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RE: wing bone call

Postby allaboutshooting » November 21st, 2008, 5:37 pm

Hey Steve,

That's a beautiful call. Do you use it when you hunt?

Thanks,
Clark
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RE: wing bone call

Postby Steve_In » November 22nd, 2008, 7:04 am

Thank you Clark, I use it will next spring.  The bones came from my first turkey.  It is one of my goals to learn to use it.  I taught myself the mouth call on my drives to work while listening to tapes of turkeys.  It is hard to drive and practice the wingbone calling[:D]  I have a new brezeway almost complete so I will practice out there, away from the family.
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RE: wing bone call

Postby allaboutshooting » November 22nd, 2008, 7:19 am

Hey Steve,

I certainly understand about that practicing part. I used to practice mouth calls in the car...when I was alone.

All this talk about wing bone calls really has me wanting to make one, especially after seeing yours.

I have a wing bone call that I got somewhere. It's very pretty and was made by a "T Sheffler". That's all I know about it. It has a well done picture of a gobbler's head on the side with his name and a lone turkey track on the opposite side. It has a lanyard with a piece of neoprene to keep it on the middle bone. There's also a mouthpiece of what appears to be a plastic grommet of some sort.

I must have bought or won this call at an NWTF banquet in the 1980's because I know I've had it for years but just don't remember where  I got it.

At any rate, your call is very well done and I wish you all success with it this spring.

Thanks,
Clark
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RE: wing bone call

Postby mark hay » November 22nd, 2008, 9:24 am

good day to all
my youngest stepson rolled the head of a 19 pound jake 2 spring seasons ago. he wasn't interested in the wings so i snatched'm up and made 2 wingbone calls . found the recipe in ''ohio outdoor news'' which is the exact same article as printed in a hardcover book on turkeys put out by the North A merican Hunting Club. i followed the instructions to the ''T'' with the only exception being , i used ELMERS WOOD GLUE in stead of an epoxy. does that matter? i haven't a clue . both calls sound identical to me, even though one has 2 , #6 holes in it. i cut a small diameter wafer from a deer antler ,drilled a hole in the center , and then filed the hole out to form fit the outside of the small bone. glued it in place with the same glue . i've seen wingbones and other suction calls with and without this feature. but it really helps me to have better control. and to be completely honest,,, I CAIN'T USE THE THING. all i get is a noise not unlike that of a two year old child blowing on a plastic trumpet. maybe it sounds better at a distance. anyway they are neat to have around . sometime back i watched a short video on this forum ,,,that feller could make his wingbone SING like the most educated of EASTERN TURKEYS.
 

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RE: wing bone call

Postby hoosierhunter » November 30th, 2008, 11:43 am

 That wood glue won't hold up in weather Mark, but if it's just a pretty it might be all right. If ya wanna learn to suck bone, I'm here to tell ya that you'll spend more time practicing with a wingbone than most other calls, with the exception of a trumpet or tube maybe. Yet practice is the key and I mean a whole lot more than a mouth call takes. I think I'm pretty good at it but I ain't took one in the woods yet, if that tells ya anything.
 
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RE: wing bone call

Postby mark hay » December 3rd, 2008, 2:50 pm

hey hoosier
the thought of that did cross my mind , however, the wood glue does make a good match in color with the bone. the next small jake or hen wing i can lay hold to , i'll get the proper epoxy.
 

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RE: wing bone call

Postby zipperman351 » December 5th, 2008, 3:02 pm

Iv made quite a few of the wingbone call,the Indians used this call almost as much as a blade of grass.There are so many things to make thoses calls with like 410 shells and rifle castings..There great in the woods when the mouth call or nothing else works a differnt sound!!!!   zipperman

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RE: wing bone call

Postby benhanson » January 19th, 2009, 2:23 pm

i have a ? to go off trkyklr's does any one know how to make any other kinds of homemade calls

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RE: wing bone call

Postby thundrchikin » January 20th, 2009, 3:01 pm

Ben check out this web site www.customsawing.com They should have all the info you need for call building box or pot style. hope this helps
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RE: wing bone call

Postby Steve_In » January 20th, 2009, 5:06 pm

Ben, check out this Custom calls online too.  The wingbone from your turkey is probably the most personal.  There are "kits" and parts on ebay.  You can personalize them to suit.
 
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