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#5398 - 02/27/01 06:58 AM Ladders???
Anonymous
Unregistered


Alright I have a question about something new I heard recently. Sitting way up high on a dang ladder with your rear hanging out in the breeze for every stray coyote that comes along to see..
Whats the deal?
I hunt a lot of brush, and while I am not desperately searching for anything I truly enjoy trying new things. AND I am going to try this.
I just want to shorten the learning curve a bit here. I know that if I wanted to I could call a coyote in and kill him while wearing a pink bunny suit and jumping rope, then I could put up a site promoting and selling bunny suits! But I am wondering if this technique is really an assett or just a better view of the ones that DIDN'T spook and slip away.
I would appreciate any input on this, if this is no bueno then someone please let me know before I fall off a dang ladder somewhere.

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#5399 - 02/27/01 07:05 AM Re: Ladders???
howler Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 2027
Loc: Glasgow, Mt.
how much for the bunny suit, that and a dozen roses might do wonders for me

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#5400 - 02/27/01 07:06 AM Re: Ladders???
Tim Behle Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 219
Loc: McNeal, AZ
You're in luck. We happen to have the Worlds foremost Ladder expert with us, Michael McCasland.

Michael, can you please tell us about that cool dismount you demonstrated at the Tom Mix hunt?

You never have a video camera when you need one!

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#5401 - 02/27/01 08:04 AM Re: Ladders???
Anonymous
Unregistered


Howler it sounds as if you are trying to call in sweeter game than I.
With my track record in that department you want to avoid any contact with me like the plague. Don't even look at my name it's voodoo I swwear.

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#5402 - 02/27/01 05:26 PM Re: Ladders???
Bill Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 386
Loc: Tucson, Az.
Craig Hamilton,

So your interested in using a ladder to call predator? That tells me your of above average intelligence and willing to try something different.

First off let's clear up a few points.

The first thing you need to do is get a pair of camo pants. If you intend on calling with your rear hangng out from the top of a ladder, well how can I put this? It can't be a pretty sight. Second if this discussion of ladders goes like all the others I've read there will be some that say this technique is "No Bueno". However, I find their view to be short sighted. Third, you will fall off a ladder sooner or latter.

I'vew been using a ladder for a few years now and probalby 90% of the stands I make I use my ladder. The use of ladders has been going on here in Southern Arizona and in paticular with members of the Southern Arizona Wildlife Caller for at least a coulpe of decades. Tim Behle mentioned Michael J. McCasland. Michael speaks long and well about the use and design of a calling ladder. I'm sure he will show up soon and give you more information on the subjuct.

Have a nice view.

Bill

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#5403 - 02/27/01 05:59 PM Re: Ladders???
coyote170 Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/25/01
Posts: 8
Loc: Sikeston,Mo.USA
Since I bought the penthouse blind I threw
away the ladder love being on the ground!!
My success ratio has improved a lot.

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#5404 - 02/28/01 05:13 PM Re: Ladders???
Bill Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 386
Loc: Tucson, Az.
Craig Hamilton,

I just remembered, how could I forget, that DesertFox, who signed on today put together Desert Fox's Ladder Hunting Page, www.zianet.com/jszym/hunting/start/html. Check it out. It has lots of ladder info and other stuff.

Bill

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#5405 - 03/02/01 06:16 PM Re: Ladders???
Cal Taylor Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 545
Loc: Gillette Wy.
Whether it works or not, I don't know. But I do know that I am far too lazy to pack a damn ladder around in the brush. I try to pick slightly elevated places to call from. And as often as I lose stuff while out calling, I can't afford to scatter ladders all over Wyoming, although I have scattered calls, gloves, knives, etc. I think you could open your own sporting goods store just by following me around and picking up the stuff I lose.

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#5406 - 03/03/01 06:46 PM Re: Ladders???
steve allen Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 01/05/02
Posts: 88
Loc: Bismarck,ND
Cal Taylor--I used to lose stuff, too. But now I carry everything in a small nylon/canvas backpack the color of which should match your terrain. This includes skinning equipment, calls in plastic containers, extra ammo, a snack that is relatively freeze resistant (nuts, raisins, m&m, etc)--the whole works. All I have to do is double check my stuff as I put it back in the pack to make sure I didn't leave something. When I pick up the pack, I have it all. No pack, I don't have anything. At least for me all the equipment has to be completely "idiot proof" or I got big trouble.

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#5407 - 03/04/01 12:05 PM Re: Ladders???
Cal Taylor Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 545
Loc: Gillette Wy.
But Steve,
Can you fit a ladder in your pack?? LOL

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#5408 - 03/04/01 02:34 PM Re: Ladders???
steve allen Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 01/05/02
Posts: 88
Loc: Bismarck,ND
Cal--Sounds like we are a lot alike; ladders aren't on my radar screen either.

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#5409 - 03/07/01 01:52 PM Re: Ladders???
WayCool Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/23/01
Posts: 11
Loc: Las Cruces,NM
Ok.. Ok.. I admit it... I haven't tried the ladder thing ... YET ! Mostly cause I've been using a 4wheeler to get around the desert to hunt...

Speaking of losing things... other day I was haulin A$$ around on my ATV... and stopped to glass.. when I noticed my pack felt strange... so I took it off .. low and behold... it was EMPTY seems it had opened ! Hmmm... took me 2 hours to follow my tracks back and pick all my stuff up..

--Steve

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#5410 - 03/22/01 06:44 PM Re: Ladders???
Anonymous
Unregistered


I couldn't get the link above to work.Is anyone else having a problem with it?

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#5411 - 03/22/01 09:06 PM Re: Ladders???
Silverfox Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 4983
Loc: Williston, ND
Jbrad----See if this link will work for you--
http://www.zianet.com/jszym/hunting/start.html

and then up towards the top of the page, click on the link where it says "If you are ready to take your coyote hunting to a "Higher Level," click HERE

[This message has been edited by Silverfox (edited 03-23-2001).]

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#5412 - 03/25/01 11:41 AM Re: Ladders???
Anonymous
Unregistered


Thanks silverfox
It worked that time.I think I might have to give those ladders a try.It seems logical enough but I'm not sure how much i'll like carring the thing around.But i figure you gotta try it before you knock it.

Later,
Justin

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