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Offline Tattooed Hunter

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Turkey Calls
« on: April 09, 2012, 11:04:16 AM »
This is going to be my first year that I go turkey hunting.  I have a freind that will be showing me the ropes but I wanted some opinions from here as well. 

What is the best turkey call that is easy to use? 

I went out this weekend and sighted in after a little scouting.  Ended up seeing 2 gobblers so it is looking good....
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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 11:12:51 AM »
Box call is easy enough. A friction call is next I guess a good slate or glass- Practice is the main word here. Mouth call is the hardest to get.
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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 11:16:26 AM »
slate/glass calls sound great. i use a CODY CALL. sounds good
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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 07:06:06 PM »
Box, slate then glass in my book, cannot handled the mouth calls, have a hard time with them

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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 11:59:24 PM »
Im with the rest of the guys, when I first started box and slate worked for me.     @--0--0101

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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 05:33:54 AM »


pot call

anything over slate!    box call   then practice practice is a good start..
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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 06:32:24 AM »
I agree with everyone here. A box call is very easy to master, and is what I started on when I was 16. They are noisy when you move around so keep extra rubber bands in your back pack. Then as you get experienced you can move to slate and mouth calls.

You will need a locator call as well. An crow or owl call works great.

I always keep a slate call in my fanny pack when deer hunting. if I make a noise that I think my spook the deer, I will get out my slate turkey call and do a few yelps to let the deer in the are know it was from a turkey.....just an idea....
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Re: Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 09:21:22 AM »
I agree with everyone here. A box call is very easy to master, and is what I started on when I was 16. They are noisy when you move around so keep extra rubber bands in your back pack. Then as you get experienced you can move to slate and mouth calls.

You will need a locator call as well. An crow or owl call works great.

I always keep a slate call in my fanny pack when deer hunting. if I make a noise that I think my spook the deer, I will get out my slate turkey call and do a few yelps to let the deer in the are know it was from a turkey.....just an idea....
Bo I do basically the same thing I have several turkey sounds on my phone that I do the same thing with.

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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 05:35:14 PM »
while learning a mouth call can be a little hard i think its the best overall call. you can call loud and soft without moving your hands. overall my advice would be to learn a mouth call, box call and a slate call. the box and slate are pretty simple to learn. a variety of calls let you speak the language to a gobbler, he may only answer a certain call. i also recommend a portable blind like a net or something and pick your spots in open cover.   nothing worse than getting picked off by a gobbler you finally got to come over. good luck and shoot straight

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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 05:57:52 PM »
I agree with Bluetoe and most of the rest, get a good box call and practice....mouth call takes some time but thats my favorite....work on that one for next year because once you turkey hunt and hear them.....your hooked ;D

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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 11:26:39 PM »
Easy your own voice mouth call....nothing to carry and wider range of natural turkey vocals can be mimicked....Other than that...slate for me...you can change tones by just changing strikers.... I like mouth calling and using the slate at the same time to sound like more than one bird....must be a left handed thing..I just can't get a box call to sound right...or consistent...and diaphragm calls gag me

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Re: Turkey Calls
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 06:24:19 AM »
I cannot use a diaphragm call. I find a box call the easiest to use, but I am not much of a caller
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