The main unit itself is lightweight and not a chore to carry around, yet substantial enough that it won’t blow over in a stiff breeze. On one end is a high output speaker that will flood the hills with crazy volume if you so choose. The wide volume range helps hunters customize the call to their setup, offering more modest volume for closer range calling, or more robust volume for calling in predators that are a long way off. That high volume output is also handy for calling into the wind on blustery days. On this particular model, directly above that speaker is also an HD video camera that can be triggered with the remote to capture video of predators as they come to the call, a cool and intriguing feature. When you want to view the footage, all you have to do is pull the SD card from the caller and load the images to your computer. The call itself can be placed directly on the ground, however the Revolution E-caller comes with a small tripod that threads into the bottom of the call and elevates it slightly above the ground which allows it to turn 360 degrees electronically with the push of a button. The responsive rotational base system equips the call with the ability to spin in either direction, on command, and that allows hunters to broadcast sound 360 degrees if they choose, or fine tune the directionality of the speaker without having to get up and manually move it. All adjustments can be made with the remote without blowing your stand. The Revolution E-caller also has a motorized decoy to add realism and attraction to your setup. The decoy is placed into a slot in the handle and when activated with the remote, the erratic action can be a big draw. When you aren’t using the decoy, it can be removed and stowed away easily inside the handle.
While most e-callers out there come loaded with some decent sounds, the Lucky Duck Revolution E-caller comes preloaded with some really incredible, realistic and head turning sounds. This particular model comes with 100 preloaded sounds with the staple prey in distress sounds, but it also provides an extensive selection of coyote vocalizations and sounds, birds, rodents, cats and other sounds like fawn distress, calf bawls and more. These sounds are easily accessible on the remote as they are grouped into categories. The hunter doesn’t have to spend an endless amount of time scrolling through 100’s of different sounds at once trying to find just one particular sound, rather you choose the category you want to target and a subcategory opens making it easier to find what you want, quicker. This crazy and impressive collection of live animal sounds was compiled by The Verminator, Rick Paillet and they have been used to secure multiple World Coyote Calling Contests - needless to say they are proven. In addition to the preloaded sounds, this model will hold up to 2,000 sounds you can load your own if you choose.
The Revolution E-caller base unit gives hunters the ability to control certain features from the base itself, however, the remote is what gives you access to the full capabilities of the call. It has an easy to read LCD screen and easy to operate buttons that allow you to control volume, sounds, the rotational base, the motorized decoy, the camera and also “favorite” buttons that allow you to program your favorite sounds for quick and easy access. The remote also displays two timers, one to show the length of the time the call has been active, and another that shows the length of time that a particular sound has been played. Manuals from Lucky Duck indicate that the remote control works up to 300 feet away. It’s worth noting that my caller is often placed out at substantially greater distances and I’ve had no problem with connectivity, that is to say that Lucky Duck is modest with their remote range. You’ll likely be impressed with how far out you can go.
This unit feeds off the juice of 10 AA batteries and the remote requires 3 AA’s. It has been my experience that it’s not a battery hog, unlike some of the other callers that line my garage shelves that drain a set of batteries in one or two uses. Even with the rotational base engaged, the use of the motorized decoy and long stints of playing sounds, The Revolution really squeezes the juice and makes the most of each set of batteries.
If you are a predator hunting pro, or if you are just looking into it for the first time, Lucky Duck is a great investment to make. It really gets your sound out there, has a huge selection of sounds and depending on the model you choose, they offer a lot of unique features.
Check out Lucky Duck’s whole line of e-callers with different price points and features: Roughneck, Revolution, Revolt, Riot and Rebel e-callers. You can find them at www.LuckyDuck.com or head to your local Cabela’s or Bass Pro and check out the selection.
Stack up the furs,