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Cottontail or jack rabbit distress hand calls?

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Poll: jack rabbit or cottontail distress (18 member(s) have cast votes)

Cottontail or jack rabbit distress?

  1. Cottontail (11 votes [61.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.11%

  2. Jack rabbit (6 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. Neither (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Undecided (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

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#1
smallblockfuelie

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Which is your favorite, the jack or the cotton? Why?

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I voted cottontail simply because it suits my calling style. I'm a big fan of bird distress sounds, or quivering rabbit distress sounds. The cottontail voice (open or closed reed) allows me to make a higher pitch variety of calls I like. but what the heck do I know. For me, it's all about my junk.
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Cotton for me, too. I have been having luck calling in the bob kitties this year with the old THO that I keep in my truck. I too like the higher pitches I can make with it.

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I vote for jack rabbit. I like them both, but I have had more success with the raspier/throatier sound of the jack. I haven't got into the bird distress sounds yet, but I do use the cottontail style for the quivering rabbit distress. Like I said, I like them both so I carry a few of each, but jack has been a better producer for me thus far.

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Looks like a pretty close poll so far.

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I like the cottontail distress call personally.....I like it because its a higher pitched call and a little more raspier then the jack rabbit call...although i have called them in with both

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One of my hunting partners & I both prefer the cottontail, due to its much higher pitch sound. I also tend to believe the higher pitch has to be at least semi annoying to a coyote. And any high pitch sound seems to get most dogs attention very quickly. I doubt the same can be said for the deeper, raspier sounding Jack.

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I think the cottontail brings in a wider variety of animals. But I've been using a jackrabbit the longest.

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I like the cottontail for the variety, however for coyotes and brining them in from long distance I've had more fortune with the Jack rabbit.

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I like the higher pitch calls because they cut thru the damp air up here better , gives me more range..

#11
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I use the jack as I am mainly in the upper desert. Not to may cottontails here. But...I do carry both.

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You know, I don't know that I have a call that has a jack rabbit voice in it.

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I carry both and several of each, so that I've got a little different sound with all the new callers moving here in the last few years.
I prefer the jack, and it's the first one I use.
I don't think the jack reaches as far for the first series, but, I do think I get more reaction from the first series. I do believe I get a faster moving yote, which is why I've gone to using a shotgun more. They are there, suddenly, and at a dead run.
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I just bought a few more voices from Braz and am going to start carrying and using some jack rabbit distress sounds more in my calling sequences.

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I've never had a cotton tail sounded hand call. I've always stuck with a Jack because they live practicley everywhere while the cottons can be hit and miss depending on where you're at.

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It honestly doesn't matter if there are cottontails around or not. The sound of a baby crying will work just as well.

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It honestly doesn't matter if there are cottontails around or not. The sound of a baby crying will work just as well.


John is correct. There are no jackrabbits around here, but I have called a few coyotes with jackrabbit squalls. I have come to believe that the coyotes around here like the high piched sounds better, so my vote goes to cottontail distress. I do believe that low pitched sounds carry further though.

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Rich Cronk

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The sound bite that I attached in above post is one version of my lip squeak. I have several versions that I load on my FoxPro's. Usin my own sounds is just fun. :)

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Yeah, coyotes will answer many types of distress sounds whether the prey actually lives in the area or not.

Frank





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