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one man band

Postby turkaholic » March 8th, 2009, 3:38 pm

How do you all keep your box call silenced while moving thru the woods?  I use a thick hair tie on the paddle and another around the entire box to keep it nice and quiet but always ready. I have seen some different slyles on the market, but can't help but to wonder what everyone else does.
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RE: one man band

Postby Fan Club » March 8th, 2009, 4:00 pm

I use the wide, thick rubber bands that grocery store produce departments put on broccoli bunches. They are fluorescent pink in color and show up well on the ground or in the bottom of a dark vest pocket or backpack.
 
I put a single band around the box and paddle towards the handle end. The other end is already immobilized by the screw and isn't going anywhere. These super thick bands are tough and will last an entire season unlike office supply varieties. Also, I don't like putting anything between the paddle and the box for a silencer, it just causes unnecessary rechalking.
 
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RE: one man band

Postby rsmithpa » March 8th, 2009, 4:21 pm

I have a box call silence strap I bought several years ago from MidWest Turkey Call Supply
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RE: one man band

Postby trkyklr » March 8th, 2009, 4:27 pm

mine usually stays quiet in the jeep...i got a new one this year...it'll get to ride in the vest 

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RE: one man band

Postby paboxcall » March 8th, 2009, 4:37 pm

I got a bunch of 1/4" elastic band with one of the new head lamps I bought.  i clip the light straight to the brim of my hat, so what to do with the elastic?
 
Cut it long enough to wrap around the paddle, glue it with superglue and clamp it until it dries, then slid it onto the lid for a silencer.  When I'm ready to call, slide it up towards the hinge screw.  When ready to stow away, slid it back on the middle of the paddle and put a rubber band around the box and paddle.
 
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RE: one man band

Postby Ozarks Hillbilly » March 9th, 2009, 4:13 am

I have always just used a rubber band placed around the lid and body of the call. I bought a Woodhaven real hen a few years back it came with a velcro strap that goes around it.
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RE: one man band

Postby onpoint » March 9th, 2009, 9:03 am

I've used jumbo rubber bands and doubled looped them to get them extremely tight. I sometimes wonder if that's doing long-term damage to the paddle or box lids. Hasn't seemed to matter up to this point.

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RE: one man band

Postby turkeylimb » March 9th, 2009, 10:32 am

Thick rubber band from produce store.

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RE: one man band

Postby swpatrkyhunter » March 10th, 2009, 10:43 am

I use a peice of green cloth I put between the paddle and the box and hold it there with a rubber band. For me, just usind a rubber band the paddle will still make noise a time or two. LOL! Usually right when I don't want it to.
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