A Complete Guide To Using An Electronic Coyote Call
Montana Hunting & Fishing News|November 2019
An electronic predator call is one of your most important coyote hunting tools, second only to your rifle.
Andrew Jackson 

You could be naked but, with a gun and a caller, be able to call in and shoot a coyote. I’d still recommend wearing ear and eye protection, though!

However, electronic calls are dang newfangled gadgets. How do you use them for best effect?

Choosing the Call

Well, in order to use an electronic call, you have to have one. This means buying one, unless you are particularly adept at manufacturing your own electronics.

You can consult my electronic predator call buyer’s guide here: https://outdoorempire.com/best-coyote-calls-reviewed/

If you want the shortened version, then what you want is an electronic caller with a remote control that can be used from at least 50 yards away.

It should have a variety of calls. You can get a model with built-in calls for easier use. Or, you can get a programmable model if you want to add more calls. This can help in areas of high hunting pressure, as the coyote may have already heard the calls from a cheap, common unit.

Testing the Call

Once you have an electronic call, you need to master its use. At home. Keep the volume down and warn people you’re going to test the caller, because that distressed rabbit sound is terrifying!

This ensures not only that you know how to use your electronic caller but also that it works.

You shouldn’t have trouble if you buy a quality unit, but every manufacturer messes up from time to time. You don’t want to find out you had rotten luck when you’re setting up the caller in the field.

Setting Up the Call

A properly set-up electronic call will bring coyotes into your rifle sights.

First of all, be as stealthy as possible when placing your caller. You don’t want to spook the coyotes before you’ve had a chance at hunting them.

How Far Away?

Even though some callers boast a remote range of 300 yards, I wouldn’t set up your electronic call more than about 100 yards away.

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