Turkey Calls

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by huntin' is my obsession, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. huntin' is my obsession

    huntin' is my obsession 6 pointer

    Oct 25, 2009
    What are some good slate calls that are not over priced? Also, what are a few diaphram calls that sound true? As you can tell I need some new calls...
  2. cc-smoker

    cc-smoker Banned

    Sep 29, 2009
    madison co
    Any of the big companies will make fairly good calls for relatively cheap. Primos and Knight and Hale slates run around 20-25 bucks depending on where you get them. But if you want better quality, you can get a Cane Creek or Cumberland River slate for $35. I use Cumberlands Kentucky Klucker (one glass and one slate) and really like them. They slate has good tone, and the glass is nice and loud for windy days. Haven't actually used the Cane Creek slate, but a lot of guys seem to like them. Cane Creek makes some really good mouth calls which I do use, especially the Cane Cutter and the Boss. If you're new to using a mouth call, pick up a sample pack with a cd from Primos or HS Strut. They usually have a few different styles of cuts and reed combinations which can really help you decide with style works best for you, and the cd is better at teaching you the basics than the instructions on the back of the packet. Good luck
  3. Greenhead Rocker

    Greenhead Rocker 6 pointer

    Feb 23, 2006
    Columbia, Ky
    For lower to medium costing slates, I'd go with Cane Creek. Handmade wooden pots for the same cost of the injection molded plastic calls of the big name guys. Also DND makes a great pot call for about the same money. Mouth calls almost all run in the $5 to $12 range. I like Woodhaven and Zink, but wouldn't be afraid to go to the woods with Cane Creek or DND either.
  4. olinla

    olinla Fawn

    Oct 23, 2009
    I bought a great sounding call from a guy on ebay 3.5" slate over glass ...redheart wood good work really good looking...call sign of the guy is oneshot-a1

    call plus shipping was about 23$ take a look at what he is selling was a really good transaction..
    helped me with questions
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010
  5. wildlifecontrolspecialist

    wildlifecontrolspecialist Spike

    Mar 4, 2004
    IN, USA.
    Mafia Game Calls makes a very good slate for 29.95.

    MAKEemQUIVER 10 pointer

    Mar 19, 2009
    For the money I dont think you can beat the Jackpot Slate from Primos. I also just bought an aluminum call made by Talkin Stick calls that sounds awesome, it was forty dollars. For diaphrams I love Woodhaven, but they are a little higher priced.
  7. redeye27

    redeye27 Fawn

    Oct 19, 2009
    Summit, Ky
    I have a cody slate that I bought about 2o years ago. Sounds great when their clos'n in. I also carry a primos power crystal and Knight and Hale slatetek. One of these three are in my lap when I sit down. Wouldn't hunt without them.
  8. CHL

    CHL 10 pointer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Central KY

    Go to www.canecreekcalls.com and click on the call (slate, glass, or diaphragm) you want to hear. You'll get to hear Doug run those calls and make 'em sound as good as anything you'll ever hear. ;)
  9. turkeyman2000

    turkeyman2000 6 pointer

    Nov 22, 2005
    Paris, Kentucky
    There are TONS of good slate calls out there...Woodhaven, Primos, Knight & Hale, Supreme, Strawser, Lonzo, MAD, Quaker Boy, Zink....I think it comes down to what you like personally.

    I was at the NWTF Convention a couple of weeks ago and one of the best deals I saw was from Talkin' Stick. They had a glass call, with slate on the flipside, and a striker, for $15. And it sounded great. Not to mention the owner...Buddy Stang...first class individual...and a very nice call.

    I killed my first turkey with a call that you can get off the shelf...a Quaker Boy Magic Touch slate. I think I paid $12 or $14 for it.

    What I really get into now is buying custom calls....and strikers. I love strikers. I think I bought about a dozen strikers while I was in Nashville. The striker can make all the difference. It's no tellin' how many strikers I have now. I have a lot of fun with it. Different strikers on the same call can make that call sound totally different.

    I'm ready to snap some snoods!!!!
  10. tuclouds

    tuclouds Fawn

    Feb 9, 2010
    speaking of strikers, The cottomouth by cane creek calls is awesome on glass and in wet conditions, one of the better inovations to come down the pike. alot of good calls on the market, make sure you have a system for wet weather.
  11. Jeremiah Harston

    Jeremiah Harston Fawn

    Nov 2, 2006
    Bowling Green
    Zink calls has a very good price on their new slate calls. I think it is around 30-35 for the call, striker and an instructional DVD. As far as hand made custom calls, I like David Halloran and Lonzo calls. Lots of good calls out there. Good luck with your decision.

  12. TarKennels

    TarKennels 6 pointer

    Jan 6, 2009
    Campbellsville ky
    I like the Down-N-Dirty Calls Acouple my buddies have them so i order abunch, really great guys to deal with, really sweet sounding calls, check them out on wing supplys page
  13. Boxcall

    Boxcall Spike

    Mar 25, 2010
    Woodhaven's are my favorite.
  14. hey guys you are right there are a lot of good mid price range calls out there but i found a call about 2 years ago i would highly recommend it is made by a fella named larry gresser his company is prairie game calls he is making a three inch copper pot style call price depends on what wood you go with they are a little pricy but built to last and almost to pretty to use ihave a pink ivory wood one and it sounds fantastic this thing is pure turkey
  15. ecmbowhunter

    ecmbowhunter Elitist Bowhunter

    Feb 17, 2004
    at the Elite Level
    Keep a stirker with a JB Weld tip in your arsenal for those wet days.;)

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