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Help IDing call

Postby TNstrutnrut » April 23rd, 2009, 11:26 am

I had a call a few years back that I found at a garage sale and gave it away, as I didn't turkey hunt then.  I'll do my best to describe it.  It was wooden, about the size of a box call, but had a groove with slate in it running the length of the center of the top.  It was hollowed out, but appeared to be one piece.  It was thinner at the bottom, as if to make it easer to hold, and had a wider flat, flanged top.  Anybody recall seing something like that?  Any help would be appreciated.

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RE: Help IDing call

Postby Fan Club » April 24th, 2009, 1:51 am

Did it look like this?
 
If so, you are going to kick yourself for giving it away. There are a few "trough" style slates around, but Ben Lee's got narrower on the bottom as you describe. Ben was the patriarch of modern turkey hunting but he died in 1991. His son still sells reproductions but the originals are collectors items.
 
http://www.midwestturkeycall.com/detail.asp?pid=SHS04&cc=T&dn=1&link=
 


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RE: Help IDing call

Postby Everyday Hunter » April 24th, 2009, 3:55 am

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Did it look like this?

If so, you are going to kick yourself for giving it away. There are a few "trough" style slates around, but Ben Lee's got narrower on the bottom as you describe. Ben was the patriarch of modern turkey hunting but he died in 1991. His son still sells reproductions but the originals are collectors items.

http://www.midwestturkeycall.com/detail.asp?pid=SHS04&cc=T&dn=1&link=
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I don't know if that's what TNstrutnrut was talking about, but it sounds like it. I also found one of those at a garage sale. It was signed by Ben Lee. I bought it for $50. Whoops forgot the decimal -- it was $.50. Hope I got a good deal!

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