Where can I buy your products?
Our products are available through sporting goods dealers, large retailers, and mail order and online catalogs. If you can't find our products in your area, visit our online store.
How do I join your pro staff?
We accept resumes for prospective pro staff and field staff, people who are looking for sponsorship agreements, and calling team members (turkey/elk/predator.) We will start reviewing applicants for sponsorship agreements and prospective pro staff in June for the following year. Please forward copies of photos, news clippings, and letters of reference from people within the industry. To help us learn more about you, we also ask that you enclose a letter about yourself, your expectations, along with any current and past achievements. In addition to the letter and photos, please forward a (DVD) video of your calling abilities, and a brief description of your hunting career. Please include in the video your name, daytime phone number, and what position(s) you are applying for. Please forward your resume/photos/video to: Prospective Pro Staff, c/o Hunter's Specialties, Inc., 6000 Huntington Court NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. No phone calls please.
Do your Scent-A-Way products have an expiration date?
Alhough some Scent-A-Way products have an expiration date (liquid body soap & anti-perspirant), you can use all Scent-A-Way products for a number of seasons if stored in a cool dry place.
Note: If there is any odor, do not use.
Will the deer scents I bought still be good next season?
Our scents and lures have a vapor lock seal, so as long as the bottle has not been opened it will last from year to year. Once the bottle has been opened and the contents of the bottle have been exposed to the air, bacteria may start to form and over time it could give the scent or lure an unfavorable odor. If you have a partially used bottle left over from last season it is best to start the new season off with a fresh bottle.
How do I condition my friction turkey call?
For slate calls, condition the surface of the call with a scouring pad (Scotch Brite). To clean and condition the call, rub the pad back and forth across the surface of the call in one direction to ‘roughen up’ the call, creating ridges that you drag your striker over to produce the desired turkey sounds you are looking for. Be sure to condition the tip of your striker as well, keeping it clean and free of buildup. Emory cloth or a light grit sandpaper works very well for conditioning strikers.
For ceramic calls, condition the surface of the call with 100-120 grit sandpaper. To clean and condition the call, rub the sandpaper back and forth across the surface of the call in one direction to 'roughen up' the call, creating ridges that you drag your striker over to produce the desired turkey sounds you are looking for. Again, be sure to condition the tip of your striker as well, keeping it clean and free of buildup.
For glass calls, use the Call Conditioner tool, or 100-120 grit sandpaper. Glass calls are very hard and it may take a little more pressure to get the surface of the call properly conditioned. Rough the glass surface of the call by running the conditioning tool or sandpaper back and forth across it. The Call Conditioner also has a built-in rougher pad underneath the handle that is designed to help you condition your striker.
The aluminum friction calls that we currently offer have a non-glare, anodized, black surface that does not require conditioning. However, the surface of the call and the striker should be kept clean.
A good tip is to keep your friction call in the pan call pocket of a H.S. Sportsmen's Utility Vest (S.U.V. Vest), or a carrying case, such as the H.S. Twin Pan Holster. This will help prevent your freshly conditioned calling surface from getting dirty or rubbing against the inside of your pocket, which can smooth out the surface and decrease the effectiveness of the call.
With Vita-Rack 26 do deer really eat the soil and does it attract deer as good as other brands?
Yes, deer and other wildlife naturally consume their minerals and vitamins from the ground. After a few months of feeding with Vita-Rack 26 you will notice the soil indentation getting deeper. Vita-Rack 26 offers more all-natural minerals and vitamins than any leading competitor, and will keep the deer coming back for more. For additional information on Vita-Rack 26, please visit the Vita-Rack section of our web site.
Can I use your permanent camo paint on my fiberglass duck boat?
We recommend using a quality marine primer and paint for your boat and checking with your local marine shop for further instructions. If you would like to use H.S. camo paints, we recommend using them only above the waterline. Use light sandpaper to prepare the surface before painting and if the fiberglass is bare, use a marine primer before painting. This may cost a little more, but it will be worth the investment.
Have you had problems with your camo spray paint clogging?
The heavy pigment in the paint can cause the lower portion of the spray tube to fill and settle over time. Please read the directions for vigorously shaking the can, cleaning the nozzle after each use and storage recommendations. In case of a clog, shake the can vigorously for 2-3 minutes after the metal agitator is heard, remove and clean nozzle with paint thinner, tip can upside down and clear spray tube (inside can) with a blunt object until clog is removed and a clear mist emerges.
Why don't you list prices on your web site?
The cost of our products will vary, based on what the dealer charges. Since we do not sell direct to consumers, we do not list prices on our web site.
Where do I send my Johnny Stewart caller to be repaired?
Please read our Warranty Policy for more information on having your caller repaired.