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Author Topic: Turkey Mouth Calls  (Read 952 times)

Offline Bearclaw

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Turkey Mouth Calls
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:04:24 PM »
Looking for advice and/or recommendations for turkey mouth calls. What do you use and why do you use that brand? Which ones give a very raspy sound to them?
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 09:30:45 PM »
I have used mouthcalls sparingly.  If this is would be your first mouth call, I would pick a double reeded one.  I think they are easier to use, and sound good.  The triple reed ones seem to be a bit more difficult.  I don't think brand matters much. 
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 08:16:37 AM »
Different brands come in slightly different sizes. You kind of have to experiment till you find the ones that are comfortable. Some people dont have any issues some do. You can trim them a bit as well if you need to.

Primos makes a few with a small dome on them which makes it easier to use by removing a lot of tongue tension from the mix.

I spend a lot of time in the car so I will spend time practicing while driving.

Cadence is actually more important than tone for most birds. I still think I sound more like a beagle in tone than a turkey but I still get them to come in LOL

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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 09:17:30 AM »
been using mouthcalls for a long long time, I always have a box, slate and many calls in my vest but I always go to the mouth calls, I have no particular brand I use , I use to use the mouth calls that supported our site but ai have used several types on sale...I always use a quad call (4 reeds) I feel it is the easiest to use..I have used single double triple and find they are more hard to use.  If this is your first mouth call it takes some time to get use to but when you do you never forget it.  and practice practice practice it takes a while to get it down so if your planning on this year start now.  I love it!  PM me bearclaw if you have any questions @--0--0118
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 12:16:47 PM »
I use nothing but Woodhaven calls. Mouth call I us eis the Hornet or V-3. The Hornet is a 2 reed call easy to use and sounds great. The V-3 is a 3 reed call and you can get just a little more rasp out of it when you need it. My friction calls are Wood haven as well. Wood haven calls are the easiest calls I have ever used, a kid with no experience can pick up a pot call and be calling in 10mins they are just that easy-- Sorry for the info mercial!! LOL I just love these calls- They work for me-- That is what every turkey hunter needs to fine- What works for them. So you may have to try a bunch to fine the one for you. Good Luck
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 12:24:02 PM »
LEGACY PREMIUM MOUTHCALLS: Lady's Night.  Don't look anymore. Just enough rasp, just enough cut. The lady's night was the second call I've ever owned and as long as they keep making them I WILL NOT STOP USING THOSE. I actually probably got enough right now to last me several more years LOL. As far as the other calls I've learned not to buy name brand calls. You can't go wrong with buying a custom pot call or box call. Their all better made than the assembly line calls.
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 06:48:44 PM »
I'm moving away from mouth calls.  Will still carry them with me, but finding I'm more successful with slates and my home-made scratch boxes.  Here's my issue - I get some incredible volume out of the diaphragm calls, but I think that's working against me once I get a tom coming in.  If the wind is howling I'll still use one when we're running & gunning trying to locate birds, but once I park my fanny I'm mainly using friction calls.  This has worked well for me now for the last few years.

I can call softly with a diaphragm, but it seems like I forget to do that when a bird starts to respond - only speculating on this but I think the tom comes so far thinking the hen is right behind the next tree, then eventually gets suspicious of the invisible screaming hen & decides to meander away.  I have used a variety of different diaphragms - - like MI-B said those Primos calls with the little plastic dome have worked quite well for me, that's probably one of the more notable ones I've used.  Friend of mine makes his own and kills birds every year, but the shape he likes for his own use just doesn't fit my mouth - you'll find differences in the factory brands as well, just need to experiment.
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 06:54:08 PM »
i have 3-4 i bring of all brands. it's funny how some birds prefer different sounds. i have gone through boxes, strikers, a couple mouth calls and then hit the right one. turkeys are gooffy.
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 06:55:11 PM »
I gave up on mouth calls way back when. If someone else uses them, it sounds fine. When I use them be it my ears or whatever it does not sound right to me. Pot calls, box calls works fir me
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 11:46:07 AM »
I use my mouth calls less and less each year. I am in love with my slate calls and have had great success with them. I only use my mouth calls now when the turkey gets very close and the movement of the slate becomes a problem.
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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 10:27:16 PM »
Bearclaw, next time I'm at the call bench I'll hook you up with a couple to try.

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Re: Turkey Mouth Calls
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 01:53:22 PM »
Bearclaw, I have used mouthcalls since 1970's and that is basically all I use even though I have all the other ones too ;D  the main thing is practice, practice, and more practice , at first it seems impossible to do but once you get the hang of it, you never give up and it becomes easier and easier to do.  I only use 4 reed calls and I find that they are raspy.  four reed are to me no more difficult to use than single , double or triples,   I have had great luck with them and also frustration but thats Turkey Hunting, some days nothing works mouth or amy other.  but the most important thing is don't give up and practice even while I was driving to work I would.  Good Luck  DPD
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