If you've just stared coyote hunting but don't seem to attract these clever predators as often as you have hoped, you might want to use a coyote call. If you are a DIY kind of guy, this first part of the text will teach you how to make your own electronic coyote call.
Here are the things that you will need for your project: a 6-inch cable with 1/8-inch phone jacks on both ends, a mono plug to jack line adapter, another 6-inch cable with a 1/8-inch jack on one end and stripped at the other end, a CD/MP3 player, power horn, soldering iron and solder, along with a small power amplifier. We are going to discuss about the process of making an electronic caller(aka e-caller) that mimics the calls of a coyote.
First of all, get the soldering rod and use it to solder the stripped power horn cable to the stripped end of the aforementioned 6-inch cable and after that plug your soldered speaker wire to the "EXT" phone jack on the speaker or power amplifier. The amplified sound signals will be transmitted from the power amp into the power horn.
Next, attach the mono plug to jack-line adapter to one end of your remaining 6-inch cable, and after that plug the other end to the second open jack line on your power amplifier. After completing this step, plug the other end that you have just attached to the 6-inch cable into the phone jack on the CD/MP3 player. By doing so, the line will send the sound signals from your portable music device to the power amp.
You now need to insert the caller into a sizable hunting bag (keeping the speaker out). Insert the coyote caller CD into the CD player and play. If you have an MP3 player, play your coyote caller tracks. Don't forget to use the volume buttons in order to increase the sound amplified through the power amp into the speakers.
How To Make A Wooden Coyote Call
If you prefer the old style of a wooden coyote call, here is what you need to get things done: a 6 inch-long by 1 inch-wide piece of dowel rod, a standard clarinet reed, a 1/2-foot drill bit with a drill, one-sided razor blade and wood glue.
First of all, you'll have to drill a hole through the center of the dowel. You need to use the drill and the foot-long bit so that the hole extends the length of the dowel.
Second step is to carefully whittle down the clarinet so that it just barely fits inside of the hole in the dowel by using the one-sided razor blade we've mentioned above. You'll need to take a little bit off each side symmetrically and after that give it a try. Be careful not to whittle a lot off before testing because you might slim the reed down too much.
Your third step would be to insert the reed gently into the end of the dowel hole - it should be very tight. Next, blow inside of the bowel's front end. The reed should vibrate and make a noise. However, if it doesn't, you'll have to gently pull it out again and reinsert it until it will make a sound.
The last task will be to secure the reed by using the wood glue. Take a couple of drops and place them on reed's direct corners. Let the glue dry overnight.
Homemade Coyote Electronic Call Video
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