5 best turkey calls

Box call is versatile, excellent sound and relatively easy to use. They are or can be sensitive to moisture and work best in dry conditions. Box calls putts, purses, clicks and elps really come alive. Box calls can be mastered by anyone with a little practice and time. This call does not take up much space in your pocket and is lightweight. Box calls are one of the calls for a beginner turkey hunter.

Diaphragm or mouth calls are probably the most difficult calls to master, out of all the turkey calls out there. Once you have mastered it, this call fills an important place. These calls are versatile which allow hunters to produce soft clicks and purses but at the same time, the diaphragm or mouth can reach high frequencies and long distance calls. Most hunters would say that a diaphragm or mouth call is the right call to draw in that monster tom in the last two yards. They may not be for novice hunters or if you are just starting out.

The push bottom call is the easiest call to learn, when you use push button calls, they make real yelps, clicks and purrs with a simple push of a button. They can be manipulated effectively with one hand so that when it comes to the big tom you can hold your gun in one hand and still draw it with the other hand. This call is perfect for first time turkey hunters, as there is really no need to practice because all you have to do is press a button.

Friction or slate coal is made from a range of different materials such as slate, aluminum, titanium, crystal (resin), plexiglass and copper. These calls are the most versatile calls out there. Friction or slate takes more effort to master than other calls out there but serious turkey hunters will not be able to go into the woods without them. They make more real high-pitch sounds that go over distances and are impenetrable in wet conditions. Once you have mastered friction or slate, you can change it by getting a different striker that can create quite different frequencies, sounds and volumes. Strikers come in Carbon, Hickory, Purple Heart, Plexiglass, Wire and Aluminum. Having one or more strikers can be beneficial for your prey.

Last but not least, is the locator call. This call does what the name suggests, it finds the gobblers. Loud, loud calls work well for finding hot birds but be sure to use melodious, natural sound calls as well. Hunters say this is the most effective way to find nearby Toms. This is a great call to use when you are not sure where to sit or where the birds are going.

Successful turkey hunters will make many different calls to make sure every situation is covered. There’s nothing worse than not being able to stay in your prime with Gobler and tempt him to come inside. Remember to always be safe there and good luck to your turkey hunt.

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