Yep! I grew up in MO, and have only lived "Out West" a couple years now. I'd take a nice call from some guy in his garage any day over almost any call I've tried from the big makers (and I think I've used most of them, at least the makers anyway). Go to Old Gobbler Forum and look at the list of call makers... pick one or two you like the looks of and email them. I will tell you, they are all super busy this time of year. Everyone is wanting a call before the season. So, if you want to hunt with it this year, you had better pull the trigger pretty quick. If you want a call maker to start with, look at "Lights Out" custom calls by Wendell Rye.Get online and do a search for slate calls imo calls made in MO or TENN are the best I usally run a glass overslate but hav slate,glass,and slate over glass also look for the guy turning them out in his garage as most small operations is where you get the most for your money and turkey calls are almost always better when mad on a small scale I don't generally use any mass produced calls. The guy bustin his butt in his garage does it out of passion not for money just my experince.