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Starting to go through my Turkey vest and started practicing some of my turkey calling again. Yes Ill admit I'm no Will Primos 😂 In fact far from that but I can strike up a cord or two with the turkeys 😉 As far as calls go Ill start with some of the ones I personally use. 

 

LOCATOR CALLS - I use 3 different ones a Owl hoot, crow, pheasant cackle for location or pinnign down the location of a TOM. Shock gobbles work also but be very carefull it can draw hunters on public land so watch your backside. 

 

BOX- One of the easiest to use a great call for beginners. Easy to make some of the basic sounds on it. In fact probably the most common call in peoples Turkey vests. Tip use a box call rubber band or make sure call is secured or when walking through woods call will make some unwanted noises. 

 

Diaphragm calls-Probably one of the best but also the hardest. Takes some practice and is not for everyone. Some people will have a serious gag reflex when attempting to use one. Positive you can make quick putts purrs, clucks etc with one. Probably the best call to master and best for a ground hunter without  blind. Takes away all hand movements when you got a Tom in close. 

 

Friction Calls- My Favorites I've been using friction calls for years. For Very windy days I use a Crystal top to strike out there cut through wind very loud birds can hear it from long ways off. For reaching up over a ridge distance on a more calm day you cant beat glass kind of a medium range call.  Slate is the one I use when right in the woods calm days and have birds close by a very soft more subtle call that produces great results with birds in closer distances and face to face. 

 

Call conditioners- You will want to add a stone, sand paper, chalk to keep all your calls in good working condition. A high pitch unwanted  squeal will send a Tom running in no time! 

 

Decoys- Big fan of Flextone have a feeding and resting hen and a Jake. Plus I have a Primos B-MOBILE when I have a  aggressive dominate I'm after. At last resort and I have shot couple using a mojo scoot-and-shoot . This is a true rush if you haven't tried it! 👍

 

Blinds- Been using Ameristep doghouses for years, Setup 4 of them on my private property's in strategic locations but if all else fails have a vest and seat and will get right up in there faces if I have to.

 

Just throwing out some of the tools of the trade that have helped me be very successful in Harvesting some nice Toms over the years. 

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eyeguy 54

We sure need lottsa stuff to have fun in the great outdoors. Gotta live mn. 4 seasons of different supplies. 😁

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13 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

We sure need lottsa stuff to have fun in the great outdoors. Gotta live mn. 4 seasons of different supplies. 😁

And 4 areas of the house to store it in 😆

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monstermoose78

Great stuff IceHawk!! I use friction calls and my trusty crossbow. For decoys I use avian x I will post photos this weekend.

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This is one technique you have to try scoot and shoot!  If you haven't Its a rush I've done it a few times! Had one almost run me over 2 years ago doing this always in my truck for those special times. 

 

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This weekend i will spraying my blind with tick repellent, my hunting clothes, and boots. So I will be ready 

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IceHawk

Awesome read Tom Thanks that one hit Home!

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Great read.

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