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S2 Elk Call Tuning

With season just a week a way and elk calls flying off the shelves we’ve had quite a few people inquiring about using S2 mouth calls and how to get optimal sounds when in the woods. So here is a quick run down on how to quickly tune your mouth call to ensure that you get the perfect fit and seal to the roof of your mouth.
20140822_101324All our calls come hand stretched with a standard flat frame, however not everyone’s mouth shape is identical, pallets come in all shapes and sizes so it is necessary to tune your calls to fit your mouth. Here is a look at the side profile of The Contender right out of the package, as you can see there is no bend to this call. 20140822_101449To keep all air flow hitting the bottom side of the reed and to keep it from stalling out during a bugle or higher volume cow mews it is necessary to put a slight bend in the frame to ensure you get a tight seal to the roof of the mouth and you allow more contact area for air flow. Here is how, place the bottom of the reed facing towards you with your thumb and forefinger pinching each side of the frame just as pictured.20140822_101910 With slight pressure from your finger, slowly bend the open end of the reed toward you, do this in small increments until you get the correct fit to your mouth and you achieve the ease of use that you desire. You will see what the finished tuning looks like in this picture, you will notice a slight bend downward that when placed in your mouth and air is presented to the latex, you will have more air contact on the latex and the frame will fit tightly in the slope of your pallet. 20140822_102017We hope this helps you easily produce the sounds the bulls love to hear this hunting season, please email us with any questions regarding our products and tips on calling to sales@s2calls.com. We wish you all the best of 20140822_102232luck this season and look forward to seeing some photos of big bulls on the ground. Be The Game.

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 friendsContinue Reading

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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