In the past 6 – 8 months I have easily lost close to a dozen and a half chickens to a Coyote. Lets say that each chicken lays 200 eggs a year. By losing just 18 chickens the coyote has cost me around 3,600 eggs over the course of a year.
It would be easy to put out some foothold traps, but what about my dogs getting into them? I could not forgive myself if someones pet got into a foothold trap. To take care of the coyote problem and prevent the accidental trapping of pets I ordered an Extreme Dimension EDMR302 remote control call and a Mojo Outdoors Critter Decoy.
I bought both of them off Amazon, total price on December 26, 2015 was $169.80, including shipping.
Extreme Dimension EDMR302
The Extreme Dimension EDMR302 did not come with any instructions, but as it turned out they were not really needed. Put the batteries in the unit, which requires a philips head screw driver, turn it on, then start playing with the remote.
Speaker – Turning the EDMR302 on was easy enough, there is a sliding on/off button on the back. When the unit is on there is a visible green flashing light.
The speaker has a stand that rotates to point the speaker from the horizontal to the vertical position.
The antenna rotates to go from horizontal to vertical.
Four AA batteries are used to power the speaker.
On the back of the speaker there is a 1-2-3 selector. I am going to guess this matches the channel 1-2-3 selector on the remote. If this is true then one remote could operate up to three calls? I am not 100% sure on that as instructions were not included in the package.
The speaker takes two sound sticks with 5 calls each. To change between the two sticks press the set/select button on the bottom right hand corner of the remote. Pressing the button set/select button will cycle through the sound stick number on the bottom of the display on the remote.
With the stand in the down position so the speaker rest horizontal to the ground, the speaker measures around 5 3/4 inches long, 5 inches wide, and 4 1/4 inches tall with the antenna horizontal with the speaker. With the antenna in the vertical position this brings the height to 7 1/2 inches tell.
Remote – On the remote there is no pause or stop button. There is how ever a mute button which stops the call. There is power no or power off button, but there seems to be an auto-power off when not used. To start the remote just push a call button.
The remote has a decoy button for when you have a decoy plugged into the speaker. I did not buy a decoy that plugs into the speaker. Instead I bought a stand alone decoy.
AAA batteries are used to power the remote.
On the top left hand corner of the remote are the volume buttons. I tested the volume control at a range of around 75 yards and they worked well. The remote is supposed to work up to 150 yards. Here in southeast Texas the usual shot is going to be around 100 yards.
The remote has an antenna that can extend from the body.
The remote measures 4 3/4 inches long including lanyard attachment, 2 3/8 inches wide and 1 1/8 inches thick.
Mojo Outdoors Critter Decoy
Very easy to assemble and get started.
The antenna slips on and has what appears to have a set screw.
A steel spikes threads onto the bottom of the decoy.
Housing – 9 1/4 inches long.
Spike, threaded into housing – 4 1/2 inches long
Decoy top – about 9 1/2 inches
Once assembled the whole unit is around 22 inches long.
I bought both the Extreme Dimension EDMR302 and Mojo Outdoors Critter Decoy with my own money. This review, video and images are not paid placements. Any opinions expressed are my own.