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Need help selecting varmint call selection(s) #5295544 09/09/14 12:27 AM
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Greetings from West Texas.

Bought a FoxPro Spitfire, just getting into varmint calling.

Which calls are fairly fruitful and a good starting spot for fox, bobcats & coyotes?

thanks much in advance,
Brad

Re: Need help selecting varmint call selection(s) [Re: bradtown] #5295892 09/09/14 03:17 AM
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Lightning jack
dsg cottontail
baby cottontail
bay-bee cottontail
jack rabbit distress
coyote group yip howls
coyote pup distress #2
Coyote pup distress #3
Lucky bird
nutty nut hatch
Guinea fowl distress
chicken distress
vole squeeks
raccoon pup distress
adult raccoon fight
gray fox distress
coy pup screams
screaming gray fox
gray fox pup
m.b. pups
bill austins ki-yi
coy death cry


That's what I use most.


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Re: Need help selecting varmint call selection(s) [Re: ] #5296114 09/09/14 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: Chupathingy
Lightning jack
dsg cottontail
baby cottontail
bay-bee cottontail
jack rabbit distress
coyote group yip howls
coyote pup distress #2
Coyote pup distress #3
Lucky bird
nutty nut hatch
Guinea fowl distress
chicken distress
vole squeeks
raccoon pup distress
adult raccoon fight
gray fox distress
coy pup screams
screaming gray fox
gray fox pup
m.b. pups
bill austins ki-yi
coy death cry


That's what I use most.


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thanks, do you work down that list or concentrate on one or two calls at each set up?

Re: Need help selecting varmint call selection(s) [Re: bradtown] #5296132 09/09/14 12:10 PM
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Rabbit and a bat works good clap
But on a serious note the lighting jack is prolly the best one and the most used if your looking at mouth calls get a green nasty for tony tebbe his work very well and have been tested .

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I don't use more than about 3-4 sounds on a stand. Each stand would be different.


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Thanks guys, what type of light is preferred for night hunts?

Cheers,
Brad

Re: Need help selecting varmint call selection(s) [Re: bradtown] #5297337 09/09/14 10:59 PM
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depends on time of yr, distress calls work most any time, somewhere about march, pup distress, pre season (mating) challenge, ect are good, if highly populated white tail areas, when fawns are on the ground that distress can work


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Re: Need help selecting varmint call selection(s) [Re: bradtown] #5299689 09/11/14 12:16 AM
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If you have pigs in your area (who doesn't) the piglet in distress works really well. I alternate it and cotton tail. If I have multiples come in I will use a yelp after shot and have had good luck with getting doubles.

Re: Need help selecting varmint call selection(s) [Re: bradtown] #5301312 09/11/14 08:05 PM
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Challenge call in the spring. Learn to make a squeezing sound w out a caller, or buy one that is manual. It comes in handy in the field. Sometimes you may not have a chance to put the call out, or want to redirect them


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I've ran a fox pro from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and I'd say the overall most effective sound I've used is snowshoe hare and that includes south Texas. I don't know what a snow shoe sounds like and I'm sure that a coyote outside of Laredo somewhere doesn't but whatever that sound is works.

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Originally Posted By: cmc
I've ran a fox pro from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and I'd say the overall most effective sound I've used is snowshoe hare and that includes south Texas. I don't know what a snow shoe sounds like and I'm sure that a coyote outside of Laredo somewhere doesn't but whatever that sound is works.


Outstanding!
Thanks for the information guys.

Best,
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Re: Need help selecting varmint call selection(s) [Re: bradtown] #5310715 09/17/14 02:27 AM
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Red river game calls, hand made wooden calls- very nice and work well


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