I've been reading a lot on here, fantastic wealth of knowledge collectively this site is.
Just trying to get an understanding of how the me game we hunt, react and are hunted in different regions and terrain.
I have a lot of thoughts and kinda tough to put into words, so please bare with me. Or is it bear?
Anyway, are greys tougher to call in up there? I notice many elude to it, and taking doubles on grey from what I read on here, is uncommon.
On the Delmarva where I hunt, a good grey fox distress call anytime of the day or night has them running in 2 and 3 at a time, providing they are there. Your better off using a shotgun because they come right to the call, even with a light on them.
Reds, way tougher down here than greys, but again, come right to the call.
I bought a foxpro, because I wanted the remote and to be angle to place it away from me, but now, I just put it next to me. When I would place it downwind or at a distance to take attention off of me, the fox would always find a way to get to the caller where I couldn't get a shot. I sit it at my feet and get ready for a quick shot with my shotgun.
When hunting a field, I still sit it right next to me, as I believe and in my experiences, the fox will reveal itself to the caller, always to the caller not me, and if I set the caller away from me I always leave that set wondering how many ran in I never knew about.
Not many coyotes, at least where I hunt, no experiences with them.
I love my foxpro, but hate the cumbersome remote and tiny fonts. I haven't fully figured it out yet, so a lot of it is my fault. The download site is really tough to use, I downloaded the 16 sound package and while trying to put it on my foxpro, ended up wiping out the whole preset library. I am not tech savvy, up until this year, didn't even know how to spell WWW so again, I blame myself.
I've only ever called one raccoon in, and I've tried many of times. Raccoons fighting, baby distress. Nothing!
Only coon I ever called in came to the eastern cottontail, midday, this fall.
Sorry for the long post, again, I just want to know how different the fox are that we hunt between Md and Pa, or other parts of the states for that matter.