Guru Huntress: She’s gone hog wild over Haydel’s ‘Boss Hawg’ and ‘Pig Squealer’ calls

I know, I know …I  am supposed to be posting product reviews on turkey products. I just couldn’t keep from sharing this one since it is legal to hunt wild hogs year-round in most states.

I coordinated a women’s hunt in Liberty, Miss., this past weekend where seven women and I hunted hogs. One of the ladies was nice enough to bring me a gift of a couple Haydel’s Game Calls hog calls. We practiced with the calls by the bonfire the night before our first hunt.

The Boss Hawg

I found that the Haydel’s Game Calls Boss Hawg and Pig Squealer were both easy to use within the first few minutes of trying them. Not knowing exactly the cadence to take with them, I tried to imitate what I have heard in the past from tamed hogs and feral hogs in the distance.

The Boss Hawg has the ability to create hog grunts, calming guttural sounds and feeding sounds. The call is able to emit high-pitched distress squeals imitating boars fighting which attract other hogs. The calls extended tube allows you to create different tones easily. This call is useful while stalking or sitting over a feeding area.

Looks like Nancy Jo had a great hunt! Do we smell a barbecue in Alabama this weekend?

The Pig Squealer duplicates high-pitched distress squeals of feral hogs that draw other hogs to the area. This call required some intense blowing, but was amazingly realistic. The extended tube allowed the user to move the direction of the sound as it does when hogs are fighting with each other.

The MSRP of each call is $13.95 and can be ordered online or at purchased at your nearest Haydel’s Game Call dealer; check the website for local retailers. Visit to see all the fine calls Haydel’s Game Calls has to offer. You can even sign up to have a Haydel’s 2010 Product Catalog mailed to you. You can rest assured that on my next hog hunt the Haydel’s Game Calls Boss Hawg and Pig Squealer will be in my backpack. ~Nancy Jo Adams,

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, this product review is an endorsement and the writer was compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

The Pig Squealer

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  • Bubba Ledbetter says: March 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Some of that porker will be eaten in Baton Rouge, LA tonight. I just got a call from the processor, the pig sausage is ready. I had it made with a little Boston Butt added and some green onion seasoning, wish yawl were here to help with the tasting. I’ll let you know how it came out!


  • Pat Hendrixson says: March 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    This call is very helpful when trying to get the wild hogs your direction.