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Old 01-08-2018, 12:40 PM   #1
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Looking at predator decoys. Currently running a FoxPro Wildfire 2 call. The obvious choice is the FoxPro that switches out the battery cover and attaches to the call, but itís $65 and Iím not convinced itís worth the $. It also only comes with a woodpecker pattern decoy. Not sure if yíall know this, but the southern panhandle ainít known for its trees, therefore woodpeckers arenít all that common!

Also looked at the icotec version. Nearly 1/2 the cost and appears it can be controlled via the aux button on the caller with the standard 3.5mm jack. Not sure if I buy that claim though, or misunderstood it possibly

Also looked at the Mojo Critter 2.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:07 PM   #2
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Thatís a lot of money. You can do a lot with a string and piece of cotton. Seen many a trap set with just a piece of bone or white cloth. Seen quit a few critters in the traps as a result.


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Old 01-08-2018, 01:33 PM   #3
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stick with an Eagle feather attached to string

actually you just need something to divert the coyotes attention away from you
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:39 PM   #4
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Thatís a lot of money. You can do a lot with a string and piece of cotton. Seen many a trap set with just a piece of bone or white cloth. Seen quit a few critters in the traps as a result.


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Iím not sure how well a piece of cotton is going to work against the back drop of thousands of acres of west Texas cotton fields.

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Old 01-08-2018, 09:17 PM   #5
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Anything that will spin or move around and take their attention off of you. I've actually used a few different ones and they basically all work the same. My buddies I predator hunt with sometimes use decoys but I don't know that I've ever seen one come in because of it for sure. The coyotes I've seen that stopped to look at the decoy either died when they stopped to look or saw movement and hung up way out there and then left. I think if you're calling for cats a decoy would help quite a bit because they're pretty curious and it might help draw them out for a shot. For coyotes I'm not completely sold on using a decoy.

A sharp stick with fishing line tied to it and turkey feathers tied to the other end is about as fancy as I'll get with a predator huntin decoy.

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Old 01-08-2018, 09:26 PM   #6
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:27 PM   #7
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I've got a mojo critter, I haven't had a stand where I thought it improved the stand in any way. I still set it out though.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:42 PM   #8
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Playa, ever tried calling in and shooting a coyote with your bow? I've always wanted to try it and have been meaning to hook up with a seasoned predator hunter to do so.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:53 PM   #9
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Playa, ever tried calling in and shooting a coyote with your bow? I've always wanted to try it and have been meaning to hook up with a seasoned predator hunter to do so.
Lol! Iím not seasoned! Iíd love too, I think the cover or lack thereof here in West Texas/panhandle would make that really tough, but not impossible.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:57 PM   #10
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Lol! Iím not seasoned! Iíd love too, I think the cover or lack thereof here in West Texas/panhandle would make that really tough, but not impossible.
We'll have to get together and give it a shot one of these days. Back in October a couple of friends and I called in a muley doe with a e-caller but she didn't give us a shot. It was a blast.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:58 PM   #11
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One or two feather with contrasting colors hanging from a hook on a very light string works darn good, no cost, no batteries, and light and easy to carry.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:01 PM   #12
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I just picked up the primos crazy critter for 18 bucks. Still being shipped haven't received it yet but it's 18 bucks. Worth a shot. Watched some videos and it looks pretty good.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:04 PM   #13
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We'll have to get together and give it a shot one of these days. Back in October a couple of friends and I called in a muley doe with a e-caller but she didn't give us a shot. It was a blast.
Funny you should mention that. I have a particular wheat field that butts up against a ravine on the edge of the cap. On more than one occasion (like 90% of the times I call there) I have mule deer come to the call, cottontail or jack rabbit. This last time I had a group of about 6 MDís doe and young bucks who came in not once but 4 times all within how range. I was laying prone in a shredded corner. They kept getting in my shooting lane where I expected a yote or bobcat to come. I would get up on my knees and wave at them. They would run off into the ravine, then here they would come back again. And again. It got old. It was weird!
But I may ask the farmer if I can shoot one next year
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #14
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I just picked up the primos crazy critter for 18 bucks. Still being shipped haven't received it yet but it's 18 bucks. Worth a shot. Watched some videos and it looks pretty good.
Where did you get it?
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:09 PM   #15
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https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/...AaAkWWEALw_wcB

Also picked up the primos alpha dog caller for I wanna say 165 bucks.
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Where did you get it?
https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/...AaAkWWEALw_wcB
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:11 PM   #17
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https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/...AaAkWWEALw_wcB

Also picked up the primos alpha dog caller for I wanna say 165 bucks.
Thanks, I saw the alpha dog caller.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:15 PM   #18
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Thanks, I saw the alpha dog caller.
Yes sir just waiting for it all in the mail. Should be pretty good. Been looking at the electronic calls for a little while now. Really bought about the fox pro inferno but seen the primos call on sale and decided to try it.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:21 AM   #19
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Iím not sure how well a piece of cotton is going to work against the back drop of thousands of acres of west Texas cotton fields.



Any input from the ďnight shift?Ē


No doubt. Probably look just like the background uhh lol. In all honesty the idea was to be creative and not spend a bunch of money. Feather, piece of cloth, a cats tail, whatever you have available.


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Old 01-09-2018, 11:42 AM   #20
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Use a feather attached to stick or better yet, a fiberglass rod with 2-4 pound line. Any air movement will move the feather. Better than all the powered gadgets because it is cheap, takes no batteries, weighs very little, makes NO noise and the most important feature is that it will give you wind direction AT the caller.
Save your money and buy more ammo...
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:45 PM   #21
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mojo decoy works well for me. was 29 bucks at academy
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