WillowRidgeCalls wrote:From the calls I've ran and heard, the Harrison Hoot n Stick is one of the best Owl Calls that Hooks sell. It has a very for real sound to it and will get a bird gobblin, and a lot of other owls going also. Hooks sell them in a poly and a wood call. The wood calls have more volume to them and in my opinion a better sound to them. I own a poly call and I've hunted with guys that run their wooden calls, I can't get as much volume out of mine as they do from their wooden calls. You'll see a lot of competition callers using Harrisons wooden calls for calling competitions because of the way they sound. They are a very good call.
We opened up the exit diameter a fuzz this past year. IF your poly call is a few years old it has the smaller exit diameter. That was one request from folks was to have it be louder.. It worked but I think the old one was plenty loud and carried suprisingly well.. The wind killed it but I do not think the natural tones of an owl cut the wind very well . One thing opening it up did for me personally was allowed me to get a larger separation in tone and volume from the notes leading to the laugh and the laugh itself..
As for the Poly vs Wood.. Ive been next to James many a time running wood than poly and their is very little discernible difference in sound.. For a hunting call its basically a wash.. I have both and most times hunt the poly..
Here is an older video of James running the call.. He mentioned a more in depth instructional in the future.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As_djxF2ntk