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Offline waterfowler1183

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Coon Calling
« on: July 19, 2009, 03:24:01 PM »
Ok Ive been trapping ever since i could walk and hunting predators for the past 10 yrs.  Now ive killed plenty of foxes and called coyotes while I guided in Idaho, but Ive never tried calling coons.  I have lots of locations where coon are abundant and would like to give it a try.  Any suggestions? Thanks

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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 09:39:53 PM »
Get between the corn and water and try coon puppies and coon fight

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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 09:05:30 AM »
like leglifter said look for corn water and den trees also.  get yourself a copy of the dennis kirk coon puppies tape and just let r rip.  they will either come to the top of a tree and look or come in. 
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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 02:44:05 PM »
Or take Ben hunting with you.  He blows the best Raccoon Distress I ever heard!!
"Predators are either active & feeding, semi-active & callable, or utterly inactive & then practically speaking, no call is needed; we're just taking our guns for a walk. We can & should get used to it, & follow their leed cuz they just ain't eager nor apt to follow our’s any time soon!

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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 04:49:24 PM »
Now with the coon fight will you mostly call only the large boars or will all respond.

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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 04:51:18 PM »
What's the most realistic sounding coon hand call available?
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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 08:12:04 PM »
I use a critrcall standard and trill my tounge along with putting back pressure on the reed by cupping my hands and then working them till I get the right sound.  but for a closed reed any deeper cottontail or jack rabbit reed works fine for me.  I think I used THO's bonker call that day for that comp and it has a jack reed in it. 
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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009, 09:29:39 PM »
Thanks Ben, I need to practice some more to get it right. When I call I can't tell if I'm calling a coon or a crow. That's why I need to practice a lot more. The first time I tried to call a coon, crows came in. I thought that was kind of odd.
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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 09:33:10 PM »
Earl can make a good coon fight series with a hand call

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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 09:35:38 PM »
Are you telling me that Earl has been keeping that a secret Bob?
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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 09:36:29 PM »
Must have Bill,
I got the demo in the hotel parking lot

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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 09:37:38 PM »
REALLY now, Earl has been holding out on me.
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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 09:38:41 PM »
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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 09:43:15 PM »
Earl, remind me to kick you in the slats later.
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Re: Coon Calling
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 09:47:06 PM »
By the way, don't ask me what "slats" are. That's something my mother used to say to me all the time cause I was always doing something wrong.
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