Gopherlongbeards wrote:Scott you sure do have a way of dumbing this down so we can all understand . Your posts on calling, call types, and the applications of specific calls always blow me away with their practicality and the wealth of info they provide. . Someone should compile all your calling tip posts on here into a book (If Dewey hasn't done it already).
WillowRidgeCalls wrote:Once you have a bird coming and he's coming straight at you, there is no need to ever yelp at him, he knows were you are and he's coming. If he starts to angle then give him a couple quick short yelps, that tells that bird he's going the wrong way and needs to get back in the direction he was coming. If the bird is within 70 yards then just cluck and purr, or whines or keeyelps, scratching the leaves, so he knows that your still there even though he can't see you. Learn what calls to give him to close the deal, if all your doing is yelping at that bird, that tells hin your a hunter and not a hen. Real birds don't yelp to a gobbler coming towards them that they can see, they get excited and will call faster and short little calls in a high pitched sound. If your hunting high preasured birds, "It's Very Important" that you learn what calls to give them, how much calling you give them and most important the volume your calling with, if that bird is 50 yards or less and you can hear your calls your too loud, call very softly!!! If that bird turns to leave, that's when you blast him with volume and fast yelps, or a short series of cutts, that tells him "Where You Going I'm Over Here. Learn to control the volume of your calls...
WillowRidgeCalls wrote:Here is a vid of a guy playing calls on a windy day, they say a high pitched call carries better in the wind, listen to the calling and see if you think a high pitch or a low pitch carries better? Just some food for thought.
spitten and drummen wrote:Just an update. Answered my own question this afternoon. 10" beard 1" spurs 22 lbs. can't say it's the same bird but I took him 75 yds from where I was duped Tuesday with the same call. Even if it wasn't him I'm happy.
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