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Old 01-26-2013, 05:31 AM
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So ive been reading up on hunting predators, ive read that Bobcats use their eyes more than their nose. Wouldn't it be a good idea for the E-caller to be combined with some kind of realistic looking animal struggling? distressed mouse with a squirming mouse, woodpecker flapping around?
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:07 PM
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Lucky Bird from FoxPro does well for bobcats. Higher pitched distress sounds like bird distress (woodpecker distress), vole squeaks, rodent distress, etc are the ticket for calling kitties...

In general, most guys will say, for cats, just let the caller run continuously. Decoys are a great tool. I seem to do better getting cats to come to the decoy with intermittent motion decoys, seems to pique their interest more.

Decoys don't have to look anything specifically, except something edible in distress. A feather on a string is fine. A decoy topper with white, black or brown, and red do well.

A FoxPro caller with the corresponding FoxJack decoy are fantastic cat calling tools.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:08 AM
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Thanks for the help Nomercy
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:53 AM
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The use of decoys attract animals as they associate the object with the noise.

Almost more importantly; they distract the animals from noticing YOU !


Good luck out there and have fun !!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:18 PM
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Yes bobcats are sight hunters so wind direction doesn't matter as much. And you should let it run continuously as most cats get bored very easily.

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:32 PM
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I would mention that even on kitty hunts, playing the wind is important, as you don't know for sure a coyote or fox won't respond to your call.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448 View Post
I would mention that even on kitty hunts, playing the wind is important, as you don't know for sure a coyote or fox won't respond to your call.
Quick question: I've never had this happen, but would you shoot the yote and risk scaring an approaching feline? Or just leaveit go and risk letting the dogs be educated by your calls?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:00 PM
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I would wait for the shot on the $150-200 cat instead of taking a $20 coyote...

But then again, usually if a coyote shows up, kitties take for the trees. Maybe not all situations are the same, but that has been my experience.

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:02 PM
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So shoot'em, every chance you get !

A bird in the hand,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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