Primos Hoochie Mama
There are myriad mouth calls that can reproduce a cow elk call. The problem with them is that when a slobbering bull gets close to a calling hunter, the hunter is apt to slobber a bit himself or experience cotton mouth so severe that his lips stick shut. Enter Primos' Hoochie Mama, a hand-operated cow call. Twisting the call's barrel lengthens the high part of the call, rendering a dandy lost-cow call. Before the call will work, a hole in the rubber bellows must be covered by the hunter's thumb, which prevents the call from sounding off accidentally. It's well made and, at under $30, decently priced. At most sporting-goods stores or see www.primos.com.