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.
100% no squeaks.
"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