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I am in the market for an e caller and I thought the best place to start would be with hunters who use them.
The new digitals look nice but I dont understand why they are less than the cassette callers.
What is your choice.
Any feed back would be welcome.
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I have had a Johnny Stewart for a long time it is a 512 model they dont make it any more there is a place the sale the new 612 JS caller for 134.95 for the mid range caller and 157.99 for the long range caller and u can get the Johnny Stewart tapes for 6.86 ea that is the cheapest i have seen them the place is www.natchezss.com i got one of the 612 from them and i like it i like to have a back up caller never know when u mite need i thope i have help u
 

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In my area the hunting is close in.
I am working on a little project
I got an MP-3 player and now working on getting a small set of battery powered speakers. I have a few Johnny Steward tapes. I have converted them to mp-3 format. The setup is very small and lightweight (less then 2 pounds). And I can have several calls at one time on the player. To switch from one to the other all I have to do is push a button and with the software I have I can customize the calls any way I want or need. It should work quite well for the close in calling
 

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We use the JS 612 here in ND and it works well. Good volume for distant calling. Problem is, it just gets too doggone heavy to carry a couple miles out to a stand. Also, it can be fitted with a remote, but you can only operate the tape that's in the machine. Don't get me wrong, it's a great caller, I'm just looking for something with a little more versatility. It would be better mounted in a backpack for ease of carrying. I've ordered the Foxpro with 16 calls and remote. Granted, it won't "reach out" like the JS but it'll fit in my pocket and I can choose any of the 16 calls with the remote. Looking forward to trying mine out. Good luck with whatever you chose.
 

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the way i look at it is the sounds animals make dont travel real far so if you make a call louder then normal it will scare a way the close ones or at least let them know something is up.
 

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Wish we had "close ones" in ND. Our stands will average up to 45 minutes and the coyotes can often be seen coming in from up to half a mile away. The volume is "key" where I hunt, as ND is a barren and windy state.
 

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the only hunting i know is how it is in Maryland so that is what i base my knolage on. MD has so many people around 100 y. are a long way for us
we have to set up very carrefully so we are not facing someone's house
 

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There's a new e caller coming out that's called The Loudmouth. From what I've read it's all that and a bag of chips. You can find it at www.allpredatorcalls.com. It has interchangeable digital chips for different sounds and a jack to remote control a decoy. It should be available in April.
 
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