Nigel, Thanks so much for the comment. I couldn't agree more with you on always having a backup call. No matter what the situation it's always a good idea. Also, I hadn't thought of using them as a teaching/practicing tool but that's a very good point.
You also peaked my curiosity on the turkey calls. I am novice at best when it comes to turkeys, so I would be interested to here what you are using, such as box calls or mouth diaphragms. I often use a mouth diaphragm turkey call but not for turkey hunting. I would love to hear your opinion.
Hey Dan, no problem! I love a good conversation on hunting and the outdoors. Not only do you get to meet new people passionate for the outdoors, but learn new tips and trick that you or your crew hasn't tried or thought of yet. I'm always down to try anything that may make me more successful in my hunt.ReplyDelete
I personal use a box call and mouth diaphragm for turkey season. The box call is very easy for anyone to learn and hard to screw up, but it can also get very loud if needed ( i.e. rainy days ). My mouth diaphragm is the one I use most and is awesome for the "close encounters". Takes no movement to use it, I "cluck" and "purr" so much better and get a much softer tone from it, but it's also the main reason I practice every day for a month before the season. If anyone else has ever used them, they know that it takes a little time to get your toung numb to the vibration it produces and to remember how much air pressure to use for each call. I have had a few slate and glass calls that just are never as consistent as the mouth or box call for me, and seem to get worthless in moisture!
Hey Nigel, Thanks I appreciate the info and I'm going to have to get going on the diaphragm call for turkeys. That's what I am most familiar with so I think for now that will be the best fit for me.ReplyDelete
Also the next time you have your diaphragm call warmed up you should try a few goose sounds. If you are purring and turkey clucking I'm sure you will be able to pull off a good feeder growl, cluck, and comeback call with a little time. I use the call mainly for predator hunting because of its versatility but over the last couple of years I have used it more and more for goose hunting and have found that it really gives me a lot more freedom to use my hands for other things whether its controlling a blind on a windy day or even just being to get my shotgun ready a little sooner. Thanks again for the feed back and I look forward to diving back into the buffer strip discussion on Sunday. One more thing! Please be patient with me if I don't always comment back immediately I unfortunately still have to work a normal job to support my outdoor habits. Thanks