This time it came in a little brown box, not one of those red, white and blue boxes...but its what's insde that counts, right?
I came across this beauty very recently from Tom Crook, of Mississippi Scratch Box Turkey Calls. He has been building these scratch boxes since 1989, and this is a great little scratcher for sure!
Its ambrosia maple, and #2 of 2 in this wood. It has a mineral-stained poplar striker, and a straight cut sound board, versus a rounded sound board on many other scratch boxes I've seen.
It sounds terrific -- nice raspy yelp, perfect little clucks, and a sweet sounding purr.
Clearly I've been bitten by the scratch box bug...gonna be a good spring...
I can't stop picking it up, running it, and staring at it -- its beautiful wood, complete with worm holes!
A very good looking call, don't you think?
"So much of this business of hunting turkeys, you stupid it up right at the last.
You do everything right for an hour and a half, and then you sit down here
and there's nothing you can do about it, you made a mistake."
Tom Kelly, [i]Turkey Tales