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Calling Skills- Is It Disappearing?


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  This Thread kind of goes with the now popular  Thread-- Woodsmanship- Is It Disappearing.

    Depending on where you are and what your situation  is- Calling Skills and the need for them will vary across the Board.

    Personally, I practice at least 2 days a week year round. 2 Months before each Fall and Turkey Season,I will up that to at least 4 days a week or more.

   From what,I am seeing -- Calling seems to be taking a big back seat to Technology.  Many are focused on taking that 60 yard Shot+ Often further out. And TSS Ammo makes that possible. 

   Called up a waterlogged Jake for myself and 2 Gobblers for Cynthia this past Spring.

  That's the Fun part ! Using your Woodsmanship  and then calling the Birds in.

   Do you think with Trail Cameras,TSS Ammo, The best Scopes, Tightest Chokes,ever improving Turkey Shotguns,Shooting Houses set above Pristine Food Plots- that For some- Calling is no longer necessary?

Then again- there are many others that use just 1 certain Caller and 1 certain Call.  

  Good off season Thread above. 

 What you say??

   

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Don’t practice, I’m not a good caller and 2 of the 3 gobblers I killed this year never heard a call from me. The one that did took a 3 note tree yelp to fly into my lap after I moved on him after I heard him gobble from roost. 
 

“Do you think with Trail Cameras,TSS Ammo, The best Scopes, Tightest Chokes,ever improving Turkey Shotguns,Shooting Houses set above Pristine Food Plots- that For some- Calling is no longer necessary?”

 

no trail cams, no tss, no scopes “one was killed with a red dot equipped shotgun” mod or imp modified chokes, no turkey shotgun, no shooting house and no food plots were used in taking any of my birds this year. Sneaking up on gobbling turkeys is my game. If they aren’t gobbling I keep moving until I find one that is. 

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14 minutes ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

Don’t practice, I’m not a good caller and 2 of the 3 gobblers I killed this year never heard a call from me. The one that did took a 3 note tree yelp to fly into my lap after I moved on him after I heard him gobble from roost. 
 

“Do you think with Trail Cameras,TSS Ammo, The best Scopes, Tightest Chokes,ever improving Turkey Shotguns,Shooting Houses set above Pristine Food Plots- that For some- Calling is no longer necessary?”

 

no trail cams, no tss, no scopes “one was killed with a red dot equipped shotgun” mod or imp modified chokes, no turkey shotgun, no shooting house and no food plots were used in taking any of my birds this year. Sneaking up on gobbling turkeys is my game. If they aren’t gobbling I keep moving until I find one that is. 

  I hate to sit past 20 minutes. I move and call also.

   

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Cell phones(and texting)  made my calling very poor. I will actually call my mom and sister and children more as opposed to relying on texts or insta! 
good thread! Thanks for getting me back on track!

 

Remember "calling collect" and cramming a message in the "state your name" recording!

"Pick up at train" was my favorite collect call name'

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On 7/19/2023 at 8:49 PM, mowin said:

Calling itself is easy.  A push button call can be easily mastered.  

It's when to call and what call to use. 

I bought Winky  Hicks " Sweet Wild Hen" back in Winter of 1996 for about $40 Bucks,I believe.

  She is retired now and was active in both the Spring and Fall Turkey Woods.

 

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20 hours ago, dbHunterNY said:

i'll keep it short. i know many that can do some really fancy with turkey calls. best hunters/callers IMO no what to throw when and more importantly when the hell to shut up.

   I am Guilty  of Calling alot. Just a very Aggressive Turkey Hunter here with the Calling and moving. Probably  75% Loud and 25% Soft Quavers+ Clucks + Purrs.

   Coming up in the Fall,I will Call much more and match everything, I hear- but give it more urgency .

  I take more calls in the Fall as, I might encounter a Gobbler Gang.  Does not happen  much. More likely- a Family Flock.

 

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I should learn how to run a box well.. I’ve got what I think is a nice one (pictures at the end). Good with a mouth call but I hate them.. always ripping the latex cleaning and splitting reeds. Proficient with wingbone & pot call so have started mostly using them. I like making the wingbone calls so that adds a little extra fun to it.

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 Looks like a Black Walnut Box a nice one!

  I make Wingbones also. I have a good 10 of them. I actually  made 2 - Pheasant Wingbones . I save them for the Fall Season. Pics below. They were tough to make - so these 2 below are it.  They sound like Young Turkeys.

  I absolutely Hate the Horseshoe Mouth Diaphragms as well. Never took a Bird with one. I can use my natural voice though by forming the words Yelp and Whit-Whit in the voice Box of my Neck. That is my Finisher. 

   

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