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Old 09-25-2018, 10:22 PM   #1
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Picked up an XP50 and killed another bobcat. Iím 2 for 2 over the last 2 weeks. I heard a bunch of coyotes and they seemed to be within 300 yards or so. I guess they didnít like the sounds I was playing. Seems bobcats are easier to call than yotes, or Iím doing something wrong.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:28 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:30 PM   #3
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:00 PM   #4
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:02 PM   #5
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WhT sounds ?
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:03 PM   #6
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:21 PM   #7
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So I'll ask, what's an XP 50?

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Old 09-26-2018, 06:35 AM   #8
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Very good sized cat. Congrats!
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:36 AM   #9
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So I'll ask, what's an XP 50?

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Itís a thermal scope by Pulsar.

I was using a FoxPro switching between Baby cottontail, adult cotton tail, eastern cottontail and cagey cottontail(I think thatís what itís called). What sounds do yíall use for coyotes? I started with coyote howls then switched to cottontail sounds. Iím still trying to figure this predator hunting out
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:46 AM   #10
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Nice cat, good job.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:33 AM   #11
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:26 AM   #12
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Coyotes are way easier. I bet I call in 20 coyotes to 1 cat. Sounds to me like you've got it figured out. You just need a coyote to show up first.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:30 AM   #13
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Coyotes are way easier. I bet I call in 20 coyotes to 1 cat. Sounds to me like you've got it figured out. You just need a coyote to show up first.
agreed. dogs are easier.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:39 AM   #14
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Itís a thermal scope by Pulsar.

I was using a FoxPro switching between Baby cottontail, adult cotton tail, eastern cottontail and cagey cottontail(I think thatís what itís called). What sounds do yíall use for coyotes? I started with coyote howls then switched to cottontail sounds. Iím still trying to figure this predator hunting out
This time of yea at least down here Iím using more coyote vocals than anything. Rabbit sounds will bring in more cats than dogs right now. Last coyote I shot was full of cactus tuna seeds. Donít get me wrong theyíll eat meat but right now itís not the main part of their diet. Next time start with a howl wait a few minutes than start a pup distress. Bird sounds and mouse squeaks will work also right now. I look at it like trout fishing in the winter. The trout wants a quick small meal compared to something it has to chase. Itís just reverse on a coyote itís still hot they donít wanna haul *** and waste a lot of energy. Message me if you wanna talk coyotes
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:39 AM   #15
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Good looking cat. I'd love to get into thermal/predator hunting some day.

I'm sure you've already seen it but if not, there's a great predator hunting thread. I'm not familiar with predator calling so I was quickly overwhelmed with info.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...alling+coyotes
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:13 AM   #16
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That's a good one
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:48 AM   #17
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yummy. smoked wildcat nachos. just brine the meat first.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:52 AM   #18
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This time of yea at least down here Iím using more coyote vocals than anything. Rabbit sounds will bring in more cats than dogs right now. Last coyote I shot was full of cactus tuna seeds. Donít get me wrong theyíll eat meat but right now itís not the main part of their diet. Next time start with a howl wait a few minutes than start a pup distress. Bird sounds and mouse squeaks will work also right now. I look at it like trout fishing in the winter. The trout wants a quick small meal compared to something it has to chase. Itís just reverse on a coyote itís still hot they donít wanna haul *** and waste a lot of energy. Message me if you wanna talk coyotes
Thanks for the insight. Last week we ended up calling in a coyote(my first one to call in) and then a bobcat an hour later. I know I have a bunch of coyotes. Iíve called in 5 bobcats since August 30,2017 and my dad killed one last summer as well. Iíve noticed that our black bucks havenít had any babies survive. Iím guessing the coyotes and bobcats are to blame.

Are there any different sounds I need to download on my foxpro inferno? Or are the stock ones good enough?
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Old 09-26-2018, 12:03 PM   #19
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Thanks for the insight. Last week we end

ed up calling in a coyote(my first one to call in) and then a bobcat an hour later. I know I have a bunch of coyotes. Iíve called in 5 bobcats since August 30,2017 and my dad killed one last summer as well. Iíve noticed that our black bucks havenít had any babies survive. Iím guessing the coyotes and bobcats are to blame.

Are there any different sounds I need to download on my foxpro inferno? Or are the stock ones good enough?

Im using my fox pro sounds but the Tony tebe stuff is real good as well
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Old 09-26-2018, 12:40 PM   #20
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Itís a thermal scope by Pulsar.

I was using a FoxPro switching between Baby cottontail, adult cotton tail, eastern cottontail and cagey cottontail(I think thatís what itís called). What sounds do yíall use for coyotes? I started with coyote howls then switched to cottontail sounds. Iím still trying to figure this predator hunting out
I've killed more coyotes with coyote pup distress then any other call. I am not sure what it is, but that one works for me. I've tried every rabbit and cottontail known to man and I never have any luck. I also have killed a ton of bobcats using chicken distress
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:41 PM   #21
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I was told that the yotes and foxes will generally come to the call before the cats. That has been my experience as well. However, I hardly ever predator hunt so others might be able to offer more info than I.
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:44 PM   #22
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:57 PM   #23
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I was told that the yotes and foxes will generally come to the call before the cats. That has been my experience as well. However, I hardly ever predator hunt so others might be able to offer more info than I.
I always wait at least 25 minutes in a good coyote spot. My hope for that spot starts dwindling after about 15 minutes. Generally if they're not there in under 15 minutes they ain't coming but not always so I give them a little longer than that.

Foxes show up fast and so do raccoons.

In my experience cats are slow. I'll stay 30-45 minutes on average. An hour if I know for a fact a bobcat is in the area. The fastest I've called up a bobcat and shot it was about 2 minutes. The longest I've waited before one showed up was 49 minutes.

Speaking of raccoons if you haven't called raccoons in you should try it. Set the call away from you before you turn on coon fight. Dang sure don't have it sitting in your lap.

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