How to Use a Mouth Call for Turkey Hunting: A Step-by-Step Guide

Introduction: What is a Mouth Call?

Mouth calls for turkey hunting are also known as diaphragm calls. They are small pieces of latex or rubber, designed to mimic the sounds that turkeys make when they communicate with each other. These mouth calls are inserted into the hunter’s mouth and used to create realistic turkey sounds, which can attract them to your location.

Step 1: Choose Your Mouth Call

There are various types of mouth calls available on the market today. Each call produces its unique sound, so it’s up to you to choose one that suits your needs and preferences. Before purchasing one, do some research online or ask experts in outdoor stores about their recommendations.

Step 2: Get Comfortable with Your Mouth Call

Learning how to use a new piece of equipment can be daunting at first but like anything else; practice makes perfect. Start by inserting the diaphragm call into your mouth between your tongue and roof of your mouth and securing it in place by clamping down gently with both lips – don’t bite too hard! Then try exhaling air through it while making different pitch noises until you find a range that works best for you.

Step 3: Practice Makes Perfect!

Now that you’ve got the hang of using your new call comfortably start practising different sequences repeatedly till they become second nature – why not record yourself and listen back? This will help give you an idea if what you’re doing is on point with real-life turkey vocalizations.


Using a mouth call for turkey hunting may take some time before becoming proficient enough at producing realistic sounds needed – however once mastered this technique has proven effective at bringing in these birds within range allowing hunters better opportunities for taking home dinner come Thanksgiving Day!