Virtually every turkey hunter has heard of something called a slate call. Slate calls are the primary tool of any turkey hunter and are small metal or glass objects that use a striker to produce the sound of a turkey call. Learning how to properly use one will make you a better hunter in no time and produce easier and often superior results when compared to other turkey calls. Once you know a bit about the types of calls out there you’ll be able to move on to when and how to use your slate call.
Slate calls are one of the most popular types of calls for turkey hunting. They’re very easy to use, making them excellent for novice hunters and those with experience. Using a slate call involves no more than pulling a striker across a small surface that’s made from glass, aluminum or, of course, slate. The striker itself is made from carbon, plastic or wood. Most hunters prefer to carry a few slate calls with them at all times because these different surfaces and strikers will make slightly different call sounds.