Predator Masters using UBB.threads ™ Infopop Corporation.
PM Gear Moon & Weather

Welcome to the Predator Masters Forums
Be sure to visit the main Predator Master website at





PM Gear
PM Gear
PM Gear
The Official Predator Masters Search Engine
Loading

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#2294001 - 09/20/12 09:24 PM Calling all coons
Paul-e Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 40
Loc: Goodells, MI
I bought a new video "Crumblin Coons" by Minaska Outdoors with Todd and Steve Borland. They set up near a den tree, start up the e-caller, and wait for the racoons to come out and investigate. Some of the coons are very aggressive and attack the call or the decoy. Cool video, just wondering if anyone else has seen this video, or has tried calling racoons? (Rick Paillet, The Verminator, makes an appearance with his bow)
_________________________
Sometimes I'd rather be lucky than good! Just a Blind Squirrel, lookin' for my nuts!

Top
#2294185 - 09/21/12 07:38 AM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
Steve K. Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 08/15/09
Posts: 197
Loc: Ohio
Watched it many times along with other coon calling vid's, and have been using this method ffor two years now! Works great, but it will P.O. the coon trappers and dog hunters!

Steve

Top
#2294191 - 09/21/12 08:27 AM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
ksyotecallr Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 400
Loc: central,kansas
Purchased their coon calling cd at the national trapping convention 4-5 years ago. I haven't wore it out yet but did burn a copy just in case. I have wore out a couple of cheap boom boxes, well I should say the coons have done a number on them. Does it work? You betcha! Alot of places I call usually have several den trees feet from each other, so, I always call with a buddy. It's alot easier to keep an eye on all the den trees with the exta set of eyes. As for the weapon of choice, I use a shotgun shooting dueces or bbs. For me it's alot easier than trying to keep a fast moving coon in a scope.

Top
#2294226 - 09/21/12 10:25 AM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
Bernie P. Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 1614
Loc: NY Adirondack Park
I saw this method used on the Pursuit channel.Worked pretty good even in daylight.

Top
#2294289 - 09/21/12 12:29 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
Paul-e Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 40
Loc: Goodells, MI
I'll be trying it possibly before the day's out. Thanks for the tip on shotgun vs rifle. I look forward to P$$in' off the dog hunters(my nephew's). There's a lot of places they can't/won't run their dogs because of the E-way or small parcels with no permission on either side, that calling would be perfect.
_________________________
Sometimes I'd rather be lucky than good! Just a Blind Squirrel, lookin' for my nuts!

Top
#2294359 - 09/21/12 03:01 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
Chris_Brice Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Iowa
It's replaced dogs and traps as my primary way of coon killin. Caller don't eat/crap in the off season and I don't have to go out in horrid weather like you do with traps. No more high water, no more freezing sets, no more theives, etc etc.

Best weapon is the ol' 12ga (I also use BB), 2nd best a fast shooting rimfire with lot's and lot's of quality ammo. Don't stop shooting till it's on the ground and dead.

Top
#2294829 - 09/22/12 11:51 AM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
Ivers Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 08/04/07
Posts: 701
Loc: Nebraska
How does shotgunning with BB affect fur prices? How many holes do you typically have in a hide? NAFA says more than 3 holes results in a downgrade to slight damaged.

Not being critical. If I could use BB without losing a lot of money I would, so I'm trying to get some info. I guess it is a question of lost coons vs downgraded fur, and the money loss for each, so I'd like to do a comparison of which is the most costly.

Top
#2294834 - 09/22/12 12:08 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Chris_Brice]
Ivers Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 08/04/07
Posts: 701
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Chris_Brice
It's replaced dogs and traps as my primary way of coon killin. Caller don't eat/crap in the off season and I don't have to go out in horrid weather like you do with traps. No more high water, no more freezing sets, no more theives, etc etc.

Best weapon is the ol' 12ga (I also use BB), 2nd best a fast shooting rimfire with lot's and lot's of quality ammo. Don't stop shooting till it's on the ground and dead.


These are the primary reasons I switched to hunting coons instead of trapping them. Trapping requires a check every day, no matter what. And it can snow 6 inches or get half an inch of ice on a creek overnight, and I'm not out fixing or pulling sets that have gone dead.

Weekends can be devoted to coon hunting, 2 days and 2 nights, rather than 1 day of setting, one check, and then pull.

No more passing up spots because it is impossible to get a truck in there after a rain so daily checks are iffy. When calling, just wait until it is dry and go get 'em.

And I get permission on a lot more land than I do trapping. Most farmers I've run into don't have the same concerns about calling coons as they do trapping.

Top
#2295036 - 09/22/12 05:58 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Ivers]
bobeano Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/17/08
Posts: 981
Loc: ne ohio
Originally Posted By: Ivers
How does shotgunning with BB affect fur prices? How many holes do you typically have in a hide? NAFA says more than 3 holes results in a downgrade to slight damaged.

Not being critical. If I could use BB without losing a lot of money I would, so I'm trying to get some info. I guess it is a question of lost coons vs downgraded fur, and the money loss for each, so I'd like to do a comparison of which is the most costly.


ive shot them with 4buck,not much damage as 1 would think.
i usally try to 2 3/4 loads,but have used 3in.

Top
#2295079 - 09/22/12 07:20 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
2milehighguy Online
Seasoned Member

Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 140
Loc: high country colorado
This is interesting, what do the calls sound like? Are they coon specific or will another 'regular' predator sound work?.

Top
#2295118 - 09/22/12 09:00 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
Ivers Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 08/04/07
Posts: 701
Loc: Nebraska
I like juvenile coons in distress sounds during the day, especially in the early season. Coon fight sounds at night. I probably don't have as much experience with it as some of these guys, but that's what seems to work for me.

Night calling is altogether different. I like to set up near places where they are feeding...creeks, corn fields, etc. Stand back from the caller with a red light and let 'er rip. After shooting any coons that are coming in, I shine the trees. Sometimes they go up the trees when the shooting starts, and sometimes they go up the trees instead of coming in, like they are trying to get a good vantage point to watch the fight.

Top
#2295138 - 09/22/12 09:32 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
ksyotecallr Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 400
Loc: central,kansas
Early in the season I use the kit distress sounds with more success. Later into the season brawling coons works really well. Wish we could use lights here in Ks, but it's a no go. So all my coon callin is done during the daylight hours. Remember to make sure you pull the trigger on them AFTER they get clear of the den. Ya don't want them crawling back into the den and dying where you can't get to them. As far as the fur, I don't put them up, just sell to my fur buyer on the carcass.

Top
#2295166 - 09/22/12 10:35 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: 2milehighguy]
Ivers Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 08/04/07
Posts: 701
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: 2milehighguy
This is interesting, what do the calls sound like? Are they coon specific or will another 'regular' predator sound work?.


I checked Colorado's regulations and they look interesting. It is legal to hunt raccoons at night with a light on private land. Also legal on public land if you get a special permit.

The interesting thing is that it APPEARS TO ME that you can spotlight coons from a vehicle at night on private land so long as there isn't a magazine in the firearm or a shell in the chamber. Would be very easy to spotlight the treelines on private ground and load the firearm when you spot one and step out.

It also says that you can't fire a shotgun shooting a single slug within 50 feet of a road, but it is pretty specific about the shotgun firing a single slug. Looks to me like you can fire a shotgun next to a road, so long as you aren't shooting over the road.

I'd check all this out to make sure, but it looks like Colorado could be coon calling Heaven as far as the regulations go.

Top
#2295961 - 09/24/12 08:28 AM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
Paul-e Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 40
Loc: Goodells, MI
I love the regs here in Michigan. Racoon and coyote both have extended seasons "on private lands when doing or about to do damage". I'm still waiting for the opportunity to tell the warden, "well, he just had that look in his eyes, I knew he was up to somethin'!"
_________________________
Sometimes I'd rather be lucky than good! Just a Blind Squirrel, lookin' for my nuts!

Top
#2299312 - 09/29/12 09:33 PM Re: Calling all coons [Re: Paul-e]
HideHunter Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 220
Loc: SE Iowa
lol.. good un Paul. wink.. Let me put it to you this way... It's just about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.. Last year was my first season (calling 'coons - not the "clothes" thing).. 'Course I've been married 41 years and most days the 'coons are more responsive than my wife is... wink .. Have fun! laugh
_________________________
Coyote tastes like it smells.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



Moderator:  venatic 

Forum Stats
47939 Members
83 Forums
285566 Topics
2699552 Posts

Max Online: 3771 @ 02/03/14 09:55 PM
Today's Birthdays
ArkansasPackrat, crowbuster, ILLhunt, smoke-e, Timber Prowler, wmweasel, Wullie

© Predator Masters™, All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.