Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2020, 06:31 PM   #1
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default Cat couldnít resist.

Only had the call on for 30 seconds, it couldnít resist. Name:  IMG_0925.jpg
Views: 1801
Size:  100.1 KB

Can you see the speaker?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 06:58 PM   #2
sierracharlie338
Pope & Young
 
sierracharlie338's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Republic of Texas (Houston)
Hunt In: Anywhere I can.... seems to be pretty limited these days
Default

You whack em?


Sierracharlie outÖ
sierracharlie338 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 08:52 PM   #3
AntlerCollector
Pope & Young
 
AntlerCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Hunt In: Votaw, Hardin/Polk Co., TX. Bon Weir, Newton Co., El Dorado, Schleicher Co., TX.
Default

Nice
AntlerCollector is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 09:16 PM   #4
Drycreek3189
Pope & Young
 
Drycreek3189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Default

Unusual for a bobcat, you must have been on top of him when you started calling.
Drycreek3189 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 09:18 PM   #5
txoutdoorsman24
Pope & Young
 
txoutdoorsman24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Boerne
Hunt In: In camo
Default

Nice. My buddies were calling Saturday and had come into a set up in less than 15-20 seconds
txoutdoorsman24 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 09:27 PM   #6
Leon County Slayer
Associate Sponsor
 
Leon County Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Camo (Leon County) - Knifemaker<><
Default

That’s usually how it happens near us too. Congrats.
Leon County Slayer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 09:51 PM   #7
Big Nate
Four Point
 
Big Nate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Weatherford
Hunt In: Wise County, Kansas
Default

Thatís awesome! Congrats


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Big Nate is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 10:15 PM   #8
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Name:  IMG_0936.jpg
Views: 1364
Size:  66.2 KB
21lb Tom, gonna do a pelt.

Finished the evening with a big boar. Name:  IMG_0938.jpg
Views: 1344
Size:  52.6 KB


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 10:17 PM   #9
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drycreek3189 View Post
Unusual for a bobcat, you must have been on top of him when you started calling.


Iíve killed 7 bobcats with this fox pro, three of them almost jumped on the speaker.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 10:43 PM   #10
MUZZYSLINGR
Eight Point
 
MUZZYSLINGR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kingman, AZ
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCards2006 View Post
Iíve killed 7 bobcats with this fox pro, three of them almost jumped on the speaker.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


Pretty cool stuff. What call sounds were they responding to?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
MUZZYSLINGR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-07-2020, 11:11 PM   #11
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MUZZYSLINGR View Post
Pretty cool stuff. What call sounds were they responding to?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


All the foxes and bobcats respond quickly to jack rabbit distress call, coyotes take some work with different calls, usually a mixture, but Iím no expert. To me, fox and bobcats are easy to call.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 04:32 AM   #12
okrattler
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

I call in 1 bobcat to about every 35 coyotes seems like, give or take a few. I call in way more coyotes than cats but that could have a lot to do with the population. Even in good cat spots normally a coyote shows up first. And I don't give free passes in hopes of a cat showing up. Which some people do but I take the opportunity that's in front of me at the time.

Good job by the way. I haven't seen but one come in,in under 5 minutes. I think I sat down pretty close to where it was napping.

Last edited by okrattler; 01-08-2020 at 04:35 AM.
okrattler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 12:27 PM   #13
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by okrattler View Post
I call in 1 bobcat to about every 35 coyotes seems like, give or take a few. I call in way more coyotes than cats but that could have a lot to do with the population. Even in good cat spots normally a coyote shows up first. And I don't give free passes in hopes of a cat showing up. Which some people do but I take the opportunity that's in front of me at the time.

Good job by the way. I haven't seen but one come in,in under 5 minutes. I think I sat down pretty close to where it was napping.


Whatís your favorite call to start off with? I would love to kill the coyotes, we have them for sure.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 12:33 PM   #14
Tsnow
Four Point
 
Tsnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Gimes Co. / Junction TX
Default

Sweet!
Tsnow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 12:51 PM   #15
kruppa24
Pope & Young
 
kruppa24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: gholson, tx
Hunt In: Concho
Default

Whackn and stackn, congrats!
kruppa24 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 01:23 PM   #16
okrattler
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCards2006 View Post
Whatís your favorite call to start off with? I would love to kill the coyotes, we have them for sure.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Normally some sort of howl, nothing aggressive like a challenge howl. Then go to rabbit in distress. It really just depends on the time of year. Early on in late October/early November I'll just use rabbit in distress a lot of times. That's when the younger coyotes are less cautious so a lot of times that's all you need. Later in the year I use more coyote vocals.
okrattler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 01:42 PM   #17
droebuck
Ten Point
 
droebuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Menard County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCards2006 View Post
Iíve killed 7 bobcats with this fox pro, three of them almost jumped on the speaker.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
What model is it? Iím looking at getting a new one.
droebuck is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 01:55 PM   #18
texaslongshot
Ten Point
 
texaslongshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lorena.
Hunt In: Mills
Default

nice
texaslongshot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 03:59 PM   #19
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by droebuck View Post
What model is it? Iím looking at getting a new one.


Fox pro inferno, but I donít think the speaker is loud enough. JMO.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 05:35 PM   #20
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by okrattler View Post
Normally some sort of howl, nothing aggressive like a challenge howl. Then go to rabbit in distress. It really just depends on the time of year. Early on in late October/early November I'll just use rabbit in distress a lot of times. That's when the younger coyotes are less cautious so a lot of times that's all you need. Later in the year I use more coyote vocals.


How long do you call for and how long do you wait between calls?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 06:34 PM   #21
okrattler
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCards2006 View Post
How long do you call for and how long do you wait between calls?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
I'll howl and wait 3 or 4 minutes. Maybe throw a few more howls out there and wait a few more minutes or just start in with distress. If I'm using an electronic I'll start out real low and gradually increase the volume. I don't ever call super loud but I'll leave it running constantly until I'm ready to go. If using a hand call I'll call for about 15 to 30 seconds and wait a minute or two and do it again. I stay on stand for 25 minutes. The last coyote I shot at the 30 minute mark. Most probably won't take that long to come in so not a lot of people wait more than 15 minutes. But I've killed enough past the 20 minute mark that I do. That's more of a preference on my part. If you shoot one early on keeping calling.

As for pauses into between calling I have done/do both and don't see much of a difference. I don't believe there's a right or wrong as far as that goes. You might decide that calling for a few minutes and sitting quietly for a few minutes and so on and so forth is what you want to do. That works too. I prefer to call constantly because that means less movement on my part.
okrattler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 08:37 PM   #22
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by okrattler View Post
I'll howl and wait 3 or 4 minutes. Maybe throw a few more howls out there and wait a few more minutes or just start in with distress. If I'm using an electronic I'll start out real low and gradually increase the volume. I don't ever call super loud but I'll leave it running constantly until I'm ready to go. If using a hand call I'll call for about 15 to 30 seconds and wait a minute or two and do it again. I stay on stand for 25 minutes. The last coyote I shot at the 30 minute mark. Most probably won't take that long to come in so not a lot of people wait more than 15 minutes. But I've killed enough past the 20 minute mark that I do. That's more of a preference on my part. If you shoot one early on keeping calling.



As for pauses into between calling I have done/do both and don't see much of a difference. I don't believe there's a right or wrong as far as that goes. You might decide that calling for a few minutes and sitting quietly for a few minutes and so on and so forth is what you want to do. That works too. I prefer to call constantly because that means less movement on my part.


Thanks, I really appreciate the info.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-08-2020, 08:40 PM   #23
okrattler
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCards2006 View Post
Thanks, I really appreciate the info.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
No problem man. Hopefully you'll get into some. I plan on getting after them this weekend if it ain't windy. I know where at least 7 I can call in are.

I do a lot of scouting to increase my chances. I have some success calling blind but I like to know there's a coyote or two in the area.
okrattler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2020, 10:27 PM   #24
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Got a coyote in the daylight.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2020, 10:28 PM   #25
LuckyCards2006
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Cuero and a few other places
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCards2006 View Post
Got a coyote in the daylight.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


Name:  IMG_0946.jpg
Views: 272
Size:  129.5 KB



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LuckyCards2006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2020, 04:16 AM   #26
okrattler
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCards2006 View Post
Attachment 987317



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Heck yeah, good job! Keep piling them up.
okrattler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2020, 07:22 AM   #27
A.J.
Four Point
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Belton
Default

Nice! Had a cat come in a week or so ago while deer hunting tried to shoot behind me in tree stand. Hard to do I guess with bow missed em withen 20 yard. So cool to watch them.
A.J. is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com