Budget Coyote Call Reviewed: ICOtec GC300

My search for an inexpensive coyote call led me to ICOTec. They manufacture a range of electronic predator and game calls under their own brand, and they make many of the calls sold by other manufacturers.

coyote trail cam photo
A coyote caught on trail cam.

ICOTec’s inexpensive (about $80) GC300 Call of the Wild unit looks similar to many other higher-end units and sports the same easy to carry flashlight body-style for the speaker portion of the unit.

ICOTec GC300
The transmitter clips to the speaker unit for storage or transport to the field.

Key Features:

  • Durable, easy to operate, loud, and affordable.
  • Call Selection: Cottontail Distress, Jack Rabbit Distress, Coyote Pup Distress, Fawn Distress, Woodpecker Distress, Crow Distress, Raccoon Pup Distress, Gray Fox Distress, Coyote Female, Coyote Male, Coyote Yip/Howl, and Bobcat Adult.
  • Auto Replay: Unit will play sequence, pause for 30 seconds and then replay the sequence until you select stop.
  • Long range: Features a 300-yard remote control range that does not require line of sight. 
  • Product specifications: Package includes (1) ICOtec GC300 Electronic Predator Game Call. Please note: Unit requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Remote comes standard with a  battery (included). Includes 1-year factory guarantee.
Remote for the ICOtec GC300. The button labels can be hard to read in low light conditions.

Observations:

Effective Range: 300 yards

Pros: I’m more of an Upland and Big Game hunter so I’m a bit of newbie when it comes to predator hunting. That said I found the ICOtec GC300  to be both intuitive and easy to use. The remote has great range and it doesn’t require line of sight to operate the caller. I found it’s ability to play two calls at the same time added to the realism of the sound.

Cons:   The remote uses a hard to find A23 battery; a AAA would be better. The telescoping antenna is very easy to bend and break. I found that the buttons on the remote can be a little hard to read in low light conditions, (I had to memorize the locations of my frequently used calls).

Overall: The ICOtec GC300 is an easy to use coyote call for a great price, and perhaps most important, it’s effective. I was able to call in several coyotes within range during the time I’ve been using this call.

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