At the beginning of each Turkey call review I do, I'm going to make the following disclaimer: I understand that how much one likes a particular Turkey call may be a very subjective thing - what I aim to do in this review is to tell how I liked or disliked the call.
The Boyer's Chatter Box push-button call gets a mixed review from me. It is a really good sounding call. It purrs, yelps and clucks with real nice sounds and tone quality, and with little effort. That's what I like about it. What I don't like at all is the construction of this call. A rubber band is used to bring the friction board back to it's resting spot after being pushed to make a call. This rubber band is very thin and has a difficult time staying put in it's holding groove. You'll be messing with it all day in the woods, because after it rides around in your pocket for a few minutes the rubber band comes off. Additionally, the bottom "wall" of the call, where the screw goes, is a sheet of wood that is practically paper thin - much too thin. I pressed on it just a little to see how sturdy it was and it started to crack.
My definition of a quality hunting product, be it turkey call, tree stand or whatever, is one that is sturdy and serves it's purpose well with a minimum of maintenance/fuss to keep it in good working order. The Boyer's Chatter Box call doesn't meet that definition, in my opinion. Despite the good sounds it is capable of making, I won't hunt with it in the future because of the hassle to keep it working and the potential of breakage from poor construction.
Nice sounds, good variety/tone
Poor construction, high maintenance
POST-SCRIPT: When we say that we tested these calls, we mean that we TESTED them, in the field. To see the Spring, 2003 Field results of our testing of various turkey calls, click on the following link: