tbrown wrote:Hi Myakka,
"i have one old gobbler that does this sound i have never heard in the woods but i use it with good success when a gobbler is close. It is hard to discribe but it is like kid trying to whistle for the first time almost cat like, it is Wirow wirow in double succesions.
Tad: That may be one of the sounds that I've heard but cannot immitate. Also whines or "mews" that sound somewhat cat-like. I agree with Treerooster - I would love to hear and see you do these calls along with a little instruction on how you do them. I'm sure the T&TH guys could help you with the technical aspects if needed.
I agree with you that it isn't necessary to sound exactly like a turkey to attract and kill a tom. There is a well-known TV personality (he seems like a likeable guy so I won't say his name but he is better known as a fisher, has blonde hair and giggles like a maniac) who is such a bad turkey caller that one wonders how he can pull it off, but he does on a regular basis. Witness my own success with a rather limited repertoire - I too have problems with purring on a mouth call - it sounds like the wingbeat of a red cardinal rather than a good purr, but it still works.
Also, how do you keep the toms from focusing on you if you yelp loudly when they're in gun range? I find that, unless they're so hot to trot with henny penny that they throw caution to the wind like a rutting buck, the birds look directly toward where the yelp is coming from, and get hinky real quick, requiring a quick trigger pull or risk seeing only receding tail feathers.
Anyway, thanks for your response. I look forward to seeing you on youtube!