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***** NEW ***** GUNSLATER

Posted on 24 February 2010 by Tom Wiley

Baton Rouge, LA – November 24, 2009.

The new Gunslater from Flextone Game Calls, has now set new standards by introducing their new gun mounted slate call holder. The Gunslater allows the hunter to operate their favorite pot style call with one hand while holding their gun with the other without compromising the calls volume or tone.

Other products must be mounted to the hunter’s leg or gun stock which drastically reduces the volume and totally changes the tone because the call is directed inches from that object and becomes muffled.

The Gunslater’s patent pending design, allows for “Call Forward” calling which points the pot in the same direction the gun is pointing for precise calling. The Gunslater can also be adjusted, allowing for personal preference in the angle at which the hunter rests his hands and operates his striker to his favorite pot call. Due to this revolutionary design, the Gunslater is ambidextrous by nature, allowing both right and left handed use. The “Call Forward” design also hides the hunters hand movements, while calling in that dominant gobbler those final few yards. It also has a peg hole to place your striker right before you pull the trigger. Being that the Gunslater attaches to your gun right behind the receiver and off either side, the hunter is always inches from the trigger, thus reducing additional movement which can spook any turkey. Finally, the Gunslater is completely covered in Realtree’s Hardwoods Green HD making it the ultimate weapon in both concealment and calling, for the wariest of ol’ gobblers.

For information:  www.wildgameinnnovations.com

Contact:  info@wildgameinnovations.com

Phone:  (225)638-4016

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Michael Waddell Endorses Flextone’s FIVE New Turkey Mouth Calls

Posted on 02 January 2010 by Tom Wiley

Flextone Game Calls proudly welcomes the Michael Waddell Series of turkey mouth calls to its turkey call line up. His years of competitive turkey calling contests have landed him numerous state and national calling championships. This along with his years of hunting experience across the nation calling to the meanest of gobblers, have caused Flextone and Michael Waddell to join forces and create his favorite and most successful turkey mouth calls ever. Flextone’s new “Blended Latex” makes the calls not only very responsive, but super easy to use. No more stiff latex reeds that takes days to break in, as Michael’s new calls start singing to Thunder Chickens the first time you try. Flextone and Michael Waddell are introducing five new mouth calls to its arsenal.

SMACK DOWN tm          Triple reed w/ Half & Half Cut

KUNG FU CHOP tm       Triple reed w/ 3.0 Cutter

FREAK NASTY tm            Triple reed w/ Double Bat Wing Cut

SPUR COLLECTOR tm   Triple Reed w/ “V” Cut

BLACK BETTY tm             Triple Reed w/ Ghost Cut

The new Michael Waddell Series Mouth Calls from Flextone Game Call, not only creates soft tree yelps or seductive clucks and purrs, but can shake leaves out from the tallest of trees with the loud cuts, cackles and yelps. The new Flextone technology of “Blended Latex” not only is responsive to soft calling but has the back bone to scream back at the loudest of gobblers. This spring, don’t enter the woods with just any turkey call, use the Michael Waddell Series of Blended Latex mouth calls from Flextone Game Calls and give those Thunder Chickens a tongue lashing that they’ve never heard before.

Michael Waddell on Flextone's 5 new turkey mouth calls

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New Product! Flextone Turkey Calls Run-N-Gun

Posted on 24 November 2009 by Tom Wiley

Run-N-Gun (glass and/or slate pot style call with lanyard)

Baton Rouge, LA – November 24, 2009.

Flextone Game Calls proudly introduces the newest design in pot style type turkey calls, called the Run-N-Gun. The Run-N-Gun comes in both a slate and glass versions for the most avid turkey hunter. Staying within the Flextone technology of incorporating soft flexible rubber, the Run-N-Gun’s compact design fits inside a case made from soft yet quiet rubber, which allows the hunter to be in stealth mode when moving in on gobblers. The case has a convenient lanyard which allows the hunter to carry the call comfortably around his neck for quick easy access. No need for big cumbersome turkey vests, especially during those hot springtime days. The Run-N-Gun’s compact design doesn’t stop there, as its compact “Inverted Striker” reduces the size from normal strikers and is small enough, locks securely inside the lid for the ultimate in compact carrying. The soft flexible rubber case totally eliminates unwanted noises from accidental contact with your gun or other hard surfaces. The Run-N-Gun is easily accessible, stealthy quiet yet packs a loud punch when calling on its slate and/or glass surface. This makes it the ideal choice when the hunter has to convert to covering lots of ground in search of a hot gobbling turkey without having to carry a heavy turkey vest. The new Run-N-Gun from Flextone Game Calls is the newest mobile weapon in turkey hunting warfare. Get one today.

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Deer Calling Tips

Posted on 13 November 2009 by Tom Wiley

Tom’s Tips for using the flextone All-N-One Deer Call – or using two or three calls of another brand at the same time.

Let’s start with Early Season, or bow season in most parts of the country. This is one of the toughest times of the year to call a buck; luckily it is also one of the best times to catch a buck out feeding while his defenses are still down from going all summer without being pressured. That does not mean that I don’t call at all during this time of the year. It does mean that I don’t get to aggressive with my calling. I generally stick with the social type grunts, and playing on a deer’s maternal response.

Buck Collector from the Bone Collector series

Buck Collector from the Bone Collector series

All deer are conditioned to respond to the maternal grunt of a doe. This conditioning begins when fawns first hit the ground. It is the method that a doe keeps up with its fawns and simply means I am over here and stay close. As deer mature they will continue to use and respond to this type of call although the meaning may change to a small degree. Instead of the demanding stay close or get over here meaning to a fawn, as deer mature it starts to be more of a “I am a deer and I am over here”.  If my goal is to call a doe I pretty much stick to doe grunts, however I have had good success calling in bucks with the doe grunt as well, again I think the response is just a conditioned response from birth. If a buck is my primary focus I may use a social grunt of a buck to elicit the response of a buck’s nature to be in a bachelor group during this time of year. As the season moves toward the pre-rut period I start using the young buck grunt so I don’t intimidate subordinate bucks and may get a territorial response from the dominant buck if he has started defending his turf. If I am hunting over a food source I believe that the social grunt of both the doe and a young buck are interpreted as I am a deer and I am over here scarfing up all of the acorns or food. This gives a deer a couple of reasons to respond, one the maternal response and two they don’t want to miss out on all the grub. To produce the social grunt just blow into the call while squeezing the appropriate button (D) for a doe, (YB) for a young buck or don’t squeeze anything for a mature buck. It should be blown conservatively, two or three grunts in a series spaced out over about 30-45 seconds. It should sound something like this Uurrrp,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Uurrp,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Uurrp.  I generally give it at least 20-30 minutes before using the call again, as it sometimes takes a while for a deer to respond. I once called at a deer while it was feeding in a green field. It heard the social grunt as I blew it and looked in my direction but continued feeding. About fifteen minutes later, just about the time I had given up on it responding it started walking directly to me looking for the deer it thought it heard. It is also important not to blow the call while a deer is looking for the location of the deer it thought it heard because you don’t want to get pinpointed. When it is getting dark I may get a little bit more aggressive and call a little more often in an effort to make something happen before it is too late.

During the Pre-Rut Period (two to three weeks prior to the peak) I use a bucks desire to breed against him. While a lot of people are rattling and grunting, trying to take advantage of a buck’s dominance and territorial responses, I am imitating the sounds that you would hear during the peak of the rut. It is not that I don’t believe that the territorial theory doesn’t work, because it does especially in places that have a high buck to doe ratio, but you can get the same response as well as a breeding response by using peak of the rut sounds that incorporate buck grunts and doe estrus bleats. If you will use a call like our flextone All-N-One Deer Call you can produce the sounds of a tending buck hot on the trail of an estrus doe that is about to “stand” for the buck. This method elicits a territorial response, from the areas dominant buck, by sounding like another buck that has invaded the dominant buck’s territory. But even worse he is attempting to “steal” one of the dominant buck’s does. Using the call in this manner also plays on the bucks desire to breed, since a buck is ready to breed long before the does come into estrus. All the bucks are waiting on, is the time when a doe will stand for him. If it is a couple of weeks early, it is all the better for the lucky buck. Also, if you have ever witnessed a buck hot on an estrus does trail, this is definitely the time that they are the most venerable, indicating to me that the desire to breed is the emotion that I want to use against him. To use the flextone All-N-One Deer Call to produce the sounds of a tending buck and an estrus doe I start with a series of about 5 to 10 short grunts of a mature buck (to do this with the flextone call-just blow into the call without squeezing any of the buttons). It should sound kind of like this Urp, Urp,, Urp, Urp Urp, Urp, , Urp. When blowing the tending grunt, you can imagine the deer grunting at about the same time interval that one of his legs would be hitting the ground as he walks on the trail of a hot doe. Then without delay you can squeeze down on the (D) button on the call and blow one or two estrus bleats. They should sound something like this Neaaaaa,,,,Neaaaaa. I usually follow this with another series of Buck Tending Grunts. I would suggest giving it about 30 min. just to be sure there are not any cautious bucks in the neighborhood trying to spot the deer that he thought he heard before repeating this calling sequence. Last year I used this method to call in several bucks, one of which was starting to bed down in the middle of the day in a CRP field but once he heard the buck tending an estrus doe he left the bedding area and walked into the edge of the woods to within about 5 yards of the end of my muzzleloader barrel. I have the scenario on video but I chose not to shoot the buck. He was a nice 2 ½ year old 8 pointer that will make a good deer soon. Had he been on a piece of property that was not managed quite as well, it may have been a fatal mistake. I hope he falls for it again this year.

During the Post-Rut Period (the following month) I pretty much follow the same school of thought. With the exception that I am not using the (D) button for the estrus doe but instead I squeeze between the (D) doe button and the (F) fawn button to imitate the sounds of a doe fawn that may be coming into estrus for the first time during a secondary rut. Take in mind that most of my experience deer hunting is in the South where we often get to hunt a secondary rut that occurs in late January and we have a low Buck to Doe ratio. In this circumstance there may not be enough Bucks to breed all of the estrus does in the primary rut and some of the first year does may not have been mature enough to breed during the primary rut.

Happy Hunting!

TOM'S IL BUCK LO RES

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