Types of predator calls

Coyote hunting is called the art of calling for a reason.  When your off hunting coyotes its not like other hunting sports where you may just sit in a stand or track an animal.  Almost all coyote hunting is done by finding a suitable area and then calling the animals in.  Predator calls come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and techniques just like any other hunting calls. On the most basic premise, you can divide them up into reed calls and electronic calls but there is even a lot of variation inside of that. Calls can be open or closed reed, remote or mechanically controlled electronic calls, etc. The following is a summary of the different types of coyotes calls as well as some detailed descriptions and reviews of particular models as well.

Electronic Calls

Electronic calls are those which use speakers and electronic recordings to create sound.  There are a lot of varieties out there, and a lot of different brands. Aside from the obvious features of an electronic call, there are a couple of things that make one design different from the next. Some models are simply a player connected to a speaker, you just press the play button and walk away. Other models have the player attached to the speaker via a long cable so that you can manually control the sounds, but have the speaker located away from you as to divert attention. Other models yet, have wireless remote controls that allow you to play specific sounds on demand from a long distance without having to wind out and wind up cables. If you have read my other comments like the ghost blind review, you know how much I hate cleaning up. No wires to wind up is a plus in my mind :-)

Electronic Predator Call Reviews:

Preymaster Electronic Predator Calls

Hunter Specialties PreyMaster Wireless Predator Call

FoxPro Electronic Predator Calls

FoxPro Prairie Blaster Predator Call

FoxPro Wildfire Electronic Predator Call

Reed Calls

These are the low tech approach. The work similar to many deer calls as well as duck calls. There is a small reed (usually plastic or wood) that vibrates as you blow through them that makes the desired sound. Compared to electronic calls they are inexpensive as well. Some people like them because they can change the calls on there own and each sound will be a bit different instead of sounding the same play after play. They are also small and easy to carry which is a plus as well. One of the downsides is that when used, the coyote call is attracting the attention directly to you, instead of say 50 yards from you. It also takes more work, some people are downright out of breath by the time they finish calling!