This past deer season I discovered on piece of equipment that I absolutely need to bring with me every time I head out to my deer stand. That piece of equipment is the Extinguisher Deer Call. If you are a deer hunter this is something that is a must have and if you have a deer hunter in your family this is the perfect gift.
Until recently I never used a deer call. I knew that some other hunters used buck calls, but I followed the lead of my father who was a very successful deer hunter and never used one. My father passed away and has been gone for over 10 years now, but looking back I think a lot of our success over the past 25 years was due to picking great spots for our deer stands. However, in the past 10 years it has become increasingly clear that we were seeing fewer deer than in years past. Part of this was probably due to the increasing challenges of hunting on public land. Another part is due to the increased numbers of wolves in the woods of northern Minnesota where we hunt. So I knew that we needed to try something.
In Minnesota it isn’t legal to hunt over bait like it is in other parts of the country. So there are really only 3 things you can do to be successful.
So two years ago I decided to try out one of those bleat cans. It was an affordable way to try out a call for the first time, but I only saw one deer all season and that was for about 2 seconds WAY back in the brush and I couldn’t even get a shot off. My brother who had a buck call only saw one deer and it was close to 100 yards away in the heavy brush (I am still not sure how he even saw it). The third member of our hunting party didn’t see a single deer. So obviously my bleat can didn’t help me much and my brother’s buck call wasn’t doing much better and when we talked to other hunters in our area they weren’t seeing any more deer than we were.
This year I decided to look more into calls and that is when I found the Extinguisher. It intrigued me because it was 3 calls in one, but in my opinion it is much more than that.
In the couple months leading up to deer season I made the same preparations that I would normally make. I made a handful of trips up north so I could go into the woods to look for deer signs, put out my trail camera, and finally place my scents. I know that other hunters might make more trips into the woods before the season than I do, but I have been hunting the same land for about 30 years so I know that lay of the land pretty well.
I ended up deciding to keep my deer stand in same place it has been in for the last several years. I was able to go hunting for only three days this year so the pressure was on. Plus, I brought my son with me hunting for the first time, which made me worry that having him in the stand with me would mean that we would end up making too much noise and scare everything out of our area. So I was hoping that the Extinguisher would help improve our chances.
Between morning and afternoon hunts I ended up going into my deer stand a total of 5 times this season. Opening morning we didn’t see a thing. In the afternoon I saw one nice buck. The following morning we saw a big doe. The second afternoon I shot a beautiful buck. Then the following morning, which was my last hunt, I saw two deer and took a nice doe. I have some friends who hunt in agricultural areas that see a ton of deer almost every day, but where we hunt seeing 5 deer in 2 ½ days is a big success.
My brother who had his buck call saw 3 deer and ended up getting a smaller buck. The third member of our hunting party who didn’t use a call didn’t see anything.
So our totals ended up being:
Now you might thinking how do I know that the Extinguisher was the reason I saw more deer. My response would be that:
After just one deer season using the Extinguisher Deer Call I am a believer. This call will be one of the least expensive pieces of equipment that you bring with you to your deer stand, but it might be one of the most helpful. So if you or the deer hunters in your family don’t own the Extinguisher make sure it is in everyone’s backpack next season. They will thank you for it.
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