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#6246586 - 04/03/16 06:36 PM Electronic Game Calls
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Not too excited about deer hunting any more so want to get into varmint hunting for hogs, coyotes, bobcats, fox, etc.. I have several rifles that are ideal for this kind of hunting but do not have a game caller. Can I get a suggestion on an electronic game caller that will do the job without breaking the bank. I would like to get something that won't break down all the time, it easy to set up and use and has a remote control. Anyone have experience with ICOtec and FoxPro?


Edited by Geezer Ranger (04/04/16 09:40 AM)
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#6246607 - 04/03/16 06:46 PM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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stay away from the WESTEREN RIVERS i spent almost 300 a couple years ago and nothing about it is qualty , eats batteries , powers off without notice , takes forever to page threw the 400 sounds to get to the one you want .coustomer service was not pleasent or helpfull ! i curently use a primos power dog i bought off ebay for forty bucks and it works great. but FOXPRO seems to be the one that is recomended most, stating at around 225.00 on up to 500.00
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#6246730 - 04/03/16 08:05 PM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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thanks for the response. I have heard good things about Foxpro. Anyone else have any suggestions
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#6246806 - 04/03/16 09:01 PM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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May sound stupid, and definitely not electronic, but easy to use. For bobcats just get a squeaker out of a kid's toy (you can get a bag of 10 for like $2 on amazon). Put it under the heel of your boot or in your off-hand and squeak it very quietly every now and then. A quiet "squeak" also works great to whoa up fast-coming 'yotes and moving deer. Be prepared, though. They'll look directly at the "squeak" (you) and will bolt at any movement. Not replacement for an e-caller, but a nice tool to have in the bag. Best of luck to you.
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#6246867 - 04/03/16 09:47 PM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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That doesn't sound stupid at all. In fact it is a great idea.
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#6246983 - 04/04/16 06:40 AM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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Registered: 01/14/13
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Loc: Houston Tx
Yea, dog toy squeekers are meant to sound like distressed small animals (rabbits). It triggers their instincts...

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#6248262 - 04/05/16 12:13 AM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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I do a lot of coyote, cat and coon calling up here in KS and have been happy with my Primos Alpha Dog. I can't remember how much it cost but I know it wasn't too much...I'm still married and wouldn't be if I spent more than $200 on a "toy". Easy to use and the sound is perfect. If I had any complaints about it, it would be that the remote power switch isn't the best. I don't use the power switch. Rather, I just dump the batteries when I want to turn it off.

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#6248263 - 04/05/16 12:15 AM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: wtarush]
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Its not a "toy". That's just what the wife calls my necessities. wink

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#6248363 - 04/05/16 07:25 AM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: wtarush]
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Originally Posted By: wtarush
I do a lot of coyote, cat and coon calling up here in KS and have been happy with my Primos Alpha Dog. I can't remember how much it cost but I know it wasn't too much...I'm still married and wouldn't be if I spent more than $200 on a "toy". Easy to use and the sound is perfect. If I had any complaints about it, it would be that the remote power switch isn't the best. I don't use the power switch. Rather, I just dump the batteries when I want to turn it off.


I had one delivered last week. Haven't used it yet, waiting on my uber rechargeable AA's to show up first, but I cannot wait. For the price and the reviews being mostly positive, I figured it was worth the investment. It was only $185 or so...

Crap! It's been dropped to $160!

http://www.amazon.com/Primos-Alpha-Dogg-Electronic-Predator/dp/B005A3FWNW

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#6248427 - 04/05/16 08:27 AM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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I have a primos turbo dogg. I love it. I have called on foxes coyotes bobcats and even deer. I have called the deer in with fawn in distress and also rattling antlers. If I could go back though I would get the alpha dogg which is only about $100 more and comes with 2 speakers instead of one. But I love primos electronic calls
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#6249303 - 04/05/16 08:20 PM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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thanks for all the feedback. I think I have decided which call I will buy. Going with basic and will move up from there as needed.
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#6250616 - 04/06/16 10:16 PM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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Loc: Montgomery, TX
I bought an ICOtec. Finally got a chance to try it out a few weeks ago. These fox all came to the same spot in about 20 minutes. My son likes it!


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#6250756 - 04/07/16 07:17 AM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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ICOtec GC350 is one I decided to buy. I hope I have the same success as your son did.
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#6250938 - 04/07/16 09:34 AM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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Registered: 01/19/15
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Sorry for the hijack . But has any one try to use an app and a wireless speaker as a game call??

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#6252704 - 04/08/16 07:59 PM Re: Electronic Game Calls [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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Oh, and if you want to try the lo-tech method you can up your bobcat/coyote odds by hanging a turkey feather from a tall tree by some fishing line, about a foot off the ground or just above the grass. At the slightest sign of a cat lay off the call and let the feather twisting in the wind catch their eye and draw them in. Bobcats have incedible instincts, but they're really not that intelligent.
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