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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the BEST WAY to use the Ground Grunt'R in a tree?

     The new Flextone Ground Grunt'R (U.S. and Canadian Patents) is most effective and easy to use when you set up the hose when you install/set up your stand. Caps for the top and bottom of the hose are included so you can close both ends off, preventing critters and bugs from crawling inside.  It is recommended to install the hoses at all stand locations - and keep your Ground Grunt'R chamber with you. This is the most expensive part of the product - and is easily unscrewed from the bottom hose connector.

     To install the Ground Grunt'R at a stand location, FIRST climb up and secure the top of the hose to a bow/gun holder or limb, careful to not kink the hose. Let it hang freely under the bow/gun holder or limb, avoiding draping it over the top of anything. It needs to hang. Included with the Ground Grunt'R are zipties and cords to make this happen. Leave enough hose at the top for you to easily access it during the hunt. The top ziptie does not need to be tightened to the hose all the way. Instead, leave it loose enough so you can slide the hose through the ziptie to achieve your desired length.

     Once the upper hose is attached, uncoil the tube and lower the grunt call chamber down to approximately 3 - 4 feet off the ground. Keeping the call off of the ground will help prevent dust and other particles from getting into the call and the precision tuned air chamber. Caution must be made to not allow the tube to lay over a limb or anything else that would diminish the air flow. If your hose is 30' or more in length (additional hose lengths are available) it is recommended to secure the hose midway down the tree to prevent wind from whipping it around. On extremely long hoses, you will want to do this at least two places on the way down the tree.

     Once you are at the bottom of the stand, secure the bottom part of the hose with the ziptie and cord included in the box. The Ground Grunt'R chamber needs to hang up off the ground close to the same level of a deer's mouth - 3 - 4' off the ground. Cap both ends, take the Ground Grunt'R with you and you will be good to go.

     When arriving at your stand to hunt, simply uncap the bottom of the hose, screwing the Ground Grunt'R chamber on and climb the tree. At the platform uncap the top of the hose and you are good to go.The Ground Grunt'R is activated by blowing small bursts of air into the hose. Caution must be made to not blow too hard. As with any call, too much air in the chamber will overpower any call, causing a noise you do not want to hear in the woods. Practice with your Ground Grunt'R at home before going to the field.  



How do you use the Ground Grunt'R in a temporary set up from a treestand/from an elevated platform?

     Climb the stand with the Ground Grunt'R (U.S. and Canadian Patents) in the backpack supplied with the product. First, secure the mouthpiece end with the supplied paracord by SUSPENDING the tube from a limb, bow/gun holder.  Do not lay the tube over a limb or any other object - it must hang freely. Uncoil the tube and lower the grunt call chamber down to approximately 1 - 3 feet off the ground. Keeping the call off of the ground will help prevent dust and other particles from getting into the call and thew precision tuned air chamber. Caution must be made to not allow the tube to lay over a limb or anything else that would diminish the air flow.

     Once all is set, remove the cap from the mouthpiece and blow small bursts of air to activate the call. Caution must be made to not blow too hard. As with any call, too much air in the chamber will overpower any call, causing a noise you do not want to hear in the woods. Practice with your Ground Grunt'R at home before going to the field.  

     If the setup is temporary, you do not have to secure the bottom end at the base of the tree or at a midpoint of the hose. At the conclusion of the hunt, simply coil the hose back up, attach upper hose cap, and place in the backpack. When coiling up the tube caution must be made to not bind the tube or kink it in any way. Coil up in a large, loose fashion.If it is a permanent stand location, you can secure the base when you climb down, as well as midpoint of the hose. The more the hose is secured - especially hoses over 30' in length - the less it will move due to wind during the hunt.

 



How does the use of the Ground Grunt'R differ when hunting from the ground?

     The basic difference in a ground-type application from hunting up in a tree or elevated platform is you do not attach the grunt call chamber at the base of your tree. Instead you roll the tube out and away from your hunting location and mount the chamber/grunt call end on a separate tree, decoy or other structure - keeping it up off the ground so dirt and mud will not clog it up. The tuned grunt call air chamber does work best when suspended - so Grunt Technologies recommends finding a fence post, decoy, tree - or anything stable, and attach the chamber with the supplied paracord to a stable structure. DO NOT lay on the ground.

     Similar to using Ground Grunt'R from a tree stand, uncoil the tube. Using the attached paracord on the mouthpiece end of the tube, tie the tube off on the inside of the ground blind, or to a limb or other support in such a way as to allow the tube to hang, using the paracord and zip tie. Caution must be made to not allow the tube to lay over a limb, tent support or anything else that would diminish the air flow. An additional zip ties and paracords are enclosed.

     Once all is set, remove the cap from the mouthpiece and blow small bursts of air to activate the call. Caution must be made to not blow too hard. As with any call, too much air in the chamber will overpower any call, causing a noise you do not want to hear in the woods. Practice with your Ground Grunt'R at home before going to the field. 

     When the hunt is concluded simply untie the paracord and coil back up, cap the mouthpiece end of the hose and place in the backpack. When coiling up the tube caution must be made to not bind the tube or kink it in any way. Coil up in a large, loose fashion.

     Grunt Technologies recommends longer lengths of tube when using Ground Grunt'R in a ground blind set up. The more distance you can put between the hunter and the call the better. Additional 30' hose sections and connectors are available from Flextone Game Calls or at your local sporting goods store. Ground Grunt'R has been field tested with hoses over 100' in length. When using extremely long hose lengths, the initial air charge may require more breath, but afterwards it responds normally.



How is the Ground Grunt'R used with a decoy?

     Simply attach the mouthpiece end of the Ground Grunt'R hose inside the blind - and roll out toward the decoy, covering up as much of the tube as possible with leaves and etc. Either fasten the grunt chamber to a leg, or secure like a necklace around the neck with the Ground Grunt'R hanging. Be careful to not let the air chamber/grunt portion lay on the ground, as dirt and mud will cause the call to not respond properly. Always suspend the Ground Grunt'R in any application.



Is there an ideal direction to point the Ground Grunt'R when attaching it to the base of the tree?

In an ideal setup, Grunt Technologies recommends securing the grunt chamber in such a fashion that it points away from the tree or decoy.



Does rain effect the Ground Grunt'R?

     If the Ground Grunt'R is hung properly it will work perfectly. In an ideal setup, Grunt Technologies recommends securing the grunt chamber in such a fashion that it points away from the tree or decoy. Ground Grunt'R will remain immune to water as long as it is suspended with the back pressure hole (located at the bottom of the chamber) is pointed toward the ground.

     Thorough testing has been done on the patented GROUND GRUNT'R design to ensure proper function in a wet environment. If for some reason the Ground Grunt'R accidentally takes on water, you can reposition the chamber as we have outlined in the instructions, and blow a few bursts of air through the hose. This will dry it out and will resume normal operation. PLEASE NOTE: Ground Grunt'R will not work if immersed under water.



Can I leave the Ground Grunt'R on the tree year round?

     The Ground Grunt'R is manufactured in such a way that it will withstand the normal stresses the outdoors will bring for several weeks at a time. However we recommend not leaving the Ground Grunt'R chamber in the woods for extended periods as you never know when a tree will fall onto your tree, or when anything unpredicted happens in your treestand location. The Ground Grunt'R is uniquely designed to where you can unscrew the Ground Grunt'R chamber, cap the hose ends, and leave the hose attached to the tree.  As long as the hose is completely sealed, you can leave it there for an indefinite period of time. 



How does the Ground Grunt'R respond in freezing weather?

     As long as the mouthpiece remains corked when you leave it in the stand or blind - allowing no moisture to enter from the top the Ground Grunt'R - it will perform like a champ. If inclement weather is forecasted, Grunt Technologies recommends you not leave the Ground Grunt'R chamber in the woods. Instead, unscrew the Ground Grunt'R chamber and cap both ends of the hose.