ElkNut App Update Released!

ElkNut App Update Released!

The ElkNut App team (ElkNut Outdoor Productions and Got Game Technologies) is excited to bring you the best and latest version of the ElkNut App! Below are all the details on how the app is being improved and what will be changing in the coming days. 

ElkNut App is Converting to an Annual Subscription

We are committed to bringing you the best mobile elk calling instruction on the planet. Converting the app over from one-time purchase to a subscription model gives us the ability to do so into the future. You can read more about this decision in a letter from Paul and Tayler here.

Web-based App is Live!

The web-based ElkNut app is live! When an app is web-based, it can be accessed through an internet browser on any device, including smart phones, tablets, and computers. We’ve had many customers request this feature, and we’re excited to bring it to you.

You can access the web-based app platform here. Use the discount code ELKNUTOG to save 50% (if subscribed by August 31, 2022)!

When you create an account on the web-based ElkNut app, and proceed with an annual subscription, you will not have to re-subscribe when the ElkNut mobile app (App Store and Play Store) is updated with this new content and platform.  That update should be ready mid-August at the latest.

 Update Coming Soon to the ElkNut Mobile App on App Store and Play Store

The web-based ElkNut app is effectively a pre-release of the changes that will be rolled out to the mobile version of the app available on the App Store and Play Store. As mentioned, your subscription to the web-based app will be transferrable to the mobile app, and vice versa.

What new content has been added to the new ElkNut app?

The new content update that goes along with this new app platform effectively doubles the amount of elk calling sequences and tactics, including 28 new videos total. These include a few additional points on existing calls, including explaining the difference between chuckles and grunts and more on glunking. The remainder is all focused on calling sequences, setups, and tactics. It’s a huge content upgrade to the app, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

What new features does the new ElkNut app have?

You now have the ability to favorite calls, sequences and tactics for quick access in the new news feed. The news feed is also the place you’ll find recent blog posts made by the ElkNut team and other exclusive subscriber content that will be released through out the year.

We are overhauling the way data is downloaded and managed on the app. The web-based app introduces some of those functionalities in the new Downlaods menu, allowing for quick downloads and data refreshes to pull in any new content recently added to the app. The mobile version will rely on a similar format to ensure that you have access to all the data on the app you need before losing cell service.

The app menu is also easier to locate and navigate. In addition to the new Downloads page, you’ll also find an #elknutsuccess page that pulls in recent posts from the ElkNut team and app users who are using the hashtag to identify successful harvests and hunting experiences. From this menu you’ll also manage your account and annual subscription.

We have also localized our Products page so that users can quickly find available discounts from trusted ElkNut app partners.

How do I save the web-app to my home screen?

For iPhone users: (1) Launch the Safari app; (2) navigate to https://elknut.app; (3) select the share icon in the lower center menu of Safari (square with an arrow coming out the top); (4) scroll down to “Add to Home Screen” (square icon with a plus sign in the middle).

For Android users: (1) Launch the Google Chrome app; (2) navigate to https://elknut.app; (3) tap the menu icon in Google Chrome (three dots in the upper right); (4) click on “Add to Home Screen”; (5) enter the name “ElkNut” and Google Chrome will add to your home screen.

What are your future plans for the app?

Our primary goal with this new update is to provide a steady flow of valuable elk calling instructional content. We are working out ways in which we can gather in the field elk calling interactions between the ElkNut and actual elk. We will also be updating the app with hunting season updates and tips from the ElkNut, and plan to have certain podcasts and events that are free of charge to app subscribers. We are also working to leverage relationships with outdoor industry companies to ensure that ElkNut app users are receiving plenty of bang for their buck in terms of savings on essential elk hunting gear.

As mentioned in our letter to ElkNut app customers (which you can read here), we thank you for your support over the last five years and look forward to interacting with you and helping you develop as an elk hunter well into the future. We are committed to ensuring that your subscription to the ElkNut app is valuable and welcome any questions or suggestions you might have. Now, let’s get after it, as September days in the elk woods are fast approaching!


A List of Every ElkNut Podcast Episode on Every Show … Ever

A List of Every ElkNut Podcast Episode on Every Show … Ever

One of the things that makes Paul Medel, aka the ElkNut, such a good elk calling instructor is his enthusiasm for elk hunting! Many of use were introduced to Paul through one podcasting platform or another. In fact, the Got Game Technologies team met Paul after listening to him in 2016 on the Hunt Backcountry Podcast (Episodes 36-37)! Here is as exhaustive of a list as we have been able to compile of every currently available podcast episode featuring the ElkNut (47 total). The headings are hyperlinked so you can access each respective podcast’s website or hosting platform. Paul is also recording a few more episodes with various shows in the ensuing weeks, so this number is only going to go up. We hope you enjoy working back through these episodes–let us know which one is your favorite!

Got Game University (that’s us!)

Season 4 – ElkNut Series
Episode 2 – ElkNut joined by Kody Kellom of BRO Call Co for an Elk Calling Brainstorm

Season 2 – ElkNut Listener Series
Episode 1 – Confidence is Key
Episode 2 – Elk Hunting Early Season
Episode 5 – Consistently Taking Public Land Bull Elk
Episode 9 – Chris Triest and the ElkNut Discuss Fine Tuning Your Elk Sounds
Episode 12 – ElkNut and Jason Phelps Online Elk Calling Seminar

Season 1 – ElkNut Speaks
Episode 1 – How the OTC, DIY Elk Hunter Can Work Every Bull Encountered
Episode 3 – The Most Common Elk Calling Mistakes
Episode 5 – Do Cow Elk Really Make a Special Sound When They’re in Estrus?
Episode 7 – Solo Elk Hunting vs. Hunting in a Group
Episode 8 – Advanced Elk Sounds to Seal the Deal
Episode 9 – Discussing Backcountry Gear, Food and Mental Toughness for Elk Hunting
Episode 10 – What Time in September Should You Hunt?
Episode 11 – Elk Calling Seminar on How to Hunt Early Season Bulls
Episode 12 – ElkNut Breaks Down His 2019 Archery Elk Season




Hunt Backcountry

Episode 36 – Don’t Just Call – “Talk Elk” with Paul the “ElkNut” Medel
Episode 37 – Part 2 with the “Elk Nut”
Episode 93 – Last-Minute Elk Hunting Advice from the “ElkNut”
Episode 138 – The ElkNut Returns
Episode 245 – 5 Favorites – Paul “the Elk Nut” Medel
Episode 305 – The Elk Nut – Paul Medel talks Age, Calling, Pressure and More …


The Rich Outdoors

Episode 158 – Wapiti Wednesday with ElkNut Paul Medel (Best of the Podcast Episode)
Episode 260 – Wapiti Wednesday with ElkNut Paul Medel



ElkShape Podcast

Episode 83 – The Elk Nut Slow Play
Episode 165 – The ELKNUT is Back & Getting Rowdy – Paul Medel and 40+ Years of Elk Hunting





Archery Maniacs

Episode 3 – Specific Elk Calling and Hunting for the DIY Hunter on Public Land with the ElkNut Paul Medel
Episode 37 – From A-Z with ElkNut Outdoor Productions
Episode 40 – Specific Solo Elk Calling, Setups, and Hunting Tactics with Paul Medel of ElkNut Outdoor Productions



Episode 13 – ElkNut Part 1 (Paul Medel) (Best of the Podcast Episode)
Episode 14 – ElkNut Part 2 (Paul Medel)
Episode 62 – The ElkNut on Elk Calling Tactics
Episode 90 – Paul Medel aka Elk Nut on Calling All Bulls
Episode 103 – Paul Medel the ElkNut on Finding Elk



Interviews with the Hunting Masters

Episode 9.44 – ElkNut Paul Medel Part 1
Episode 9.45 – ElkNut Paul Medel Part 2
Episode 9.76 – Paul Medel Elk Stories
Episode 339 – Paul Medel – Calling Unresponsive Elk



The Wild Initiative

Episode 79 – Paul “ElkNut” Medel and the Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Elk Vocalization
Episode 241 – Paul “ElkNut” Medel: Sounds and Strategies for Calling in Every Elk






Western Contours Podcast

April 2021 – Paul Medel: Adjust and Adapt to That Situation







Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast

Episode 68 – Finding & Locating Elk with Paul Medel, the ElkNut – Insights Edition
Episode 160 – Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut Hunting Elk with Paul Medel





The Western Huntsman Podcast

April 2022 – School of September with Paul Medel





Baxter Bowman Backcountry Elk Hunting Podcast

Episode 59 – Everything Elk Calling w/ the ElkNut Paul Medel





Living Country in the City

Episode 79 – Paul “ElkNut” Medel and the Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Elk Vocalization



Battle Mountain Podcast

Episode 40 – Specific Solo Elk Calling, Set Ups, and Hunting Tactics with Paul Medel of ElkNut Outdoor Products





By Land Podcast

Episode 110 – Learning to Call Elk with Paul Medel






Shedding Light Hunting Stories Podcast

Episode 14 – Forest Fire Elk & Charging Bull Stories with Elk Nut Paul Medel



ElkNut App Users Save Money on BRO Call Co. Elk Calls!

ElkNut App Users Save Money on BRO Call Co. Elk Calls!

As a show of appreciation to ElkNut app users, who have supported us and the ElkNut app platform for over five years now, we have worked out a deal with Born and Raised Call Co. to save you 15% on all elk calls! Open up the ElkNut app, click on any “Sound” or “Sequence” and then find the Products subheading. There you can see the discount code to use and the link to click! We’ve sure enjoyed using the BRO Call Co. elk calls this season and are excited to put them to the test in just a few short weeks!

ElkNut’s Next Elk Calling Webinar Scheduled for August 9!

ElkNut’s Next Elk Calling Webinar Scheduled for August 9!

You’ve asked for it, and here it is! The ElkNut app team has thoroughly enjoyed each opportunity to spend time with elk hunters talking elk calling tips, tactics, sequences and strategies. There’s a lot we can learn from each other. This year, Paul will be joined by Kody Kellom of Born and Raised Call Co. to engage in an elk calling “brainstorm” session with you on August 9 at 7 p.m. MT.

As always, attendees will be able to submit questions to the presenters, there may be some surprise product giveaways, and best of all, you get to see the “new school” meets “old school” as Paul and Kody compare notes about how they find success calling and killing elk.

This webinar is free to all ElkNut app users, and you can register directly through the ElkNut app. If you are not on the new web-based version yet, then: open up the app and select any “Sound” or “Sequence.” When that page opens, you’ll see a “Products” heading, and below that heading you’ll see the Got Game Tech logo and the words “Register Here for ElkNut and BRO Call Co’s Elk Calling Webinar!” Tap those words and you’ll be taken to the registration page. If you have any trouble at all, please send an email to Tayler at tayler@gotgametech.com.

If you have subscribed to the new web-based version of the ElkNut app, then: open up the app and select the menu in the upper right. Scroll to the Products page, and once on that page tap on the link to register for the seminar.


ElkNut App Partnering with Born and Raised Call Co.

ElkNut App Partnering with Born and Raised Call Co.

The ElkNut App and Got Game Technologies team is excited to announce our partnership with Born and Raised Call Co.!

Over the years, the ElkNut crew has had the privilege of working closely with a number of exceptional call companies. As we have gotten to know Kody, Trent, Treavor, Steve and the entire Born and Raised Outdoors crew, and as we’ve watched their call company grow over the last few years, we have been impressed by their commitment to producing quality calls and elk hunting content. It’s with great pleasure that we now announce that we are partnering up with the Born and Raised Call Co.’s elk calling line as we continue to grow and develop the ElkNut mobile app!

Over the next few months, we are embarking on an overhaul of the layout, design and content of the ElkNut mobile app. We are excited to be using BRO Call Co. elk calls as part of that process and will also be including content from key members of the BRO team to add additional elk calling tips and insights. In addition, we are building in more video content from the ElkNut, breaking down calls and sequences in greater detail and adding more in the field footage to help our app users best understand how to truly speak the elk language.

It’s going to be a wild ride, and we can’t wait to bring you the new ElkNut app, great content from ElkNut and BRO, and product discounts and educational opportunities galore. Stay tuned, the 2022 elk season cannot get here soon enough!

Top Locator Sounds for Turkeys

Top Locator Sounds for Turkeys

If you’ve done your share of pre-season scouting, it’s likely that by the time hunting season rolls around, you’ve got your turkey spots dialed in, and you know their general location. Sometimes, you get thrown a curveball and have to make some last minute adjustments so you’re just wingin’ it on a new spot! Regardless of where you may fall in this spectrum, being able to locate a tom is critical. Here are a few tips and tricks for locating turkeys.

Why Turkeys Respond to Locator Sounds

Some attribute gobblers responding to non-turkey sounds to their heightened testosterone levels. They are raging males, eager to mate and looking for a fight. Others attribute it to their desire to simply be louder than anything else in the woods. Whatever the case may be as to why turkeys respond to other bird calls, the important thing is that turkeys do respond. Here’s some more info on three effective locator calls.

Barred Owl Locator

This is a great locator call to use when wanting to know a gobbler’s location, without turkeys coming in to soon to your hen calls. You might be trying to locate where the turkeys are to know where and how to set up on them. It would be problematic to have them come into your setup before you are ready. Owls are often mating in the springtime, and their calls can be heard frequently in the woods, and it is a great way to get a tom to speak up.

Crow Locator

Much like the barred owl locator, the crow locator is beneficial in getting a response from the gobbler, without him coming into your calls. The crow locator can be used anytime throughout the day and is another tool to have in the bag, especially when trying to mix up your calling. There are many different variations to the crow locator, so be sure to check out the Turkey Tech mobile app to perfect them.


Cutting is a great turkey sound to use to elicit a response from a tom because it plays on his emotions. It helps get him excited. While there are many different scenarios in which cutting is beneficial, it is an effective locator call. The hunter should beware, however, that the tom responding might very well be on his way to check out the hen he just heard, so make sure you’re in a set up (or close to one) conducive to that!

As mentioned above, knowing when and how to use these sounds—along with their different variations—is an essential skill turkey callers must develop. The Turkey Tech mobile app outlines these sounds and variations in a way that is simple and easy to understand, teaching hunters how to make the sound, when to use it, and how a turkey may respond to it. The Turkey Tech mobile app is a must for any turkey hunter wanting to improve his or her knowledge of turkey hunting and calling. Indeed, it’s important to not just understand the sound you are making, but also when and how the turkeys will respond. All of this can be accomplished with one app, conveniently located on your cell phone. Best of luck this year to all turkey hunters in their pursuit of their own trophy toms!

This article was written by Got Game Technologies staffer, Jedd Tibbitts, an avid outdoorsman and marketing intern for Got Game Technologies. If you have comments or questions for Jedd about this post, he can be reached at jedd@gotgametech.com.

Don’t Miss the Credo Outdoors Camp this June!

Don’t Miss the Credo Outdoors Camp this June!

We wanted to bring you into the know on a great opportunity being put on by one of our partners, Credo Outdoors.

Credo was founded by a couple of hunters like us that possess a unique skill set and background in the anatomy and physiology of the animals we harvest as hunters. They hold camps each summer that teach hunters valuable skills in the processing, butchering, and preparing of the game animals we hunt. The next camp is June 11-12, and we highly recommend you consider making time to attend. You can learn more and register here.

We might be spilling the beans a bit here, but our team at Got Game Tech has actually started to work closely with the Credo Outdoors team in the development of a mobile application that will help you process, butcher and prepare the game animals you hunt! We are anticipating a launch of the app later this summer. To learn more about this project, you can follow the Cut Rite Mobile App on Instagram, along with Got Game Tech’s and Credo Outdoor’s Instagram pages as well. We’re excited to bring you another mobile app that allows you to grow and improve as a hunter. If you’d be interested in beta testing this new app, please send an email to tayler@gotgametech.com.

Get Entered for Our Spring 2022 Turkey Season Giveaway!

Get Entered for Our Spring 2022 Turkey Season Giveaway!

Every year as the snow begins to melt we start thinking about springtime, and nothing goes better with spring time than turkey hunting! To celebrate the start of another turkey season, we have put together a great prize package in partnership with some awesome companies. Get entered on our Giveaway page now!

Here’s a sneak peak as to what you could win:

One (1) $200 Gift Card to EXO Mountain Gear

One (1) Turkey Hunting Vest from Outdoor Vision Gear

One (1) Annual Membership to Trips 4 Trade & Grand Slam Outdoors Hat, Koozie and Decal Package

One (1) Friction Call and One (1) 3-Pack of Mouth Calls from Woodhaven Custom Calls

One (1) 24-Pack of Meat Sticks from Rugged Meats

One (1) Camo Combo Pack from Natures Paint

One (1) Set of Four Turkey Themed Drink Sliders from Boulder Creek Manufacturing

One (1) Free Download of the Turkey Tech Mobile App from Got Game Tech

Contest will run from March 14 to April 15 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Winner will be announced on Instagram Live at 6:00 p.m. MT on April 16 from the Turkey Tech Mobile App Instagram page. Be sure to give us a follow to make sure you keep up on the giveaway!

Three Tips for Calling a Hung-up Tom into Range

Three Tips for Calling a Hung-up Tom into Range

We’ve all been there before—a large tom a distance off, not quite willing to commit. You call again and again trying to keep his attention. Minutes pass by and he just isn’t closing the distance. You call harder—nothing happens. Eventually the tom loses interest and struts away. Thoughts run through your mind like, “Man, that was so close. What did I do wrong? What could I have done different? Why didn’t he commit after initially showing interest?” It’s easy to feel dejected, depressed, and lonely; like you are the only person in the hunting world lacking the skills to call in that tom. Social media amplifies those feelings as your feed is flooded with images of your buddies harvesting trophy toms. Every situation is different, and to some, there may not be a clear solution. But here are three tips to help hunters of all levels succeed in getting that tom that hangs up into shooting range.

1. Call the Hens

Often toms will hang up because they already have a hen or multiple hens around them. Why would he want to leave his six to go after one? You could try to give him the impression that you’re a large tom ready for a fight, but sometimes he just isn’t feeling it. After failed attempts to lure the tom away from the flock, try focusing the attention on the hens. Begin with some soft clucks directed towards the hens. Be sure to respond to the hens and ignore the Tom. These sounds might pique the interest of the hens and make them wonder who the new hen on the block is. As they start to respond, try mixing in a cluck and purr combination, or start cutting. This can raise the emotion level of the hens and get them to close the distance with the Tom following right behind…

2.  Read and Understand the Emotions of the Bird

This is arguably the most important aspect of calling in turkeys in any situation. It’s important to understand the emotion level of every turkey and is helpful to imagine it on a scale of 1-10. If the tom responded to your locator call with little emotion, it would be unwise to respond with a fighting purr. A plain yelp or soft cluck might be more beneficial when that bird is in the 1-3 levels of emotions. As the bird escalates into the 4-6 emotions you could implement 30-45 seconds of a cluck and purr combination followed with some cutting. As the emotion level raises to 7 and above, that’s when sounds like the excited yelp, and fighting purr are effective. Some times the birds need some coaxing and if your calls are eliciting low emotions, try subtly raising the emotions of the calls you are using. More experience and encounters with toms will help you increase your understanding of the turkey language and the associated emotions embedded in each turkey sound.

3.  Make Sure Your Presentation is Realistic

Some hunters like to use decoys, and some hunters do not. Either way, this principle applies to both. If your decoy setup is a jake and a hen, then it makes little sense to be using mature tom sounds to attract prospective toms. It may initially pique his interest, but he is unlikely to commit to your setup if certain elements are missing. The same can be said for the hunter without decoys. When the Tom approaches the spot where the sounds are coming from, he expects to see a bird or multiple birds. Try casting your sounds behind you and to your sides to keep the tom coming in your direction, but guessing where the sound is coming from.

In sum, turkey hunting can be difficult–that’s what keeps us coming back time and time again. The goal is to step out of the truck, get into the setup and have a trophy tom come strutting in, but the reality is that this doesn’t always happen. Sometimes you’re left with an unpunched tag in your pocket and a fueled desire to get better. We developed the Turkey Tech App to help hunters of all levels shorten the learning curve, and perfect their craft. In the app, Scott Ellis, a four-time grand national turkey calling champion presents some great information on the different sounds turkeys make and how to implement them into your hunting strategies. The better you understand the turkey language, the better chances you have of punching your tag with a quality tom. As a hunter, it is easy to get caught up in the obsession of new hunting gear. We make substantial investments into our weapons, clothing, decoys, setups, blinds, calls, and other equipment that helps us be more successful, but rarely do we take the time or money to invest in perhaps the most important contributor to success—ourselves. Improving your knowledge and understanding of the species you are targeting and learning successful strategies will do more to help you perfect your craft than any other piece of equipment or gear. Priced at only $4.99, the Turkey Tech App can provide hunters with a huge return on investment. You can find it on the App Store and Google Play Store. Best of luck to all of you hunters who are gearing up for the spring turkey season around the corner.

This article was written by Got Game Technologies staffer, Jedd Tibbitts, an avid outdoorsman and marketing intern for Got Game Technologies. If you have comments or questions for Jedd about this post, he can be reached at jedd@gotgametech.com.

Introducing the new Goose Tech mobile app!

Introducing the new Goose Tech mobile app!

We have loved this journey of partnering with expert callers and bringing you high quality content from them straight to your mobile devices to help you become a better caller and hunter. It is thus with great pleasure that we introduce to you the Goose Tech mobile app!

Goose Tech is the cutting edge of goose calling instruction. Under the guidance of the Goose Guru himself, Nick J, Goose Tech is designed to take you on a goose calling journey. First, Nick J. covers the basics and introductory concepts. Then he graduates you to the root sounds in goose calls with a specially designed alphabet. Next, you learn a wide variety of goose sounds. Next, you apply all of this knowledge with various calling sequences and skill builders. You can also record yourself calling and compare to the real goose sounds on the app. Finally, Nick J has taken his tried and true goose hunting tips and tactics to help you bring it all together.

In sum, Goose Tech will help you become a better goose hunter. It’s that simple! Check out the app today and start your goose calling journey with a proper foundation or continue your journey with an incredible guide.