro a few times in CO this winter, but just kind of going behind the house, nothing serious. I think I am going to try Buster's tip to use a mouth call as well.
 

Arapaho

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I use the Primos Alpha Dog and several decoys (stray cat, tail spinner). Most electronic decoys will work with it. Very compact and easy to use. Very good quality of sound from bunches of prerecorded call sounds. Called a big male in the very first time I used it with the challenge howl.
 

DSheetz

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I'm not sure there is a best e-caller they all have pro's and con's it's what fits your needs the best . Do you want a compact call , a call that has two speakers , one speaker , a wide rang of sounds , a wide range of volume settings , a ton of bells and whistles . They are like trucks , guns or any thing else what I find good for my use may not be of any use for your needs or wants so to my way of thinking it's best to just study the reviews of them and if you can go look at and handle them at a sporting goods store so that you can kind of get an idea for your self what it is that may fill your needs the best .
 

AdamT204

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Foxpro is what I use. I have the Shockwave. Their customer service is top notch. I’ve never had any trouble with the calls, but if I have a question regarding loading sounds or configurations or something they are more than able to help. You talk to real people here in the US and it’s a US made product.

I have more success calling them in with custom made hand calls or diaphragm calls.

Don’t start out with high volume and be careful not to play the same recordings over and over in the same spots.
 

misslebait

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I have at least one of everybrand out there, a foxpro x2s, foxpro krakatoa, luckyduck roughneck, luckyduck revolt, Icotec outlaw and a Icotec nightstalker. They all will produce, there are features that I like and hate about each one. The best thing you can do is invest in sounds. Get something different than what comes on them, especially if there is pressure in your area.
 

UPEgger

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I currently have three Wildlife Technologies callers. I have had a LOT of callers starting with the Burnham Bros 45rpm record caller in 1964. They all work quite well, in my opinion. I do prefer calls with tweeters for the higher pitched freqs. They seem to produce more responders. Proof? I have none.
Carl L.
 

brcfo_outdoors

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I had a basic FoxPro which I later replaced with a Fusion. I wanted to like it, but it wouldn't get the coyotes to even respond in my area (obviously technique is also involved). Blew out the front speaker and basically could have bought a more entry level model for the amount they charged me to fix it. Sold it for a Lucky Duck and there is a noticeable difference in the way both coyotes and other wildlife respond to it. My buddy has had the cheapest Icotech they make for years and the coyotes charge that thing like its going to disappear if they don't. I would buy either of those before going back to a FoxPro, but you might have better luck in your area with one.
 
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