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Game calling and scents use a variety of sounds and smells to draw game to you.

  • Territorial sounds—a deer “rattling,” an elk “bugle,” or a turkey “yelp”
  • Feeding sounds—a duck’s feeding “chuckle”
  • Distress sounds—inviting coyotes, bobcats, or foxes to feed
  • Attracting scents—for food or mating purposes
  • Masking scents—to cover human odor
Hunter calling game
A skillful hunter uses sounds to attract the quarry close enough for an effective shot.