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<P><FONT face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size=4>I use all three every time I am in the woods.&nbsp; You cant beat a box call for getting a gobbler to respond from a distance or on windy days.&nbsp; I use my slate calls for purring and sharp clucks.&nbsp; And I use my mouth calls for up close calling and cackling.&nbsp; I usually take 2 to 3 box calls, 1 slate, 1 glass and one aluminum pot call pluse anywhere from 5 to 7 different strikers and 4 mouth calls.&nbsp; I also carry an an owl call, crow call for reaction gobbles.&nbsp; That being said I think the easiest call to learn would be the box call.&nbsp; I love the fact that you can play them soft or loud and still get great sounds.</FONT></P>
 

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I use a box call to get their attention or as a variation.&nbsp;I mainly use a glass/slate striker combo from two differant companies. The gobblers really respond to the combination. I use a mouth call in the rain primarily only or as a last resort.
 

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<P>What kind of&nbsp;slate calls do you use? I have just started this other addiction and am trying to find a user friendly one.&nbsp;2 years ago my first call was a hen house and I just bought a black magic this&nbsp;weekend. Are there any others to try ? What about a push button call?&nbsp;&nbsp;</P>
 

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<P>We have all four calls load up and ready to go for the youth season. My dad will be calling for me. I hope to score my first bird this year.<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
 

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<P>I use them all, but mostly use the mouth call. Can't beat the sound and the hands free operation. I love the slate if I want to scale down the calling sounding like a hen feeding on a hillside.</P>
 

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I carry one box, one slate/striker type call and about four mouth calls. I use the mouth calls about 99% of the time. Just more comfortable with them I guess.
 
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