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Have any of you tried daytime racoon calling? You find the den trees and put your caller out and get ready!! You can do it in the middle of the day before you head to your afternoon crow shoot.You can use your shotgun and some #4 's or such,you will need a few racoon calls on your ecaller.And you will be helping your local duck,turkey and gamebird population!! Check out the vid by the TBR boys!!

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I have all the coon sounds on my fox pro but haven't done it yet I saw another vid where the coon attacks the speaker so don't leave it by your side and if you are gonna use a shot gun don't wait till the coon is on top of your 700$$$$ fox pro to shoot just my 2 cents.

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Yeah, put out a mojo critter for it to go after, and put the Foxpro behind a tree.

I've tried it a few times, but haven't had any luck. I'm going to try again this year and see if anything happens.

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The first time I ever used an ecaller it was the old non remote Foxpro,a coon came in and attacked the call,I have it on video,if I can find it I will post it!!biggrin

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Gadget Bob and I tried it after a dove hunt the other day. Coon came charging at us through the brush, and I smoked it with the AR-15 at 10 yards. The night before, we had killed 11, just by spotlighting from our ATV's. I must say that calling one up in broad daylight was WAY more exciting than spotlighting them. We will be doing more of this going forward.

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I HOPE YOU GUYS WILL BE ROLLIN TAPE!!! pc.gif

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Shane,
We experimented with some video last year without much success. But during the off season, we invested in some better camera equipment, and hope to put it to use this year. The biggest problem I see is that somebody will have to put down their gun to operate the camera. And none of this crew seems very eager to sacrifice trigger time.
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I tried daytime coon calling about 5 years ago with a Johnny Stewart Raspy Coon hand call. I had read an article about it in a magazine and figured that I would give it a try . Now in NC you can not hunt coons during the day, you can not hunt them at night with out a dog, you can not hunt them with an electronic caller and you can not hunt on Sundays. So one Sunday afternoon I picked up my hand call and took off into the woods. Yep, into the woods unarmed. Can anyone see where this is going ? So I found an old tree that had a rotten top. I stepped back and let the hand call rip. He guess what , A COON STRUCK . He stuck head out of the hole. Cool ! First time out and I call out a coon. STUPID !! That coon was not sticking his head out, he was coming out and coming out with a passion. A passion to cause server pain on me. Now at this point I am in owe of the coon and in shock of how fast a coon can come out of a tree. So what is the most logical thing to do at this point. RUN!! Yep, run. So I ran, I ran right threw a thorn thicket. Holy crap, this was one of those times I wish I had at least brought the .45 , but no, its Sunday , can't hunt, and I am trying something out for the first time . Like its really going to work. STUPID !!! Well I cleared the thorns and the field and the creek. At what point did the coons stop chancing me ? Well when I crossed the field I think I heard him laughing . He was laugh cause he knew that he just scared the crap out of one Stupid Redneck.

Going into the woods unarmed ? Who does that ?

Daytime coon calling. Yep I did it once.

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PP - That is hillarious.

I guess there's good reason they call them "little grizzlies".

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Good stuff PP. Our story was kinda funny too. There were three of us, and the third guy James, was not armed, he just came along to see if daytime calling would work. Naturally, the coon appeared out of the brush right next him. At first, I didn't see the coon, I just saw James running towards me and pointing at the brush behind him, and yelling, "MATT!! MATT!! MATT!!" From my perspective, it looked like the coon was right on his heels. I engaged the target without hesitation, and after things had settled down, we all got a good laugh at James' expense.

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We use to use the olt coon sqawler to get chucks to look out of thier holes if we missed them after a long varmit rifle shot, IT WORKED! I never tried on the "COONS" though but I will  biggrinbiggrin

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When I was a kid I caught one in a drown set,the chain got caught on a root so the drown set did not work.Well I clubbed the coon and then I stood on top of the coon for 25 minutes before it drowned.It also ruined my brand new waders!!!biggrin Got to be careful with coons!!!

 




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Yo SHANE,
                Was he a bad coon? I know what you mean!!smilesmilesmile   No coon is worth a pair of waders!disbelief

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Got to watch out for them coon many a good coon hound in the water by trying to stay afloat on the dogs head drowning the dog. That was a big fear running hounds near never dams and hearing splashing when you get to the dog. I got rid of the dogs and thought the fox pro would be easier to feed:) but still miss and love to hear a hound bay in the cool dark night.

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Hi Shane, T-Matt, PP and all,

Excellent advice and hunting stories...

Here is our morning action report for today:

Lone Star Phil and I sortied out at 5:00AM this morning for a little crow hunting adventure on the Red River.  It is still way too hot and early for crows here in north Texas, but we always enjoy a day afield...   After bagging a modest 12 crows at a couple of stands, we decided to try our hand again at daylight raccoon hunting using this technique brought to our attention by Shane and in those informative Predator Hunting Talkcasts that are simply excellent listening on a variety of predator hunting topics - including Bob A. on crow hunting.

Well on the first attempt, only a few minutes in with FoxPro's Fighting Raccoons playing on the Fury, a raccoon bolts out of the woods charging the caller and Mojo Critter into the mowed alfalfa field while Mr Smooth here is playing with the remote and my Metro-barrelled BPS is slung over my shoulder...  The "racky" spots me, performs a "Crazy Ivan" and hightails it back into the treeline with Phil never even seeing it and me unable to engage.  Not a good result, but encouraging that this technique does if fact work.

We pickup the Mojo Critter decoy and Fury then move a few hundred yards to another part of our hunting zone and try it again.  This time when I start the calling, I am at DEFCON 1, as I switch on the caller with my Metro-barrelled BPS at high port and my finger on the tang safety.  Lone Star Phil, being Lone Star Phil, has put away his Metro-BPS and rearmed with his beloved Ruger Old Army loaded with ball and Pyrodex.  Well sure enough, a raccoon again charges in from the tree line and I plug it with a double tap of WW AA Featherlites at about 20 feet and bingo, with have another daytime raccoon.  Very exciting stuff.  

Here are the first 10 crows we dropped along with our "Metro" raccoon, note Phil's fine self crafted leather for his mighty Ruger Old Army:
LSP, Crows and Raccoon

Our next 3 stands failed to produce any raccoons or crows, but note the temperature was rising quickly to 90 or so, probably keeping both the crows and raccoons holed up.

We did have one more target of opportunity appear as we were driving across the property back to check out with the landowner.  We spotted a very large bobcat and Phil got off a shot with his Ruger Old Army, at close range (less than 10 yards) but obstructed by small trees and brush.  Connecting with the "Black" and his Old Army on such a fine tomcat would have been true greatness but alas it was not to be.

Just another day afield with elements of the TCP, here's to all of our fellow Crowbusters for a safe and wonderful crow season this fall.

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Blueticks here but I have some buds that run walkers and they live up to there name you end up walking all night cause the don't want the close coon they want the one in the next county;)

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Come on guys, all you gotta do is grab the coon by the sruff of the neck and then by the back legs. Pull on the back legs to stretch him a little. They won't even growl at you in this position.
I wouldn't call any body a sissy, but I've caught a truck load of coons. And not just young ones, big old boars and sows.
Call me a sissy, but I'm more scared of house cats than coons.
And coons aren't that fast either. At 6ft and 240lbs, I've ran down dozens of them.

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G.B. and L.S. Phil
Now thats the spirit!!  Great report and pics.!!! winner.gif Its great to get on those multi species hunts!!!biggrin I found this vid from 2006 its my first FoxPro caller the first time I ever used a E caller!!








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GB,

Good report and its good to see you folks back in action. Keep up the good work.



Is it really as easy as throwing on some coon fighting sounds on the ecaller and setting up next to an area holding coons?

Do you really need a mojo critter type devise?


I have never heard of coon calling but I am VERY interested to learn more.

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Hi Shane and BH,

This was a very fun hunt today with Lone Star Phil, even with the mediocre number of crows...  We are not so spoiled that 12 crows isn't a sufficient number, as we recall when a crow or two was considered a fine accomplishment.  Given the high temperature today and the time of  year, this was a pretty good result in this area.

Shane - if that bobcat could have been bagged, it would have really been a fantastic hunt.  One of the goals the TCP has set this year, is to routinely attain multi-species status on our hunts as you have capably demonstrated. Having the option of bagging a few raccoons in the daylight hours, post morning crow hunting is a delightful option for the TCP and we suspect many of our Crowbuster peers as you stated.

BH - as far as the Mojo Critter being a requirement, I am not sure.  I will say the 2 raccoons we called up this morning did lock in on it as they "charged" our position.  It seems that FoxPro's Fighting Raccoon sound works best for us. Be careful not to allow the raccoon to directly attack your caller or decoys and don't shoot your gear!  We could see that happening quite easily.

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Yote:

We operate under a slightly different protocol in Texas - we prefer to ground check any varmint, especially those with incisors or that act aggressively.

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I've never seen anything like this daylight racoon calling!  Both times we produced racoons, we were up against a tree line on the bank of a creek and these masked bandits both bolted from the tree line forty and twenty feet from Bob!  Incredible!

As I was dutifully watching my partners six, I never saw the first one and was only made aware of the second one when Bob fired and when I spun around, it was only twenty feet from us!  Gave me an opportunity to administer the coup de gras with my black powder revolver.  There's no better 'closure' than a three foot toungue of flame, a cloud of blue smoke and a smoking bullet hole!!

Bob and I determined we have a lot to learn.  And one of the acute questions is how to handle an agitated racoon coming down the tree you're leaning against!

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Gadget Bob and I tried it after a dove hunt the other day. Coon came charging at us through the brush, and I smoked it with the AR-15 at 10 yards. The night before, we had killed 11, just by spotlighting from our ATV's. I must say that calling one up in broad daylight was WAY more exciting than spotlighting them. We will be doing more of this going forward.



Man, last year I took my caller with me on a Deer hunt. Plan was to see what I could get to come in late morning if I did not shoot a Deer. I put the speaker in the window and was using a rabbit distress or something similar. I had a coon come in, walk to my tower blind, then out of sight I could hear it climbing the tower. When I heard it clawing as it climbed corner of the wood box I was in at the top and almost to the window I had enough. Just too close for comfort. I was not prepared for it to meet me face to face through the window, so I kicked the side. It jumped down and ran so fast I was unable to get a shot on it.

 



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BTW, I have shot 4 coon from that blind in recent weeks thinning them out with my deer feeder running again. I don't think I have made a dent.

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LS Phil, I like the black powder pistol,if the lead dont kill them, the smoke does!!biggrin

G.B. and LS Phil, I am thrilled that you guys have had success with this!!! How about some daytime Armidillo calling!!!?????noconfusebiggrin

 



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Hey All,
I have'nt posted since the new site has been up and running.

Shane, I had 2 coons in my garage loft last week. I came home from work, opened up the door and I see a leg hanging through the boards. That will make you step back. They scooted to soffit where they came in and decided to stay. The ****y little bastard stuck his head down looking at me while upside down and hissed at me. That gave me a nice under the chin head shot. Oh yea, I live in a residential area, discharging a firearm I'm sure would be frowned upon.[8D] So I thought of the pellet gun, a little semi quiet lead poisoning. Thinking again, right below the coons is my work bench full of tools. I pictured all that rabid blood dripping on my stuff.
I borrowed a trap from a neighbor, called animal control and have not seen them since. They got real smart, real fast.
After reading these posts, maybe I'll put the trap outside with the foxpro. I just got to protect the caller.
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Next spring when I get more calls on my MA21, I'm going to get all the coon sounds available. There is a bunch of coons around here with almost no coon hunters and trappers are almost non existant. That looks like too much fun not to do it.

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Plus the coon sounds are great for callin yotes!!smile 
Mike, nice to hear from you!!smile

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Hi Shane,

I did nail a big armadillo about 3 weeks back during a failed coyote calling hunt.  We were leaving this ranch northwest of Fort Worth, and a very big armadillo crossed the private ranch road in front of the Blozo's GMC Sierra.  I lowered the passenger's side window and let fly with the RRA .223 Coyote Carbine at about 10 feet splitting open this turf destroying vermin at the edge of the main ranch house lawn.

Tryed the daylight raccoon calling again today, but only at one stand near a stock tank and some big trees, but no dice.  It was mid afternoon and about 95 degrees, so that certainly didn't help.  Headed out next Friday AM to try some crow calling and raccoon work south of Dallas.  It is a great option post crow hunt in our view and we appreciate you alerting us to it.

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You know what, screw it ! Why not ? Let the WRC get pissed. I'll call it in the name of conservation and predator control. I'll remove a coon to save a turkey or duck nest. Jon is going to freak out.

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Well today was my first day,of coon season,very first stand no coons but two coyotes called!!! Son of a gun there I am sitting there with no mask,stainless steel gun,scope caps on.no
I waited till they looked away to duck behind a tree but they where 200 yards away,chip shot with the AR,but all I had was the .17HMR. I goofed with them a bit till they turned and left.I grabbed my stuff and dede'd out of there. I will call them agian in a few weeks.I was using RACOON FIGHT,coyotes cant resist.biggrin

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You must be over run with coyotes there wow. Found a nice flock last night gonna give em heck in a few hours.

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