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#3706620 - 07/10/14 09:25 AM Received a treasured gift!
8 Point

Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 1570
Loc: TN

A fellow who I used to work with gave me his late dad's self-made box call. His dad was one the original diehards that I ever knew about.

He said no one in the family hunted, and he wanted it to go to someone who would appreciate it. He said it had to be at least 60 yrs old. It is huge (in excess of 12") and even though the stroke side is wore down, she still sounds sweet.

There is no telling how many old gobblers dueled with her, and how many hours she laid in his lap. She will stay on my display shelf here in my office. Even though I don't use a box call, I may get her out a time or two next spring and let her do what she was built to do!

#3706655 - 07/10/14 10:10 AM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: PalsPal]
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Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 15702
Loc: Tennessee

Very nice gift!
But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

#3706824 - 07/10/14 02:14 PM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
Southern Sportsman
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Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 1110
Loc: West TN

I would have to take it a few times a year and do my damnedest to yelp one up with it. That is a special gift indeed. Any idea what kind of wood it is?
#3706883 - 07/10/14 03:06 PM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: Southern Sportsman]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17493
Loc: Franklin TN

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That's pretty awesome right there. I'd do the same, put it on display and try to call up a bird with it once or twice.

#3707195 - 07/10/14 09:20 PM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: Southern Sportsman]
14 Point

Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8248
Loc: Grundy county

 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
I would have to take it a few times a year and do my damnedest to yelp one up with it. That is a special gift indeed. Any idea what kind of wood it is?
x2! That call needs to see another bird or two.
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#3707273 - 07/10/14 11:53 PM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: timberjack86]
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Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 2149
Loc: Putnam County, TN

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What a privilege to have received that
#3707376 - 07/11/14 07:21 AM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: Tennessee Lead]
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Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 4976
Loc: medon,Tn.

The hardest thing about Bowhunting Turkeys is leaving the gun at home!

#3707961 - 07/11/14 09:59 PM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: tickweed]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19609
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

Yep I'd try to call one up and if successful may retire it then. Maybe take a pic and make some kind of commemorative piece with it for his family.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#3708342 - 07/12/14 05:59 PM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: Gravey]
10 Point

Registered: 01/19/05
Posts: 3397
Loc: Knoxville

that is awesome
If Thompson Center is America's Master Gunmaker... We are in alot of trouble

#3708380 - 07/12/14 07:14 PM Re: Received a treasured gift! [Re: Sako]
TnDeer Old Timer
10 Point

Registered: 10/10/99
Posts: 4347
Loc: Rufe Miller Cemetary

Yep she deserves a special place and a hunt once in a while.
A broke dad that spends time with his kid
is better than one that only sends checks

Stupid is as stupid does

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