foxpro predator caller
Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:48 am
These callers have been available for a few years now in America, where they are made, and used for calling coyote,s , bobcats, lions and crows.
The beauty of them is that they are programmable with your choice of sounds from foxpro,s vast library of sound, or you can also purchase the pg1a adaptor /recorder box, as i did, to put your own sounds into it via any media source, eg computer, cd , audio etc, and its a simple operation.The caller is digital, so there are no moving parts, and sound quality and volume are excellent.this is the caller.
As you can see, there is a little dial on the back, with 16 settings, these are your calls, you just select the one you want, and turn the dial on the top, on. This is also the volume switch. The call is on a 30 second loop, and keeps repeating , until altered, or switched off.
However, this little gadget is the real important bit, and the missing link, from all other callers, yep, the remote control.
This gadget completely covers all the bases, it alters which call is used, also the volume, has a mute button, and an auxilliary button for a moving decoy which plugs into the foxpro.This enables a fox to be called in with say, a rabbit distress, and if it stops too far out, you could change to lip squeaks etc to bring him in, also you can decrease the volume as he is coming. This is the most important feature of the whole jobby, the ability to control it remotely, it has a range of 700 yards!
The unit appears to be built inside the body of a heavy duty torch, which is dipped in mossy oak cammo, all the dials ,led,s and jack sockets, are the best quality fittings, and the whole shebang is very well made indeed, the company has an enviable reputation for customer service, as you will find out when you ring, they bend over backwards to help.
The unit runs on 4 small batteries[aa i think] and a pp3 in the remote, these give over 20 hours use at full volume, and trust me, you dont use full volume. If you fit quality rechargables in the unit, you can plug your charger directly in the side of the unit, and charge them in situ.
Right, i,ve used this 6 or 7 times, and it has never failed to bring in a fox, or foxes yet, and they come like trains most of the time, the problem is getting them to stop!Great for drawing cubs out of cover on a summers evening, heres a couple of pics. If you want to know more, here ya go. www.gofoxpro.com
This is the 16 sound model, they do a 32 as well, both these have the remote.They also do an 8 sound model without remote. I bought the caller, the recorder, and the custom made bag for it, including shipping, it was around £250 which aint cheap, but it works , and works well. I had one of those callout units from northern ireland, and while it worked when conditions were perfect, it had a hell of a lot of faults, mainly not being loud enough, and very short sound loops, and no remote.
Cant reccomend this highly enough, if you are serious about calling. It also has 4 crow calls on it, which sends them crazy [just like a scene from the birds] however, its illegal to use an electronic call for birds in this country :whistle:
Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:46 pm
Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:17 pm
Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:26 pm
Soul-chickens Yes Kye, i have the woodpecker distress, and the woodpecker/fox, both work great here, also both jackrabbits work well too, just goes to show that foreign sounds work just as well, if not better than our own. I,m always willing to try something different, it gives you an edge.will soon have the .204 back from the engineers, with its moderator on, then for some serious testing
Posted 24 June 2005 - 04:29 pm
I wish you well with the new gear mate, and i sure do feel sorry for them foxs around your way....the Coyotes here go "Chicken Oriental" when they hear the Sernade!...they come running i can tell you....our usual sound is either of the jack rabbit ones or the wood pecker, then if they hang up we switch to the Rodent distress, or Prairie dog...good hunting mate.
Posted 24 June 2005 - 05:47 pm
Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:15 pm
I only use guns when i have to Baldie to be honest...i know you gun lads like it, and i do enjoy a little shooting, but im a dog man...shooting things, imo, is just to easy...only my own preference though...nothing against shooting...ive done quite a bit over here, mainly coz of the novelty of being able to get hold of real good gear...but to be honest, i just find i have lost the edge for it now...as soon as ive shot and killed summat, im always thinking "f**k, i wish i could have got that with the dog!"..lol.
Posted 24 June 2005 - 09:04 pm
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 11:49 am
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:15 pm
We will be launching the Foxpro very soon, but for UK foxing, this CAN NOT be beaten:
There really is no need for an 'arctic fox fart' or ''lil coyote puppy dog' call in this country!!!...because we only have the red fox.
PS...FWIW...I actually try to get out foxing at least 3 nights a week. And have killed the odd few...
Posted 10 September 2005 - 07:41 am
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