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    Call question

    Hi all, I am about to buy a turkey call for the season. I do not have a lot of experience in turkey hunt, so thought I'd grab one of those Primos starter kits. They seem to have all necessary stuff included. A friend of mine who's more experienced in turkey hunt says Lynch calls are traditionally the best, yet I am not sure I'll cope with ine, as they come without instruction, unlike primo's. My question is simple, which of these 2 calls is better for a beginner? Or there is another alternative someone can recommend? I just want something simple that will last for a couple of seasons of longer. Thanks!

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    Can?t go wrong with primos. Use a box call on windy days or trying to cover distance. Use a pot call trying to coax him into range. And use a mouth call when he gets close enough to see your movement. I cut my teeth on primos and still use primos calls.


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    I've never been a big fan of box calls.. For pot calls, I like to have both a glass and a slate call. The slate call will sound much more mellow, while the glass call will be much louder and higher pitched. The glass call will work a big better when it's wet too. I've called in a bunch of birds in with the Power Crystal, and both the slate and glass versions of the jackpot.
    I'd recommend learning to use a mouth call. They'll all fit a bit different, and you'll need to find one that fits you the best, but my preference is Woodhaven calls. Once you learn to effectively use a mouth call, you'll quit carrying around the rest.
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    I agree with the above comment. Never been a huge fan of the box but my brother in law(who kills way more turkeys than me) loves a Primos Wetbox. I hunt mostly easterns though and have found that the farther west you go the more the turkeys like a box. Maybe it?s a wind thing. For a beginner, I would definitely start with a pot call. It?s probably the easiest to learn and will kill a turkey anywhere. I have the primos jackpot and power crystal. Use the power crystal in the wind. I also second the Woodhaven mouth calls.


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    You have some time before the spring seasons- may as well learn to use a reed. Once I perfected the reed, I quit using anything else and started calling in a whole lot more toms. There are a gob of YouTube how to videos out there. The soft detail sounds are the ones you will need a little time to perfect but they are the difference maker to me.

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    Thanks for replying, folks, I appreciate your insight. I believe I will get a Primo's call then, as I haven't seen any negative reviews on it, except on a coupe on amazon saying they got a damaged package. You in the comments say, that this one is the way to go.

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    Get a box, pot and a reed mouth call and practice with them all. You will find depending on how you hunt and who you are hunting with.....you will use all of them.

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    As mentioned in several posts above, I started out with pot calls and now only use diaphragms. I don't have to deal with hauling around bulky calls and sticks plus it's nice having hands free with mouth calls. I put a call in my mouth and an extra in my pocket and I'm set to go! There are some fantastic youtube videos for teaching how to use mouth calls. Pot and diaphragm calls can be pretty pricey but mouth calls are inexpensive. I really like woodhaven calls that are around $12 each.

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