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Old 03-14-2006, 02:59 PM
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hellow, um which kind of night and hale predator calls should i get. rabbit, rodent or squirrel. i boght the rabbit one but i diddnt know if it sounded like a rabbit. so which one should i get, oh and will you tell me how to blow the dang thing. thanks
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:31 AM
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A rabbit one is a good choice and the most widely used. Not sure if you have a closed or open reed type call, but closed reed is the easiest to blow, however they do freeze up quicker in cold weather. When you blow one just try to put as much emotion as you can into it and draw out the end of your call as much as possible.

You don't need to be perfect with how you sound, rabbits do not practice their own dying calls and they only get to do it once. The key is to remain as motionless as possible and watch the wind, coyotes will almost always circle downwind.
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:05 PM
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thanks. so basicly almost any loud squalling will attract them. thanks man for youre post
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:06 PM
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2coon, try to imagine that it is you being killed by a predator when calling, vary the pitch from a loud squall down to a vey low taking my last breath dying rabbit, then back up to very loud then give it a break for about 3-4 minute's. call from your diaphram not just your mouth, if your chest isn't involved you won't sound as real, kinda like you are coughing up flem and twist your hand around the end of the call to change the pitch, opening and closing your hand. you will need more than one call, try a mouse squeeker vey soft before you do the rabbitt in case the coyotes are close they have amazing hearing and the ability to locate the source of the sound, unless it's windy they won't have any trouble hearing you , it's your job to convince them you are an easy meal also I carry a coon tail tied to a cheap zebcofishing reel with me I put it over a limb in an open or semi-open area 20 to 30 yds from where I'm calling, hold the line on the ground next to your leg and make the tail jump everytime you use your call, DO NOT MOVE let me repeat DO NOT MOVE!!! cover your face and hand's and get comfortable against a tree or rock big enough to hide your outline, the biggest mistake that I see is hunters rubbing their nose or swatting insect's and their hands are like flag's. as someone else said they will almost alway's come in from the downwind side so try to position yourself where they have to cross an opening to get to your downwind side. when you call in and kill your first critter you will be hooked for life. One other thing you need to approach your hunting area as quietly as possible and after you set up give it about 5 min before you mouse squeek, good hunting, Bill
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:24 PM
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ok cool. i do that. thanks for ya'lls awsome posts
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:40 AM
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my best advice to you 2coon, would be to geta predator hunting video. when i started coyote hunting really hard about 5 years ago thats what i did and to be able to watch then calling really helped out. as far a calls. there are lots of good calls out there.the rabbit is as someone already mentioned, one of the most popular.the problem is since its so popular, if there is other people hunting them they have already prob/ herd the rabbit and will not come in to yours. lately i have been using a woodpecker in distress and even in really hard hunted areas, it has worked great. if you have any more questiond, just ask... good luck
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:00 PM
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ok, ill do that.is a wood pecker calleasy to do
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Old 03-20-2006, 03:07 PM
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yeah its easy

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