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#3159612 - 02/11/13 10:17 AM Favorite Calls?
BigRod
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i know all of you guys have that one go to call everytime you step in the woods. Let's hear what they are?
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#3159635 - 02/11/13 10:38 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: BigRod]
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I carry a variety so as to see which one "he" responds to the best....
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#3159651 - 02/11/13 10:56 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
REN
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I have a few but may have some new ones this year.

1. WH red wasp (although may move it down to 3 or 4 this year)
2. David Holloran Crystal Mistriss
3. Simmons Custom Call Tube call.

However I have a few from Final Step Calls that may take over #1 this year.

Also suprisingly i have an old Knight and Hale Ol Yeller i just cant seem to get rid of lol. its the only "production" call i have anymore but it just seems to work year after year.
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#3159695 - 02/11/13 11:39 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: REN]
make them gobble
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i bought a primos "troy Ruiz" signature mouth call first year they came out with their signature calls, since then i have gone thru 2 a season, he know longer works for primos so i buy them as often as i can find them
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#3159807 - 02/11/13 01:14 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: make them gobble]
Spurhunter
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Woodhaven Red Wasp. Although I just bought a V cut Down and Dirty I really like.
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#3159919 - 02/11/13 03:09 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Spurhunter]
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Preston Pittman Black Diamond
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#3159940 - 02/11/13 03:37 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: CBU93]
Setterman
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Darrin Dawkins Aluminum friction
Cane creek tuff man diaphragm

I carry a couple others, but have never bought into the theory that birds really care. He is either receptive or he is not.

Use a call you are comfortable with, use it in a way which makes you confident, and most importantly be smart and spend more time perfecting your setups, knowledge of the terrain, and how to move on birds.

Way too many folks worry about what call they carry, or how good/bad they call, rather than the importantance of everything else in regards to turkey hunting.

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#3160150 - 02/11/13 07:10 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Setterman]
tnturkey30
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I disagree ....woodsmanship is 40% of the battle...knowledge of turkeys behaviors and vocalizations they are making 30%(basically knowing how to take their temperature and when they aren't ready)....25% having good calls you can rely on to sound the same each time you go to use them!!! Most store bought mouth calls will change tone and pitch after they have been used a while...and the last 5% is being where turkeys are or want to be !! More importantly though none matters a hill of beans if you can't sit still while that bird is approaching :-) !!
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#3160355 - 02/11/13 09:05 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: tnturkey30]
Gravey
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HS Strut Cuttn 2.5 is my go to call. Bought a new slate last year but the name escapes me. Never cared for box calls too much.
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#3160993 - 02/12/13 11:33 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: tnturkey30]
Layne
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
Most store bought mouth calls will change tone and pitch after they have been used a while


All mouth calls will stretch and change tones over time... it is the nature of latex... doesn't matter where you buy it.

As for a call, I won't leave home without a slate and a couple of mouth calls.

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#3160998 - 02/12/13 11:36 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Layne]
smstone22
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Woodhaven Red Wasp would be my number 1. Have a few Cane Creek diaphragms I like too. Going to try out several other brands this year as well. Mouth calls are all I use, just what Im comfortable with.
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#3161015 - 02/12/13 11:51 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: smstone22]
turkeyhunter
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woodhaven mouth call, quakerboy mouth calls, ole yeller slate with woodhaven striker.
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#3161047 - 02/12/13 12:21 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Layne]
catman529
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homemade tube call is always in my shirt pocket during turkey season. I practiced with a wing bone last spring for a little while but lost it in the woods. I will be using a wing bone again this spring. Backup calls would be slate and mouth call but I much prefer the tube call because it is the first call I learned to make and use, and I am most comfortable with it and also it's more rewarding calling a bird with a call that you made. mouth call of choice is a HS. raspy old hen, but I also have a woodhaven red wasp, it's a bit too raspy for my liking, but sounds good
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#3161277 - 02/12/13 03:18 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Setterman]
timberjack86
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Home made wingbone or my hs slate witch. I have a few mouthcalls I like too.
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#3161445 - 02/12/13 05:41 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: timberjack86]
String Music
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Hook's Executioner diaphragm
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#3161494 - 02/12/13 06:16 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Layne]
tnturkey30
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Your incorrect sir.... Latex will not stretch in a mouth call properly pressed it will detoriate if not properly taken care of. But is should not stretch if properly built and cared for I have one mouth call built three years ago that still looks the same latex wise and sounds the same it has new tape as it had loosened but the latex is still good
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#3161496 - 02/12/13 06:16 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: tnturkey30]
tnturkey30
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IMO
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#3161572 - 02/12/13 07:02 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: tnturkey30]
muddyboots
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I like any HS strut Infinity latex mouth call. I am beginning to be fond of my Turpin Box Call.
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#3161626 - 02/12/13 07:30 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: muddyboots]
Boll Weevil
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A 2ft long stick about as big around as my thumb for scratching in the leaves...best part about this particular call is it's one less thing to pack in my vest. I can generally find one just about anywhere I sit down. \:\)
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#3161721 - 02/12/13 08:21 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Layne]
bvoss
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Woodhaven cherry crystal slate.
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#3161724 - 02/12/13 08:21 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: bvoss]
bvoss
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Or the wood haven copperhead two.
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#3161738 - 02/12/13 08:32 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: bvoss]
PinchPoint
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#3161753 - 02/12/13 08:38 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: tnturkey30]
Layne
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
Your incorrect sir.... Latex will not stretch in a mouth call properly pressed it will detoriate if not properly taken care of. But is should not stretch if properly built and cared for I have one mouth call built three years ago that still looks the same latex wise and sounds the same it has new tape as it had loosened but the latex is still good


I guess we will disagree on this point... I build a few mouth calls and most all call makers build mouth calls using basically the same presses, frames and latex. You press it, stretch it and press again, not a lot of technique to it, there many variables that determine the sound but the technique used to press them is not usually on of them... I was just responding to the "most store bought" statement... believe me I think that every hunter should use custom calls, but most calls (mouth calls) store bought or "custom" will last a long time if taken car of. Many times over time a little stretch just creates a little more rasp in the call... IMO

Sorry, don't mean to hijack the mans thread...

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#3163752 - 02/14/13 10:42 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Layne]
String Music
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For those looking to mix it up, I would suggest trying a copper pot call. I used one for the first time towards the end of last season and was blown away with the results.

For example, last season I did a little experiment. I sat on the edge of a food plot and watched a gobbler strut his stuff while surrounded by hens. I knew the chances of calling him in were slim to none, so I decided to test out a few calls.

I pulled out my slate call and could not get him to gobble. I pulled out my aluminum call and was able to get him to gobble a few times. I pulled out my copper call and it drove him crazy. He literally gobbled every time I yelped on it- sometimes double and tripe gobbles. By no means is this conclusive, but it certainly convinced me to carry a copper pot in my vest from then on.



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#3163759 - 02/14/13 10:49 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: String Music]
String Music
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Here are two absolute proven killers:

http://www.midwestturkeycall.com/detail.asp?pid=WR20&link=

http://www.midwestturkeycall.com/detail.asp?pid=WR27&link=
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#3164424 - 02/14/13 09:20 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: bvoss]
KillMode
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woodhaven red wasp
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#3165439 - 02/15/13 06:56 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: KillMode]
Tony USMC
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South land calls
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#3165446 - 02/15/13 07:02 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: String Music]
Jarred525
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 Originally Posted By: String Music
For those looking to mix it up, I would suggest trying a copper pot call. I used one for the first time towards the end of last season and was blown away with the results.

For example, last season I did a little experiment. I sat on the edge of a food plot and watched a gobbler strut his stuff while surrounded by hens. I knew the chances of calling him in were slim to none, so I decided to test out a few calls.

I pulled out my slate call and could not get him to gobble. I pulled out my aluminum call and was able to get him to gobble a few times. I pulled out my copper call and it drove him crazy. He literally gobbled every time I yelped on it- sometimes double and tripe gobbles. By no means is this conclusive, but it certainly convinced me to carry a copper pot in my vest from then on.

Interesting, thanks for sharing.

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#3165789 - 02/16/13 06:51 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Jarred525]
Adamjcksn
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Hooks sassy gal 2, houndstooth tom bomb and dixie combo 3. I purchased these this year because a buddy turned me on to them. Houndstooth makes one of the better calls right out of the pack. They feel as if you have broke them in for a month before season. IMO
Im also using a couple of Lonnie Sneeds pot calls this year. Hot Hen Slate and Green Glass. They are old school type in style. Man they can make a turkey sound sing.

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#3165918 - 02/16/13 08:38 AM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Adamjcksn]
REN
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Played with a Lonzo glass yesterday. Dude makes a sweet call for sure.
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#3166157 - 02/16/13 12:01 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: String Music]
Happy Birthday Vermin93
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Neither of those links is showing an available product
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#3166387 - 02/16/13 04:24 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: String Music]
Big J
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Holloran.
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#3166394 - 02/16/13 04:25 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Big J]
paradis1142
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 Originally Posted By: Big J
Holloran.
yep
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#3166402 - 02/16/13 04:31 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Big J]
Happy Birthday Vermin93
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 Originally Posted By: Big J
Holloran.


I think David makes boxes, pots, and mouth calls. Which ones do you like?
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#3166818 - 02/16/13 09:26 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: BigRod]
Bucks & Beards
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 Originally Posted By: BigRod
i know all of you guys have that one go to call everytime you step in the woods. Let's hear what they are?

A box call of my dad's that is almost 60 years old

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#3167631 - 02/17/13 06:25 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: REN]
skillet
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Red wasp Woodhaven
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#3167690 - 02/17/13 07:17 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: skillet]
deerhunter10
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well I like woodhaven a lot. but at the show yesterday there was a booth called oak ridge game calls, and I think they have turned into my new favorite. they aren't priced bad at all and they sound amazing. haven't used them on a bird yet obviously but sure am ready to!
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#3167866 - 02/17/13 08:39 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: Vermin93]
String Music
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93


Neither of those links is showing an available product


Looks like they sold out of both already.
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#3167884 - 02/17/13 08:50 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: String Music]
KillMode
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i picked up the twisted sister today at the show. it sounds awesome!
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#3167967 - 02/17/13 09:31 PM Re: Favorite Calls? [Re: KillMode]
TNhunter
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Woodhaven Scott Ellis New Energy mouth call and ANY Southland Game Calls pot friction call - crystal, glass, slate, aluminum...... Doesn't matter. I now have 8 of their calls. The Yellowheart Crystal is probably my favorite. But you can't go wrong with any of them.
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