<P><FONT face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size=4>I use all three every time I am in the woods. You cant beat a box call for getting a gobbler to respond from a distance or on windy days. I use my slate calls for purring and sharp clucks. And I use my mouth calls for up close calling and cackling. 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. I also carry an an owl call, crow call for reaction gobbles. That being said I think the easiest call to learn would be the box call. I love the fact that you can play them soft or loud and still get great sounds.</FONT></P>
I use a box call to get their attention or as a variation. 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.
<P>What kind of slate calls do you use? I have just started this other addiction and am trying to find a user friendly one. 2 years ago my first call was a hen house and I just bought a black magic this weekend. Are there any others to try ? What about a push button call? </P>
<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>