Eight-Hooter® Wildlife Calls

by Niles Oesterle

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2009 Grand National Champion Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year

2009 Gibson Award Winner, Box Calls

2009 1st Place - BEST OF SHOW - "Short-Box" Division


*retired from competition in 2009

NWTF Working Box Call Competition, "Short-Box" Division

2006 - 4th & 6th Place

2005 - 2nd Place, 3rd Place BEST OF SHOW

2004 - 2nd Place, 3rd Place BEST OF SHOW

2003 - 1st Place, 2nd Place BEST OF SHOW

2014 marks the 36th Anniversary of Eight-Hooter® calls, as well as my 41st spring in the turkey woods.  After 19 years in the great state of Missouri, one of the nation's top turkey hunting states and home to many call-makers, we've moved to Pennsylvania, another renowned state for turkey hunting and call making.  When I began building calls many years ago, the term "custom" turkey call was seldom heard.  Today it is a common term, perhaps used too freely by many.  Even the "production" call companies, are today, offering "so called" custom calls.  My turkey calls are made "In the Classic Callmarkers' Tradion"™, one at a time, using only the finest materials available.  These calls have won numerous awards over the year at the National Wild Turkey Federation callmakers' competition, held yearly in conjunction with their National Convention.  Although my box calls are carefully handcrafted using native and exotic hardwoods and burls, often with inlays of wood, copper, sterling silver and even gold, I build each call to be taken to the turkey woods and used as a precision hunting tool.  This is not just another pretty call!  After more than 40 years of wild turkey hunting, you can be assured, no call will leave my shop that I wouldn't hunt with myself.

Niles Oesterle                                  


EIGHT-HOOTER® Wildlife Calls

P. O. Box 140

Nazareth, PA  18064

Telephone: (636) 578-7469

Email:  niles@boxcalls.com

2009 Gibson Award Winner

1st Place - Best of Show