Coyote Calling Basics With Open-Reed Calls

If you're getting into predator hunting or are a veteran in a bit of a calling rut, few things can build confidence as well as an open-reed call.

Coyote Calling Basics With Open-Reed Calls

There’s nothing wrong with continuing to utilize basic and traditional sounds for hunting predators no matter where you're hunting. Imitating local cuisine such as cottontails and jackrabbits will continue to lure coyotes into shooting range.

But if you believe you need to mix it up a bit, consider the use of an open-reed call.

An open-reed call offers the ability to make dozens of sounds from one simple hand call. Not only can you alter the inflection, but you also can also manipulate tone and pitch. Plus, you have the instant capability to shut down the call or increase the tempo if you have a visual on a coyote.

Read a coyote’s body language as it's coming to you and moving around to get a better view of what's going on. With the open reed call, you can instantly change the message. We’ve all struggled to get a remote to shut down a distant calling unit in a single press of a button.

You also can add other realistic sounds to standard calls to fool coyotes. Famed coyote hunter Tom Austin shared with me how he conceived the idea of rattling a fence while bawling to mimic a hung-up fawn in barbed wire. He understood deer deal with fences daily and a few unlucky souls find themselves trapped from a misjudged jump. They bawl for help and coyotes hear opportunity.

When it's time to get back to basics or change the tune, don't forget the open-reed call.


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