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Good Grunt Call?

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Lost my grunt call in the woods over the weekend...need to pick up a new one...does anyone have any favorites they recommend? Thanks.

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I have been been bow hunting for around 22 years and the best call I have ever put my lips around is the TRUE TALKER. Hands down great great call. $10.00 at wal-mart.

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I like the Primos buck roar. Good for all times of the year and awesome in the rut.

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I'll second the Tru talker. You can grunt, adjust the tone of the grunt, and bleat. If there is a better one I would like to know so I can buy it.

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Another vote for the H.S. Strut True Talker. The key difference with this call is that it's much easier to add inflection/emotion into the call. Wonder if the video still comes with it? That was a good primer.

Joel

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I brought in a nice 8 pt with the Buck Growl last year. I like that one, but I was using it as just a normal grunt not the Growl.

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The True Talker has put 3 sets of nice 8 point racks on my garage wall. Another important note, it has never scared a deer.

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The reason I went with the True Talker is because I took five differant calls to a friends house that has deer. These deer are wild they are not pets so we did a little research of our own, and found that all of the deer we called to with the True Talker that could not see us came to investigate. Not true for the other name brands. As for the fawn bleat part of this call, I was run off by a doe once. I was walking out of the woods and scared a doe and her fawn. They got split up so I began to sound like a hurt fawn this doe stopped in her tracks and turned around about ran me over, I had to stand up to show her I was bigger than she was, she still would not stop snorting at me all the way out of the woods. I couldn't shoot her cause she had me all shook up.

The True Talker is the best on the market. I also have heads on the wall that have come to the True Talker. Don't get me wrong others work. Like the Can nice call not as effective but nice.

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Wow...I guess I know which one I'm getting...maybe it will be a good thing I lost my old one...(although that seemed to do the job too)...thanks guys!

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I brought in a nice 8 pt with the Buck Growl last year. I like that one, but I was using it as just a normal grunt not the Growl.


This is the one I use but it is a bit limited, for an all around grunt call I would go with the true talker, but I like the buck growl for its great sound. I had a buck grunt about 15 yards from me and the buck growl sounds most like it. can't beat the real thing as far as comparison. grin.gif

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I have both the True Talker and the Growl, I take the Growl and the Can into the woods.

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I have been been bow hunting for around 22 years and the best call I have ever put my lips around is the TRUE TALKER. Hands down great great call. $10.00 at wal-mart.


yea, definately get the true talker, but if you go that route also get the Eez Wheez. thats great to use when you already spotted the buck.

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I have to echo everyone's endorsement of the True-Talker. I've lost count of the deer that it has put right in my lap. I grunted in two bucks last fall that were sparring about 75 yards away. I couldn't see them due to the dense cover - but when there was a break in the action, I offered a few grunts and they both came on a trot. The basket-rack 8 pointer stood at the base of my tree as I ran an arrow through the decent 7 pointer 18 yards away. If I didn't have my True-Talker, I would have never even seen those deer.

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last season was my first attempt to use a grunt and I chose the True-Talker. My daughter was with me on her first hunt ever. We got to our stand at about 6:30am and sat down on a ridge where we had built a brush blind. At about 6:45 I gave three short soft grunts using the lower pitch. Within about 5 minutes we could hear something approaching that turned out to be a timber wolf. About 3 minutes after that we heard something else approaching that turned out to be my daughter's first buck.

Coincidence or the call? I don't know for sure but when that buck came in it was plainly obvious that he was looking for the other buck that had invaded his territory. He was challenging whatever was nearby. I know he hadn't sensed us. He was upwind and he was aggressive. I'm convinced.

Bob

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I carry two calls with me. I use the True Talker on a more consistant basis because it gives off a great sounding gunt and is the "common" grunt that deer will use. The second call I carry is the MAD growl. This call can be quite incredible! I don't like the grunt sound as much as the True Talker, but I like the fact you can use it to produce the "pop" you occasionally hear. The growl feature is also very nice. I used this last season late if not after the rut because I had just purchased the call and wanted to see what it would do. I was on stand waiting for a drive to come my way (30 minutes to wait) so I gave out a gunt-growl-growl-grunt type of sequence and BAM! I didn't have time to put the call in my pocket and 2 does came barreling in and stoped less than 7 yards from me. All in all, i'm happy with both as they have both pulled in deer.

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After reading all of this I bought a true talker since I didnt have any calls. This may be a real dumb question but I have never heard a deer grunt and am a first year bow hunter. Is it a long, short, loud, soft??? After buying the true talker at FF the other day I saw it at GM but came with dvd. DOH! I guess it was about 10 bucks more though. Any pointers would really be appreciated. If you dont feel like posting here, you can also shoot me an email at

b.lavasseur@att.net

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It really depends onthe time of year, early season it is soft and quick nothing more than a second, but once the rut kicks in start off slow and work it up, do not all of a sudden give one big loud grunt, start off with 2 or three short grunts and then give a little louder longer grunt ( no more than about 3 seconds) , it can vary quite a bit, you just have to experiment some will respond some won't.

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Try searching the web for "grunting for deer". You'll find plenty of sites that provide audible examples.

Bob

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Thanks for the tips. I dont know why I didnt think of doing an internet search. I did it this morning and found some great sites including one with seasonal chart for suggestions as to which type of call for which time of the season including pre-rut, rut, post rut, and 2nd rut. It also included audio files of each. I dont think I am allowed to put a link so if anyone wants the info, shoot me an email at

b.lavasseur@att.net

and Ill forward you the info.

Thanks again.

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Another vote for the Tru Talker. It brought in my decent 8 pointer when it was walking away.

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ok, i was just out to fleet farm last night to buy a couple new calls. I bought a new grunt call/wheezer and a heat bleat. I think the name of the calls is M.A.D

Anyone use this brand before? are they good calls?

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I have never used the M.A.D calls but have heard they are good. I bet them boys at Hunter Specialties are loving all the endorsements on this post and we won't stop yet!!! I will also give two thumbs up on the Tru Talker!!! Love that grunt call. It sounds so real. Plus if you've got that around your neck you don't need much else because you can change the tones from fawn to mature buck!!! GET THE TRU TALKER. You won't be disappointed!!!

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I just got the True Talker ezee wheeze super combo. It came with the ezee wheeze, True Talker deer call, and the heavy horns rattling bag. The grunt call is very deep and realistic. $27 dollars for the combo.

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I just picked up the True Talker w/ rattling bag this weekend at the big store in Rogers. I was looking for a call and read this thread and knew I had to try the True Talker. I've never used one in the woods before, so I am PUMPED to give it a try at about 6:30am on Nov. 3rd! grin.gif

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Wow, I guess that I should start using my True talker, I quit using it, last year I had good success with my lohman call. Its the one that straps to your wrist for hands free grunting. It worked great while holding the bow at full draw and seemed to make real enough sound to call in more than one buck. I really like it, last year, I lost the reed and went out and bought another one right away. Its easy to use and makes a pretty realistic sound. I've had the true talker for awhile but quit using it, I didn't care for it, and I didn't like it hanging from my neck while bow hunting. I'll have to reconsider.

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