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Predator Impact

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About Predator Impact

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  • Birthday 07/19/1955

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    Sundown, Texas
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    Kerdog calling

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    Sundown, Texas
  1. Who makes the best?

    I forgot to mention a very important aspect of suppressors. Make sure if you are going to spend $200.00 on the registration tax stamp and about $900.00 on the suppressor...get a thirty caliber suppressor. You can also transfer it to the smaller calibers (.223) as well. More bang for your buck.
  2. Who makes the best?

    I spent 25 years on a SWAT team. Somewhat familiar with suppressors. Surefire is a great product, but they only manufacture a suppressing system with the quick detach adaptor. In my opinion this is useless for hunting. No need for you to take it on and off quickly. Thunderbeast makes an awesome suppressor. It is threaded which is no problem. Just let them know the firearm that you intend to mount it on. If you are not in law enforcement special operations the threaded suppressor is the way to go. I use my thunderbeast on duty. A quality suppressor will actually improve your point of impact. Good luck pard.
  3. Video Recording of coyote calls and kills

    I've closed my predator season out. Heard the call of bass fishing and golf. I've been experimenting with various camera systems over the past couple of years. GoPro and others just didn't work well. Came up with a system that is just flat cool. I recorded 25(+) coyote calls and kills. What a hoot. It really raises the bar on predator hunting. 99% of the time I hunt by myself. Very therapeutic. If anyone is interested in seeing any of the footage I would gladly share. But, when it comes to the information highway I still live on a dirt road. I'll have to figure out how to get it to the Texas Predator Posse website. Ya'll have a blessed day.
  4. What Call Should I Get First.....

    The mini blaster is absolutely amazing. My recommendation is start off with a relatively low volume. Increase slightly after three to five minutes. Gradually work up to a more frenzied sound. Rest four to five minutes between series. Make it sound as realistic as possible. Be patient. Good luck pard.
  5. Thanks

    I would like to simply say thanks to all. l have absolutely enjoyed reading all of the comments by fellow predator hunters. The pure honesty of these truly great Americans is very refreshing. Thank you to this association for allowing such a fine conglomeration of fine Americans to voice their opinions. I'm not big on government, but I love fellow home grown patriots voicing their hearts. Thank you one and all. Stay true and God bless you.
  6. What is your 'go to' change-up call.....

    Claymanater...I agree with much of your comments. I have kept a statistics sheet for the past forty years. Very comprehensive. It will make a caller a better caller. No I'm not anal...just detailed oriented. I have really good luck with rodent distress (40% of their diet), woodpecker (killer), and Lil's cottontail. Jack rabbit type calls have been so overused in my part of the country. I have most of my success with my hand calls. When I gets eyes on them, if I've got the time, I switch to the e-caller to divert their attention and direction of travel. I seldom leave a set that I don't howl or yodel a little coyote. Less aggressive works for me. I end it with a pup in distress. I've spoke these words and now I can expect dry runs for a while. Be safe.
  7. "Success With E-Callers"-Predator Xtreme

    My opinion based on a life time of calling. I'm 58. Just about the time you think you've got them figured out...you're wrong. Many very experienced callers preach always set your stand to call up wind. In my neck of the woods, not literally woods cause we have none, this will get you busted. I have had great luck setting my ambush point with an open "kill" zone. I ensure that in order for a critter to burn me it will have to expose itself in an open piece of the geography. I live and call an accumulation of acres in excess of of 200,000. Most of the terrain is mesquite, prairie grass, crp, and yuka. I call a lot of land off the Llano or commonly referred to as the caprock. The open ranch land is more rolling with lots of open country. The trick here is to ensure that you place your hide as elevated as possible due to the thick underbrush. I can not stress the importance of your ability to kill from 20 yards to 300 yards and even farther if you have the firearms platform and the confidence. A critter that locks down is obvious. My recommendation, don't pull the trigger if you're not confident of the shot. Misses hand the critter his masters degree...educates them fast. Off the caprock it's a little different venue. Canyons, washes, and high cliffs. Placing my back against a hard back drop is the norm. Why set in the bottom when you can elevate. The higher you are the better the visibility. Even in this terrain I try to set my caller and decoy up wind and away so the critter will hopefully move from downwind. Diverts their attention and enhances the chance for a better shot. I utilize my mouth calls quiet a bit with my e-caller. I'm a purest and old school... still love the mouth call. E-callers are an amazing tool that can really shift the advantage. kerdogs are the einsteins of the k-9's. I've kept a stats sheet since my teens and have been very fortunate and lucky to bag in excess of 1200 coyotes. I've learned more from my mistakes than from my successes. Most important thing...BE SAFE...have fun.
  8. I've built a pretty good platform out of a Remington R-25 .243 caliber. This is an AR-10 produced by DPMS. 20" barrel 1/10 twist. I've been a reloader for many a moon, but I don't want to exhaust the bench time from scratch to load a really accurate round (95-100 grain). Worked this rifle up for long range hogs. Come on guys help my laziness. Give me your tried and true .243 loads. Thanks. PS: Currently have six pounds of IMR-4895. Killer in my 22-250 sniper rifle, but a totally different beast in a .243.
  9. Favorite FoxPro Sounds?

    Mikel, apologize for the lack of clarity. Lots of smart experienced hunters on this site. Very cool. I only make day calls due to the challenge and the fact that I video my hunts. Night and day calls are a different as well...night and day. Good advise on this sight. Last note: set your "foxbang". If you can mimic a hurt dog with your mouth fine, but if not program your foxbang with the pup distress. You might be surprised. Again...good luck and be safe.
  10. Favorite FoxPro Sounds?

    Rodent distress or woodpecker first. Start the volume at 8. Too many callers utilize way too much volume. If you sneak into your hide and set your ambush point up correctly with the wind and terrain it is not uncommon to call a kerdog out of the bed less than 200 yards out. I may kick the volume up to 16 and alternate the volume for up to ten minutes. No reaction. be patient. Productive follow-up calls are the "Lil's Cottontail". Watch the volume and alternate from higher to lower. Pause the series. Running continuously has not been nearly as productive on my calls. No reaction. be patient. Lightning Jack is a tremendous call. Same recipe pard. Use caution. Don't over stimulate the stand with too may calls. My last call (almost always) is a simple female howl. Run it a couple of series. Rest it. Follow it up with the final call... the "Coyote Pup Distress". 90% of the time I do not leave the stand without the pup distress. Be patient. If you don't sit 30 minutes you're shot changing your set. I have filmed and killed many a dog with this set up this year. Check your downed females. When the heat starts the #29 Coyote challenge is a killer. Note: It's not food now...it's territory and kerdogs are cautious and slow coming to the call. Their eyes are scanning for a coyote in their territory. Really hopes it helps. I've made my share of mistakes over my 40+ years of calling. Trust me...low volume...patience. PS: It your area is worn out with rabbit calls...think outside the box... birds and kittens are lethal. Good luck pard.
  11. Question about coyote calling

    If it works the proof is in the pudding. Typical problem with focusing on one area is the saturation effect. Coyotes get educated to calling being it mouth or electronic calls. Change is geography is helpful. Try to allow at least three weeks before hitting the same area again. Hungry or young coyotes may be susceptible to the call, but a little time call reap dividends. also, don't utilize the same call repeatedly. Just a suggestion pard.
  12. "Carnivore" is the single best educational tool out there for any individual interested in calling the elusive coyote. I commend the show on the professional manner related to calling art. I am very impressed with the simple yet common sense approach that gary uses to teach. Very nice job gentlemen. PS: Novice hunters please pay attention...worth your while. Heck...I've been calling for many years and am always willing to learn.
  13. Are there any tickets left for the AR-15 fundraiser? If so, I'll take what's left.