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Wing bone calls
« on: March 27, 2011, 01:58:02 PM »
Just starting on a new batch. These wings are from last year. Hope to finish them to pay for my gas to hunt this year.

Some calls from the past.



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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 02:19:39 PM »
Very nice work....   after seeing your's...  I'm gonna hide mine
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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 02:20:15 PM »
Nice work PA

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 02:34:08 PM »
I'm a no-body. There are some good looking calls out there. ;)

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 03:58:29 PM »
Here's a new one for me. Got this idea off the net. It's not finished, here's the start. The wing and hook are off the same bird.



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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 05:27:49 PM »

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 10:09:25 PM »
I love the looks but pardon the ignorance. But what do they call and how do they work?
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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 03:20:48 PM »
I was thinking the same thing Movemonger, I'm clueless. But they look cool.  :)

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 03:27:26 PM »
 :chuckle:...................turkeys.

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2011, 03:59:22 PM »
Those are really cool! What are you asking for them?
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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2011, 04:15:18 PM »
I love the looks but pardon the ignorance. But what do they call and how do they work?

They call turkeys.   I can show you how to work one, but kind of hard to explain how they work.  They are an excellent sounding call for clucks, purrs and yelps.
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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011, 04:53:45 PM »
Very Nice Ben !

How much do your calls go for ? I would be interested in getting another, but using 3 bones instead of 2.

How goes it Fred !!!

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2011, 05:24:40 PM »
Very nice job! Looks great!

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 07:07:30 PM »
Very nice work, interesting using the spur and wing bone. Maybe down the road a small sound file?

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2011, 05:29:37 AM »
•The wingbone turkey call yelper
Instructions
Difficulty Level - Difficult
Step One: Holding The Wingbone Yelper
There are different ways to hold the wingbone yelper. However, the principles are the same. The idea is to hold the wingbone instrument between the base of your thumb and index finger, and close the top of your index finger over it. Taking your other hand, cup the first one by placing the other thumb over the area where the index finger of the first hand closes. You are now holding the instrument correctly.

Step Two: Starting OutThe mouthpiece of the instrument must be held correctly for the sounds to come out. Tightly close your lips and press the wingbone end into it, or alternatively, insert it on the side of the lips. Ensuring that your lips are covering one end of the instrument, suck in the air and keep practicing till a smacking sound comes out. This could take some time, so while you practice, do not become frustrated if you do not hear sounds in the beginning.

Step Three: Practice, Practice, And More Practice!The first type of call that you will learn is a yelping sound. You need to keep practicing until this sound comes out easily. The next thing to do is to try out different pitches of yelping. Remember, you must start with basic exercises to improve your tones and sound sequences. Practice breathing through the nose as it will help you to control the tones of the calls. When you begin, start out with short tones, which require the use of mouth and jaw. As you progress to longer screeching tones, you will be using your throat. The breathing technique, through the nose, will make it easy for you to practice and master long tones as well. The pitch of the sound is dependent on air. The greater the amount of air that is sucked in, the louder the volume of the sound.

Step Four: Learn Different Calls And Refine SoundsAs you practice, you will be able to refine the quality of the calls. Try to learn more about the various bird calls. Doing so will enable you to apply the new knowledge to your practice sessions. Slowly, you will gain mastery over making softer or louder sounds, as the situation demands.

Tips•Take time to practice even if you become good at the calls. This will help to maintain tonal quality.
•Do not lose patience. It takes time to learn, so keep at it and you will master the wingbone!

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Re: Wing bone calls
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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2011, 05:33:19 AM »
Very nice start

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2011, 02:28:55 PM »
I don't know why, but the gobblers really respond to a wingbone call. I have always been tone deaf and have lost most of my high hearing. I am a poor caller, but have had very good luck with a wingbone call. I have got replies when I could not get a reply to my box call. A wingbone,  coupled with a scratch box call, I feel is a very good combination. I use the scratch box for the soft sounds.

Your calls look very nice, much better than mine. I also do not have any artistic ability. My first wing bone I put some tracks on it and wrote what it was, when and where I got the bird at. I used epoxy to join the pieces together and epoxy putty to make a smooth transition from piece to piece.

Good luck this spring.

PaBen, I get very discussed with many of the remarks and thinking of a lot of the people on this web site, to the point I think about not looking any more.  You then put on some thing that reaffirms my belief in people. You do a good job.

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2011, 02:50:09 PM »
Nice job on the sound file. I had not heard one before today. Many thanks!!!! Mike

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 12:04:31 PM »
Those are very cool.
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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 01:43:25 PM »
I learned sometging today thanks PA for the explanation, I guess I have been living under a rock for the last 20 years.  :)

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 02:06:16 PM »
Very Nice Ben !

How much do your calls go for ? I would be interested in getting another, but using 3 bones instead of 2.

How goes it Fred !!!

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 02:08:35 PM »
I don't know why, but the gobblers really respond to a wingbone call. I have always been tone deaf and have lost most of my high hearing. I am a poor caller, but have had very good luck with a wingbone call. I have got replies when I could not get a reply to my box call.

I believe it is becasue the other calls are used by the masses and they get bombarded with loud aggressive calling.  Wingbone calls tend to be softer and more hen like, I believe that is why they respond when other calls fail to get a response.
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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2011, 04:28:09 PM »
The first year Quaker boy came out w/the aluna-slate call I called in each and every tom that year. Hasn't worked at all after that first year. :dunno:

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Re: Wing bone calls
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2017, 07:51:42 AM »
This is an old post but wingbone calls came up this year so I though I would repost this thread. I started using deer antler in my calls I'll see if I can post a few pictures.