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Old 10-13-2008, 08:07 PM
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How to use a cottontail call

I recently bought a quaker boy cottontail screamer but I don't know what it's supposed to sound like or how to use it right. can anyone help me?
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:21 PM
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Bud, it's been years since I used a rabbit squeal to hunt coyotes, bob cats. Best I remember....try to imitate the cries of a baby......worked for us. I'm sure someone will have a better idea!!!! Good luck!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:02 AM
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Just start out calling softly, just to see if anything is close...

if nothing shows up in a couple minutes just start blowing like crazy.. pretend someone is hitting you ove the head with a 2X4... blow for a couple mins, wait a couple, then do it again.

With time you will find what works.

You can also pick up a dvd on coyote calling.. i like the Primos truth ones, it will give you a good idea what they sound like.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:39 PM
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Do a google search for varmint Al. He has the sounds of various calls there. I think the URL will work.

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Old 10-14-2008, 08:48 PM
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Hi Minihuntur, I moved your thread down here to the varminting forum.
When I use a a cottontail screamer I imagine myself caught in the clutches of an Obama presidency and its choking the life outta me. Wait, I'm sorry that might be reality.
What I really meant is imagine yourself being eaten by a predator and how that might make you scream for your life. Then let the sounds die down like its your last breath for a bit and go at it full blast again.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:53 PM
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For your practice enjoyment see if blue jays come in to your calls. If they come and check it out you are on the right track.
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waaaaaaaaa---waaaaaaaaaaa--waaaaaaaaaaa !!!! repeat n'' repeat for a few minutes stop for a while then go at it again..... look for movement ! cat's will sneak up on ya.....
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