Hunting deer is not a walk in the park; a hunter needs to equip himself with necessary equipment like camouflage, firearm, ammunition, and very importantly, a deer call. A deer call is used to lure a deer out of hiding by mimicking their sounds especially when you are already at a vantage point where you can take your shot with absolute precision.
What are the best deer calls in 2022?
Illusion Game Calls Extinguisher Deer Call system
This is no doubt one of the best deer calls you can find in the market. The Illusion Game Calls Extinguisher Deer Call System is a one size fits all deer call. It affords deer hunters whether they are professionals or amateurs the opportunity to easily go from fawn to doe, to a mature buck all by simply sliding their finger the patented modi slide allows users to sound like a buck, a doe, or a fawn.
Merely looking at the attractive design of this deer call is enough to know that it was made from superior quality materials, hence the reason for it being one of the highest rated deer calls ever produced.
The Extinguisher utilizes a special technology which makes it look like a dual-layered throat tube design, this call has a freeze-Free design should you decide to use the deer call in very cold temperatures. It’s easy to use sliding chamber affords you ample opportunity to change your call instantly without breaking a sweat.
This deer call features a free instructional DVD where you will be able to learn to communicate deer. I am sure you know that communication in this sense does not connote the “hey whats up!!! kind of communication, that can only happen in fairy tale movies. The free DVD does contain lessons about deer sound language. The product dimension is 11.8 x 5.5 x 1.8 inches its weight is 4.8 ounces, you have the choice to choose between two cool colors.
What we like:
- Great quality
- Very attractive and easy to use
- The sound is natural and very realistic
- Not ideal for mountainous terrains
Nationwide Scents – Deer Hunting Grunt Call
This deer call as the name implies was produced by nationwide scents a company located in central Pennsylvania that has been in the business of manufacturing deer hunting and breeding apparel since the 1980s.
This deer call was brilliantly made from cherry wood joined with an extra-long tube to produce a high and low volume of sound if need be. This deer call mimics estrus doe bleat, a rutting buck grunt, young buck call, breeding buck, estrus doe bleat, fawn bleat, and regular doe bleat perfectly.
One of the upsides of this deer call is the relative ease of adjusting the ring on the reed. The fact that this Deer call is a product of over two decades experience of producing deer call leaves little to doubt as regards its effectiveness this allows you to hunt very confidently. Worthy of note is the fact that this deer call is made from materials that are freeze proof, you need not entertain worry about the weather damaging your deer call no matter how severe the weather might be.
This deer call also comes with a durable lanyard for easy portability on long hikes in the back country or while you’re taking the much-needed shot.
What we like:
- Great adjustable reed
- Affordable and very easy to use
- Suitable for all kinds of weather
- Loud enough
- Can easily get loose at the top and bottom joint.
Primos Hardwood Grunter Call
The second deer call to be reviewed is the two colored Primos Hardwood Grunter Call. This exhale deer call has a dimension of 2.5 x 1 x 9 and a weight of 1.6 ounces. This tested and trusted deer call was made from select hardwood which has contributed in no small measure to its extra loud volume and deep, throaty grunts. This grunt has an expandable hose for variable tones and a 6-in-1 adjustable reed assembly which allows for grunts and bleats. Judging from the quality materials this product was made from it can be used in a variety of weather conditions no matter how harsh the weather condition might be. The deer call has different settings for different ages of bucks this is because of the older the buck the deeper the sound of grunt. Worthy of note is the fact that this product can expose you to chemicals like TDI which has been likened to cancer and some reproductive defects. The maker of this deer call is no stranger to making quality hunting equipment the company did not disappoint with this patent holding product it offers great value for money. Having used this product for like two years I can confidently say that it can hold its own.
What we like:
- Strong and suitable for all kinds of weather
- The hose is expandable
- Works perfectly well on trophy and buck grunts
- Sound is not really loud.
- There is a need to dismember the call each time you desire to change the sound
Flextone Bone Collector Buck Crusher Deer Call
This stunning deer call with dimension 7.8 x 5.5 x 2.2 inches and a weight of 7.2 ounces was brilliantly manufactured by flextone, a popular and reputable deer hunting equipment making company.
In order to offer the best deer call, the company sought the brilliant and well-informed inputs of popular American deer hunter called Michael Waddell. You can bank on the fact that it combines industry experience with rich practical experience from a seasoned hunter.
One of the uniqueness of this deer call is its pitch-perfect hands-free call mode. The fact that it straps to the waist allows for perfect calling while at full draw this makes it awesome for bow hunting. Another upside of this deer call is its loudness which is enough for gun season as you simply blow into one of three mouthpieces for automatic buck grunts, estrus bleat and snort wheeze.
The manufacturers of this deer call can do well to improve on the appearance of this deer call it looks like an instrument from medieval time. Worthy of note is the fact that this product contains chemicals known to cause birth defects and cancer, you should exercise due diligence in order to avoid complications while using it.
What we like:
- The buck and bow sounds are loud and clear
- Light, strong, easily accessible and comfortable to use
- Perfect for doe call at above freezing temperature
- Not suitable below freezing temperature
- Not really pleasing to the eye
Primos Big Bucks Bag Call
The Primos Big Bucks Bag Call with dimensions 7.7 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches and the weight of 8.8 ounces is one of the best deer calls in the market. This deer call was made by a Primos a company with a vast experience in making deer calls which have earned it a prestigious reputation in the league of deer call making companies.
This deer call was specifically designed with quality materials to withstand all kinds of hunting environment. It can be used conveniently well by all kinds of people no matter their hunting skills or experiences whether they are professional hunters, casual hunters or amateur hunters with this deer call, they are good to go.
Perfectly creating the sounds of two bucks knocking horns against each other for territorial control is the Primos Big Bucks bag this it does with its carefully embedded double set of power lines, in addition to the new camonet bag which increases the deer call volume are the power tines which affords for a superb loud rattling.
If deer were to live inside water you will not have a problem hunting them with this deer call as it is 100 per cent waterproof. Without much ado, this deer call is simply one of the best.
What we like:
- This deer call sound is loud and very realistic
- Easy to use, carry about and highly durable
- It is waterproof
- Not suitable for hunting in big mountainous areas and canyons of the west
illusion System Extinguisher & Black Rack Calling System (Camo)
Manufactured in the United States’ of America, the illusion System Extinguisher & Black Rack Calling System is one of the best deer call in the market today, it will be a great injustice to review some of the best deer calls without reviewing this ultimate Calling System by Illusion.
This deer call comes with a product dimension of 15 x 9 x 5.8 and a weight of 1.7 pounds features the patented ModiSlide which allows you to perfectly sound like a Buck, a fawn or a Doe when need be. It was given a whopping 99.6% Approval Rating by the North American Hunting Club Field Test which is reputed to be in recent times the highest ever by a deer call.
It has a Freeze Free Design which safeguards against extremely cold weather should you decide to use it in winter, the patented modiSlide serves to free the call from a “freeze-up”. The deer call has two full rack design which allows you to easily replicate a breeding rights battle. Concealing your rattling sequences and allowing you rattle at a much closer distance especially when you encounter a big buck.
Also embedded in this deer call is the Throat-Tube which is a dual-layered technology that produces extremely realistic sounds allowing for directional calling.
Just like the Illusion Game Calls Extinguisher Deer Call system earlier reviewed this deer call includes a Free DVD that affords you the opportunity to take the course “communicate with deer 101” and learn other hunting tactics without leaving the comfort of your home.
What we like:
- Makes excellent and realistic sound
- Extremely versatile
- The instructional videos are really on point
- Doesn’t work perfectly when wet
Primos 776 Deer Call, Revolver Grunt
This is yet another quality product from Primos, this deer call comes with an attractive black color with a little touch of green. The design is neat, unique and beautiful it is no wonder that it has been patented.
This deer call possesses a simple revolving dial design which makes for easy adjustment of call for a doe bleat, doe grunt, fawn bleat, young buck or a mature buck grunt. It features every deer call combined in one product this is like having eight deer calls in one deer call.
One of the many upsides of this deer call is its infinite adjustment capabilities which contribute in no small measure to its flexibility. It produces all deer vocalizations from a mature buck roar to a fawn bleat with utmost perfection. To afford for easy mobility this deer call comes with a neck strap. The sound produced can be easily adjusted using the center dial. This product dimension is 12 x 4 x 2 inches, it comes with a weight of 0.98 inches with the dimension and weight one can safely deduce that it is lightweight.
The manufacturers of this product wish to warn users that like most of the deer call reviewed so far, the product contains some chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defect.
What we like:
- It possesses multiple deer sounds
- Light, easy and soft to carry and infinite adjustment capabilities
- Very versatile
- The lanyard supplied is too short
Knight & Hale Da Bonehead Deer Rattle Call
The Knight & Hale Da Bonehead Deer Rattle Call is the last but not definitely the least deer call to be reviewed. This deer call is the “designer” version of the earlier produced and popular pack rack rattling system, being the “designer” version of an earlier produced deer call one would have expected it to have a stunning look rather it has an unusual look that I don’t want to call ugly. One unique feature of this deer call is that it affords hunters the opportunity to totally control the sound sequence as they come out of the deer call. This deer call is super-compact and very easy to carry, it can perfectly simulate the sound of territorial bucks fighting over a doe. It also works perfectly well on whitetails, elk, Mule deer, and Moose. Luring mature bucks into battle with this top notch versatile and easy-to-use deer call is simply out of this world. One upside of this deer call is the patented compact design which allows the deer to eliminate bulk and noise during transportation to hunting grounds. There is also the tethered 2-piece design which prevents loss or drops from your stand. The Knight & Hale Da Bonehead Deer Rattle delivers professional grade control with maximum volume which allows you to mimic loud, intense fights, as well as early-season sparring, matches very easily.
What we like:
- This deer call is loud and easy to use
- The design stands out amongst the rest
- Sounds realistic
- The durability is on the down side
Flextone All-in-One Deer Calls
This is the second deer call to be reviewed from the staple of flexitone, another key player in the manufacturing of deer hunting equipment market. This deer call works by you simply blowing into it if you need buck grunts to show up, in case you need the deer call to produce doe bleats, fawn bawls, young buck grunts then there are buttons on it that should be pressed. Should you decide to adjust volume and sound then you need to squeeze and flex call body.
The product colour is brown and unlike the Illusion Game Calls Extinguisher Deer Call system reviewed above the manufacturers of this beer call gives customer no choice of color, there is only one choice of color. This deer call affords for easy mobility this is because of its nice compact size which also makes it perfect for nasal tones. The product dimension is 8.2 x 5 x 1.2 inches, its weight is 0.32 ounce.
It is very easy to use it requires no special experience in using deer call before it can be used, this makes it perfect for amateur hunters. A note of warning should be sent to anyone hoping to get this deer call that it has some toxic chemicals reputed to cause defects on it, so you should be careful while using it and most importantly keep out of the reach of children.
What we like:.
- Lightweight, convenient and easy to use.
- Perfect for amateur hunters
- Very durable
- The sound is not really loud
- Not suitable for doe and fawn hunting.
Primos “The original CAN” Deer Call with Grip Rings
One thing you can’t take away from the Primos “The original CAN” Deer Call with Grip Rings is its uniqueness. Its uniqueness covers its design, how it works and what have you. To simply put, it belongs to a class of its own.
It was brilliantly designed to tell bucks that a doe is ready to breed thereby attracting it instantaneously. This deer call also produces awesome doe estrus bleat which whitetail, Blacktail and Mule Deer waste no time in responding to.
The original CAN Deer Call with Grip Rings is no doubt one of the best deer call to ever produce. Having been tested in all kinds of environment from the friendliest to the toughest we can confidently say that this deer call can function perfectly in all kinds of environment. It comes with product dimension 5.9 x 3.9 x 2.4 inches, and a weight of 3.2 ounces comes with a raised thumb hole locator for an insured seal and consistent sound.
It also has a rubberized top and bottom for confident non-slip deer calling. Unlike most other deer calls so far reviewed this deer call does not have chemicals that can impair health, your fears about health complication are eliminated with this product. Just make sure you remove the plastic slip piece on the bottom of the can that covers the hole before using.
What we like:
- Makes natural doe bleat
- Very easy to use and works excellently well
- Ideal for all kinds of environment
- The sound produced is not very loud
- Does not work well after getting wet.
Hunters Specialties True Talker Deer Call
The Hunters Specialties True Talker Deer Call with dimensions 12 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches and a weight of 4 ounces deserves more than an honorable mention when discussing the best deer call it deserves a full review and to this end, we shall do just that. Allowing you to perfectly draw deer especially when they are at a close range is the Hunters Specialties True Talker Deer Call, it does this with the pitch perfect snorts, flawless grunts, authentic calls, and wheezes the deer call produces.
Giving you the much-desired head start when hunting whitetails is the BucGrunter it allows you to outwit the smartest whitetails. There is the Rutt’n Buck Rattling Bag that produces the unique sound that bucks fighting for breeding right make, this afford for stress-free and smooth hunting experience as the sound can easily lure other deer especially female deer out of hiding.
The manufacturers of this deer call deserve praise for this deer call as it utilizes cutting edge technology to produce realistic sounds all without breaking a sweat, the relative convenience of usage is one of the upsides of the hunters’ specialties true talker deer call.
The quality and performance of this deer call are fortified from years of research and experience in the making of deer calls it is no wonder that it reproduces all deer sounds right from the smallest fawn to the biggest buck, perfectly without the need for constant adjustment or disassembly as the case may be.
The patented fingertip controls with flexible fingering membrane allow for quick, easy, and authentic calling. The pitch and tone can be changed with just a roll of the finger.
What we like:
- Produces all deer sound realistically
- Very easy to use
- Suitable for use in cold weather.
- Does not fit well into the pocket
- Fully manipulating it takes ample time
Hook’s Custom Calls Messenger Deer Grunt Call
This is the first deer call by Hook’s Custom Calls to be reviewed and to be frank and sincere this deer call worth its own onion. The Hook’s Custom Calls Messenger Deer Grunt Call is a product of groundbreaking research by the manufacturing company Hook’s Custom Calls and the GrowingDeer team, they both spent months studying hundreds of trail camera videos of grunting bucks in order to capture the sound these wild animals make.
The sound, tone, volume of this deer call are made following the natural sound free-ranging bucks. The manufacturers took the fact a grunt call should communicate that a receptive doe is nearby and not committed to a buck into cognizance before making this deer call, this serves as an open invitation for other bucks to come close and seek out the receptive doe.
In the words of one of the researchers Grant Woods, Ph.D., a Wildlife Biologist and host of Growing Deer: “I consider a grunt call almost as important as my gun or bow when deer hunting! The Growing Deer team carried the Messenger throughout this past fall and tagged several mature bucks that were responding to the grunts! I’m confident you can experience the same success while using the Messenger!”
It comes with dimensions 7.7 x 4.9 x 1.6 inches and weight of 2.4 ounces was made from all wood in order for the deer call to produce a perfectly natural tone.
What we like:
- The tone and sound is realistic albeit perfectly
- Brilliant and sturdy design
- Affords for easy mobility
- Does not perform well when wet
ELK DT Deer Talk Call
The second to the last and one of the best deer call to be reviewed is the ELK DT Deer Talk Call and as the name implies this deer call was manufactured by ELK DT. With product dimensions 6.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches and a weight of 0.8 ounces this deer call is definitely one of the lightest you can find in the market, hunters can just toss it in their pockets as they prepare to hunt it will feel as almost they are not carrying anything in their pockets.
The featherweight of this deer call is not the only good thing about it. It comes with mouthwatering features that have continued to blow the mind of deer hunters whether professionals or amateurs. This deer call was brilliantly designed to make all species of deer ranging from the Whitetail to the Blacktail and the Mule Deer to be hunted with relative ease and absolute precision.
As you might as well guess this deer call is really easy to use, it requires no expert knowledge or watching some videos before you can find your way around it. This deer call was actually recommended to me by an expert whitetail hunter who has consistently used it season in, season out. As far as this writer is concerned this deer call offers great value for money.
What we like:
- Lightweight and Very easy to use
- The price is pocket-friendly
- Perfect for mule deer
- Not audible enough over a long distance
How to choose best deer call or grunt call in 2022?
Having decided to get a deer call to make your deer hunting exercise fruitful and worthwhile, you don’t just go to the market or an online store and order for a deer call that beats your fancy. There are some factors that should be considered before buying deer or grunt call. We shall endeavor to expose you to some of these factors below:
You don’t want to be buying deer call each time you want to go hunting, this would be tantamount to wasting your hard earned resources. It is in your best interest that you choose a deer call that would last for a long period of time. To ensure you are buying a high-quality durable deer call check the materials the deer calls are made of. Some companies are well known to produce quality deer call you might consider selecting one from them. A good deer call is made up of materials that will make it withstand all kinds of weather whether cold, hot or rainy.
Sound of grunt call
It is important that your deer call makes a sound that can be heard perfectly especially from afar. This would increase the range of the area where your game might come from and give you more options of deer to hunt from. To put simply the louder the deer call the better.
You don’t have to break the bank before getting a deer call, there is a myriad of deer call in the market that performs just well at little cost. The saying that you should cut your cloth according to your size aptly applies here, the best deer call for you might well depend on your budget, you should consider your budget before going for one.
The breed of deer you intend to hunt
As you may well know there are different breeds of beer and there are different types of deer call to call them. The breed of deer you intend hunting determines the best and suitable deer call for you. If you intend hunting duck then getting a buck grunt is your surest bet. The same applies to all breeds of duck. It must be noted that there are some deer calls that combines all the sound made by deer.
Choosing the best deer call can be tricky and this is due to the fact that most of them perform a very similar function at the same price range. However, judging from years of experience in using deer call and having personally tested all the deer call so far reviewed, we can authoritatively declare the Illusion Game Calls Extinguisher Deer Call system as the best, it simply stands out from the rest this is due to the fact that it combines attractive top-notch design that makes it both easy to use with durability all these comes at a pocket friendly price. The DVD included with the deer call is also an added advantage although the illusion System Extinguisher & Black Rack Calling System has similar features its price robs it of the first position.