Hunters have long mimicked animal sounds to trick their prey, but thanks to modern game calls, this essential skill has never been easier to master. From bleats to yelps to bellows, these new calls will help get you in the game.

THE SHOCKER KIT (U.S.$19.99)

Key features: Includes an open-reed, aggressive, high-pitched locator call and a cow call with an internal reed and a finger-operated membrane to increase pitch. The promise: “Bring bull elk in from greater distances.” More info: Wayne Carlton's Calls

UNCLE SI DUCK CALL ($29.99)

Key features: Easy-to-blow, single-reed mallard hen call with a raspy sound; made of durable polycarbonate; hand-tuned and tested. The promise: “Great for the beginner.” More info: Duck Commander

LONG SPUR SLATE POT CALL (U.S.$19.99)

Key features: Polycarbonate friction call with newly designed integrated sound channels for realistic sound quality. The promise: “Produce soft, mellow yelps for quiet mornings.” More info: Knight & Hale

HIGH NOON GOOSE CALL (U.S.$149.99)

Key features: Mid-sized, short-reed Canada goose call, for a range of tones and pitches; made of machined acrylic; polished, engraved and tuned by hand. The promise: “Perfect for fooling honkers.” More info: Banded

ADJUSTABLE COYOTE/DISTRESS (U.S.$26.99)

Key features: Adjustable single-reed design with dual chamber; mimics coyote howls, barks and pup distress, as well as rabbit, fawn and bird distress; includes lanyard. The promise: “Nothing sounds as real.” More info: Duel Game Calls

THUG BRAWLER (U.S.$25.99)

Key features: Built to mimic a white-tailed buck’s throat, with bellows and a reverse-cone sound chamber; produces loud, soft, tending or aggressive grunts. The promise: “Freeze-proof and extremely loud.” More info: Quaker Boy

RUTTIN’ BUCK (U.S.$14.99)

Key features: Select hardwood rods in a durable bag; can be operated with one hand; silencer strap for quiet transport. The promise: “Replicate the tones of antlers crashing together.” More info: Hunter's Specialties

THE ORIGINAL CAN (U.S.$12.95)

Key features: Classic can call with new grip ring and raised thumbhole locator for consistent seal and sound; produces quivering doe estrus bleats. The promise: “Perfect for whitetail, blacktail and mule deer.” More info: Primos