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Oregon Spring Bear

We just returned from our first trip of the year to beautiful eastern Oregon in search of a spring bear. For many, this time of year brings spring cleaning and springer fishing but for Bryan and I it’s always been about spring turkey and bear season. For us it’s a way to relax and enjoy friends and family during one of the best times to be an Oregonian. Coming off a busy waterfowl season it feels good to be able to hunt for fun and take in a little time “off”. DSC_1335

We had a great trip with everything from rain and snow to sunny sky’s and sunburns! Over the course of 4 days we spotted 8 different bears and came across several love sick gobblers who were lucky it wasn’t April 15th yet! DSC_1352Watching the hills turn green and the snow retreat to high elevations it looks as if this early spring is going to make for some fantastic early bear and turkey hunting in the Blues. Covering as much ground as we could and letting our binoculars do as much work as possible is how we like to hunt and this trip was no different. It also looks as if the deer and elk did well through the winter as the herd sizes were strong and overall health was good!DSC_1343

Reports from friends across the state indicate that birds in the White River area are a little behind schedule and still hanging out on the lowlands and the private ground in winter flocks while reports from southern oregon indicate birds are right on schedule with lots of gobbling activity and henned up gobblers. Look for the Southern Oregon hunting to be prime at the end of this month and beginning of May as hens leave their Toms for the nest.DSC_1349


In the next couple weeks we will be headed back to the mountains for another hunt but in the mean time good luck to everyone who is in the field and keep an eye out for some exciting new calls we are in the process of building! ” Be the Game “

Oregon Duck and Goose Hunting – S2 Calls and Outfitters

It is amazing how fast time goes by, it was one year ago today that we officially began S2 Calls. What started as an idea while picking up goose decoys last season has transformed over the last 12 months into something special to Eric and I. The road to where we are today hasn’t beenContinue Reading

Canada Goose Hunting – Freelancing the Canadian Prairie

From an early age, it had been a goal of mine to travel to Canada and pursue waterfowl in one of the most sought after destinations in the world. This past October, my dream was finally realized as I set off for central Saskatchewan with longtime friend, Forrest Carpenter. The primary focus of the trip was Snow andContinue Reading

Oregon Duck Hunting – Summer Lake Opener

Oregon Duck Hunting – Summer Lake Opener

Game on, it’s here, the wait is finally over…..Duck Season has arrived! Our season this year would begin the same way it has for the last decade, headed to Eastern Oregon to Summer Lake Wildlife Area. Here in Oregon we have the opportunity to experience opening day of duck season not once, but twice asContinue Reading

Early Season Success….Time to Hunt Ducks

The dog days of summer are finally over and it’s time to trade those shorts and sandals for chest waders. Two days from now we will be knee deep in mud in the middle of a cattail marsh waiting for shooting time, the much anticipated opening day of duck season is finally upon us! ThoughContinue Reading

Welcome to S2 Calls

Eric and Bryan would like to welcome everyone to our website  and say thank you…. Thank you to all our family and friends that have been so supportive and encouraging to us over this past year to take our dreams and make them a reality. We both share a great amount of passion for callingContinue Reading

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