Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:08 PM
I have an area that is loaded with tracks and would like to call some in. My minaska caller is loaded with coon sounds. So I must have something on there that will work.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 08:32 AM
I have called hundreds of coons over the years. The best sounds I have ever used were the coon puppies, and coons fighting.
The situation Jim is referring to has been in use for many, many years in the midwest.
It requires you to know a little bit about coon habits and behavior, in that you need to know how to find a coon den tree.
You then look the situation over, determine any limbs a coon might use when he leaves the tree.
You then set up your caller at the base of the tree and on the OPPOSITE side of the tree the hole is on. You then stand back and watch as the coons come out, and shoot them as they come out of the hole or down the tree.
It is great fun, and should be done in the daytime. Not every den has coons in it however, and you will need a lot of ground to kill alot of coons.
It does work at night but i like to get my caller away from the den and allow the coons to come in that way. Easier for me to shine them and get a shot.
Daytime is a fast and furious deal.
A couple of guys from Iowa ,Sonny Hootman and Mike Sells finally made a video of doing this a couple years ago, and let"the cat out of the bag" so to speak that many of us have been doing for over 30 years.
You might recognize Sonny as the manufacturerer of Sonny's Catfish Bait for the last 40 or 50 years!
Sonny used to trap with the great Bill Nelson back in the 60's and if you ever take a wiff of his catfish bait, it smells just like Bill's Predator bait!
Both he and Mike are great guys to know and talk to.
You can order the video from Sonny at 319 878-4115 or Mike at 319 653-5873. Also in the video they have a bonus booklet tucked inside the video jacket.
When you call, tell them the Lion King from AZ sent you!
Posted 21 November 2009 - 11:09 PM
Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:58 PM
Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:26 PM
I was calling this one to the road with a hand squeaker till it saw the truck and went back towards the creek.
Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:44 PM
I had a battery problem with the minaska the last few years so it did'nt see much use. I finally got rid of the big black battery and took a spare 10 battery tray and hooked it up to the BC and seems to be working well.. I plan to use it a little more this season.....
Edit to add: I got abunch of recorded sounds from a friend and also had him redo some of the sounds I already had, they sound dam good so I will be testing them out this year as well....
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