Hey Lee,

     I just received my "YellerDog" howler. I was impressed with the quality of craftsmanship and what a great sound.   Enclosed are a couple of photos of coyote taken this year with your YDD2 call. The top photos are of a coyote taken in southern Michigan by my friend Tom and me. The bottom photo of me was a northern Michigan hunt. He was in within 4 minutes! I enjoyed the hunt we went on the other day. It gave me a chance to see other people's techniques. Not every hunt ends with a gunshot, but that is why they call it hunting. Still had a good time, thanks.

Gary Reynolds




The sun was just starting to caress the Saturday morning sky when I decided to let loose my first howl with my custom yellerdog Call. I sat and waited for the ground fog to lift in the fields so I could see better before calling.. I had deer walking past me at 50 yards but they were just shadows in the pale light. One deer had walked over to my homemade err "custom" decoy about 40 yards out into the alfalfa field. It smelled it and tried to get it to move but the deer did not really seam to care about it.

It was a few minutes since I had sent out the howls so I started to let loose with my Second call from yellerdog. It is the same call as his LBC ( little black call) but is winter camo instead ( zebra to you Nuge fans).

Just as I was finishing my first series of wounded rabbit gonzo, I glanced over my left shoulder and a coyote got my attention really fast. SHE (yes, I know that now) was coming in on a full run bearing down on my decoy from behind and was about forty yards out still coming. I had to spin and in doing so left my shooting sticks behind. The female had so much attention on the decoy she never saw me move. She was so close I was having a hard time keeping on her with the scope. (shotgun or slingshot range). I was barking trying to stop her but no way was she slowing. I was in fear of my decoys life so I decided to shoot. CLEAN MISS. I jacked another round into the chamber. The coyote spun and swung closer to me. I again stared barking and she went into that loapy bounding gait. I waited for the shot and stopped he with another bark . She stood butt to me looking over her shoulder at the decoy. I did not have the perfect shot but I slid the bullet alongside her back leg into the chest area. I new I did not have a good hit before I shot so I was ready to put the second into her. As she spun the next shot took out the lungs. She was down.

This was my first coyote this fall so I was a little charged. Coming from behind did not fit into my plans but it worked out. I wanted to run over and check out the coyote then I remembered it was still not long into the calls. I dropped my now empty clip and filled it.

At this point I took out my howler again and scanned the area. I could see a couple hundred yards out in front towards the lake bottom. Behind was still being blocked by ground fog somewhat. Seeing nothing I placed the howler to my mouth and let loose with a series of wounded coyote. After all a real coyote did it just a few seconds ago. Imagine my surprise when again I look over my left shoulder and see a male (prelude) coyote standing broadside in the fog. I spun and place my .223 alongside the tree trunk for a steady rest. Centered the crosshair tucked behind the shoulder and squeezed. I heard the pluck and watched the male drop into the field. He never rose but bit at his side twice and was still.

I gathered my coyotes and returned to the trailer where I was suppose to be cutting grass, trails, planting food plots and hanging tree stands. WELL I had to do something while the dew left the grass. Cannot work in wet grass you know. What a start to the day, one stand and two coyotes. Furs were thin.



Ron Andres


I took this red fox exactly three seconds into my first calling sequence with my new Yellerdog rabbit squealer. I went behind my house just to try out the sound and the next thing you know I have a beautiful red fox. You cannot argue with those results. Also, on a recent Nebraska coyote hunt the outfitter really wanted me to send him his own Yellerdog call because I was able to call in as many coyotes as he did except the coyotes I called with the Yellerdog call responded much quicker. He said, you have gotta get me one of those.  I have one of those very expensive electronic calls, but I can honestly say, I have called in more fox and coyote with my Yellerdog call. Without question, my Yellerdog call is my best producing, go to call!
 
Todd Sullivan