Essential Buck Grunt Call Features for Deer Hunting

Many people make the mistake of thinking if you’re skilled at tracking game and shooting accurately, you’re bound to have a successful whitetail deer hunting trip every time. While that would be nice, there’s a little bit more involved with this sport. In addition to a quality firearm, good hunters are always armed with patience and a great “toolbox” of hunting equipment.

With the amount of tested and trusted hunting gear available at your fingertips, I ask, why wouldn’t you utilize any tool available to bag that buck? After all, it was this way of thinking that first sparked the idea of Recon Outdoors; my love for hunting and finding every advantage necessary to make each hunt successful.

French Creek Hardwood Buck Grunts

One extremely valuable piece of hunting equipment for deer season is a high-quality buck grunt call.

Haven’t used buck grunt calls to your advantage yet? You should! A lot of deer hunters shy away from using deer calls because they think they’ll actually scare away whitetails rather than attract them. The trick is to confident, not only in how to properly use buck grunt calls, but in the tool itself. Here are some key features to be mindful of when purchasing this important part of your hunting equipment toolbox.

Realistic sounds

The first quality that your grunt call needs is realistic sounds.  No matter what kind of call you choose, it’s useless if it doesn’t create sound that accurately imitates real deer sounds.

Ability to make adjustments

The ability to adjust your buck grunt calls for a variety of different sounds if very important. Just as every human voice is different, deer have a variety of grunts from a low-throat sound to a sound that is richer in tonality. Besides creating realistic buck grunt sounds, creating the bleat of a fawn or the sound of a doe is also advantageous.

Take a look at the banded reed calls with flexible tubing sold by Recon Outdoors as an example. The flexible tubing allows you to change the depth (tone) and volume of the sound in a range of grunts while movement of the band around the metal reed provides the option of frequency or pitch to bring about realistic bleats and doe sounds.

Ease of use

Ease of use is vital out in the field. The mouthpiece should be easy to remove, and the call should come with a lanyard to keep it close while you’re sitting in the stand. I always look for an easy-to-remove mouthpiece, so I can easily change the band levels depending on what (does, fawns, or bucks) I am looking to call in for that particular hunt.

Now that you know the general features and characteristics that your grunt call needs to have, I highly recommend the French Creek Hardwood Buck Calls available at Recon Outdoors. Not only is this call versatile, but it can reach a wide area with louder grunts. These units are meticulously produced one at a time by a true artisan using only the best materials, including a metal reed that will not deteriorate. These are the best handmade calls on the market and come with a lifetime guarantee.

So, all things considered, if you’re questioning whether you should use a buck grunt call or not, the answer is always YES! Call them for the advantage you need to have a successful hunt.

Happy Hunting from Recon Outdoors!