Turkey hunters need to know the different types of turkey hunting calls, which are mouth calls, box calls, tube calls and friction calls. Friction calls are the most familiar turkey hunting calls since they provide ease of usage and turkey-like sounds. They usually feature round surfaces. And they require pegs to be drawn across a composite surface, which are typically slate, ceramic, glass or aluminum. Mouth calls, alternatively, are turkey hunting calls that are used by forcing air through them. Essentially, friction-type turkey box calls are ideal for beginners. These are boxes with a pivoting lid that slides to make turkey sounds. Turkey box calls also produce more volume compared to the other types. Friction-type push button box calls are fine too. They are very simple, and only require a single finger movement to operate. Some may even be mounted on guns.