FT3, premium European crow call.
The FT3 is the result of nearly ten years of fine tuning and the worldwide standard reference in European crow calling. It features a wooden barrel in high end grade African Wallnut or Rosewood barrel, a virtually bulletproof mouthpiece in strong space age ABS, a triple stone hard coating and a freezeproof multilayered reed.
In short: a very fine and, at the same time, an ultra tough workhorse that will not let you down, whether in cold arctic Russian conditions or under the blazing sun of the French Pyrenees.
The FT3 its voice is tuned to the European carrion and hooded crow. Many people think that these birds are very different but in fact these birds are very closely related and make the exact same sound.
Apart from these birds the FT3 is also known to attract jackdaws (often in huge numbers ) and magpies.
The range of this call is up to 500 meters with the wind in your advantage, this range is unique in its kind and is achieved to a special production process we developed here in Belgium.
Check out some our video’s to see for yourselves what sounds a experienced caller can generate with the FT3.
The manual and videofile of the FT3 (copyrighted material) will guide the user through the crow vocabulary and reveal a lot of tips and tricks of how good crow calling is done.
The FT3 is available in the heavy and very fine structured African Rosewood. This wood is so heavy that, when freshly cut, it will sink in water.
Because of this, the wood is not always so easy to work with but it also a guarantee for a very aggressive sounding crow call.
For the admirers of the nr. 1 wood for hunters, Walnut, we have selected a fine batch of African Wallnut, origin Ghana, to give that special and highly sought after look which is so popular in the European hunting scene.
The MDX, Universal handsfree combi corvid call.
The MDX is the successor of the MID-call and the very first call we made out of another material then wood.
It was developed to generate a different corvid-sound then the FT3 to keep the birds interested, especially when calling frequently the same area. It is also very effective in the period period june until august when there is less corvid migration in Western Europe and you only have the local birds to call in which are already familiar with your FT3.
During this period you mostly call to the same birds in your area and the ones that are still there are the smarter and more experienced crows which offer tremendous challenges in calling.
The MDX can be used in two different ways.
As a Magpie in Distress call. Use short calls, in full panic, it helps when you think that you are being ripped apart!
As a classic young crow call. This imitates the sound of a less dominant and younger hooded or carrion crow. The FT3 on the other hand imitates a real dominant crow and has a deeper, more aggressive and louder type of sound.
Both sounds will attract magpies, jays (Jays mainly with the Magpie in distress sound) carrion and hooded crows and even ravens at time.
Be not surprised when feral cats or foxes pop up when using this call, especially when using a magpie in distress call and when there are birds circling you. The circling corvids often trigger a predator to come in faster to the call.
The MDX is thus both a specialist call for the passionate corvid hunter and at the same time also a very universal call which will attract a large variety of European wildlife. A great feature about is that it can be used effectively handsfree so you are able to keep the birds interested at all times.
Please note that the MDX has a sharper and higher sound then the FT3 when used as a crow call and that it has a windy pitch to it.
The material we use for molding the MDX is ABS 707, a very heavy, dense kind of material.
It is a material which is rarely used for commercial call making because of the heavy weight (and thus higher shippingcosts) but we love it for our purpose because it is simply extremely tough. This is one type of high end plastic which will survive all of us and which will never ever break or crack on you!
FT and MD-Luxus.
For the discerning hunters we also build special one of a kind products or in very limited edition.
When available they are listed here.
If you would have special requirements towards wood selection please contact us for details.