Johnny Stewart Prey Master
So I was at Gander Mountain today, they had a bunch of stuff on sale. I've gone after coyotes using a mouth call a couple times and I've never seen an animal. I wanted to try an electric call, but was a little hesitant to spend over $100 for something I may not use a lot. I was looking at their Johnny Stewart Prey Master call (PM-1) and noticed that it was on sale. I decided I would go ahead and try it. Between the sale price and 50% off for red tags, it cost me about $38 with tax.
Hopefully that is a pretty good price and caller to get started. Any tips or suggestions from anyone else that owns this caller?
I have used one a lot, bought it many years ago for much more than $38. My favorite for coyotes was to get to my call site and stick the mega phone under a branch or in a bush 10-15 feet to the side and in front of me then sit still and and be quiet for 5mins or so. Then on low volume, I would let the Crown Cotton tail call for like 10 seconds then turn it off. I would wait 30seconds to 1min, then let the Jackrabbit distress call for 30 seconds or so on medium volume then shut it off. Wait 30 seconds or so then turn it back on a little louder and call for longer, pretty much reapeat the silent min and 30 second or so call for up to 15minutes. Normally if you have not spotted one coming in in the first 5 mins they dont come in at all, but sometimes a slow one will come in after 10 mins.
It makes pretty good sounds, but packing around a bunch of soundcards with only 4 sounds on each one sucks compared to newer FoxPros and such that can have 50 sounds loaded at a time.
Thanks for the tips coyotesilencer. I did think it was less convenient than the Foxpro and a couple of the other models that could use MP3 files, but the foxpro that they had was $200. I figured that for the sale price I could get the Johnny Stewart to get into electronic calling.
Good deal for $38! Is it as good as a $200 caller? Of course not, but you know that. It's not about how much the caller cost, though, it's about how you put it to use. Applied effectively, almost any call will work.
Put your e-caller upwind from you, give yourself some space between it and you, and keep it above the ground whenever possible - put it in a tree if possible.
Then kill predators and post pictures here for all of us to see.