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#1195433 - 02/22/09 05:31 PM Anyone make their own calls?
6 Point

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 974
Loc: Middle TN

Was at the NWTF show this weekend and was pretty amazed by the amount of vendors that make their own custom calls. Anyone here make their own calls?

Thought it might be something I would like to try in my spare time....


#1195467 - 02/22/09 06:03 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: David]
8 Point

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 1202
Loc: Castalian Springs, TN

I've made my own wing bone yelpers. It's cool to have a gobbler respond to a call you put your own time into.

Never tried a slate call or box call but would like to give it a shot some time.

Turkey hunting, the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

#1195477 - 02/22/09 06:12 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: m_allison71]
4 Point

Registered: 06/27/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Hixson TN

i made a few box calls ended up giveing them to some hunting buddies,their are fairly simply to make. i made them from ceder planks[ closet lining] you buy at home depot or lowes
#1195574 - 02/22/09 07:08 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: ]
Happy Birthday kdxdude
10 Point

Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 4100
Loc: Cleveland, Tn.

I made some aluminum slate calls, made & sold 10 of em to my friends for $5, I've taken several birds using em too, as well as some of the guys that bought em.

Speaking of the custom calls at the NWTF show. There was an aluminum slate that was set in oak, made by Lon Trice, it took 3rd place. That was the best sounding slate call I have ever heard or used. I tried it, left & went & had lunch. I kept thinking about that call & made up my mind to go back & buy 1. I get to their booth & that call is $60 for the slate & $15 for the striker. I'll just stick with the ol Primos True Double ($7). It's been layin em in the shade for years.

Edited by kdxdude (02/22/09 07:14 PM)

#1195798 - 02/22/09 09:09 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: kdxdude]
Woodpile Boys
16 Point

Registered: 09/21/04
Posts: 16852
Loc: Chapel Hill, TN

No but would love to learn.
"It's What We Do!"

#1195826 - 02/22/09 09:19 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Blue5]
Brownsville Mafia
16 Point

Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 16792
Loc: on the wings of a snow white d...

I have one that I made from a turtle/tarapin shell and a cedar board
"Don't piss down my back and tell me its rain", Fletcher, Outlaw Josey Wales

Living somewhere between this world and the other, Legends of the Fall

#1196218 - 02/23/09 08:56 AM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: kdxdude]
6 Point

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 687
Loc: Florida

I been turning friction calls for a few years. Get a few request from some of the local banquets for some calls to put in their auctions.

100 year old Poplar

#1196226 - 02/23/09 09:06 AM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Stoner]
Happy Birthday kdxdude
10 Point

Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 4100
Loc: Cleveland, Tn.

Nice work Stoner, those look awesome!!!
#1201040 - 02/25/09 06:39 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: kdxdude]
16 Point

Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 14605
Loc: Celina,Tn

Those are beautiful!!!
Psalms 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked

#1201527 - 02/25/09 10:34 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Wrangler95]
4 Point

Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 156
Loc: Eads TN

I've been making slate, glass and aluminum for a while as well as some long boxes and mouth calls.

Here's one I entered in the Nationals this year in the decorative division. Slate over glass.

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