We’re thrilled to announce the newest lineup of elk calls from Slayer, designed by Joe MCarthy. Inspired by Idaho’s Clearwater wilderness and heritage, the new Clearwater elk diaphragms promise unparalleled fit, durability and consistency for season-long use.
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During the 2022 elk season, Slayer Calls rigorously tested a new lineup of elk diaphragms, named for Idaho’s Clearwater region. The resulting Clearwater Frame and Series is designed to surpass competitors in durability, fit and consistency.
No waterfowler ever forgets his first canvasback. The hunt is often a numbers game, with plenty of planning required. Here’s what you need to be successful.
Crafted to mimic the tooth-like notches of a duck’s mouth, this call is simple to use, super ducky and will not stick on you — it’s “ducked” up beyond all recognition.
The DUBAR Single Reed and DUBAR Double Reed duck calls guarantee realistic sound in the field, thanks to a revolutionary, nature-inspired design.
Experienced waterfowler M.D. Johnson shares his tips for hunting puddle ducks mid-morning, rather than at first light.
Waterfowler Luke Clark shares his experience hunting ducks on opening weekend, plus tips for clinching a successful day two.
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Join us for this once in a lifetime elk hunt — father and son fill their tags in one of the most sought after units in Idaho.
Dr. Dustin Day was always interested in a pair of antlers his grandfather found and took home years before. The “old bones” were significant in his life growing up, as was the man behind them. Here, Day shares his grandfather’s wisdom and the significance of their hunts together.
Experienced waterfowler M.D. Johnson shares his best layout blind tips and tricks to get the most out of the 2023–24 season.
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The worlds of hunting and football collide as Slayer Calls and Derek Wolfe — recently caught ‘gramming with a massive Colorado cougar he bow-hunted — make plans for an elk call package to hunt even bigger game.
Travis Tweet and M.D. Johnson share their tips for big game meat processing. Check out their favorite supplies, plus tips for getting started.
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If at first you don’t succeed, try again until the tag is full. Steve Raudenbush with Mnt2Coast Outdoors shares his breathtaking pursuit of Roosevelt elk in 2022 and the chase that took him across state lines, into some of the best territory in the Mountain West. Stay until the end to get his Slayer gear recommendations.
Michael Batease from Elk Calling Academy reviews Slayer’s Enchantress Cow Call.
M.D. Johnson talks about ethical hunting and how far is too far of a shot with Robert Albers, Slayer Pro Staff and full-time hunting guide.
Travis Tweet’s near-weekly archery competitions and “hunting instincts” helped him shoot two bears, a buck, and an elk last year. He shares the ways mountain competitions give him better experience ahead of archery season.
See just how easy it is to use the Enchantress push button elk call from Slayer Calls in this video from team members, Tanner & Hannah Hardy
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M.D. Johnson talks about handling the heat of early elk season
with Slayer Calls pro-staff member Tommy Sessions.
Introducing Call the Wild’s new Elk Series – bite-size, easy to follow videos that help you improve your technique and master your call. In episode 5, you’ll learn how to create the basic bugle. For full access to Slayer’s Call the Wild Elk Series, subscribe today!
New and longtime elk hunters looking to fill their tags can get expert training for better calling techniques and more realistic sound with the new Call the Wild Elk Series training course.
The Enchantress in 3D The secret to the Enchantress external elk call’s realistic sounds and bugles is the lifelike silicone “tongue” that depresses the internal diaphragm, creating tension that mimics a mouth call. When the Enchantress stands alone, hunters can create lifelike cow sounds and bugles. Screwed on to the Swagger Bugle Tube, she can…
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M.D. Johnson talks about pre-season elk scouting with Chance Robbins, founder of God’s Country For Our Heroes, in this Slayer Q&A.
Welcome back to Call the Wild! This is the second course in a 3-part, instructional series on how to use a duck call — 15 lessons with 7 exercises.
Trick the shy and wylie with realistic sounds of distress. Slayer’s Wicked Rabbit Coyote Call doubles as a howler.
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.
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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.
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Single reed. Double reed. Wood vs. poly vs. acrylic. How do you know which one makes the best duck call for beginners?
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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