Tool: Knight and Hale EZ Grunt-Er Plus Deer Call, $9.99 

A picture of a tool created by Knight and Hale EzGrunt is displayed, captured by Cailtin Van Dusen.


  1. The distinctive Break-Up™ camouflage from Mossy Oak™
    1. Inhale-exhale breathing apparatus
    2. Extending-length hose from the Extend-a-Tone™ brand
    3. A lanyard to allow hands-free use

The idea that the human race is in a symbiotic relationship with technology is not a new concept. In fact, it has been argued that this connection is as ancient as humanity itself.

It can be said that technology has enabled us to not only survive, but to thrive in our environment.

From the earliest tools used to hunt and gather food, to the mobile phones and computers we use today, technology has allowed us to push the boundaries of what is possible. As such, it has been an integral part of the human experience for centuries.

The utilization of technology can be incredibly beneficial, as it can make tasks easier, faster, and more efficient.

Incorporating modern day tools into everyday activities can have a positive impact, as it can lead to more efficient and effective outcomes.

By using technology, individuals can save time and energy, enabling them to complete tasks quicker and more effectively.

Bow hunters may use a plastic tube, roughly the size of a deer’s windpipe, called a deer call to imitate sounds that bucks find attractive.

This includes the whinnies of a doe in estrus, the intense bugles of a competing male, or the cries of a fawn in distress, which can bring a buck into shooting range.

By manipulating the plastic o-ring on the tapering reed inside the tube, the pitch of the grunts can be adjusted from a deep bellow to a high-pitched bray.

The Extend-a-Tone accordion hose attachment can add subtlety, volume, and resonance to the call. Knight & Hale EZ-Grunt-Er Plus is designed with a neck lanyard and the Mossy Oak Break-Up pattern to keep the deer from spotting the hunter.

To be successful in bow hunting, you need to be able to master the art of camouflaging, as well as have great aim and think like a deer.

This is what distinguishes bow hunting from rifle hunting, as bow hunters have to be within thirty feet of their target to make a kill, while rifle hunters can shoot from a much greater distance, allowing them more leeway when it comes to sound, smell, and movement.

When taking your shot, you need to take into consideration the scent, looks, and noise you produce.

My first experience with a deer call, or grunt tube, was in 2004. I was in the woods of Maine, learning to bow hunt under the instruction of Sam; a man who was so devoted to whitetail deer that he created a nativity scene in the fur of a buck scrotum during the Christmas season.

On a typical hunting day, one would wake up at 4 a.m. and shower with a dirt-scented shampoo, put on Scent-Lok camo, add face paint, and spray oneself with the scent of a doe’s urine.

After tiptoeing through the woods and climbing a tree, the hunter would wait until sunrise, sometimes dozing off, while remaining alert to any sound or movement in the shadows.

With one hand on the bow and quiver and the other on the grunt tube, the hunter is poised to call a lovesick doe or a fearful fawn, using nothing but the breath.

In order to make the most of a grunt tube, it is important to comprehend which calls will appeal to bucks at various intervals of the season, ranging from sparring noises in the pre-rut stage to mating sounds a couple of weeks later.

The thrill of a twelve-point buck close by can be tempting to yell into the tube, but it is essential to be gentle yet throaty when blowing, producing a low-pitched sound.

Additionally, it is necessary to time the grunts in accordance with the atmosphere of the forest, calling about every fifteen to twenty minutes.

To create the sound of a “breeding bellow,” which is used to indicate a readiness to mate, one must loudly blow two to four times.

To imitate a “rage ‘n’ grunt,” which is a sound a buck makes when a doe is being elusive, seven to fifteen soft grunts should be repeated. An easy to do call is the ‘`doe bleat,” which is used by dogs to communicate with their fawns.

It is made up of a low beginning, followed by an increase in pitch, and culminating in a descending ooh-wah-ooh pattern.

One can also alter between doe bleats and fawn-in-distress bleats to add a bit of storytelling to their calls.

The use of technology in the classroom has become increasingly prevalent in recent years.

Nowadays, more and more students have access to digital devices which can be utilized to improve their learning.

This trend of embracing technology has numerous benefits for students, such as enhancing their understanding of concepts and providing a more engaging and interactive learning experience.

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