Trick the shy and wylie with realistic sounds of distress. Slayer’s Wicked Rabbit Coyote Call doubles as a howler.
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There’s no substitute for post-season maintenance of waterfowl gear. Caring for each component — ammunition to layout blinds — extends their life and usability year after year. Don’t wait for opening day to find out your rigs are still covered in last-year’s muck. Here’s what you need to know.
Cody McCarthy demonstrates how to do the bull calling cow bugle — when a bull tires to intimidate you or the other bulls. This one is a fun one to hear out in the woods.
Choosing the right elk calls is key to becoming a better cow and calf caller. In this video, Cody McCarthy shares his tips.
Pearly Gates Cutdown, Sound-file & Demo. If you’re hunting high-pressure areas and you need a call to differentiate you from the rest of the pack, this call will do it. Meet Slayer’s new cutdown duck call.
Waterfowlers facing wary ducks and competition on public land have a mid-season savior to help them stand out: the new Pearly Gates acrylic cutdown duck call.
Brand-new geese hunting strategies are fun to try, but it’s tough to beat the tried-and-true retro tips waterfowlers have been using for over 50 years. Check out these old-school strategies for hunting Canadas instead.
The Whistler’s Mother 4-in-1 produces realistic sounds for drake mallards, pintails, wigeons and teals — and it’s loud enough to reach the high-fliers.
Matt Carey demos Slayer’s new Whistler’s Mother — the 4-in-1 duck whistle that gets LOUD.
Bluebills in the United States fall into two subspecies: the greater scaup and the lesser scaup. Settle in and read some tips for identifying them and hunting them effectively.
Black powder firearms have always added a new dimension to the hunt. If you haven’t yet tried waterfowling with a muzzleloader, you may be missing out.
Modern advancements in ammunition have restored the 20-gauge shotgun to its place at the duck hunter’s side.
The Wild Race star Jessica Ann has been giving back to the hunting community through her new nonprofit — and Mother Nature gave back to her. Jessica shares the story of her 6×8 bull on the newest episode of The Slayer Hunting Podcast.
Abundant throughout the Mississippi Flyway, wood ducks are a joy to pursue. Settle in as experienced waterfowler M.D. Johnson shares his tips for identifying them and hunting them effectively.
Need gift ideas for a hunter this holiday season? They won’t be disappointed if they unwrap any of these high-quality, hunter-tested gifts that the Slayer Calls team recommends.
Duck calling is hardly a natural-born skill. If you want to learn how to call ducks, check out these Call the Wild tips from Slayer’s Matt Carey and M.D. Johnson.
Single reed. Double reed. Wood vs. poly vs. acrylic. How do you know which one makes the best duck call for beginners?
Experienced duck hunter shares his pre-season decoy prep dos and don’ts. It just takes a couple of minutes to clean and check your rigs and will pay dividends in terms of a successful season.
Experienced hunter M.D. Johnson shares six pre-season tips to help make your duck opener a success. Find out what gear he packs and how he prepares.
Rated BEST double reed duck call by Field & Stream, the Drake Slayer is versatile and easy-to-use. Great for beginners and experts.
The Ranger duck call features a wider exhaust and longer tone board, allowing it to take in more air. More air means more volume!
New hunters and longtime waterfowlers looking to slay more ducks can get expert training through Slayer’s new video series. Plus, the new Ranger Single Reed means louder calling in duck season 2022.
Call the Wild puts expert guidance on calling at hunters’ fingertips. Waterfowlers can put in practice on the way to the blind.
Joe McCarthy | RMEF World Elk Calling Contest | Professional Division Final Round
Joe McCarthy | RMEF World Elk Calling Contest | Professional Division Final Round
Fire chief Randy Hoven takes us inside the hunting pack for elk season, sharing his favorite items for a day hunt in western Washington.
Cody McCarthy shares his list of supplies for elk season, including his must-have, name-brand essentials.
Two world elk calling champions and two other finalists bugled their way to the top with Slayer calls at the 2022 RMEF World Elk Calling Championship in Park City, Utah.
World Elk Calling Champion Cody McCarthy gives his top five list of mistakes elk hunters make, recorded by veteran hunter M.D. Johnson.
Cody McCarthy demos the ArchAngel, Slayer’s acrylic elk call using the Gladiator elk reed. Patent pending.
Cody McCarthy demos the Enchantress, Slayer’s NEW external elk call. Patent pending.
The original design of Slayer’s new Enchantress push call gives elk hunters manual control over diaphragm tension — and the most realistic sounds and bugles you’ve ever heard from an external elk call.
M.D. Johnson interviews World Elk Calling Champion Cody McCarthy, Slayer Calls’ newest coach and head of product innovation.
Veteran hunter M.D. Johnson shares his high-level elk call tips for novices, including the ins and outs of external calls, internal (diaphragm) calls and bugle tubes.
The new ArchAngel Acrylic Elk Call is a game-changer for hunters. It was created by world elk calling champion Cody McCarthy, now a coach and head of product innovation at Slayer Calls.
Check out this list of dos and don’ts — hunting tips for beginners looking to take down that big bull elk this season.
Cody McCarthy, world champion elk caller, joins Slayer Calls as coach and head of product innovation. His father, Joe McCarthy, joins on as product innovation lead.
Turkey call maintenance is an important part of hunting preparation and success. Learn how to care for box calls, pot calls and diaphragm calls.
Turkey mouth calls can replicate every sound in the wild turkey’s vocabulary, and then some. Here are the pros and cons of diaphragm calls, according to experienced hunter M.D. Johnson.
This is the story of Julie McClellan and her 1998 Grand Slam wild turkey hunt through Florida, Texas, Iowa, and South Dakota.
Slayer Calls launches six turkey mouth calls in time for spring hunting Company CEO Bill Ayer shares his passion and inspiration for the new product offerings, as well as manufacturing challenges and victories. Featured Photo by Josh Montgomery EAGLE, Idaho — For many folks, spring is synonymous with only one meaningful outdoor activity: turkey hunting.…
Veteran turkey hunter M.D. Johnson shares his knowledge of turkey sounds, plus how and when to use different turkey calls.
If you’re hunting Canada geese, you’d best do it over their home turf: water. Here are a few veteran tips to be successful.
Proper clothing keeps hunters in the field longer, so don’t delay. Here are the very best duck hunter clothing tip, guaranteed to keep you warm and dry all season long.
Slayer Calls’ lineup of handcrafted hunting calls now includes an elk bugle, cow call and calf call. Get Slayer’s thoughtful call design and relentless quality during elk season.
Wondering how to hide with a blind effectively this season? Waterfowler M.D. Johnson shares his tips and tricks for fooling ’fowl.
Where have all the ducks gone? Check out these three common hunting pitfalls and tips for how to hide from waterfowler M.D. Johnson.
Widgeon are the bread-’n-butter bird for many duck hunters across the country. Check out these tips for hunting them effectively.
Silhouette decoys are more popular than ever, but are they worth their salt? Waterfowl calling champion Forrest Carpenter says absolutely — and here’s why.
Speck calls are notoriously challenging to use, requiring two hands to create significant back pressure and to throw the call forward. But all of that is about to change with the Tar Belly Slayer.
Gadwall ducks are often underestimated, taken as bonus ducks by waterfowl hunters. But there’s a lot to love and appreciate about the gray duck. Here’s what you need to know to hunt them effectively.
Take it from experienced waterfowler M.D. Johnson: Duck hunters have a lot of stuff. If you’re new to the game and wondering what you need, check out this comprehensive list of gear and resources.
This tasty spin on the American classic features duck burger and red wine caramelized onions, pan-fried in a cast-iron skillet and topped with shaved Brussels sprouts, served on a fresh brioche bun.
Ever wonder what sets one type of duck call apart from another? Find out what makes each call unique, and take a peek beneath the surface with experienced waterfowler M.D. Johnson.
The cutdown call is easily one of the most popular duck calls on the market. Get the inside scoop from two experienced waterfowl hunters, and find out what sets this call apart from the rest.
The new Slayer Cutdown 00 duck call is made from durable Delrin materials. Its raspy sound replicates duck vocalizations so realistically, it’s sure to set you apart this hunting season and beyond.
Don’t miss out on these top five tried-and-tested decoy layouts, plus pro tips to attract ducks and geese to your blind this season.
Gaining the attention of a duck — any duck other than a mallard duck, that is — is simply a matter of speaking their language. Here’s how to do it.
This duck leg recipe gives you crispy, crackling skin and moist, tender duck meat on the inside. Friends don’t let friends waste duck legs!
No one wants to accidentally be “that guy” — the one who messes up the hunt for other waterfowlers. Our Slayer PRO Staff shares tips to avoid bad behavior and better the odds of a successful duck hunt.
Why do you duck hunt? This waterfowler’s Labrador retriever got him into the sport.
The new Mallard Slayer Double-Reed duck call uses a Delrin soundboard, just-right back pressure and Slayer’s signature design for a call that promotes good habits from Day 1 and sounds like a dream.
Waterfowler shares his advice for adaptive hunting to encourage people with physical disabilities to get outdoors.
Slayer Duck Calls has brought in the big guns for its first hire: Jen Hetherington. Slayer’s new chief operating officer has kindled success as a startup leader, and she’s obsessed with the outdoors.
With preparation, the proper gear and safety precautions, waterfowl hunting in freezing, icy conditions can be extremely rewarding.
Slayer Duck Calls gets its first round of investment from the co-founders of TSheets, fueling the startup’s obsession with producing quality hunting calls and a premium community-based web experience.
Avoid these surefire ways to get booted from the blind. Follow our tips, and you’ll be swimming in invites.