mouthcalls for dummies

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Cut N Run
 
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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby Cut N Run » February 13th, 2011, 11:42 am

I took some diaphrams to the State Fair years ago and found my way to the livestock area. Without giving myself away, I went to where the turkeys were and started yelping. To a bird, their heads went up and they started a gobbling hard between themselves. Anytime they'd get quiet, I'd purr or yelp a few times and fire 'em all back up again. Nobody but my wife knew it was me getting them going and people started coming from other parts of the building to see why the gobblers were making noise all of a sudden.

Now barnyard turkeys probably aren't the most difficult in the world to fool, but it did give my ego a boost by how well they liked the sound of my calling.

Jim
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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby ghamlin10 » February 13th, 2011, 6:47 pm

funny cut n run[:D]

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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby ghamlin10 » February 14th, 2011, 9:29 pm

got some odd looks passing people the other day, lol lol lol lol of course my facial expressions look crazy, im sure i looked a little off.

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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby tex3012 » February 16th, 2011, 5:35 am

Go to TreeTopTurkeys.com. order any volume cd you want. Play it in your truck everytime your driving somewhere and keep practice untill you can mimic what you hear on the CD

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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby tex3012 » February 16th, 2011, 5:39 am

Practice Practice Practice.. i have never meet someone who picked up a mouth call for the first time and knew exactly what to do.. experment saying different words and you'll learn how to make different pitches and tunes. for example: when doing a plain yelp i try to say the word "shipp"

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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby tex3012 » February 16th, 2011, 5:45 am

and one more thing, make sure your cleaning your mouth calls daily. if not youll get bacterial buildup between the reeds and theyll stick together, never producing the correct sounds..

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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby Big10Inch » February 16th, 2011, 6:50 am

Hi Tex:
 
What do you clean/disinfect the mouthcall with? Just water or will mouthwash do a better job?
 
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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby tex3012 » February 16th, 2011, 8:58 am

I use a non alcohol mouth wash. split the reeds with plastic toothpics and shake in a plastic cup. after the mouth wash i'll use water to rinse out the mouth wash. then set call on a paper towl, let dry, remove toothpics and store in cool dry place. if you see a solid white buildup between the reeds you must repeat cleaning..

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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby Big10Inch » February 16th, 2011, 12:10 pm

Hi Tex:

I've got the white build up of crud, so I guess I'll be cleaning mouthcalls and doing Clark's recommended barrel deep cleaning as well.

Peter

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RE: mouthcalls for dummies

Postby SpurHuntinHillbilly » February 19th, 2011, 2:07 am

In a nut shell: There are a few of these videos on youtube so enjoy. Like many have stated it takes tons of practice but dont get discouraged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wNxGwk8 ... re=related

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