Favorite Box Call

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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby Cut N Run » March 13th, 2012, 8:44 am

I've been using a Q.B. boat paddle and mini-boat paddle for years with good success. I recently won a Beard Hunter Red Cedar paddle over a Butternut long box made by Russell Beard and it rocks. I have years worth of practice on the Q.B. calls, though I'm learning how to make the Beard Hunter sound great.

I called in a lot of birds on my old Lynch when I first got started in the early 1980s. I slipped crossing a creek and fell on & broke that Lynch.

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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby RCTaylor » March 13th, 2012, 4:43 pm

like the woodhaven real hens, also like A.J. Cassette. I have a few of them and they sound really good and don't cost to much.

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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby eddie234 » March 14th, 2012, 7:36 pm

I have a "Deacon" from Hoosier Hunter, its cherry with purpleheart paddle. I have a few other custom box's but that cherry/purple heart sounds real good.
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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby Chief Many Longbeards » March 15th, 2012, 9:19 am

i got a woodhaven real hen walnut last year and it sounds great and is probably the closest i will get to a custom box call. i dont use a box a lot, but it helped me get a nice tom on a windy/rainy day last year.
other boxes i've killed birds with are primos heartbreaker, mad mini max and hs field champion natural. i have shot some toms in the fall using the natural, which makes great gobbler yelps and clucks.

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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby retranger » March 15th, 2012, 9:40 am

I like the QB (maybe because they are made in NY) Grand Ole Master, only box call I have owned. Been looking at the little Hurricane water proof call, may get one for the spring.
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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby Smith SxS » March 16th, 2012, 11:45 am

I put this one together last month, (along with a dozen others), it is my favorite of this year and will come with me to the woods. It is Rocky Mountain Juniper with a Cherry paddle. It has special significance as I gathered the wood years ago when I was younger and living in WY. Every time I hold it, I am swept back to the high desert and all that Wyoming was for me.




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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » March 16th, 2012, 12:54 pm

Good looking call, Hope to see more of your work. ;)

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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby Dixie Belle » March 16th, 2012, 5:14 pm

That's a great looking box. Thanks for sharing the photo. :)
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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby Steve_In » March 16th, 2012, 7:43 pm

Smith that is a good looking call. I have a cedar box that has a lot of rasp.
My go to box is an OAK MAST Cost type box. Walnut over yellow poplar. Man this call can do it all. When you want you can really reach out with it, then tone it down for close work. From pictures of the Neil Cost boxes I have seen I think Jim makes a good one.
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Steve, I love "smoked" turkey

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Re: Favorite Box Call

Postby Steve_In » March 16th, 2012, 8:14 pm

The yellow poplar is from a porch post my wifes grandfather removed in a repair project. He did all sorts of work on the side. It is probably over 100 years old.
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