I practice tom talk as much as hen vocalizations .
As to calls , I attempt to get Tom out of all my calls . Some are better than others . The little ''cedar hill'' scratchbox is a jewell . My old walnut ''Rocky Fork Calls'' box call is pretty good . I been working on the wingbone since back in the spring , with not too good success. Also a couple different slates that I will use mainly for loud gobbler clucks .
My mainstay and '' GO TO'' call is the Havoc and Extreme Kee mouthcalls from StevePa. They will produce , with great ease , all of toms vocalizations , including the gobble .
I will not offer any hen or poult calls when attempting to fool a fall tom . If I'm playing with a flock of young and for some reason a tom responds I'll just have to change it up, or move , or both .
Last fall on two separate hunts , and two different locations , by ten miles , I began a series of gobbler cutts and slid right into a short series of yelps . Both times as quick as I stopped a gobbler clucked right back. Both birds came in close . The first was alone and survived the incident due to my inability to hold a bow at full draw for a minute . The other was one of 4 two year and a half year old toms that came in to 10 yards . The one died at 12 steps . It was by far the most colorful , beautiful bird I have ever killed . Not to forget , it was absolutely an extreme thrill to watch those birds come through the brush and cedars to find this unknown ''cutt up''.
Another thing , while we are here, is that there wasn't a tree within 10 feet of me when I pulled the trigger on that bird . I was standing in a little clearing .