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What are the best types of calls that you guys found out work good here in nj and what decoys do you guys use any tips would be helpful got it coming in the mail

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For foxes and yotes?

 

For foxes, everything works. LOL

 

For Coyotes...nothing works. LOL

 

I'm dead serious though.

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i called in 2 yotes this season and 2 foxes none of them come ino range i have cakked them in with a mouth call but now i got the remote controled foxpro coming in with a decoy that hofully they lock onto.

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Yeah, we call them in too, tons of foxes, which we kill a lot of them, but yotes....yeah yotes hang up out of range a LOT!

 

They are also tough critters, we've wounded several with no recovery. Sucks. (yotes I mean) foxes we drop stone dead w #4's. Yotes have absorbed T shot and kept going.

 

Foxes seem to come to any sound though, seriously. Yotes, way tougher to call in and get in range.

 

We've used the following decoys:

 

White feather tied to fishing line, glued inside the nock of an old arrow shoved in the ground. Blows around in a slight breeze.

 

I altered an icefishing tipup to have real rabbit fur on it and used a fishing reel with line to control the flopping flailing fake rabbit on a spring. I LOVED that one....but it was a pain in the butt to keep line untangled and operate.

 

Mojo critter...awesome.

 

At night it doesn't seem to matter even though they can see well, but daytime it's definitely helpful.

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Yeah' date=' we call them in too, but they hang up out of range a LOT!

 

They are also tough critters, we've wounded several with no recovery. Sucks.

 

We've used the following decoys:

 

White feather tied to fishing line, glued inside the nock of an old arrow shoved in the ground. Blows around in a slight breeze.

 

I altered an icefishing tipup to have real rabbit fur on it and used a fishing reel with line to control the flopping flailing fake rabbit on a spring. I LOVED that one....but it was a pain in the butt to keep line untangled and operate.

 

Mojo critter...awesome.

 

At night it doesn't seem to matter even though they can see well, but daytime it's definitely helpful.

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Those are some really cool ideas Matty

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Matty did you get a yote yet. I know you said you were trying hard. I have found during turkey season coyotes seem dumb. I could have killed a few already.

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No my friend has a few now, but I couldn't hit a waterbuffalo standing still, let alone a fox or coyote on the move. LOL

I miss a lot! So I know how to call them in!

 

I've had two coyotes under 10 yards...one almost stepped on me. They are alive and well last time I saw them.

 

I need hand grenades or something.

 

Next one close enough is getting butt-stocked!

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My buddies in Ohio are hunting coyotes hard right now , as stated shooting a ton of fox, but no coyotes.

Now everytime a show like predator nation comes on he keeps saying how good those guys really are , to even be getting the amount of shots , and the dogs they are harvesting

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Ten yards is close. Try shooting with your eyes open:D They seem to appear out of thin air. I normally end up shooting due to fear.:) Maybe with a liitle girl screaming to follow it up.

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The last fox i shot was on the run which was pretty darn cool. I am going to try to get out at least 2 times this week to see if I can get anything at a newer property of mine. Mu buddy has a decoy but the ground has been too darn frozen to put it in so hope this week will work out.

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Don't rub it in. LOL

 

I might as well just swing my gun like a club.

 

I've been so frustrated at times, that many nights I will just call for other guys and not bring a gun. What's the point of burning up ammunition if it's only hitting the ground and surrounding brush!?:rofl:

 

I tell my friends that I like to make it fair, so I fire a warning shot first. But the truth is I :censored: suck.:banghead::crazylol:

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Matty,

what light set-up are you using?  Are you using a sight?

 

I have a sniper hawg light or is it hog light?...mini. 

 

I also have a cheaper light, the name escapes me, surefire maybe? but it's just like the sniper mini, same size, same batteries...just not quite as bright but good enough and WAY CHEAPER. I wear that on my head and use the sniper light on my gun.

 

Just use the open sights on the gun, no scopes or anything.

 

Usually everything happens so fast I just don't do what I'm supposed to do. I rush and make poor shots. Maybe a little too fast paced for me, I don't shoot guns much, so I'm not used to that quick of a shot. These things come screaming in....

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Those are great lights too Matty.

I started off with the big ol' LightForce lights, but man they were cumbersome to carry around.  The smaller lights are definitely way easier and just as effective!

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I saw a coyote the other morning so last night right before dark I took the caller and gave it a shot.  I started with a single howl, then another one  waited 15 then did a locator. they opened up a good ways out, just enough to let me know they was there but they was not comin. lol   Jan 6th I have David Willette author of coyote wars coming on the Rednecks Pride outdoors show.  He is easy to talk to and a lot of info.  He and I are both guest on the ESPN Racks and Fins show with Tom P later that week. Also I hope to have Dick Drysdale from Maine on the week after that.  You know I have been seriously calling fox and coon for over 35 years now, and started to call yotes when they first started to show up here in the south 8 plus years ago.   But in that 1 hour phone conversation I had with Dick he told be all kinds of stuff that I will be trying for yotes starting tomorrow.   I really like day time calling  but it is hard to call daytime without pissing people off.  Last night there was a hunter in the woods not far from me and I almost didn't make the call but said heck with it LOL  the yotes opened up in his direction LOL bet he pissed his pants LOL 

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What are some of the things Dick told you? Any tips you're willing to share? Good luck out there, keep us posted on your results! :up:

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First like every old fox caller here in the east we call. or at least use to LOL  we wanted the fox in fast, so a 15 min set was all I would do.  the object was to get as many stands as we could in a morning or evening. Day calling. 1 or 2 fox out of 5 to 7 stands was a good %. and most fox was in with in 5 to 7 mins. with a  e caller  I would start off low volume  2 mins. into it take it up to full for a min or two then  bring it back down to mid and at the 10 min mark shut off  wait 5 and go to the next stand.  with mouth calls which is what I love to use, start off with mouse or chirps then at a min or so go into distress sounds hard as long as my air held, take a min, then crank into it again for 10, the same way. mouth calls I can really get  real life die in LOL, then wait 5 and go to the next stand. calling in the north central part of the state I can still call that way as there are a lot of fox there still. when the yotes came into my area I saw the fox did not come in as hard, but started to wait or hold up a lot more and really circle. so I went to longer on the stands but still calling some what hard.  and went to e callers more. so I could get the sound out from me..   I then changed to call 2 to 3 mins wait 5 call 2 to 3 mins wait and do the same thing for 45 to a hour.  I get a lot of coyote response that way, at night,  day time was not so good.  Dicks first statement was your calling to much for day time. call easy for a few mins and wait 30.  the biggest things that was a help to me was location and set ups.  I think we all put the important part of calling is the sounds, But as a trapping instructor I am always telling folks you locating is the most important part of catchin. if the animal does not feel right there then it won't come into the set.  I seemed to forget that fact when I am calling coyotes. he had to remind me. of that. I get a lot of coyote responses a season, just not putting the dirt nap on them, so I thought I must be doing it right for yotes, the truth is I was only doing it half right LOL.  topos and google is my best friend for trapping and needs to be for calling also.   I or we tend to try to make the coyote do what we want it to do instead of letting the yote do what it wants to! just put our self there. another thing I do wrong is I get in that mode of when I see or hear the coyote, I try to convince it to come.  I am a caller, have been since I was a young kid. everything from ducks to squirrels lol,  in my wildlife control work I use calls all the time to get the animal to respond so I can do what I need to do.  in the wildlife control field I am known as the man who talks to animals and every time I  have a lecture I have to do animals sounds with my mouth LOL  Picture me in vegas wearing a suit and tie in front of 150 people making squirrel sounds LOL  my point is when that yote hangs at the magic 80 or gives me that short bark, I try to talk them in, fox it works, yotes not here in the east! and when they do come, here in the east, they are circling down wind out of range. he said you're a western caller here in the east.  when part of a persons lively hood comes from calling critters it is hard for that person to  see what needs to be done and then do it LOL meaning foxes and coyotes are different, and they are called different,  I can't call one way expecting both,  If calling  fox never start of with a coyote vocal that we know but calling fox then ending up on a coyote vocal may get the a challenge response from the yote that is just sitting out there wait to see what is doing the killing.  I can go on for a long time but will end on this note he said go back to mouth calls in high hunted areas just change up your how you do it.   

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