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The CoyoteClub.Org line of predator calls consists of two types of calls: The diaphragm mouth calls, and the deer-in distress and rabbit-in-distress hand-held calls. A coyote will come to many different sounds, but the diaphragm mouth call will allow you to bark and howl to communicate with coyote and ki-yi like a hurt puppy. The rabbit-in-distress and the deer-in-distress calls will simulate their favorite meals and usually bring them in. These are all that I use and they have always been effective for me. Good hunting and always hunt safe. The life you save may be mine.

          Steve Price


This combination of three CoyoteClub calls will cover all coyotes. I developed these calls to be as coyote perfect as my ears can tell in combination with a spectrum analysis comparison. This is all that I use and they work well for me. You may not hear much difference between the three calls, but a coyote can. The most realistic puppy yelps and cries are made with this type of call as well as effective barks and howls. Rotate calls for added effect. All diaphragm mouth calls come in a crush proof plastic case.  

I call my black single reed the Black Widow.  It is a specially selected flex reed latex mouth call taped in black. It has made many a coyote a widow. It uses a specially selected latex to appeal to western coyotes. Western coyotes are a little smaller than their eastern coyote cousins and the Black Widow has a slighter higher pitch. You probably canít hear the difference but a coyote can.

I call my brown single reed the Brown Bess.  It is a specially selected flex reed latex mouth call taped in brown. It has put many a pair of ears on the fence. It uses slightly thicker, specially selected latex, to appeal to eastern coyotes. Eastern are some times call Brush Wolves because they have been found to contain some DNA from wolf cross-breeding. Eastern coyotes can be a little larger than their western coyote cousins because of this and the Brown Bess has a slighter lower pitch. You probably canít hear the difference but a coyote can.

I call my double reed special the Green Monster. It is a special stretch double reed latex call taped in green. The second reed adds a harmonic to the bark and howl sounds. It works in all situations. I use it to back-up the Black Widow and Brown Bess; three different calls to mimic all types of coyotes.


Place the tip of your tongue against the back of your lower front teeth, arch your tongue toward the roof of your mouth, place the diaphragm on your tongue with the rounded edge towards the back of your mouth and the dimple toward your tongue and lift it to the roof of your mouth. Do not put it too far back or you will feel you want to gag. It should be as far forward as possible without biting the call. The soft rounded part of the call should seal to the pallet so all air is forced between the call and your tongue. The front outside edges should be near or touching your top teeth (number 4 or 5 on each side from the front). Exhale and you should get a low toned sound. By increasing the pressure with your tongue against the roof of your mouth the sound should become higher. Practice lower sounds to become able to get the feel of the diaphragm. Practice going up and down with sounds, like playing the scale on a piano. Listen to each sound you make and fit it to the call scenario you wish to make. The more pressure you excerpt with your tongue, and by making short breaths you can sound like a hurt puppy. (Ki-yi, ki-yi, ki-yi). A bark of a coyote is done with short sharp breaths with medium pressure. These calls can be used to call turkey, cow elk, bugle like a bull elk, howl like a coyote, ki-yi like a hurt puppy, bark like a coyote, simulate a bear cub in distress and be a combination of barks, howls and ki-yi all in the same scenario. Practice doing one type of sound at a time until you get the feel of where the diaphragm fits and how much breath you should use.  Watch, listen, and practice, and before long you will master the calls. Their are three basic calls for communication among coyote. 1, Two barks and a long howl is the locator call. 2, Two barks and a short howl is the challenge call. 3, Three barks is the danger call. There is nothing more exciting than calling a predator in close. They are our greatest challenge.



The distress cries of animals will bring all predators running, especially a coyote. A coyote is an opportunistic hunter; always ready to take advantage of another animal in trouble. In country where deer are numerous, a deer in distress call will always bring then running. In more urban areas where deer are scarce, a cottontail rabbit cry will work best. Over all, the cottontail distress will work everywhere you hunt because cottontails are almost everywhere. Above all, your animal distress must be believable to the coyote. You must take into effect that an animal will have more air at the start of his cries than at the end. He will also get weaker as the calls continue. Your call must be believable to the coyote. The more believable your sound, the less likely the coyote will circle and wind you. A coyote is very cautious and will often slip in quietly, so always be alert and look in all directions. Both the Deer and the Rabbit-in-distress calls come with a spring tension lanyard.


The CoyoteClub Cottontail Distress Special is a Birchwood barreled, enclosed reed, hand-held rabbit-in-distress call that will call coyote anywhere in the US and it is the easiest call to use and master. It will also call bear, wolf, lion, fox, badgers, hawks, and eagles. When using the call in timber, keep in mind that a bear coming to the call can be very dangerous, especially when she has cubs. Itís best to expose yourself while she is still far away to discourage an attack. 


Grasp the call at the base of your thumb and hand. Cup your hand around the call and begin to blow. Begin to open your hand as you blow into the call. Finish with your hand open as you simulate the rabbit running out of breath. Each cry should contain this maneuver. By using this technique the sound will change during the calling sequence and it will sound realistic to the coyote. Each call should be 4 to 5 cries of about 2 seconds each with the last cry a little more muffled as the rabbit losses his breath. Wait for about 5 or 10 minutes between calls and watch carefully. If after three calling sequences you donít see the coyote, pick another set-up and try again. If he heard the call he has come in and either seen you or winded you and is gone. Perfect scenario, wind 3-5 mph in your face, sit in the shade, and call into the wind, any time of day, any time of night. Of course there must be a coyote in calling range, so do your homework. Scout around for coyote sign one day and pick several spots to setup around the area, and then pick your best setup based on the winds the day of the hunt. Good hunting.


The CoyoteClub Deer Distress Special is used in the same way as the CoyoteClub Cottontail Distress Special. Hold the call in the same manner and use your hand in the same way to control the sound. A deer has more wind than a rabbit so the cry should last 3 seconds instead of 2. Other than that, the calling sequence is the same. The Deer Distress Special is a more complex tool in that it is capable of imitating a variety of animals, from a fawn and doe cry, to a tending buck grunt, and everything in between. The reed block has 5 groves for the O-ring to hold the reed on the tapered reed block in five (5) different positions. In position 1 (the closest to the end), the cry is a fawn deer. In position 2, it is doe cry, in position 3; it is the cry of a larger animal like an elk, moose, or bear. In position 4 and 5 it simulates a perfect tending buck grunt. A lanyard is provided to keep your call handy, and an extendable bellows is included to add resonance to the buck grunt.  The fawn and doe cry are performed without the extendable bellows. A very versatile call.