Review: Quaker Boy Trigger Finger Turkey Call

   04.05.16

Review: Quaker Boy Trigger Finger Turkey Call

Every so often a new hunting product comes along that is truly innovative and fills a need sportsmen have longed for.

Such is the case with the new Elevation Series “Trigger Finger” turkey call by Quaker Boy.

The upstate New York company has a winner in this new call for several reasons, and I can attest to its effectiveness because I duped and dumped a good size gobbler using the call recently.

What makes the “Trigger Finger” innovative is unlike other small box-type calls, the “Trigger Finger” doesn’t make a sound until a hunter “pulls” an internal trigger to make the call yelp, cut, or purr.

Most similar small box calls are of the “push-pull” design, with a small stick that is depressed or pulled from outside the box. Such calls work well, except they often squeak or make sounds while being transported in a hunter’s vest, which can spook turkeys.

The new “Trigger Finger” has no external rods, so it can’t make a sound until a hunter inserts a finger into the call and pulls the box door to activate its sound. This makes carrying the call silent and easy.

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Another plus for the call is it requires only one hand to work. The lightweight call is just 4 inches long, 2 inches high, and easily can be held in a hand holding a shotgun forend. If a few purrs or yelps are needed, the “Trigger Finger” can be used quickly via one hand to finish a bird and bring it into shotgun range.

Another huge plus for this friction box call is it works even when it’s wet. I turkey hunted one morning recently in a blind in a ditch with¬†8-inches of water. I stumbled and fell, and all my turkey calls got soaked–just as 2 toms started gobbling 100 yards away before daylight.

I used the “Trigger Finger” to lure one tom in and dumped him at 25 yards as he was in full strut.

At under $30, the “Trigger Finger” isn’t cheap, but no high-quality hunting gear is inexpensive. Made of poplar and maple wood, this is a choice call turkey hunters everywhere will find of value.

It’s found a happy home in my turkey vest this spring.

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