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Offline JasonG

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Turkey call suggestions?
« on: January 01, 2017, 01:41:07 PM »
Hello everyone,  I'm hoping to try out some spring turkey hunting this year. I'm looking for suggestions for calls. I can't do the diaphragm style ( I've tried with elk calls) . What do you guys and girls use? Thanks Jason

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Re: Turkey call suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 01:58:24 PM »
I use several different diaphragm calls, a Lynch 102 box and another Primos box and several different slates and strikers. They all make different sounds, just depends on what the Tom he wants to here. Buy several and learn to use them all.
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Re: Turkey call suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 02:22:05 PM »
Starting out, you can't go wrong with a Lynch box call.  I would also recommend a good quality friction call like a slate and or glass call.  They too are easy to master and give you an addition sound or two.  They are also relatively inexpensive and afforable.

Turkey hunting though is much more than calling.  Anyone can call and get responses.  The key is learning and understanding how to tip the odds in your favor.  That usually comes with encounters where you loose more than you win.  It's called experience. 

Listen to turkeys and try to duplicate sounds that hens make.  Watch them when you get the opportunity and you'll see they call infrequently while going about their daily routine of moving from one area to another, scratching and feeding among other things like being bred.

Like the old saying goes, patience is a virtue when it comes to hunting turkeys.  If you fail early in the day when say a bird hangs up, goes the other way, whatever may be the case, just remember you have the rest of the day to try to relocate and try over and over again if you don't tip your hand and spook them.  Through those efforts you gain valuable experience and start to understand what to do and what not to do in regards to their daily activities and movements.

It's a great time to be in the field and you never learn enough starting out.  Just put in the effort and time and you'll eventually be rewarded.
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Re: Turkey call suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 06:07:09 PM »
Thanks for all the great info Wacenturion and KJEEN33!!

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Re: Turkey call suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 08:04:54 PM »
I would echo everthing that was said also keep in mind that a turkey has super eye sight so keep still when your on a setup.  Also sometimes turkeys will come in quiet.  Good luck.

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Re: Turkey call suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 08:28:39 AM »
I'm going to try Turkey hunting for the 1st time this spring also,  I ordered a Primos kit from amazon that has a slate call, a box call and a diaphragm in it.  the kit was inexpensive.  I picked up on the box call right away and was making good calls in no time.  The slate call took me a bit longer but seems to be good for quiet calls like purrs and chirps.  The diaphragm needs to be trimmed up to fit my mouth better, made me gag as soon as I put it in my mouth! :tung:

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Re: Turkey call suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 06:43:29 PM »
I use:
1) Box call
2) Slate Call
3) "Natural" mouth call with my tounge/pallet

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