Family and Friends: James Card’s Hot Pick is the ICOtec GC500 Electronic Game Caller

Predator hunting is fun and part of a good deer management plan.

Predator hunting is fun and part of a good deer management plan.

If you’re planning to do some predator hunting this summer or autumn, or maybe want to prepare for next year after deer season ends, then we recommend having an outstanding electronic call that can help you put more fur on the ground.

Check your state regulations about using e-calls, of course, but if you’re able to then take a gander at the ICOtec GC500 call. It’s a super predator hunting tool and one that James Card, editor of Trapper & Predator Caller magazine, recommends.

ICOtec GC500 predator call“This call holds a library of sounds,” Card said. “It comes with 24 pre-programed calls but can hold up to 200 more with no limit on call length. You can basically have an animal kingdom orchestra of yips, bleats, howls and honks right at your fingertips. You can also take one of your hand calls, run through your own custom calling sequence and record it for future use on the GC500.

“What is also nice is the 300-yard range remote control, which is great for those hunters who like to stay back from the caller in a concealed position or for hunters that play the wind and need to set up at a distance.”

Predator Calls:

  • Coyote Female
  • Coyote Yip/Howl
  • Coyote Male
  • Coyote Pup Distress
  • Jack Rabbit Distress
  • Cottontail Distress
  • Gray Fox Distress
  • Timber Wolf Alpha Howl
  • Timer Wolf Pups
  • Red Fox Distress
  • Mouse Voles
  • Bobcat Adult
  • Bobcat In Heat
  • Raccoon Baby Distress
  • Crow Baby Distress
  • Crow & Barred Owl
  • Woodpecker Distress
  • Snow Geese Flying
  • Snow Geese Feeding
  • Wild Turkey Tom Gobbles
  • Wild Turkey Hen Chirps
  • Fawn Distress
  • Whitetail Buck Grunt
  • Whitetail Snort Wheeze


  • Speaker rating: 15 watts (loud)
  • Speaker type: Horn
  • Unit power source: 4-AA batteries (not included)
  • Remote power source: 9 volt (not included)
  • Media format: SD card (MP3 & WAV formats)
  • External speaker jack: Yes
  • Auxiliary jack: Yes

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