I’ve only used my Convergent caller a coupe times, one of which was outstanding as a sounder came running across a wheat field like a cattle stampede a couple months ago. Ran it 4 times the past couple of nights in different places, pulled a lone boar in at one, got one’s attention at a distance but he didn’t come in and two were bupkis. All of this has been at night.
The one we called in last night was pretty funny... it was place #2 for the night, we pulled off the field road in my Pioneer at the edge of a tree line to have us in the shade from the moon light, facing a small tank about 100 yds away and we set the caller out about 30 yd in front of us. I have a helmet mounted thermal I scan with, my lease bud has his Pulsar trail on his rifle, we’re sitting in my Pioneer. We’re running maybe 10 minutes, I’m looking down range when I hear my bud whisper something, I turn to ask him to repeat and see that a boar had either come down the road or came in from behind us and was standing about 15 ft from the side of the Pioneer looking at us like “What are you two mf’ers doing?” As my bud starts to get his rifle up and swing toward him, he took off. (2] hits from his 300BO and he called it a night.
So my question... Anyone have any input on how to use the caller in general, when you have nothing in sight vs when you have their attention and the same with boars vs sows? It just seems to me using something like the Hysteria sound when you have one eyeballing you but not coming, is like doing a duck hailing call when they’re feet down getting ready to land. I don’t know what fires up a boar to want to come fight/investigate and same for a sow. Piglet sounds fire them up? I have been kind of randomly starting with something low key, then ramping it up a couple notches before running with the Hysteria sound as my primary.