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what call should I use?

Postby turkeytracks » December 31st, 2008, 11:52 am

I'm pretty much new to turkey hunting and I'm using a push pin but I want to get another call.  I am sort of wanting to get a diaphram but if thats going to be to hard for a begginger to learn(I don't know) should I even mess around trying to learn one if I would be better off just getting a different one. And if I should get a different one what should I get.

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RE: what call should I use?

Postby mark hay » December 31st, 2008, 12:19 pm

welcome turkeytracks
there are so many good calls to be had ,where would i begin?
a pot and peg, some call it slate and striker, is easy to master .
the basic box call is easy. my 7 yr old grandson can yelp plenty good for calling birds.
i recommend that you pick up a thin latex double reed diaphram just to play with.the more you play , the better you'll get . driving time is the best practice time.
ask all the questions you want ,,,someone here can help.

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RE: what call should I use?

Postby JPH » December 31st, 2008, 12:31 pm

I agree w/ mark hay.

I'd get a apot and peg because it's easy and can create almost any hen call.

I'd also pick up a thin double reed diaphragm and an instructional CD. They are fairly cheap and you can practice in your vehicle.   

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RE: what call should I use?

Postby Gobblerman » December 31st, 2008, 1:26 pm

Mark and Joe speaketh Truth, turkeytracks.  Heed their advice. 
 
Remember, though, that learning to use a mouth call can be discouraging and frustrating.  I have known many hunters that have given up on the diaphragm call, and it is invariably because they have refused to stick it out through the learning process.  There are times while turkey hunting that knowing how to use a mouth call will be a real asset to you, so don't give up if it doesn't come to you right away.
 
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RE: what call should I use?

Postby Steve_In » December 31st, 2008, 8:15 pm

Get a Box, Pot, mouth call. 
Get Cody's REAL TURKEY CD to listen to the calls. 
I have the HS Strut mouth call instructional and it will help you out a bunch.  Others may be as good or better, the two mentioned are the ones I have. 
Get used to having the call in your mouth. 
Buy a set of the kids toy JACKs [:D] and practice sitting on them for several hours at a time.  All the while holding 5 pound weights with your arms outstreched.
Steve, I love "smoked" turkey

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RE: what call should I use?

Postby silvestris » December 31st, 2008, 9:09 pm

Whatever you get, make sure it is capable of sounding like a turkey.  There is probably more junk out there than good callers.
Why be good when you can B-Mobile or Spin & Strut.

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RE: what call should I use?

Postby mark hay » January 1st, 2009, 1:35 am

hey steve ,
that part 'bout tha jacks and weights,,,,thats good stuff.
may have to print that out ,,,frame it and hang it in my HILLSIDE SPORTIN' ROOM

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RE: what call should I use?

Postby grizzly » January 1st, 2009, 1:47 am

any call you're good with. i like pot and peg my self a good slate pot with differnt types of wood strikers seem to work well for me

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RE: what call should I use?

Postby hoosierhunter » January 1st, 2009, 5:12 am

OK fellas hold on to your britches, Silvestris I agree with you, there is more junk out there than good callers. To the new turkey hunter, the big box store stuff will be good enough to get ya started, but after you start makin good turkey sounds, elevate your game and find a good custom callmaker in your area, state, or wherever, and support the little guy instead of Mr. Big Box, you'll be glad you did.
 
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RE: what call should I use?

Postby JPH » January 1st, 2009, 5:38 am

ORIGINAL: hoosierhunter
elevate your game and find a good custom callmaker in your area, state, or wherever, and support the little guy instead of Mr. Big Box, you'll be glad you did.



hooserhunter, I'd like to do exactly that but I cannot figure out how to order from your web site. Do you take online orders?

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