Do you notch your calls?

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Do you notch your calls?

Postby Cut N Run » April 15th, 2010, 12:29 pm

I just added a new notch to a pot call that I used to take my most recent gobbler with and got to wondering who else does this?
 
My old Lynch box had several notches in it before I fell on & broke the blame thing while crossing a creek a long time ago.  A box call that I gave to a buddy had a pair on it, the two Box calls that I use regularly have a few on each and my best sounding pot has 14 on it, while the newest one has just a pair. 
 
Just curious.
 
 
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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby Bryan78 » April 15th, 2010, 1:53 pm

I haven't been able to ever take a turkey in all the years I have hunted them.  But I think it is a neat idea though.

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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby VTlongbeardslayer » April 15th, 2010, 3:19 pm

i do i do! i also have stump that i've shot many deer off, and it is marked with tallies.

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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » April 15th, 2010, 8:27 pm

I do to. It also makes it every easy to find the sweet spot on a slate in the dark.
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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby mcvitullo » April 16th, 2010, 1:56 am

The only turkey calls I notch are my mouth calls.
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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby Kawboy888 » April 16th, 2010, 3:47 pm

Heavenjs NO I would never intentionally mar up or notch a call that I hunt with. Most hunters don't realize how much those old lynch boxes are worth. I only hunt with custom calls that I make myself so I could never destroy something handmade.
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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby swpatrkyhunter » April 17th, 2010, 4:57 am

It's not about destroying anything Kawboy888!
 
         It's about something deeper. When I look at a call with notches like that It makes me think about every one being a successful hunt. To me it adds character to the call. I seem to remember a couple of articles about some valueable calls WITH notches in them. I carry a collective coin that has a deer on one side. That side gets notched in deer season. The other side gets notched for turkey.
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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby beardhunter » April 17th, 2010, 3:20 pm

I don't notch my calls but use different knives that I notch for turkeys and deer.  

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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby Kawboy888 » April 17th, 2010, 8:24 pm

Maybe it's something deeper for you fellas but not for me. I know the sweat and sometimes blood that I put into making game calls, to knotch one up would be sacreligious to me. And as a collector a call would have to be one of the big five names to hold it's value with notches in it.

I tell you what, this thread has got me thinking. Maybe I need to come up with something that hunter could notch up, something made for the point of notching and displaying. I've never given it any thought since for me the hunt is much "deeper" than keeping track and recording numbers. But if you guys have any idea's on what you would like to see produced, I'm open to ideas.
 
How about a notchable turkey tote?

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RE: Do you notch your calls?

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » April 17th, 2010, 9:22 pm

Good idea Rich. [:)]
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