Get that trophy tom to make those last few steps in front of your gun! Made with Pennsylvania slate, the Ol' Betsy is the perfect finishing call with its soft yelps, cluck and purrs. Comes with conditioning pad to help you keep the slate clean and in perfect shape for calling. Includes hardwood striker.
Produces soft yelps, clucks, and purrs needed for close-in calling
Quality Pennsylvania slate surface
Comes with hardwood striker
Comes with conditioning pad to keep call in top shape
Rated 2 out of 5 by tpjeep somethings wrong
Does not make any sound if held like instructions say, can get to work if held at top end on funnel part
May 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by RBeach Poor Quality
Being new to turkey hunting (not hunting) I was informed a striker call like this would be a good learning point. Upon arrival, I opened the package and followed directions for using (including online reviews recommending to prep the slate and the striker). I messed with this thing for over an hour and could only get a few horrible sounds. I figured, maybe because I was still new at this, I was having trouble learning. So, I took this to someone who is a very experienced turkey hunter, and he also had trouble getting this to produce any sounds. He got a few sounds, but none worth anything. He gave me his friction call to try, and I had no problem at all using his (not sure what his was off top of my head).
I stopped by another store a week before the hunt, and picked up a Primos box call. I chalked the box up, and was producing awesome turkey sounds within a few minutes.
This slate call is a lesson learned and money wasted. Not worth shipping back for a refund.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hoosiertageater Great slate
From my experience this is the best low end slate . It conditions easily and sounds very good. This is my main call and it is the first call I take out and the last one I put away. Good beginner call.
P.S. the striker is JUNK
May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by srx507 better then expected
tried it out at the store and it sounded great, bought it sounds real works with ease and was a great deal
April 6, 2012
I know you have been asked many times on directions on how to use this call. But could you please let me know. I really like this call but having trouble calling. I am not sure if I am doing it right\ Thank you Sue
As I have seen in some reviews the striker used can make a lot of difference in the call working as it should. Another very important point is the striker "pitch" or "angle" in relation to the slate. Once the correct "pitch" is found ,the perfect yelp can be acheived with a dime sized oval drawn on the slate with the striker.
If your having problems you might wanna get a different striker, the one that comes with it is good but I use an after market H. S. strut striker. Other than that just keep trying different ways of holding it and practice.