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electric fox call or old fashioned whistles and squeakers, whats best?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by techno, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. techno

    techno Busy Member

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    Ive a fox job to take care of and was pondering whats the best, a squeaker, whistle or an electronic caller?whats the best makes and models etc? Your views most appreciated.
     
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    The powder burner lads on here all seem to use the Icotec electronic caller!!
     
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    which one the gc350 or the gc500?
     
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    Ah found it.
     
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    Have you not tried the old fashioned whistles?
     
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    At the time I went for the 350, looking back should have got the 500, yer got a call, but with the 350 the fox is heading to the caller and not you, so the hardly take any notice of you, there just transfixed to the sound from the caller
     
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    can you elobarate a bit,i thought the call came out of the unit?ta
     
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    Yeah, you have a unit with a remote control, so you place the unit(speaker) out in front of down wind and safe back stop etc, then sit back and start calling, so the fox is concentrating on the sound from caller and not so much you
     
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    ah I catch youre drift, ta
     
  11. techno

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    whats the cheapest place to buy an icotec?
     
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    pas mate, got mine at a game fair ,I'm sure Dan knows some one on face book mate
     
  13. r10hunter

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    Also don't forget the old fashioned wam still one of the best as you can vary the sound keeping him in the crosshairs. The more calls you have the better these are cheap and still take many many foxes a year.
    http://www.wamfoxcall.co.uk
    http://youtu.be/6I9dcSlSaSI
    One of the best things for foxing available now are the trail cameras as they have come down so much in price. As foxes are creatures of habit it's possible to predict exactly what time they will visit a bait point ect. Many big game shoots are now using 20 plus cameras.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    ok ta
     
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    Thanks Andy, ive ordered a wam as im a bit skint at the moment to buy an isotec,Ive a DM80 mk4 to sell to fund my habit!
     
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    Here are some of my selection of callers .


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    ICOTEC GC 500 from bestfoxcall on the left and minicolobri on the right .


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    Original fox blaster on left and faulhber on right both from best fox call

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    Kristoffer clausen on the left ,bestfoxcall tenter field style in the middle , and a Wam on the far right from Bestfox call .

    The icotec gc 500 and fox blaster is my favourite .

    The faulhber and wam is ideal for close range .

    Bestfox call tenter field style is ideal for long range calling , same goes to the clausen a fox blaster .

    The mini colibri can also be effective but loses advantage as it's only hand held version and holds up to 9 preloaded calls on a fixed card .
     
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    The one on the far right is a wigeon whistle not a wam.
    Your collection is nearly as big as mine lol :):)
    Cheers Andy
     
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    That's the one lol , I couldn't remember the name of it so I call it a Wam as it's quite similar ..

    It's good to have a selection
     
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    not much luck so far with the widgeon whistle,Ive the wam to try next...
     
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    I got mine off eBay mate , you can get the wam from bestfoxcall
     

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