by Brian McCombie
In time for this spring’s turkey hunting, Down-N-Dirty (DND) Outdoors introduces The Haint, a gobble call that reproduces the loud, resounding gobble of a big long-beard—as this reviewer can attest, having heard it firsthand. Made from a one-piece walnut barrel with a hand-tuned and patented reed assembly, The Haint comes with an instructional DVD to help you boom out deep, resonate gobbles like a pro in no time, pulling in toms who think their territory is being challenged by an interloper.
DND president Mark Coin notes that The Haint was two years in development. He used it afield many times himself with impressive results.
“I sounded off with some gobbles, and a few minutes later I’m hearing spitting and drumming right behind me,” says Coin. “It’s like they slide up on you looking for a fight. For a tom, it’s all about who’s the biggest and the baddest, and I truly believe The Haint is going to change the way we hunt Old Tom.”
Suggested retail is $49.99. DND also makes a full line of diaphragm and friction calls.