Monday Jan 16, 2023
Calling and Hunting Stories with Bill Ayer
Calls and Hunting Stories with Bill Ayer
Bill Ayer is with Slayer Calls. He got started around four or five years ago selling waterfowl calls. About two years ago, Bill started developing products for elk hunting. Bill and I might even try to put together a John Stallone elk call! Last year, they released their first-ever acrylic bugle tube and a couple of others. Slayer also has external calls and reeds. The elk products were well received, and they were able to adapt a lot of the waterfowl technology, giving them an edge.
Bill and I talk about our preferences in calls and some of the key features of Slayer’s bugle tubes and more. We also get into weight differences between acrylic and plastic tubes and some differences in what’s offered by competitors. The material of the tube impacts the sound, but it doesn’t necessarily affect performance. Elks all have different tones as well, and so using calls with different tones could even give you an advantage. Slayer also makes some pretty great turkey calls and they come in a bunch of different cuts. Bill has something new up his sleeve that could be a game-changer. He’s not quite ready to share it, but stay tuned.
Although he didn’t kill any bulls this year, Bill’s had some close encounters. He shares some stories from hunting in Idaho this past season. They chased some bulls with the Slayer Enchantress, but it was tough to get them to commit and close the distance. Bill tells a great story about what not to do while elk hunting. On one trip, he talks about his experience with higher elevation, which can really knock you out if you’re not used to it. If you’re heading to higher ground, make sure to do your research and plan accordingly.
- Details on Slayer’s different calls.
- Bill’s hunting stories from the past elk season.
- How elevation can impact your hunting trip.
- Waterfowl hunting stories.
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Bill Ayer is with Slayer Calls. Last year, they released their first-ever acrylic bugle tube and a couple of others. Slayer also has external calls and reeds. Although he didn’t kill any bulls this year, Bill’s had some close encounters. He shares some stories from hunting in Idaho this past season.
big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, elk hunting, elk calling, bugling, waterfowl, elevation, geese, turkey hunting, turkey calls, bulls
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