I tried it a few years ago and quickly found out I needed more gun. If you are restricted to rimfire I would opt for the 17 wsm or use shotgun. With 22 mag they will run and be very hard to track in thicker cover and hilly terrain. In wide open flat spaces where you can see them go down it may be more effective (as far as recovery). If you can use centerfire and can afford it that is my recommendation. If you already have a 22 mag and just want to try out calling, I say go for it.