What is your primary firearm when calling predators? I'm not very experienced in calling, but up to this point I've always carried a .223 afield. After reading about MNViking's lynx, though, I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better off with a 12 gauge at times. My guess is that it is dictated by location - if hunting an open area, go with the rifle, while a shotgun would be ideal for thick woods - but I'm curious as to what folks on here normally do. On that note, when you are successful in calling in a critter, at what distance do you normally first spot your target?