When Hunter's Specialties Pro Staff member Eddie Salter came to town, I was fortunate to have an invitation from my outdoors industry friends to visit with him. Salter is best known for winning the world champion turkey caller contest... twice! He is also an avid bowhunter who resides in Alabama, and he came to the Lowcountry of the Palmetto State to attend the 2011 Hunter's Day in Moncks Corner at the Central True Value store. The local Wildlife Action chapter conducted an archery tournament in the morning, while store's p.r. maven Tabatha Waddill directed the day's activities. Salter conducted seminars on how hunters can improve their chances of success while deer hunting - and of course he threw out some pro tips for turkey hunters! For deer Salter says he likes to reach out to their ears first, using H.S. Strut calls, then give them something to look at (decoys), and complete the seduction with an H.S. Strut scent for their nose. Did you know that Salter used to be a barber back in the day?The people skills he developed then serve him very well when relating to inquisitive hunters today. Salter's overall message was to use 'feeling' when making doe and grunt calls, and don't just go through the motions, because white-tails always make their calls for a reason and deer hunters would do well to understand this trait. We are listening Eddie, thanks for the advice!!
VideoByJeff Dennis: Eddie Salter demonstrates the True Talker call for everyone
PhotoByMikeMcKnight: Jeff and Eddie Salter, friends in the outdoor industry, share a smile
PhotosByJeffDennis: Hunter's Day t-shirts for sale at Central True Value; Eddie Salter congratulates Mike McKnight for his second place finish in the open division of the bow tournament with Greg Housand of Central True Value; Scent-Away Tek garments like this one are very important to Eddie Salter's hunting strategy; H.S. Strut products including trail marking tape, camo hats and camo blind burlap, the True Talker deer call and a rattling antlers bag