The Better LCS Whistle Lanyard Set is designed for upland bird hunters. Many lanyards with these features are much more expensive, but since we all lose gear in the field and at hunt camp, it has to be economical enough to replace easily.
With GPS now dominating navigation in the field, we forget sometimes that if white-out conditions blow in, we take a wrong turn and our signal goes out, the compass and a map become our most important tools.
Flush counters are great for keeping a tally of contact with pheasant, quail, grouse, chukars, huns or woodcock to transfer into your outdoor journal or hunting blog. Counting flushes also helps to keep track of the productivity of a particular hunting spot.
The Fox 40 Classic whistle was designed to be heard over any type of background noise, including high wind, which makes it perfect for hunting with pointing dogs in the upland field. Designed by an Olympic basketball referee to prevent missed calls due to whistle malfunction, typically caused by a stuck pea. The Fox 40 Classic’s pealess design never fails; it is so reliable that it is now the official whistle of Olympic sporting events, the NFL and the NBA.
The unique air baffles create a high pitch that actually functions like a harmonically-tuned instrument, as it sounds 3 different frequencies in a piercing vibrato. The harder you blow, the louder it sounds up to 115 decibels. The whistle is constructed as a one-piece molded injection with no gluing involved for great durability.
The whistle, flush counter, and compass are all lightweight and on a black nylon lanyard that organizes them so they won’t distract you from your hunt.
I bought this five years ago and am still using it. The price is good and I have added a second counter to the lanyard. The compass that came on this first had a huge air bubble that never would give an accurate reading. LCS sent me a replacement free of charge that I would say was better than the first compass but nothing that could be counted on without shaking the bubble up into smaller bubbles... Whistle still works good though as well as the counter.