Hey guys. It's Tom and Thomas again from Mile High Note Game Calls. This is going to be your pro tip of the week. This week we are going to be talking about estrus calls. So to follow up from our last tip that we had, we were talking about cow calling - starting out your hunt with cow calling, right? Starting out your setup with cow calling. Generally, we hunt together, but sometimes we hunt by ourselves. Like we said, when you separate, it makes it sound like there is more of a herd. It makes it sound like there is a lot more cows and you guys are walking through the woods or separated from each other.
So today we are going to go over an estrus call. If you get that bull that hangs up 80-200 yards away - and it's happened to all of us - one thing we start mixing in with our cow calls at that point is an estrus call as well. An estrus call can be done with a diaphragm call, you can add a buzz in front of your cow call, which we'll demonstrate, or a growl towards the end of your cow call as well to help give it that nasally sound. It is also an extended cow call, so it is a little bit longer. It's whiney - estrus whine. You can also make it with an open reed call and we'll demonstrate both of those. So I'll go ahead and demonstrate a few estrus cow calls on this diaphragm. So there was buzzing in the front of some of those and then like we said some of the others were extended a little longer with that growl at the end. And then with an open reed call. I like an open reed call that has a big sound board, but I'm going to put pressure on the tip of the call here and as I come off the reed, I'm going to slide my lip forward and just come off of the reed to give it that rumbling noise. Awesome guys. So that's our pro tip for this week - estrus cow calling. Good luck to everybody out there in the woods this year and shoot straight.
Make sure to check out all the videos in the Elk Calling Mini Series!
Elk Calling Mini Series Tip #1 - Two Herds Coming Together
Elk Calling Mini Series Tip #2 - Cow Elk Estrus Call
Elk Calling Mini Series Tip #3 - Aggressive Bull Elk Call
Elk Calling Mini Series Tip #4 - Before The Shot
Elk Calling Mini Series Tip #5 - Excited Cow Elk Call