Yentzen ONE CNC-machined double reed duck call (courtesy ammoland.com)

Ever since Duck Dynasty became a TV hit, the duck call industry has been a figure of fun thrust into the spotlight. And quite a competitive field it is, too. While the Robertson family now makes most of its money through marketing tie-ins (including Duck Dynasty bed sets) there are plenty of duck call companies battling for bucks. I mean, ducks. Sure-Shot Game Calls is an excellent example. Built on the innovations devised by James “Cowboy” Fernandez and George Yentzen, Sure-Shot continues to sell their ground-breaking double-reed system call. [Click here to listen. Press release after the jump.] The newly released Yentzen ONE offers an upgraded Sure-Quack reed system, a new Screw-Lock System and a CNC machined composite body, for additional reed protection and duck luring decibels. It runs $150 for black, $200 for clear. Available January 14 . . .

Groves, TX –-(Ammoland.com)-  Sure-Shot Game Calls, manufacturer of the world champion Yentzen duck call, introduces the Yentzen One, the newest product in their double-reed game call product line.

The Original Yentzen revolutionized the duck call industry when Sure-Shot introduced the very first double-reed system.

It quickly earned world-wide recognition not only for the quality of its control, but also for being the best at mimicking the true sounds of waterfowl. The new Yentzen One features an upgraded Sure-Quack reed system which better controls the vibration within the call. This, combined with the upgrade to the Sure-Quack trough system provides better tonal qualities.

Other upgrades include the Sure-Quack peg design which allows the reed to pivot for better control. Sure-Shot’s patent-pending Screw-Lock System protects the integrity of the call, the need for O-Rings, and also prevents all air loss. Lastly, the proprietary CNC machined composite body coupled with the Screw-Lock System, gives the call a far louder sound than any other double reed on the market. MSRP on the black Yentzen ONE will be $150.00. The clear Yentzen ONE will be $200 and both will be introduced to the general public in January 2014.

The 60+ year old company was founded by James “Cowboy” Fernandez and George Yentzen in Nederland, Texas in the early 1940s. After many prototypes, their first product, the 1950 patented Yentzen, became the very first double-reed duck call introduced to the marketplace. In 1959, Cowboy Fernandez entered several duck callingcompetitions and both he and the Yentzen Caller became world class champions. Today, Sure-Shot offers over two dozen game calls for waterfowl, predator, deer, and turkey.

The elderly Cowboy Fernandez stepped back from production of the Sure-Shot product line a few years ago and sold the business to long-time friend, Charlie Holder in 2011. Today, the Sure-Shot name is as strong as it ever was, and is still proudly manufactured in the U.S.

“The history behind the Yentzen was just as important to me as the product line,” said Charlie Holder, president of Sure-Shot Game Calls.

“What George Yentzen and Cowboy Fernandez put into this company over the past 60+ years was their whole heart and soul to develop and perfect their product line. We feel like it’s not just a company, but a legacy and a piece of hunting history that’s been shared for generations. We hope to provide even more memories in the generations to come.”

For more information about Sure-Shot’s complete line of game calls, visit their website at www.sureshotgamecalls.com

11 Responses to New from Sure-Shot Game Calls: the Yentzen ONE

  1. $150-$200 for the call?

    Goes to show, for hunting you effectively need 4 things: license, gear, gun, ammo. At any time you can afford 3….

    I’m not nuts about the plastic (polymer, synthetic, [insert buzzword here]) calls I do have. They’re not happy when the temperature drops. Then, I don’t own a $200 call either…..

    • I thought people hunted to save money on food…

      Per pound, venison, duck, goose, etc. that you hunt yourself must be just about the most expensive meat on the planet when you think about the amount of equipment most hunters use to harvest the game.

      • Only if you’re a toy-collector, and only if you only hunt a few times. So far this season I’ve got four deer in the freezer, and that’s just cost me a $68 license, a $20 box of ammo, and processing. The rifle’s cost is amortized over decades of hunting, the gear this year cost me a grand total of $15 (1 Butt Out II, 1 bottle estrus). I know I could have gone crazy at Cabela’s and spent hundreds on toys, and I’m not above that by any means, but it’s not necessary. The only other cost has been processing ($75/dr). All told, you can’t get free range, organic, grass fed meat at any supermarket around here for anywhere near that cheap.

        I’m no duck hunter, but I could see where you could get ahead of any cost savings real fast, but then in all this you have to factor in the value of the joy of the hunt, and sometimes that puts you back in the black side of the ledger pretty fast, subjectively speaking.

        • My spending habits are about the same as yours. Actually a little less, I’m still on the same box of shells from a year ago…. 🙁

          And my gear doesn’t amoritize very fast, given that I only manage to get out about twice a year.

          But 100% on the joy of it. Waterfowl generally don’t care about noise, they’re coming into the pond either way. I can sit in a duck blind with a buddy and hold a normal conversation right up until the shooting starts.

  2. How much more effective is this than a $15-$20 call? My guess is that even though is a high quality product, the results will not justify the extra expense.

  3. Speaking of duck dynasty merchandise, this pillow has to be the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen.

    I like the show and all but I don’t want Willie (or any of the) Robertson’s face looking at me in my bed. Eck! Gives me gross chills just thinking about it.

  4. LET ME TELL YOU BOYS SOMETHING SURE SHOTS NEW CALL IS MADE FOR THE TIMES IT SOUNDS AWESOME WILL LAST FOREVER AND WAS MADE FOR A TRUE DUCK HUNTER.WHO WANTS THE SOUND FROM THE YENTZEN WE HAVE ALL GROWN UP WITH .SO THE CALL IS 150 BUCKS AND YOU CANT AFFORD IT .WELL I CANT EITHER BUT I WANT TO AND WILL GET ONE .HAVE YOU EVEN PRICED DUCK CALLS LATELY.CHECK OUT MACKS CATALOG AND SEE ALL THE CALLS THEY HAVE ALMOST EVERYONE IN THERE IS AT LEAST 135 TO 160 BUCKS EVEN DUCK COMMANDER SELL HIGH QUALITY CALLS FOR THOSE PRICES. SURE SHOT WAS THE FIRST AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONE I TURN TO AND YES YOU CAN USE THE 40 DOLLAR CALL AND CALL AS MANY DUCKS. .ITS NOT THE PRICE OF THE CALL ITS HOW IT SOUNDS THAT MAKES YOU PAY.SO I SAY TO ALL OF YOU DONT KNOCK THE CALL AND THE PRICE .ITS PRICED FAIR FOR WHAT IT IS .TAKE EM IN THE FACE LARRY D
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