In the competitive world of electronic game callers (e-callers) it takes quite an edge to stand out from the rest. In this day and age there are at least a half a dozen or more top quality high-end electronic callers. So what can a relatively new company offer to help them rise above the competition? Perhaps adding one or two industry firsts, or setting the goal even higher and adding at least 10 new industry firsts. That might work for many of todayís leading edge e-caller companies, but if your name is Ron Dir and you are trying to design a standout e-caller those numbers just wonít do. Ron designed the Game Traks e-caller with 17 industry firsts. Thatís right folks 17; that was not a typo. When one considers just how amazing todayís e-callers are, adding 17 industry firsts is nearly mind boggling.
For those of us that avidly hunt predators, coyotes in particular in my case, it seems we are always looking for the latest wonder call. Whether it is a hand call, or an e-caller, there is an insatiable drive to find the best. Then again, the same can be said for long range hunters and their rifles, scopes, range finders, etc. The good stuff out there just seems to attract attention to itself. So it was with me and the Game Traks caller. I had heard about the caller here and there. I saw a few advertisements in various magazines as well. What really got my attention though were how many people that I respected as predator hunters were talking about the Game Traks caller. Hunters from Arizona to Montana, and from California to the east coast were posting photographs of their success with Game Traks. I may not be a genius but it didnít take me very long to figure out there must be something to this different looking e-caller.
Unlike many of the other e-callers on the market that look like little megaphones or remodeled flashlights, the Game Traks is an upright standing caller best described as a tower. To the best of my knowledge there isnít another e-caller on the market that looks anything like it. In talking with Ron Dir on the phone he explained his goal was to have ďBose WaveĒ quality of sound in an e-caller. To help Ron achieve this goal he went with the upright tower style 50 watt speaker.
Besides the amazingly clear sound that emits from the speaker, the truly amazing feature is that it broadcasts that sound over nearly a 360 degree area. It is literally a surround sound system for predator hunting. If that is not enough, one can purchase additional speakers (up to 6 different speakers) and control them all from one transmitter. On top of that, each speaker can play a different sound and all this from one transmitter!
Imagine for a moment a quiet calm morning. Suddenly the silence is broken with the cry of a red tailed hawk. A few seconds later the howl of a lonely coyote. Pause a minute or two and the morning erupts with the painful cries of a jack rabbit in distress. Then, as the rabbit screams in agony, a flock of magpies chime in with a raucous chorus. The entire cacophony of sound is emitting from slightly different locations as it would occur in nature. Seriously, what predator could resist taking a peek?
This would work really well for crow or goose hunters that want to spread the sounds out across their decoys. I can also see this working really well for a turkey hunter in Texas that wants to create the illusion of a flock of hens and possibly a jake or two moving in to breed with the hens. Actually the scenarios would only be limited to oneís imagination. To the best of my knowledge no other e-call company has the capability to create sounds from multiple directions to the level that the Game Traks system can do it. In a nutshell, itís pretty dang cool!