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#632537 - 02/25/08 08:17 PM Calling all hawks!!!
Kevin B.
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I wanted to share with y'all what happened this afternoon while trying to call in a coyote with the JS preymaster 3. I had the sound "red shafted flicker" turned on when in comes this half grown red tail hawk. He dove at my decoy (guinea hen feathers tied with thread to a carbon arrow) several times before lighting right above me. I snuck my camera out of my fanny pack and snapped this shot. Looking staight up at him. He's in the center of the pic:

He's looking at the guinea feather. I think I heard his stomach growling. \:D
The next episode happened at my last set up of the evening. I was in some open woods facing a cut over pines. I was intently scanning the terrain when all of a sudden I heard metallic tinkling sounds. I jerked my head back around to the direction of my speaker (50 feet out, 5 feet up in a sapling) and there was a big red tail trying to get a grip on the speaker with his feet!!!! I was using the "baby cottontail" sound. I tried to grab my camera for a pic, but I was slow on the draw!
I didn't see a coyote this evening, but it wasn't an uneventful hunt.

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#632630 - 02/25/08 08:50 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: Kevin B.]
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Pretty cool.
Wait till you are calling and a red tailed hawk swoops down and actually takes your buddy's hat off his head.
Now THAT is FUNNY !
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#632661 - 02/25/08 09:02 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: RUGER]
Kevin B.
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Pretty cool.
Wait till you are calling and a red tailed hawk swoops down and actually takes your buddy's hat off his head.
Now THAT is FUNNY !

I bet that WAS a trip!!! \:D

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#632664 - 02/25/08 09:05 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Pretty cool.
Wait till you are calling and a red tailed hawk swoops down and actually takes your buddy's hat off his head.
Now THAT is FUNNY !

I like to use mouth calls quite a bit, and have felt the wind off the air force more than a few times. It will defenitley get your attention and keep you alert! It's stuff like that, that keeps you going back even though you have a "dry run"
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#632714 - 02/25/08 09:25 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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very cool!
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#632730 - 02/25/08 09:34 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: Blue5]
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Hawks are all I've been calling in. But at least it's something. Kinda cool watching them look for a meal. Good Pic.
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#632746 - 02/25/08 09:40 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: KENBOB10]
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Yep, it will make for a fun trip for sure.
That is when my partner and I decided we weren't doing THAT bad of a job calling.
We figured if we called in hawks at least part of it sounded ok. \:D
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#632863 - 02/25/08 10:35 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: RUGER]
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Very cool.. \:\)
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#632867 - 02/25/08 10:36 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: RUGER]
gil1
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Really cool. I had the same deal with an owl of some sort last week. I didn't have a decoy, so he just kept staring at the speaker.
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#633049 - 02/26/08 06:53 AM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: ]
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That is not a baby redtail. It is likely a Coopers Hawk. I had one hit me in the back of the head one time. Another time I had one land on my rifle barrel.
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#633131 - 02/26/08 08:01 AM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: ]
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cool
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#633767 - 02/26/08 02:31 PM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: Kevin B.]
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#637668 - 02/28/08 11:43 AM Re: Calling all hawks!!! [Re: Kevin B.]
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