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One of our call specialists will be happy to assist you in your purchase decision. Call us at (877) 543-2263 to help us find the perfect Zink call for you.
Yes! We have a wide range of colors that you may not see listed. Please call our customer service team at (877) 543-2263. We’ll be happy to help you create the perfect call to add to your lanyard.
Fill out the Retune Request form to explain the issues you’re having with your call. After completing the form, print a copy and send – along with the call needing to be repaired – to Zink Calls, Attn: Retune Request, 30 Park Drive, Port Clinton, OH ,43452. A Zink team member will be in touch once we receive your call to process the request.
All of our calls can be mastered with practice. Specifically for beginners, we recommend the Power Hen 2 (PH-2) for its easy-blowing double reed and wide range of sounds.
Every turkey call takes practice, but with time anyone can master them all! Friction calls, which includes box calls and pot calls, are incredibly beginner-friendly. They create strong, consistent sounds and are often used as starters to call in gobblers. Diaphragm calls (sometimes referred to as mouth calls) offer added range and inflection. They also free up your hands to prepare your weapon, making them a great finishing call.
There is no “best” when it comes to calling surfaces. At Zink we offer three options: slate, aluminum and crystal. Selecting the right surface mostly comes down to personal preference, but there are a few elements to consider. Slate is a good beginner surface and the traditional choice that creates slightly softer sounds. Crystal is loud and crisp, with a unique aesthetic for extra visual appeal. Aluminum is bright and sharp for heavily winded terrain.
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Conservation is important to us, and we love supporting fellow hunters. Please submit a request through the Contact Us form with the details of your request. Submissions must be sent at least 30 days prior to the event date. Please note: we hope to be able to help but cannot guarantee participation.
Make an “OK” sign with your thumb and forefinger around the base of the call. Rest your other three fingers on your palm. Cup your other hand around the bottom to add back pressure. Adjust your gripping hand to change pitch, and your offhand to change tone.
Honk – Honks are slow and deep without too much emotion. Blow a small amount of air from your diaphragm, allowing the reed to naturally hit a high-pitched break at the end.
Cluck – This sound is more aggressive than a typical honk and great for calling. Blow a short burst of air about half the length of a honk with a pitch that’s twice as high.
Murmur – This is good background chatter for 2-3 callers to produce while another caller clucks. Simply hum into the call to mimic the murmur of a feeding goose.
Multiple Geese – Practice with different tones, pitches and rhythms to sound like multiple geese.
Yodel – Blow or “cough” two or three quick bursts of air into the call, using air from your diaphragm. Cup your hands around the back of the call to add natural backpressure.
Wrap your index finger and thumb around the base of the call, cupping the rest of your hand around the bottom. Open your hand as you blow for variety in sound.
Quack – Use air from your diaphragm to blow “whut. “
Content Hen – Blow a series of 4 to 5 longer quacks while slowing down the cadence.
Greeting Call – String a series of 5 to 7 calls together with increasing speed: “Wheeet… wheet… wheet… whet… whet, whet.”
Comeback Call – Blow a greeting call fast, loud and demanding.
Feeding Call – Blow short bursts of the words “ticka, ticka… ticka, ticka, ticka.”
Hold the call base with your off-hand and the lid handle with your dominant hand. There are numerous ways to hold the handle; use whichever feels most comfortable and allows adequate control. One option is to place your thumb on the top of the handle and your index finger below. Or, make a “V” with your index and middle finger and the handle in the center.
Yelp – Softly slide the lid across the top of one sidewall with a quick ¾ to 1-inch stroke.
Cluck – Place the thumb of your dominant hand on the end of the handle with slight pressure. Find the sweet spot on top of the box sidewall (near the middle) and tap the inside edge of the lid against it. The lid only needs to move about ¼ inch per tap.
Cutt – Use the cluck technique, but with more rapid motion and increased downward friction. Do this at different rhythms and tempos.
Purr – Drag the lid across the sidewalls slowly and softly.
Cackle – Produce a series of four to six cutts. Slow down at the end of the series.
Place the call against the roof of your mouth, with the reed end pointing out toward the front of your mouth, and the cut reed and logo facing up. Apply light pressure with your tongue to hold the call in place. It should be in the middle to front portion of your mouth – whichever is more comfortable.
Exhale gradually while dropping your jaw, allowing air to pass between your tongue and the reeds. Vary air flow, tongue pressure, jaw speed and call position to achieve different sounds. More tongue pressure creates higher pitches; use less pressure for lower notes.
Yelp – Say “yawk” while lightly moving air between your tongue and the reeds. Move your jaw up and down to regulate airflow and achieve the desired two-note sound.
Cluck – Say the word “chuck.”
Cutt – Say “chuck, chuck, chuck” in various rhythms and tempos.
Purr – Roll your tongue while softly blowing across the reeds. If you can’t roll your tongue, flutter your lips in a similar fashion.
Cackle – Produce a series of four to six cutts. Slow down at the end of the series.
Place the striker on the call surface, tilted away from you at about a 60-degree angle. The striker will make sounds moving down the surface and remain silent traveling back up. Never hold the striker directly up-and-down or lift it off the surface. Keeping the striker in contact with the surface helps make smooth strokes and eliminate undesirable clicking.
Yelp – The yelp is the key to basic turkey communication. Move the striker along the surface in circular motions (counterclockwise for right-handed; clockwise for left-handed) using light to moderate pressure. Draw bigger, fast circles to add volume, and smaller circles at a slower speed for softer yelps.
Cluck – Clucks signal contentment. Quickly pop the striker straight down, approximately a quarter-inch, with light to moderate pressure.
Cutt – Cutts are loud, fast, aggressive clucks that hens use to show dominance or when excited. Pop the striker down the surface in a slightly longer stroke, about one inch, with moderate to heavy pressure. Do this in various rhythms and tempos.
Thank you for ordering from Zinkcalls.com. You will receive a confirmation email upon placing an order on our website. After your order ships, a separate email will arrive confirming shipment. The shipping email includes a UPS tracking number, which you can click to review the status of your order. A signature is not required for orders to be delivered. Please contact customer service with additional questions related to your order.
UPS delivers Zinkcalls orders during business days only (Monday-Friday), excluding holidays. Available shipping methods include: ground, three-day, second-day and overnight. Orders placed before Noon Eastern will ship the same day. Any orders placed after Noon Eastern or on a weekend/holiday will ship the next business day.
Ground Shipping: Estimated to arrive within 7-10 business days if order is placed before Noon Eastern
Three-Day Shipping: Estimated to arrive within 3 business days if order is placed before Noon Eastern
Second-Day Shipping: Estimated to arrive within 2 business days if order is placed before Noon Eastern
Overnight Shipping: Estimated to arrive within 1 business day if order is placed before Noon Eastern
Shipping is offered within the 48 contiguous United States. At this time we do not ship internationally or to Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Guam. We also do not ship to PO Boxes. We apologize for this inconvenience and are working to resolve it.
We do not ship on holidays and recommend you place orders at least two weeks prior to the following dates to avoid issues – especially during the months of November and December.
2019 Holiday Schedule
- New Year’s Day: January 1
- Memorial Day: May 27
- Independence Day: July 4
- Labor Day: September 2
- Thanksgiving: November 28-29
- Christmas: December 24-25
If you have questions about our shipping policies or need additional assistance, please contact customer service at (877) 534-2263 or submit an inquiry in the Contact Us form.
Our team is available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm Eastern.