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Postby TRMichels » Fri May 07, 2010 3:19 pm

Game Calling

I'm getting ready to do some Game Calling DVD's, so I need to get some thoughts on paper, basically for the script of the DVD.

Some generalizations can be made about game communication, and therefore about game calling.

1. Not all of the animals of a given species sound alike; therefore it is okay if a particular call does not sound exactly like every other call, as long as it (in general) sounds like the animal you intend to call. Therefore manufactured game calls to not need to sound exactly alike; and you do not need to spend a lot of money to reproduce realistic game calls, or to get the animals to do what you want it to do.

2. Communication among animals is often a combination of sounds, and body posture and the action of the animal performing the call. Sine you often cannot recreate the posture or action of the animal you are trying to sound like, you should try to sound as much like the animal as possible, and use calls the animal normally would use under the prevailing conditions. But if you can, you should use a decoy or other product to recreate the posture or action of the animal you intend to call to - it will add to the illusion of another animal being in the vicinity.

3. The difference between most sound communications (verbal or non verbal), that the animal uses (that sound alike), is the pitch (general musical range) of the call, the volume (loudness) of the call, and the cadence (timing) of the call.

4. What matters when you are calling - is to use the right sound (verbal communication) to get the result you want from the animal you are calling to, and use the proper pitch, volume, duration and cadence - to get the desired result from your calling device.

So, get a call that basically sounds like the animal you want to hunt, have a good understanding of what vocalizations or other sounds the animal uses to communicate, know when those sounds are used by the animals, use the right sound (vocalization etc.) to get a positive response from the animal, and be able to recreate that sound correctly.

Hopefully I can help hunters undestand what sounds animals to communicate, and what those sounds should sound like, and teach them when to use which clls, and recreat them correctly.

Any Questions?

God bless,

T.R. Michels
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