Protect Your Fawns by Targeting, Managing Predators

A scene some believe is too prevalent in the Southeast and elsewhere, including the Northeast where concerns are growing about fawn predation.

A scene some believe is too prevalent in the Southeast and elsewhere, including the Northeast where concerns are growing about fawn predation.

On every deer hunting trip I’ve ever been on, whether on private land with buddies or at a hunting lodge or on public land, I always ask about whether it’s OK to shoot predators.

Coyotes, bobcats, wolves, skunks, opossums, foxes … whatever is possible, and if they’re detrimental to the deer or other wildlife, I’ll ask about it and check on state regulations. If they’re legal to shoot and the landowner or my host allows it, I’ll gladly help out.

It’s not that I’m some kind of bloodthirsty killer. But if the landowner or host says, “Yeah, we’ve seen a lot of coyotes this year, kill whatever you can” then that’s a green light. More information is being revealed every year about coyote predation on white-tailed deer fawns, and not just in the Southeast. More northeast states are taking a hard look at this problem, too.

Coyotes are incredibly adaptive. In my opinion, a year-round trapping method is the most effective for predator control. That includes for feral hogs, too. But hunting is a boatload of fun. After deer seasons end, getting a good predator call and hitting the woods or fields can yield a positive result with a few dead fawn-killers. It’s also a great way to stay in touch with the hunting property and get kids involved.

Check out this super predator call from ICOtec that can help you put more coyotes and predators on the dirt.

ICOtec GC500 predator callThe new ICOtec GC500 is a highly efficient unit that is durable, easy to operate, powerful and very affordable. You can’t go wrong with this electronic game call if you are a beginner or a more experienced hunter that demands expandability.

The GC500 is great for attracting coyotes, bobcats, foxes, wolves, bears, crows, raccoons, whitetail deer, snow geese, wild turkeys and much more. With an amber backlit digital screen and control buttons, the caller is the ideal nighttime hunting companion.

If you are a master of the hand call, take advantage of the remote range and stay hidden from your game. The more advantages you have, the more results you are potentially going to see.

Not only does the versatile ICOtec GC500 Game Call come with 24 pre-programmed calls, but it also has the capability to hold up to 200 additional calls from your library, with no limit on call length.

This high-quality game call has an included remote with a 300-yard range, so you can easily view your calls, monitor the battery level and adjust the volume level. The remote comes with even more functionality, allowing you to record hand-call sequences and plug in remote-activated, electronic predator decoys, and control them using the AUX button on the remote.

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

Features:

  • 300-yard remote control range. No line of sight required!
  • Program up to 200 calls.
  • Includes 24 quality sounds by Wildlife Technologies.
  • Activate a decoy from the remote.
  • Backlit screen and control buttons.
  • Standard size SD card, up to 32 GB.
  • Plays .mp3 and .wav files up to 16 bit rate.
  • Great volume and an external speaker port for even more volume
  • High-quality audio speaker (15 watts) for superior call replication.
  • Unit powered by four AA batteries (not included)
  • Remote powered by one 9volt battery (not included)


Remote Control Features:

  • 1.625-inch x 1-inch digital screen
  • 300-yard range
  • Volume up/down buttons
  • Channel up/down buttons
  • Save up to six favorites
  • Play button
  • Stop button
  • Amber backlit buttons
  • Lanyard loop
  • Power switch
  • Automatic sleep mode to maximize battery life
  • Synch cable port

Stretch your hunting budget without sacrificing features, quality or results. ICOtec is dedicated to developing and manufacturing quality, affordable technology products for hunters. Easy to use and easy to program, you will see tremendous results with ICOtec products.