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| What coyote calls do you recommend for a coyote novice for the hills and farms of South Western Pennsylvania?|
Today there are so many predator calls available (both production and custom) that it can be almost mind boggling.
I agree with yotebuster, howlers do work well (at times). Elk's â€œPower Howlerâ€œ is one example but like most open reed howlers can take a bit of practice to master. I would shy away from closed reed howlers, I've not found one yet that sounds really decent.
One online source of calls is Game Calls.net. They carry a large assortment of products for the predator caller and are good folks to deal with.
For the novice I would recommend a good closed reed or bite type hand call (distress) to start out with (easy to use).
Haydelâ€™s Game Calls is good choice in closed reed calls for both novice and experienced caller alike.
I've had good success using their Government Hunter line. www.haydels.com/index.html
Another good call is the Model PC-3...Pitch Controlled Predator Call by Johnny Stewart. Iâ€™ve called in many a coyote and bobcat with this call.
Custom calls can be a little more expensive than over the counter "production" calls but being custom made, you can get the sound and call body you want. Rest assured they all have been time tested and predator approved.
Below are only a few of the custom makers that produce excellent calls:
Al Woodland, THO Game Calls, (Custom Calls, Lanyards & Call Making Supplies): www.thogamecalls.com
Brent Saxton, Keeâ€™s custom calls www.keescalls.com/
Brad Holzer, Holzer Howlers and predator calls Email: callsrebl70 @ midrivers.com
Aaron Glenn, Red River Calls: WWW.PREDATORHUNTING.NET
Aaron Sparrow, A.W.Sparrow's Custom Game Calls Email: slsaws2004 @ netzero.net
Joe (Arkyyoter): www.arkyyoter.net/
KO Predator Solutions: www.kopredatorsolutions.com/
I hope you find predator calling to be a very challenging and rewarding experience, as I have. I wish you the best of luck.