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#1 Caneman

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:05 PM

just got a Foxpro Spitfire... it comes with 24 calls, not sure which ones to use for yotes... seems like you guys might have hundreds of calls but might only use a dozen or so most frequently to call in yotes... so what are you favorite and most used foxpro e-calls for calling in dogs?these calls come with the spitfire:Coyote LocatorCoyote Male Challenge ScreamFemale Coyote Bark HowlFemale Coyote Long HowlCoyote Pup ScreamCoyote Pup HowlScream-n Gray FoxJuvenile Red Fox DistressBobcat in HeatLightning JackJackrabbit DistressSnow Shoe DistressBay Bee CottontailDistressed CalfWhitetail Buck FawnVole SqueaksRoar-n-Red SquirrelPrairie Dog DistressLucky BirdRaspy WoodpeckerRanting Red BirdRaccoon FightCrow Fight

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:27 PM

Any of those calls have called in coyotes, all it takes is a little time in the field and you will bring them in.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 06:37 PM

Looks like you have a good group to start with. Try em out and see what happens. Jackrabbit Distress is My standby, But you have a few more on there that folks swear by. Good luck

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:22 PM

It doesn't matter what's my favorite, it matters what the coyote likes, only way to find out is to give it try, can't go wrong with rabbit distress.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:29 AM

thanks guys for your input...the foxpro website has a poll of the top 25 most popular sounds:Voting Rank FP Sound ID # Sound Name Total Votes1 L00 L00 Lightning Jack 1112 354 354 DSG Cottontail Distress 533 C27 C27 Coy. Pup Distress 3 514 290 290 Lucky Bird 505 207 207 Coyote Locator 476 L54 L54 Bay Bee Cottontail 467 C22 C22 Coy. Pup Screams 448 216 216 Coyote Pup Distress 2 449 233 233 Jackrabbit Distress 4310 L55 L55 Adult Cottontail 3911 270 270 Crow Fight 3912 237 237 Cottontail Distress 1 3813 195 195 Fawn Distress 3314 R07 R07 Vole Squeaks 3215 N02 N02 Raccoon Fight 3216 224 224 Gray Fox Distress 3017 210 210 Coyote Death Cry 2918 226 226 Scream-N Gray Fox 2919 C16 C16 Fem. Coy. Howls 2820 L01 L01 Dying Jack 2721 B00 B00 Raspy Woodpecker 2622 291 291 Woodpecker Distress 2623 L50 L50 Scream-N Rabbit 2524 C77 C77 Juv. Red Fox Distress 2425 350 350 Baby Cottontail Distress 23

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:17 AM

Hey, never mind what sounds the coyotes like, I play what "I" like. (j.k.)Well, as FoxPro's poll shows, the top 3 are likely the favorite of many, including yours truely... & for good reason. #7 is another excellent sound that we've had good luck with. Now keep in mind that NO sound works 100% of time and why one has to work at it sometimes by mixing up their sounds, including on the same stand. Gotta find what pushes the coyote's button at the moment. Even then, often times that won't work either... and why it's called "hunting"!The only sounds that I do not see on your list (& would want) are 2 or 3 coyote challenge howls. These can sometimes be good when nothing else works. Again, SOMETIMES! lol Another is your #5 coyote locator (&/or greeting or interegation howl as they are called). While I am not sure if I have that exact sound on my e calls, I do have similar greeting howls. Make 1 or 2 of these howls, wait 28.333 seconds & run your #3 or 7 for about 38.5 seconds, or there abouts. (time frames are adjustable)Other times, I will wait approx 5 minutes after 1 or 2 of these greeting howls before following up with either rabbit distress or pup yipes. Allowing enough time for the coyote to show up just from the original greeting howl. Again, just mixing things up a bit.In other words, howling sounds, including their pup distress, can sometimes work when rabbit distress will not, ESPECIALLY on heavily hunted, public land areas. (& why I never leave home without them). Happy Hunting

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:11 PM

^^^ thanks, i am taking it out to a new spot this weekend to play and have some fun with it...i really like the that the spitfire can be fully programmable with new sounds as you wish...

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:02 PM

got one! this was my first yote... thanks for your help, i used your suggestions and i was shocked how fast they came in... called 3 sequences about 2 minutes each with pauses in between, and two came charging in after about 10'Posted Image

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:07 PM

Congrats on the Coyote! Keep after them. Good luck.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:24 PM

DANG... what the heck took so long? :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: just kidding of course. LOLAnyway, talk about a quick learner... Outstanding job & way to go. :yikes[1]: Keep up the good work Frank p.s. what sounds did you use... brand of rifle, caliber, bullet brand & weight etc? Hey nosey, I mean inquiring minds and all. lol Thx! p.s.s. nowww I know why this looks so familiar. (just remembered your other thread) lol

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:33 PM

I think you have answered your own questions. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:05 PM

connected using my Tikka T3 Hunter chambered in .223 Remington, Barnes TSX 62 gr (condor zone compliant), taper crimped with the Lee FCD, 0.050 jump, 22.4 gr of RL10X, winchester small rifle primer, Simmons Whitetail Classic 6x20x50mm AO dialed down to 12x.... did i leave anything out? :)i used lightning jack, dsg cottontail distress, dying jack, and when the yotes first left i panicked and used the yote locater... didn't seem to matter, though!i'll never forget the sight of those two yotes charging down the draw, awesome!!!

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:26 PM

Now that's what I'm talking about :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: Btw, other potential sounds to "bring a fleeing coyote back" is one of the puppy yipe/screams/distress #3 sounds. Frank

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:44 AM

i got the foxpro for a pretty good deal at $147, got it on amazon for $177 with free shipping, then amazon gave me a $30 credit if i signed up for their visa...i think i may get the external speaker as well...

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:58 PM

Moose urinating is the best. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

:huh: Yep you have been chewing silage again.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:16 PM

Lightning Jack has worked the best for me, but they all work, some just better than others. Any of the distressed rabbit calls should work fine.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:18 AM

Coyote pup distress works any time of year, and works well for Foxbang. Overall, I like combinations like Coyote & Fox Fight, mixed in with Grey Fox Distress and Coyote Pup Distress. Deer does have dropped their fawns now, and the Coyote & fawn is working well, especially combined with a fawn decoy and deer scent. Sounds like you have had a good start, so kudos to you. You'll read posts where some good coyote hunters turn their ecaller on, high volume, and leave it on. That's not my way, but I would never say that their way is wrong.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

Hey cograts on the coyote. you will never forget the first one. or the second, or the third, or the fourth, and then right about there they all start to get mixed and before you know it you will just remember "the last one i killed" after the shot, get quick at using a pup distress, or a coyote death, i swear i've killed at least twenty percent of my coyotes after i killed one. keep it in mind, and more dogs will be laying at your feet!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:27 AM

This has been very informative to me. I don't have an E caller yet. Have never called a coyote but plan to start soon. I have killed 100's of coyotes, but have never hunted them. Lots of them up here. Ed

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

didn't even know this thread was still here!

anyway, about 2 weeks later after the first one I got another one, pretty much did the same thing, same calls and sequences but this time I was ready... shot about 200 yards across a draw... the dogs came in way off one side of the draw, then stopped right across from me and one sat on top of a large boulder and I got him right between the chest, he rolled off the front of the rock like he was in a diving competition and tumbled down the draw, it was quite a site!!! The other one ran off and I shot at him as he fled away, maybe a 300 yard shot but completely flat out missed...

I went out calling about 3 other times over the next 4 months without anything coming in, but the first two made a great 2011... looking forward to going out again after deer season when the yotes get more desperate to find game when the weather turns cold... thanks again for all the help, couldn't have done it without you guys...

p.s., "lightning jack" was the big winner

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

Glad to hear of your good results, and are staying after them... which is the real key of course! Thanks for the update and all the best on your future hunts.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

got one! this was my first yote... thanks for your help, i used your suggestions and i was shocked how fast they came in... called 3 sequences about 2 minutes each with pauses in between, and two came charging in after about 10'Posted Image

hey what are you doing with my rifle ! I love mine to.Great job man now you are hooked for life.nice mature dog too with a good coat.
I like the gray fox distress ,lighting jack and aggersive jack.Birds I had a few come into lucky bird.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:13 PM

I've taken many of the "yodel dogs" in the past years and my top sounds are: hoary woodpecker, any rabbit sound,guinea pigs, mouse squeak,coyote group, lone male, female invitation and always the screaming coyote pup!  One thing that seems to help is to vary the volume more than change the sound itself.  Max of 2-3 sounds per stand and go silent for a couple of minutes now and then.  Stay on stand for a good half hour, try to stay downwind, use a masking scent around you, don't move and don't use too much volume!   As a side note if there is more than one coyote coming in shoot the first one in the back hip to anchor it and then it's yelping will keep the other one close.  Dispatch the 2nd one and then quickly take care of #1 with a kill shot.  If you kill the first one the second will run off and be educated.  Anchor #1 and #2 hangs around long enough for an exciting double!  Granted this may not be the most humane way but when you are losing calves or sheep it becomes a numbers game and you want them OUTA THERE!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:55 AM

 I wouldn't recommend that anyone purposely take a shot at any animal with the intension to just injure it weather you plan on a good kill shot to follow or not. If you can't get both o them then it just isn't supposed to happen.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:53 PM

  As a side note if there is more than one coyote coming in shoot the first one in the back hip to anchor it and then it's yelping will keep the other one close.  Dispatch the 2nd one and then quickly take care of #1 with a kill shot.  If you kill the first one the second will run off and be educated.  Anchor #1 and #2 hangs around long enough for an exciting double!  Granted this may not be the most humane way but when you are losing calves or sheep it becomes a numbers game and you want them OUTA THERE!

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