Frequently Asked Questions
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Once you purchase the app, you get all 32 animals and 500 calls unlocked for life and you can also put the app on other iOS devices using the same iTunes account. Personally, I feel this is a great value since pricing just one hunting call normally costs more than this entire app costs and you are getting 500 calls with the app. However, the decision to purchase the app is yours to make!
I have already purchased the app before, but now it’s locked again! How do I unlock it?
Open the app and there should be a blue “Unlock” button at the top of the main screen that will take you to the “Unlock” screen. On that unlock screen, click either the Restore or the Buy button. The Restore button will unlock any previous purchase for free (as long as you are using the iTunes login information that you used to buy the app).
The Buy button will also unlock any previous purchase for free and it will pop up a message saying, “Confirm purchase for $” and click “OK”, then it will say, “You have already purchased this application. Would you like to download it again now for free?” and then click the OK button and it will unlock the app again free of charge.
How do I put the app on a new device if I’ve already purchased it before?
Please make sure you are using the same iTunes account that you originally purchased the app with when you are hitting the “Restore” button. If you are using a different iTunes account now, you will need to open the App Store app, goto the Featured tab, scroll all the way down and sign out of your current account before logging in with your original account. Then you can download and restore/unlock the app again using the correct iTunes account info.
Important Note: You MUST download the app using the same Apple ID that you try and restore the app with, otherwise Apple will show a “Regrant Error”. If you did not do this, please delete the app from your device and download it again.
Once you are logged into the correct account, follow the instructions for restoring a prior purchase.
I tried purchasing the app, but it keeps showing an error message. What do I do?
Please exit the app completely and restart it when you’re sure the internet connection is stable. Sometimes the iTunes store becomes unavailable so the best thing to do is just try again later.
To exit the app completely:
- Double tap on the Home button to display the recently accessed applications.
- Press and hold any of the icons shown on the bar until the icons on it start to wiggle.
- Navigate to the app that you want to quit, and tap the red circled minus button to instantly close the app and remove its icon on the bar.
How can I request a new feature, hunting call or animal for the app? Or how can I report a bug or issue I’m having?
You can e-mail me at any time (please be detailed!) and I will respond to you as soon as possible (normally within 24 hours or less).
Why do you have cows and other “useless” animals on the app?
While it may be obvious that we don’t hunt cows, many people use domestic animal calls to call in predators who may prey on those animals. So in this situation, be creative and try to think like the animal you’re hunting and then choose which calls will work best for that animal.
Why won’t any of the sounds play? It’s like there is no audio!
First off, check that your ringer volume is all the way up (doh!). If it is, then the audio could stop working sometimes if the headphones port or the charging port get dirty. You can test this by seeing if other apps will play audio or plugging in headphones and see if the audio will play through them. The best thing to do is plug in your headphones and charging cable multiple times and then unplug them to try and get your audio to play out of the phone’s external speaker. If that doesn’t work, please try restarting your device.
Why won’t you put certain animals like cougars on the app?
It’s my policy to not include any endangered species, or those that are close to being endangered, within the app. I apologize for this inconvenience and I appreciate your understanding.
How do I use these hunting calls?
What you’re asking for is really variable and dependent upon the animal you’re hunting, the time of year, the experiences of that particular animal and what calls it has heard, what the gender of the animal is, etc. My point being that it’s based more on experience and experimentation with the calls. A call that works on one coyote might scare off a different one. For deer and waterfowl hunting, it can be even more complex.
Your best bet is to do your homework so you understand each target species you will be hunting, what calls they expect to hear and use amongst eachother, and also understand what their response to the types of calls will be. For example, a hog can respond very strongly to a call and come charging at the call very quickly. If you’re not prepared, you will be in for quite a shock.
Can I use any of the calls as a ringtone on my phone?
That feature is not available since I cannot give away the hunting calls for competitive reasons (i.e. other app developers could steal the calls and use them in their apps). I apologize for this inconvenience!
What speakers do you recommend using with the app? And why should I use speakers at all?
I recommend hooking the app up to a remote speaker system so that it will broadcast loudly into the woods without the device’s small speaker distorting the calls and it also lets you put some distance between your stand/blind and the speaker setup so the animal won’t catch a scent.
I can’t vouch for these since these came from users who sent them in, but here’s a list of a few options for you:
- Standard water-resistant housing
- Wireless option so you can place the speakers somewhere nearby
- For general purpose iPhone speakers, you can view all of the options here (just make sure they are made for your iPhone or have a 3.5mm audio jack hookup)
I have also heard of people using the wireless Bose speakers with good results, but they are too expensive for me to recommend them.