Best manual coyote calls?

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Litehiker, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    What are the best hand/mouth coyote calls?
    FWIW, I've decided to delay getting an electronic call B/C I need a chronograph for load development. This fall I plan to get a good electronic call.

    I'm pretty good at calling ducks, geese and turkeys. For turkeys I have several mouth and slate calls and one box call. I'm pretty good with mouth calls and have called in several turkeys with them. Slate calls are for "mixing it up" with the box or mouth calls to make it sound like there is a small flock with one or two horny jakes.

    All this is to say I can use manual calls fairly well, including a grunt call for deer.
    So I think I can learn manual coyote calls as well.

    Eric B.
     
  2. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    tally-ho and crittr call are my faves.....
     
  3. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks huntsman. I'll look at them. How about Burnham Bros.?
     
  4. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    I like open reed calls. More versatile and don't freeze up.... But heck, they all work.
     
  5. Out Back

    Out Back Well-Known Member

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    You know I used Burnhan Brother calls for years and called in a lot of Coyotes and Bobcats. With all the calls on the market I still use them and still call in a lot of animals.
     
  6. Three44s

    Three44s Well-Known Member

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    Criter Call


    Three44s
     
  7. Tnwhip

    Tnwhip Well-Known Member

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    I have called more coyotes with the Tally ho than any other. Burnham Bro.was my first call, a rubber band call, Killed my first yote with it back in the 70s. had several other Burnham bro. too. I have used Johnny Stewart, critter calls, Primos and I have made my own calls. I to, like open reed calls. they all work.
     
  8. Antonio Gonzalez

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    Primos Alpha Dogg is my favorite for calling the coyotes. But if you have enough budget, you can try Foxpro Shockwave, one of my hunting partner Lucas uses it and heard good words about Foxpro from him. Still you can check this list of coyote calls if you want to try something else.
     
  9. DOUGLAS12

    DOUGLAS12 Well-Known Member

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    I have several goose and duck calls and have no problems using them. I just prefer my FoxPro caller for predator
     
  10. turbines

    turbines Active Member

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    The MFK brand is really popular as of late. They are the diaphragm type
     
  11. Csi

    Csi New Member

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    There is nothing wrong with hand calls. I never owned an electronic call until a few years back and called plenty of coyotes. Buy yourself an open reed distress call, closed reed distress, and open reed howler. Some of my favorites are dan Thompson pc-2, verminator thumper, primos hot dog with wood barrel, Hayden’s gov. Jackrabbit, and carver rubber rabbit.
     
  12. Monttrap04

    Monttrap04 Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Sceery open read call I bought around 20 years ago. Still use it every time I go out. I bought a Dan Thompson howler a few years back and like it when I want something a little louder or raspier than my Sceery. Have also had good luck with a Critter Call.

    The first call I ever used was an old Lohman closed read call that made a rabbit distress if you blew in one end and a mouse squeak if you blew in the other. Worked good in the brush of Arizona where I lived as a kid but doesn't produce enough volume for me where I hunt now in Montana.