Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

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Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » March 1st, 2012, 3:23 pm

In this segment we are going to break down a few different Purrs. Scoot is going to show you a couple different ways to run them (in slow motion) so you can hear the different pitch changes in the purr. The pitch change is very important to the meaning of what the purr is telling that Tom. The pitch change, the speed and the pauses between the clucks and purrs are important, birds purr quite a bit, but unless your very close to them you won't hear it, and each purr has a meaning to it. Purring on a pot call, it will make a big differance if you purr straight down or sideways on your call, the pitch in the call will make a differance in the meaning of your purrs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVGQF-G1HnI

Plain Purr = The plain purr is used as a hen is feeding or just moving through the woods as she is very relaxed and happy with her surroundings. It tells the Tom that everything is fine here. ///=pause
Cluck////Cluck///Cluck//Purr///Cluck
These are a very soft purr with no change in pitch.

Breeding or Sex Purr = This Purr is used when a Tom is coming in and the hen is getting excited. It has a pitch change that tells that Tom to get his tail feathers over here quick. It statrs out at a lower pitch and raises at the end of the purr, it's a mid-volume purr, not as soft as the plain purr because that hen is getting excited and as she does her pitch and volume changes. There isn't a pause between the clucks and purr at the beginning and end of the purr, it's all done in one motion.
Cluck//Cluck/Cluck-Purr-Cluck//////Cluck//Cluck/Cluck-Purr-Cluck///Cluck
This Purr works great on locked up birds, and tells that Tom to get his tail feather over here quick, it's also used right after the Breeding Yelps.

Fighting Purr = This Purr is pretty self explanatory, it's used by both hens and Toms. It's a loud Purr that will change in speed between Purrs, and will have anywhere from 3 to 10 Purrs in the call.
Cluck////Cluck/Purrrrrrrrr//Purr//Purrrrr//////////Cluck//Purrr/Purrrrrrrr///Purrrrr///Cluck
This call is effective on hung up birds as well as birds right on the roost.
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Re: Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby gooseberry » March 1st, 2012, 4:10 pm

Hey Scott. The audio is bad and I can't here what he's saying. Is it my computer?

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Re: Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » March 1st, 2012, 5:24 pm

Hmmmmmmmmmmm just checked it and it worked fine?
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Re: Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby kenturkey89 » March 1st, 2012, 6:41 pm

I can hear the video and Scoot sounded great, again.

Scott, this is some great information you've been sharing with us lately. I really look forward to reading these types of posts. Keep them coming!!! ;)
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Re: Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby Dixie Belle » March 1st, 2012, 8:43 pm

Another great post Scott and Scoot!! Turkey school is is a really good way for any and all of us to improve our skills.
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Re: Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby Duke0002 » March 2nd, 2012, 6:55 pm

Thanks much, Scott. Super, super stuff!

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Re: Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » March 23rd, 2012, 8:30 pm

Here is a live hen audio with some great clucking and purring. It give a good idea of how loud you should purr, be carefull if you purr to loud then it becomes a fighting purr. You may have to turn your volume up to hear the purrs? The volume you purr is the same if you were talking to someone or shouting at them, it gives it a different meaning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Int29z-Y ... tube_gdata
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Re: Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby dewey » March 19th, 2013, 7:44 pm

I will add more you tube links to these threads tomorrow at work.

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Re: Turkey School Calling (Purrs)

Postby dewey » April 4th, 2013, 3:42 pm

Here is a video of a hunter using the fighting purrs and using his hat to simulate the turkeys wings in a fight.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=wil ... ORM=NVPFVR

Here is a Field and Stream article about how to stage a turkey fight.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/ ... g-gobblers

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