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Old 02-16-2018, 04:06 PM   #1
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Do calls like FoxPro really work? I was having a discussion with a guy and he refuses to think they work.

We have lots of coyotes around but rarely see them (like 3 in two years). I really don't want to drop $300-400 on a FoxPro and still not see any LOL. This guy would really laugh at me then.

So do they work? If so, how sure are you it was the call?
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:10 PM   #2
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They work.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:11 PM   #3
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I use mouth calls when I hunt by myself. But when I take someone out of during a contest I use my shockwave. It works if there is anything around and you know what sound and volume to use. Great tool for the beginner and seasoned coyote hunted. In short, YES they work
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:11 PM   #4
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Yes they work... You don't see any because they don't want to be seen. I'm not saying you will 100% see a yote every time you set the call out but they do work.


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Old 02-16-2018, 04:12 PM   #5
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Yes calls work. Any brand will work, depends on the situation, sound, time of year etc

I would get a flextone flx 500 or a icotec. To start off with, unless you wanna spend the coin on a foxpro.. I got a icotec from midway a couple years ago for 40 bucks. They just had all their predator hunting gear on sale as well
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:19 PM   #6
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I love mine. I call in fox all the time and an occasional bobcat....... ok one time I called in a bobcat but it was awesome. Not many coyotes where I hunt so I have never called in a yote.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:23 PM   #7
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Would the ICOtec GC300 work? It's $80

How close do the coyotes come to he call? I assume they try to check it out but don't run right up to it.

Other tips? And why are the other calls $200-$500?
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:26 PM   #8
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I have an extreme dimension by Ruger. Its a speaker that uses either an Android or apple app to play the sounds though using bluetooth.

You have to have the speaker to sync to the app, based on a super secret code in the battery compartment of the speaker.

700 different sounds and it doesn't break the bank and works very well.

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Old 02-16-2018, 04:28 PM   #9
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I've had a doe run up and smell the call while calling in the spring time. I was with 2 buddies with a cooler between us. I turned the call off and as we were talking about how crazy that was a fox ran between us and the call which was 30 yards away... They work! Do the whitetail fawn bleat in the spring time and you'll tick off every doe within ear shot of call.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:31 PM   #10
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Anyone use the FOXPRO Wildfire 2 ? It's on sale for $100 Any good?
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:12 PM   #11
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Their website used to have some good deals on re-furbed calls, might check that out?

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Old 02-16-2018, 05:24 PM   #12
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They work but coyotes get smart to callers really quick when they have been hunted. Can be really hard to call them in sheep/goat country where they have been hunted.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:27 PM   #13
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Yes they work. Coyotes come tearing in to the call so I know its the call

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Old 02-16-2018, 05:31 PM   #14
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Would the ICOtec GC300 work? It's $80

How close do the coyotes come to he call? I assume they try to check it out but don't run right up to it.

Other tips? And why are the other calls $200-$500?
Ive had them come in at night and dang near run the call and decoy over.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:41 PM   #15
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I have the foxpro inferno and I’ve called in multiple coyotes in with it. Actually called one in this morning with it.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:06 PM   #16
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Id be happy to meet you and hunt. My Shockwave has teeth marks from a coyote thst charged in 3 weeks ago and bit it.

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Old 02-16-2018, 06:07 PM   #17
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They work. Sometimes camo Fire has the western river version of the shock wave I think it runs like 275. Should be a lot of bang your buck.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:14 PM   #18
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Yep, they do work! I gave my FoxPro to my TBH son several years ago and it called up yotes, bobcats, foxes on a regular basis at my old ranch.

My wife got me "another brand...not mentioned in your OP," that I'm planning to use in the coming weeks. We have a lot of predators but my mission is to see what I can do calling in the huge number of hogs we have. I've read several TBH posts on calling in hogs that you can download.

Just do your research and learn how to use ANY electronic call...in my experience Yotes learn quickly and in the past I would alternate different calls to trick them in. Exciting as hell in my book to see them approach and get some lead welcome's!
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:52 PM   #19
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I use a Primos Turbo Dawg and like it better than the lower end Foxpros that I had. I'm sure some of the "Truth" vids are on YouTube, check 'em out.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:56 PM   #20
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yeah they work , those who doubt probley has never done it or didn't set up correctly.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:59 PM   #21
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Anyone use the FOXPRO Wildfire 2 ? It's on sale for $100 Any good?
I use a Wildfire 2. Haven't had any problems and it works fine. I've added a few sounds to the preset ones but killed plenty with the sounds it comes with. If using on a limited amount of property, only call every so often and try to use different sounds.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:10 PM   #22
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Yes they do work but you have to treat it like hunting, don't expect to be colognes up ready for a night of bar hopping then expect some machine to work miracles for you. You still gotta stealth ambush them.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:26 PM   #23
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Seems like a waste of money buying a fox pro when a Bluetooth speaker and mp3 files on your phone will do the exact same thing. Calls do work if they're around and you set up correctly.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:34 PM   #24
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Shot hundreds of animals over a fox pro so yeah they work. And more than a few were only 1-2 feet from the call when they died.


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Old 02-16-2018, 08:32 PM   #25
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If you hunt once or twice a year and you hunt small properties, a blue tooth speaker and an app will save you some money. Theres plenty of advantages in using one. No screen lighting you up when you phone turns on. More volume when needed. The sound quality is better. Distance you can put he call from the remote. Its weather proof. Simple remote function to chance sounds and adjust/mute volume.

With a little online research and understanding how to call, they are a blast.


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Old 02-16-2018, 08:38 PM   #26
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If I had a dollar for every foxpro kilt critter I could buy 2 more

I have had coons trying and carry mine off and bobcats looking in the speaker
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:45 PM   #27
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Anyone use the FOXPRO Wildfire 2 ? It's on sale for $100 Any good?
I have the wildfire II and have had good luck with it. Called in several at my buddies place down south this year. Called 3 in probably a 30 min sit.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:56 PM   #28
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There are some good calls for around $80.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:06 PM   #29
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They work great. Trapper buddy said best time to call is in the spring when the females drop their babies


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Old 02-16-2018, 09:07 PM   #30
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Have y'all had any luck in the pine woods
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:37 PM   #31
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Have y'all had any luck in the pine woods
In the woods calling is tougher. If you have pasture land scattered about it's easier to position yourself so as not to get busted. Coyotes are smart, cats are dumb, but you'll call way more yotes in ETex than you will cats.

Coyotes will almost always try to get downwind, so you need some open area on that side so you can get them before they smell you. I've been much more successful calling in pastures adjacent to good cover.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:37 PM   #32
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The one I was talking about is on camo Fire now. It’s 225
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:42 AM   #33
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I've had a coyote pick up my Foxpro CS24 speaker! Had my decoy destroyed several times.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:56 AM   #34
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They work. I'm 100% sure. Have you ever been sitting there and had a coyote or multiple coyotes come running to you? Just go sit out in a field every weekend without making any noise and see if you notice the same thing happening.

Coyotes,bobcats and foxes eat rabbits. It ain't an accident that they run in when they hear one screaming. That's what I'd tell him.

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Old 02-17-2018, 06:33 AM   #35
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I use a Primos Alpha Dogg. A buddy of mine has a Foxpro and every time we used it wed have to change the batteries, and the batteries would be corroded. It may have just been a lemon. Love my Primos though. Its cheaper than the Foxpro, the speakers can be adjusted, it has a stand and it all folds up.

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Old 02-17-2018, 06:52 AM   #36
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FoxPro has awesome customer service. I had to send my CS24C back because the antenna broke. I called FoxPro before I sent it back and the conversation went like this:

FoxPro: What happened?
Me: The antenna broke.
FoxPro: How?
Me: I dropped it...at a high rate of speed...overhand...as hard as I could.
FoxPro: How far close was the coyote that you missed?
Me: About 8 yards.
FoxPro: Send it in. We will even fix stupid...once.

FoxPro's are good. I try to always use a decoy...especially if I am hunting with my bow.

You might also talk to Gary Roberson on here...he owns Burnham Brothers games calls and the T.V. show CARNIVORE. I've never used one, but I've always heard good things about them.
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Old 02-17-2018, 07:11 AM   #37
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Fox pro works great if you have never had one on the place, but if you dont get the critters killed they wise up fast
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I use a Primos Alpha Dogg. A buddy of mine has a Foxpro and every time we used it wed have to change the batteries, and the batteries would be corroded. It may have just been a lemon. Love my Primos though. Its cheaper than the Foxpro, the speakers can be adjusted, it has a stand and it all folds up.

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This is a battery or MAYBE storage problem, the spring contacts did nothing to cause batteries to leak lol
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Old 02-17-2018, 07:52 AM   #39
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Yeah because batteries corrode all by themselves lol


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Old 02-17-2018, 08:26 AM   #40
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Have y'all had any luck in the pine woods
Plenty. Electric and open reeds. Twice I've had bobcats at the base of ladder stands sniffing the rungs

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Old 02-17-2018, 08:47 AM   #41
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What sort of decoy do you guys use?
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:48 AM   #42
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I need to get mine out again pretty soon. I've only used it a couple of times. I don't really have a very open area to do it.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:02 AM   #43
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What sort of decoy do you guys use?
Man...about anything. When I was a kid, I had a white stuffed monkey that I would use...but I got tired of the Owls and Hawks grabbing him and me having to go find it.

You can just tie a feather to an arrow using fishing line and a swivel and it works.

I use a MOJO that does really well. You're just looking for something to take their attention off of you.
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Mojo Critter
Warning:Owls and hawks can and WILL yank the fuzzy thing off the top and leave with it. Ask me how I know
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:23 AM   #45
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Yes calls work. Any brand will work, depends on the situation, sound, time of year etc

I would get a flextone flx 500 or a icotec. To start off with, unless you wanna spend the coin on a foxpro.. I got a icotec from midway a couple years ago for 40 bucks. They just had all their predator hunting gear on sale as well
Looks like Mid-way has them on sale right now

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Old 02-21-2018, 09:37 AM   #46
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Anyone use the FOXPRO Wildfire 2 ? It's on sale for $100 Any good?
I bought this one. I'll give it a try tonight maybe or as soon as the rains slows down one evening.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:52 AM   #47
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I bought this one. I'll give it a try tonight maybe or as soon as the rains slows down one evening.
You get one chance to kill a yote responding to a call. They get call smart very quick.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:58 AM   #48
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Yes they work.FocPro was the first to make the long range remote control varmint caller with addable sounds and the jack in the box decoy. The newer ones have the flash bang feature. When you call and shoot, the caller goes to injured coyote sound automatically for the yotes mate which is most likely nearby. Now with computers and bluetooth. You can do just about the same as the E callers. FoxPro are durable and made for the field.
Their customer service is excellent.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:13 PM   #49
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FoxPro Shockwave!! Amazing and heck yes it works
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