Many of our great customers have asked when we’re going to bring them a duck calling app. Well, the time has come! We’ve partnered with three-time world champion duck caller, Barnie Calef, on our newest app called Duck Tech. You can find it on the App Store and Google Play.
Barnie Calef waiting serenely for a flock of ducks to fly over the blind.
You’ll see the familiar, tried and true methodology making sure you know how to make a call, what the call means, and when to use it when hunting so you can find more success. If you are a duck hunter, or want to be a duck hunter someday, we hope you’ll check out this app here and let us know what you think.
Each season we try to make improvements to the ElkNut app to continually give our app users a competitive edge in the elk woods. To that end, we have just rolled out an entirely new section of the ElkNut app called “ElkNut Nuggets.”
This section is located in the Tactics section of the app as seen here:
Then you scroll down to the Tactic entitled “ElkNut Nuggets”:
Once you open it, you’ll see ten tactics, including:
The Slow Play
Bugling Bulls Moving Away
Those Advertising Bugles!
Bugling Too Aggresivley
Herd Bull Tactic – Herd Bull with Hot Cow
Calling Before Daylight
Two-Man Call and Stalk
Opening the Corridor
When Bulls Cow Call
Understanding Emotion in Elk Calling
Be sure to get your app updated if you have it, or if you don’t, definitely check it out here.
Our first elk season with the ElkNut app on the market was awesome. Many elk hunters successfully applied the ElkNut’s guidance found on the app and were able to fill their elk tags (and freezers) and learn a ton along the way. That has been and will always be our goal.
Needless to say, there are some indicators we follow to see how we’re doing in accomplishing that goal, and a pretty exciting one happened last week. The ElkNut app was the #100 paid sports app on the entire App Store! It’s always ranked well in the Sports genre, but to see the app being downloaded and used by enough elk hunters to put it in those ranks was a special accomplishment. And we have you as an ElkNut app user to thank for that. Thank you!
Be sure to keep updating your app, as we’ll continue to ad content and make it better!
When we first set out to start developing mobile apps that help people get better at calling and hunting animals, we knew we wanted to be the best. Well, the Turkey Tech Mobile App is on its way. During the peak of spring turkey season this year, it was ranked the third-ranked paid sports app on the App Store!
Due to the depth of content, with how-to calling videos for friction and mouth calls, real turkey sounds, the ability to record yourself calling and compare it to the real thing, and detailed hunting tips, Turkey Tech really is the best mobile option for learning how to call in and kill more turkeys.
Thanks to our fantastic customers for helping us get to this point! Here are a few recent reviews of the Turkey Tech app:
“It’s a great app. Lots of helpful tips all around a great app to brush up on your calling before the season. Would highly recommend to any turkey hunter.” Tony C., Android Turkey Tech user.
“Right on point. Love it!” Anonymous Android Turkey Tech user.
“This is such an amazing turkey hunting tool. Scott Ellis really knows what he is doing.” Apple Turkey Tech user.
It doesn’t matter the time of year, the time is always now to get better at calling turkeys. Find the Turkey Tech App on the App Store or Google Play today!
Anyone who hunts the elk rut in September will fall in love with listening to elk bugles. Getting a taste of the sound of an elk will hook you forever. You will dream of that sound the rest of your life. The sound of a bugle can be so captivating that we sometimes focus on the bugle more than the actual elk. However, the trick isn’t just hearing a bugle but understanding what the bugle means to that elk and other elk in the area. We as hunters can hear the sound easy enough, but many struggle comprehending the message. This is a key reason why so many general season, public land elk hunters eat their tag year after year. They are trying to learn to speak elk only during that short window when they are in the elk woods hunting. There’s a better way.
Thanks to tools like the ElkNut mobile app, a hunter can study the elk language year-round. And not only just learning to execute accurate elk sounds, but also by developing an understanding of what each elk sound means, which is critical to elk hunting success.
Indeed, as made clear on the ElkNut mobile app, there are many different sounds bull elk and cow elk make that are similar in sound but have very different meanings. Take for instance two bull sounds, the Location Bugle and the Round Up Bugle. The Location Bugle is a sound used by bulls to locate other elk. It is non-intimidating, high pitched, and lengthy relative to other bugles. You won’t hear a lot of grunts or growls with a location bugle. The Round Up Bugle, on the other hand, is not the growliest sound an elk can make either (think Lip Bawl Bugle or Challenge Bugle for that), but it’s a shorter sound than a Location Bugle and has more urgency implied in its tone. A bull is rounding up his cows and preparing to leave the area in light of a perceived threat. Think for a minute, then, that you hear a bugle. If you thought you heard a Location Bugle, and you formulate your plan accordingly (i.e., cut the distance and initiate some cow calls maybe), but what you actually heard was a Round Up Bugle, then your plan is not likely going to succeed.
There are similar variations in cow elk sounds. Think about this: social cow calf talk is conversational and used by elk to keep in touch while grazing and moving from feeding to bedding area. Pleading cow calf mews, on the other hand, are asking for attention from other elk. There’s a more demanding tone. A trained ear can tell the difference, but an inexperienced and unlearned elk hunter cannot. Hearing one sound, and thinking it is the other, could prove disastrous.
These two scenarios show why it’s so important to educate yourself on the various elk sounds and what they mean. You can do this the hard way, through years and years of trial and error (and the errors can be so painful!), which is how many have learned it, or you can expedite that learning curve by looking to tools like the ElkNut mobile app.
Elk have a language of their own. Speaking and understanding any language is something that takes time and effort. But if we’re thinking about and trying to learn the elk language only during that sometimes very limited window when you’re out in the elk woods hunting elk, then you are taking the slow route that will be filled with missed opportunities. Expedite your elk calling learning curve by downloading the ElkNut mobile app today.