Few things will bring coyotes, bobcats and other predators running like the screams of a dying rabbit. For serious predator hunters, nature photographers, biologists or anyone who wants to see wild animals up close, a predator call is a great place to start. A homemade electronic predator call requires a little work, but the results can be impressive.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
Things you need
- Mp3 player
- USB cable
- Internet connection
- Cable strippers
- 2, 6-foot stereo cables with 1/8-inch mono male plugs at each end
- Mono plug to stereo jack in-line adaptor
- Speaker or powerhorn
- Small amplifier
- Soldering iron and solder
Using the USB cable, connect the Mp3 player to the computer. Connect to the Internet and direct your web browser to one of these addresses:
Download the rabbit in distress MP3s to your Mp3 player.
Use cable strippers to remove the mono male plug at the end of one of the 6-foot pieces of cable. Strip back the cable skin to reveal the wires inside. Also strip the end of the cable coming from the speaker or powerhorn, exposing the wires.
Use the soldering iron to solder the cable from the speaker or powerhorn to the 6-foot cable. Plug the male end of the 6-foot cable into the output or "speaker out" plug on the amplifier.
Plug one male end of the second 6-foot cable into the stereo jack in-line adaptor and connect that to the input or "line-in" jack on the amplifier. Plug the remaining male end of that cable into the Mp3 player.
Turn on the Mp3 player, select the "jackrabbit screams" Mp3 and play it.
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