8 Best New Turkey Calls for 2015
April 28, 2015
I had a conversation with a fellow turkey hunter this past winter where the talk turned to calling. He told me flat out that calling doesn't matter, being in the right place does.
I respectfully disagreed. Being in the right place is always better than the wrong place, but to summarily dismiss calling as unnecessary is insane to me.
Case-in-point is a hunting partner of mine who is by far one of the worst callers I've ever encountered. He doesn't understand the cadence or rhythm, and just plain stinks at calling.
Listening to him call is as painful as listening to someone who is six beers into the night pick up a guitar and try to play it for the first time.
My buddy kills very, very few turkeys and I'm positive it's because his calling is terrible.
In fact, that pretty much has to be the reason because when we hunt the same properties together I consistently get far more shots than he does. What calls you should be using are up to personal choice, but the best bet is to learn to use several very well.
On any given hunt I probably carry at least a half dozen calls of various varieties, sometimes using all of them in a single sequence and other times only using one for an entire sit.
If you're looking to fill your vest with a few new calls, consider the following options (all will work, provided you spend a little time getting good with them).