Recommend me some calls to get started

justinp61

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I'm thinking of starting to purposely hunt coyotes, over the years I've been an opportunistic coyote killer but never made a effort to specifically hunt them.

What would be some good mouth calls to start out with? Later if this something I want to pursue I'll buy an electronic caller.

Thanks, Justin
 

DSheetz

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If you want some easy to use open reed calls try some lil dog calls by PRIMOS they will work in cold or warm weather . They make some good prey animal sounds as well as some coyote vocalizations .
 

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Primos also sells another call designed by Randy Anderson called the KI-YI that is easy to use for making some small animal distress sounds and his cat nip call as well . They sell some of Randy's call with a DVD that has some instruction on it sometimes you can get the calls and DVD for less money then just the calls .
 

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I see that the critr call magnum has it's mouth piece made smaller now then it used to be . I like there standard call also .
 

Reemty J

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I like the magnum, just thinking mine must be 30 years old😳😳😳 man does time fly......and I have the regular critter call with the thin reed and one with the coarse reed....female howl—male howl and the magnum is great for male howl, jack rabbit and awesome kiyi.......
 

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Yes some of my calls are around 40 years old now and still going strong while I've gone through two Johnny Stewart MS 512's and one fox pro . When you and I got our magnums they had larger mouth pieces so I ground and filed mine down more like they are today then cut the barrel off about half way drilled a hole in the barrel for a lanyard . The standard criter calls are my main one that I use in those calls as it makes so many different sounds male , female coyote howls, pup squeals , barks , jack rabbit , cotton tail , deer fawn , antelope fawn , adult deer and antelope and the list goes on as with most open reed calls they can be used for so many different sounds .
 

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Anything will work. Getting into your set undetected is going to be the key. Walk a little further into your sets if you are in a vehicle, 4-wheeler or anything that produces noise.
 

justinp61

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I ordered the Primos Lil Dog calls, they should be here in a couple days. Hopefully I can get out some mornings next week.

Most of the places I'll hunt are small parcels, 50-200 acres with livestock. Hopefully the normal tractor/truck activity will help. For now I'll use my Savage FVSS in 22-250, it's heavy at 11+ pounds with scope. I've killed ground hogs out to 470 yards with it. If this is something I'm going to stay with I'll build a lighter LH 22-250 just for coyotes.

Thanks guys, Justin.
 

akh223

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Have you checked out the MFK Made for Killing) diaphragm calls?

Also, I second the Carver calls. I have two, and they are very nice.
 
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