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 Owl Hooter from Quaker Boy is a very good locating call for turkeys. I have elicited shock gobbles from countless turkeys by hooting a few notes on this can call. Anyone who has heard an owl can easily make a good imitation using this call. It is easy to blow and easy to control the sounds. It has two-pitches as well, with a little hole in the bottom of the call to control that.
There are two things I think that would make this call a better one. For starters, I wish it had more volume. It is really good for turkeys that aren't too far away, but if it was louder it could really reach out there and be a long-distance locator. Also, it could stand to be made a little more sturdy. It's hard plastic, but it can break. I once had the mouthpiece break off after I accidentally sat on it in my vest. I used some super-glue to put it back in place and it works as good as ever, but it seems there is something they could do to strengthen the call a bit.
This call always goes to the turkey woods with me, and will go this Spring as well.
Great owl sounds, easy to blow, easy to use
Needs more volume, more sturdy construction
POST-SCRIPT: When we say that we tested these calls, we mean that we TESTED them, in the field.