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Type of call

Postby meat hunter » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:12 am

Do any of ya'll use one of the electronic calls?

I have been looking at them and they look to me like they would be great. Intead of carrying a howler, fawn bleat, woodpecker, rabbit, hurt pup and all you could just carry one.

What kind do ya'll use and how effective have they been?

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Re: Type of call

Postby 204 ruger » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:33 pm

I've got a Foxpro XR6 and really like it. It is able to accept any sounds, holds up to 16? and you can download from Foxpro hundredss of sounds. We kill the heck out of crows with it, many a bobcats, but mainly sit on the porch at night and drive the yotes crazy with it.

It will get them fired up. It has a remote that changes everything, sounds, volume, mute and acessories and works up at 300 yds I know.

Bought it at SW when they went out and wish I would have bought it years ago. My kids love to hunt crows with it. Turn it on and in less than 2 minutes we usally have 20-30 crows within 40 yds.
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Re: Type of call

Postby meat hunter » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:52 pm

TANX Ruger

Never thought of crow hunting with it. Sounds like ya'll have a blast. I was thinking of predators and such.
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Re: Type of call

Postby FireCloud » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:07 pm

meat hunter wrote:TANX Ruger

Never thought of crow hunting with it. Sounds like ya'll have a blast. I was thinking of predators and such.


Crows are predators. In fact, per the Wild Turkey program cheif at MDWFP, they are the fourth most significant predator attacking turkey nests. Shoot all the crows you can....every turkey hunter will thank you!
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Re: Type of call

Postby meat hunter » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:46 pm

You're right, crows ARE predators. I should have said mammals.
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Re: Type of call

Postby FC » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:34 pm

didn't know they were a turkey threat ... :smash:
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Re: Type of call

Postby FireCloud » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:15 am

I'm not an expert on anything...not even my own opinion. :D

However, Dave Godwin, head honcho over the Wild Turkey program at MDWFP has stated their research shows the top turkey nest predators as follows:

1) Raccoons

2) Oppossum

3) Skunks

4) Crows

5) Snakes

Interestingly, the ones that do not make the top 5 are coyotes, fox, bobcats, feral hogs, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, etc.) although all of those and a few other animals (dogs, cats, etc.) can be destructive to wild turkey nesting.
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Re: Type of call

Postby FC » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:26 am

armadillos didn't even get a mention either ! Am I :smash: them unjustly ?
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Re: Type of call

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:10 am

meat hunter wrote:Never thought of crow hunting with it. Sounds like ya'll have a blast.


I've shot many of them in my day...lots of fun.
My first caller was the Johnny Stewart that ran off D batteries and used a 45 rpm record...killed a ton of them with that thing. Course I've updated since those days. ;)
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