"Thank you for the question. Here are my thoughts:
First, I have several reasons for using Wildlife Technologies, but the main reason is the sound library. Bill Martz has put over 30 years into building a sound library of actual animal vocalizations and there is not another grouping of sounds in this industry that even come close the quality and selection. The sounds are proprietary and unless pirated, they are exclusive to the Wildlife Tech callers. They can knock-off the WT KAS-2030 design with the CS-24, but they canâ€™t knock of the sounds â€" only years of time & effort can overcome that disparity.
Second, I have been using the Wildlife Technologies callers for about five years now. I have never had a single problem and I find the quality of the unit and the remote to be exceptional.
Third, the remotes are simple and straightforward to operate. I have never found a need for a digital readout on my remote â€" I can hear whatâ€™s playing. I have my sound list memorized, and for the moments that mind slips, the card taped to the back of the remote helps me out. Furthermore, when calling mountain lions I routinely set up one hundred to two hundred yards from my caller and never have a problem getting it to function.
Fourth, when I use decoys, I gravitate toward my Mojo Critter (time delayed slight movement) or a simple white and gray goose or turkey fan feather that blows in the wind (large, eye catching, natural and very effective). I donâ€™t see the need to have it tied into my remote. When the critters arrive, all Iâ€™m worried about is dropping the volume and shooting video or my gun. Also, if my Mojo decoy breaks I put it in the trash and order another one. I donâ€™t like ancillary stuff tied into my most foundational piece of equipmentâ€"my caller.
Fifth, the engineering that went into the new Wildlife Technologies Mighty Atom is extensive. Bill Martz was trying to achieve a very light & small size, combined with extraordinary volume and above all, clarity. The Wildlife Technologies sound library needs to be complimented with a unit that can very clearly reproduce the sounds in the field. I am looking forward to substantially reducing the size of the caller Iâ€™m currently carrying with me without sacrificing sound. The Mighty Atom will do that.
Again, thank you for the question and the opportunity to answer.
Best regards and good calling,
[Edited on 12-16-2009 by BowMadness]