I want to talk about today’s advanced electronic calls and the always lethal hand call. There are many type of e-callers, production made hand calls and custom calls. I love them all. If i could buy them all I would.
The first thing to remember is the importance of just having one of the three I mentioned. Ill break down a little bit about all three, but really what I bring to you is my opinion. I will start off first with the electronic.
I personally have a FoxPro, they are really advanced and are reliable. I like having a option of several different calls at the push of a button and with the range i need at times. I am not saying this is the one you need, but it is the one for me at this time. Having a caller out away from your location is a good tool to keep the predator stuck more on the sound with you sitting a few yards away ready for a shot. There are so many on the market, some are very affordable and reliable but do your self a favor and do your homework before you buy. There are some I would not recommend but use a search engine or a forum to see what most hunters like.
Next up is production hand calls. Very affordable, and many available. Just about any hand call on the market will call a predator in. At this point it is personal preference. What I like about all hand calls is that they can be very high pitched and really get some distance when you need it. I almost always will start a stand with a hand call to catch the attention of a predator ears right off the bat. The advantage over a e-caller is just that. Even with the e-callers advanced as they are, it is recorded sound coming out of a speaker. They sometimes can not do, what a hand call can. After a little practice one can make most distress sounds from a variety of different animals. The satisfaction of calling a predator in with one is amazing and a great rush.
Last is the custom calls. You can get some great sound out of custom calls probably some of the best pitched sounds I have heard from any calls. They come in many different sizes, sound colors, acrylics, plastics, rubbers and woods. My personal favorite is the wood. The burls and different grains of wood from all over the world custom call makers use to craft with are amazing. I cannot say enough about them and I suggest one at least take a look at the beauty and craftsmanship that goes into a call.
Every predator hunter has there own opinion on what call they like to use. I just wanted to put in a little understanding of what might be out there and the possibilities one could have with any of the three mentioned. Remember it isn’t about how much you spend its how you use the tools at hand.