I picked up a squealing hen caller last week. (No need to toss insults -- I didn't lay out any cash for it.) I had it with me today for the first time. I called in a gobbler to about 45 yards, and then he saw something across the field he didn't like. He putted and turned back the way he came.
I yelped on a diaphragm and stopped him 3 times, so he wasn't too scared. I wish I had thought of using the hen squealer. It would have been a good test. After watching the video from H.S., and trying it for myself, I'm thinking there might be some times when it works -- which is what we can say about some other calls, too.
I can see that it might work. Last year someone on another board posted a photo of a hen that had been bred, and the turkey that bred her killed her. Also, I have photos of a spot where I watched a gobbler breed a hen and there were over 200 feathers he tore off her. It hurts to be a hen that's getting bred, so it's no wonder they'd sometimes squeal... in pain, not in delight.
Our PA season ended today. It's a long time 'til next year. [:(]
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